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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends.enWed, 02 Dec 2020 10:08:05 +0000Wed, 02 Dec 2020 10:08:05 +0000web-ops@gamer-network.net60Genshin Impact wins iPhone Game of the Yearhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-12-02-genshin-impact-wins-iphone-game-of-the-yearRAC7's Sneaky Sasquatch was named Apple Arcade Game of 2020Wed, 02 Dec 2020 09:57:00 +0000Mobilehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126939Marvel finale was Fortnite's biggest event ever at 15.3m concurrent usershttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-12-02-marvel-finale-was-fortnites-biggest-event-ever-at-15-3m-concurrent-usersA further 3.4 million watched the battle with Galactus on Twitch and YouTubeWed, 02 Dec 2020 09:40:00 +0000https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126936Salesforces buys Slack for $27.7bnhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-12-02-salesforces-buys-slack-for-usd27-7bnWidely used messaging app is the cloud-computing company's biggest acquisition so farWed, 02 Dec 2020 09:34:00 +0000Financialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126932Beyond genre: Using taxonomy data to build your next big gamehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-12-01-beyond-genre-using-taxonomy-data-to-build-your-next-big-gameFinding your game's perfect market fit with Newzoo's Games TaxonomyWed, 02 Dec 2020 09:20:00 +0000DevelopmentSponsoredhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126775Bigger Games raises $6 million for casual puzzle gameshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-12-02-bigger-games-raises-usd6-million-for-casual-puzzle-gamesIndex Ventures, Play Ventures, David Helgason lend support to Istanbul-based mobile studioWed, 02 Dec 2020 08:00:00 +0000Mobilehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126900Aardman partnering with Bandai Namco on new cross-media IPhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-12-02-aardman-partnering-with-bandai-namco-on-new-cross-media-ipPartnership follows collaboration on 11-11: Memories Retold, project will be “current and future platforms”Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:01:00 +0000MediaPublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126825Dead Cells sells over 3.5m copieshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-12-01-dead-cells-sells-over-3-5m-copiesThat's 500,000 copies sold in the last five months, two years after game's initial launchTue, 01 Dec 2020 20:50:00 +0000Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126886Travis Scott reportedly grossed roughly $20m for Fortnite concert appearancehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-12-01-travis-scott-reportedly-grossed-roughly-USD20m-for-fortnite-concert-appearanceFor comparison, a record-grossing Astroworld tour stop for Scott in 2019 grossed $1.7 millionTue, 01 Dec 2020 19:30:00 +0000Mediahttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126872Krafton to consolidate Pnix and Delusion Studio into new studio, RisingWingshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-12-01-krafton-to-consolidate-pnix-and-delusion-studio-into-new-studio-risingwingsConsolidation comes alongside finalization of PUBG Corporation's merger into KraftonTue, 01 Dec 2020 18:40:00 +0000Mobilehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126863EG7 acquires Daybreakhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-12-01-eg7-acquires-daybreakMulti-disciplinary gaming firm buys EverQuest, H1Z1 studio for $300 millionTue, 01 Dec 2020 18:14:00 +0000PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126867SteamWorld firm Thunderful's quest to become AA starts with an IPOhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-12-01-steamworld-firm-thunderfuls-quest-to-become-aa-starts-with-an-ipoCEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson on the Swedish games firm's ongoing transformation and plans for future acquisitionsTue, 01 Dec 2020 15:53:00 +0000PublishingDevelopmentFinancialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126829Was Activision Blizzard right to ignore mobile? | 10 Years Ago This Monthhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-12-01-was-activision-right-to-ignore-mobile-10-years-ago-this-monthThe publisher had to play catch-up after dismissing the mobile market in 2010, but that may have been its best course forwardTue, 01 Dec 2020 14:24:00 +0000Publishing10 Years Ago This Monthhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126288Subverse developer under fire for partnering with YouTuber Archhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-12-01-subverse-developer-under-fire-for-partnering-with-youtuber-archStudio FOW first said it wasn't aware of the YouTuber's views, then backtracked to say it had "no problems with Arch"Tue, 01 Dec 2020 10:26:00 +0000Politicshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126741Sonic The Hedgehog 2 movie expected to start production in Marchhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-12-01-sonic-the-hedgehog-2-movie-expected-to-start-production-in-marchFilming will be completed in May, project is codenamed 'Emerald Hill'Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:22:00 +0000Mediahttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126725Fumiko Okura joins Keywords Tokyo as new general manager | Jobs Rounduphttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-11-30-fumiko-okura-joins-keywords-tokyo-as-new-general-manager-jobs-roundupPeter Levin appointed CEO of Bublar Group, and Greg Foertsch joins Romero Games as art directorTue, 01 Dec 2020 07:56:00 +0000Jobshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126703Genshin Impact named Best Game at Google Play's annual awardshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-12-01-genshin-impact-named-best-game-at-google-plays-annual-awardsMiHoYo's breakout hit singled out as best single release on Google's store in 2020Tue, 01 Dec 2020 07:49:00 +0000Mobilehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126713Supercell cancels Hay Day Pophttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-11-30-supercell-cancels-hay-day-popGame to shut down on February 1, 2020, less than one year after March soft launchMon, 30 Nov 2020 20:30:00 +0000Mobilehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126688UK mobile game spending reaches new single-day record on Black Fridayhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-11-30-uk-mobile-game-spending-reaches-new-single-day-record-on-black-fridayPlayer spending hit $6.5 million on November 27, up 16% year-over-yearMon, 30 Nov 2020 19:40:00 +0000Mobilehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126684Survey finds gaming by Americans over 45 has spiked in 2020https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-11-30-survey-finds-gaming-by-us-adults-over-45-has-spiked-in-2020NPD report says spending on games rose more than 70% for adults between 45 and 64 this yearMon, 30 Nov 2020 15:55:00 +0000Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126662Should the games industry go fully remote? | Podcasthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-11-30-should-the-games-industry-go-fully-remote-podcastWe discuss the perks and perils of downsizing your office on our latest episode, available to download nowMon, 30 Nov 2020 14:50:00 +0000BusinessMediaPodcastDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2126638