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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends.enMon, 27 Jan 2020 16:09:08 +0000Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:09:08 +0000web-ops@gamer-network.net60Washington bills would carve out exceptions for games in gambling lawhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-27-washington-bills-would-carve-out-exceptions-for-video-games-in-gambling-lawBipartisan legislation aims to protect gaming industry from lawsuits if games don't let users cash outMon, 27 Jan 2020 15:49:00 +0000LegalPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2078034The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: The (Doom) Eternal cycle of crunchhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-27-the-gamesindustry-biz-podcast-the-doom-eternal-cycle-of-crunchLatest episode also discusses allegations against Riot in class-action lawsuit, Paradox's subscription experiment, and tossing coins to WitchersMon, 27 Jan 2020 15:30:00 +0000BusinessPodcastPublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2078033Industry faces "significant" regulatory risk following 2019 government inquiryhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-27-industry-faces-significant-regulatory-risk-following-2019-government-inquiryCombined concerns around bullying and gaming disorder could lead to "badly-informed regulation that damages the functioning of the industry" Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:30:00 +0000PoliticsLegalhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2078026Plague Inc dev: Game is "not a scientific model" for coronavirus outbreakhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-27-plague-inc-developer-emphasises-game-is-not-a-scientific-model-for-coronavirus-outbreakNdemic Creations compelled to release statement as sales spike in ChinaMon, 27 Jan 2020 10:54:00 +0000Businesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2077939How to market your video game and find your target audiencehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-03-01-how-to-market-your-gameVersus Evil, Raw Fury, Headup Games, Good Shepherd and Dan Adelman offer advice to developers on how to market their gameMon, 27 Jan 2020 10:42:00 +0000MarketingDevcomhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2025131Console tariff off the table as tensions ease between US and Chinahttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-27-console-tariff-off-the-table-as-tensions-ease-between-us-and-chinaTariff backtrack is well-timed as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X prepare for launchMon, 27 Jan 2020 09:48:00 +0000PoliticsBusinessHardwareLegalhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2077919Disney reportedly closing down Fogbank Entertainmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-27-disney-reportedly-closing-down-fogbank-entertainmentFoxNext's San Francisco studio was not part of recent sale to ScopelyMon, 27 Jan 2020 09:31:00 +0000BusinessDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2077918UK Charts: The Witcher 3 rises as Dragon Ball holds No.1https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-26-uk-charts-the-witcher-3-rises-as-dragon-ball-holds-no-1Meanwhile, Rugby 20 makes the Top 20Sun, 26 Jan 2020 21:18:00 +0000Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2077895Activision Blizzard and Google sign esports, cloud dealshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-24-activision-blizzard-and-google-sign-multi-year-esports-cloud-dealsOverwatch League and others will air exclusively on YouTube and Google Cloud becomes preferred cloud service for game hostingFri, 24 Jan 2020 21:32:00 +0000PublishingeSportshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2077790Over one-fourth of developers say their studio has no diversity or inclusion initiativeshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-24-over-one-fourth-of-developers-say-their-studio-has-no-diversity-or-inclusion-initiativesGDC State of the Industry: Over half of developers are in favor of unionization; meanwhile, needle hasn't moved on accessibilityFri, 24 Jan 2020 17:00:00 +0000Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2077606Developers are divided on how subscription services will affect game valueshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-24-developers-are-divided-on-how-subscription-services-will-affect-game-valuesGDC State of the Industry: One-fourth of devs are concerned such services will devalue games, another fourth aren't worried at allFri, 24 Jan 2020 17:00:00 +0000Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2077605Over 10% of developers are making games for the next generationhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-24-over-10-percent-of-developers-are-making-games-for-the-next-generationGDC State of the Industry Survey: 34% are making games for both next- and current-gen platformsFri, 24 Jan 2020 17:00:00 +0000Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2077604Riot Games denies collusion in gender discrimination lawsuithttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-24-riot-games-denies-collusion-in-gender-discrimination-lawsuitTwo US government agencies attempt to discredit Riot Games and plaintiffs' legal counsel in bid for $400 million compensation for current and former employeesFri, 24 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +0000PoliticsLegalhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2077722Amplifier Game Invest opens new development studio in Swedenhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-24-amplifier-game-invest-opens-new-development-studio-in-swedenRiver End Games is funded by recently rebranded investment arm of THQ Nordic parent Embracer GroupFri, 24 Jan 2020 14:54:00 +0000BusinessDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2077724The Bleeding Edge of multiplayer designhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-24-the-bleeding-edge-of-multiplayer-designCreative director Rahni Tucker on how the Xbox brawler will ensure Ninja Theory keeps one foot in the action genreFri, 24 Jan 2020 12:26:00 +0000https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2077691Blitzchung on Hong Kong protest: "Even if I had a chance to go back, I would still do it"https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-24-blitzchung-on-hong-kong-protest-even-if-i-had-a-chance-to-go-back-i-would-still-do-itHearthstone pro still "disappointed" in Blizzard but doesn't hate the companyFri, 24 Jan 2020 11:05:00 +0000BusinessPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2077667The Witcher heralds an era of game IPs on TV | Opinionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-24-the-witcher-heralds-an-era-of-game-ips-on-tvAs media giants prepare to do battle over streaming, well-known IPs are a potent weapon -- and videogames remain the last great untapped sourceFri, 24 Jan 2020 08:19:00 +0000MediaPublishingMarketinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2077611Red Dead Redemption 2 digital unit sales doubled in December, thanks to Steam launchhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-23-red-dead-redemption-2-digital-unit-sales-doubled-in-december-thanks-to-steam-launchSuperData: Rockstar's western sold 1m digital units last monthThu, 23 Jan 2020 23:25:00 +0000Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2077596US game content revenues hit $35.4 billion in 2019, say NPD and ESAhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-23-us-game-content-revenues-hit-usd35-4-billion-in-2019-say-npd-and-esaOverall spending on gaming similar to last year when omitting hardware revenues from the equationThu, 23 Jan 2020 21:42:00 +0000RetailPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2077599Nutaku has over 45m registered usershttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-23-nutaku-has-over-45m-registered-usersAdult gaming platform also reaches over 128m monthly visits as it celebrates fifth anniversaryThu, 23 Jan 2020 20:03:00 +0000Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2077592