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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends.enSat, 31 Jul 2021 00:28:15 +0100Sat, 31 Jul 2021 00:28:15 +0100web-ops@gamer-network.net60Facebook blocks Road 96 ad "for being political"https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-07-30-facebook-blocks-road-96-ads-for-being-politicalQuestions arise as to which game advertisements comply with platform's ad policiesFri, 30 Jul 2021 16:36:00 +0100Mediahttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2161009The GamesIndustry.biz Academy Jobscast: Recruitment and diversityhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-07-30-the-gamesindustry-biz-academy-jobscast-recruitment-and-diversityFinal episode of our four-part series now available, discusses how to improve your hiring process and appeal to a broader range of applicantsFri, 30 Jul 2021 16:25:00 +0100MediaPodcastRecruitmentDevelopmentget a job in gameshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2161029How to get a job in game designhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-16-how-to-get-a-job-in-game-designThe GamesIndustry.biz Academy looks into how to get a job as a game designerFri, 30 Jul 2021 14:05:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2075674The Activision Blizzard lawsuit: All the headlineshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-07-30-the-activision-blizzard-lawsuit-all-the-headlinesAll of the biggest developments and stories surrounding the investigation into the company's alleged sexist cultureFri, 30 Jul 2021 13:24:00 +0100Lawhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2160998Activision Blizzard confirms former WoW director was fired over misconducthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-07-30-activision-blizzard-confirms-former-wow-creative-director-was-fired-over-misconduct-as-cosby-suite-reports-emerge-publisher-says-it-already-conducted-our-own-investigation-and-took-corrective-actionAs 'Cosby Suite' reports emerge, publisher says it already "conducted our own investigation and took corrective action"Fri, 30 Jul 2021 12:15:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2160987Valve files for dismissal of Wolfire Games' antitrust lawsuithttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-07-30-valve-files-for-dismissal-of-wolfire-games-antitrust-lawsuitSteam's parent company filed a motion to dismiss, saying its practices do not harm competitionFri, 30 Jul 2021 12:04:00 +0100RetailLawhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2160982Ubisoft group says Yves Guillemot has "sidelined" its demands as CEO responds to open letterhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-07-30-ubisoft-group-says-yves-guillemot-has-sidelined-its-demands-as-ceo-responds-to-open-letterOver 1,000 current and former staff claim Assassin's Creed publisher "continues to protect and promote known offenders and their allies"Fri, 30 Jul 2021 11:20:00 +0100BusinessPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2160967Forza Motorsport 7 to be removed from sale due to "end of life status"https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-07-30-forza-motorsport-7-to-be-removed-from-sale-due-to-end-of-life-statusTurn 10 Studios' racing game will retire after only four years on shelvesFri, 30 Jul 2021 10:38:00 +0100RetailPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2160959Activision Blizzard's nasty frat-boy culture is an industry-wide ailment | Opinionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-07-30-blizzards-nasty-frat-boy-culture-is-an-industry-wide-ailmentThe roots of a culture enabling harassment and discrimination are found across the industry - and only structural change will dig them outFri, 30 Jul 2021 09:48:00 +0100Businesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2160932Animoca acquires Blowfish Studios in deal worth $25.8mhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-07-29-animoca-acquires-blowfish-studiosStudio to bring its expertise in multiplatform development and publishing to the mobile firmThu, 29 Jul 2021 21:59:00 +0100Businesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2160898The Witcher: Monster Slayer reaches 1m downloads in a weekhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-07-29-the-witcher-monster-slayer-hits-a-million-downloads-in-a-weekMobile RPG generates over $500,000 in player spending in seven daysThu, 29 Jul 2021 20:28:00 +0100Businesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2160882EB Games to rebrand as GameStop in Canadahttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-07-29-eb-games-to-rebrand-as-gamestop-in-canadaChange based on suggestions from customers and stockholdersThu, 29 Jul 2021 20:00:00 +0100Businesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2160879Former Sega president Kenji Matsubara named CEO of SNKhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-07-29-former-sega-president-kenji-matsubara-named-ceo-of-snkPublisher aims to expand corporate value under new leadershipThu, 29 Jul 2021 19:59:00 +0100Jobshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2160858Inside the unique aesthetics of the Tribeca Games Awards nomineeshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-07-28-inside-the-unique-aesthetics-of-the-tribeca-games-awards-nomineesA new wave of visually distinct games are redefining what 'next-gen visuals' can mean. And Unity's artist tools are powering a great many of themThu, 29 Jul 2021 17:09:00 +0100DevelopmentSponsoredhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2160647Krafton IPO expected to raise $3.75bnhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-07-29-krafton-initial-ipo-raises-usd3-75bFunding to be used for global mergers and acquisitions Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:02:00 +0100Businesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2160828NDreams opens second studio to make live service VR gameshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-07-29-ndreams-opens-vr-development-second-studioNew branch will be fully remote, follows creation of publishing arm earlier this yearThu, 29 Jul 2021 16:00:00 +0100DevelopmentVirtual Realityhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2160838Best practices to hire and retain diverse talent | GDC 2021https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-07-29-best-practices-to-hire-and-retain-diverse-talent-gdc-2021Unity's Movell Dash, Niantic's Trinidad Hermida, and PlayStation's Davina Mackey sat down with IGDA Foundation's Nika Nour to discuss ways to improve diversity in gamesThu, 29 Jul 2021 15:32:00 +0100RecruitmentGDC 2021https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2160832How do you make hitting something fun?https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-08-21-how-do-you-make-hitting-something-funA panel of experts answered this burning question at Devcom, and gave advice on the skills you need to become a combat designerThu, 29 Jul 2021 15:06:00 +0100DevelopmentDevcom 2020https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2111481Transforming Rocket League from premium game to free-to-play | GDC 2021https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-07-29-transforming-rocket-league-from-premium-game-to-free-to-play-gdc-2021Psyonix lead services engineer Matthew Sanders discusses the title's evolution up to dropping the price tagThu, 29 Jul 2021 13:45:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2160800Ubisoft staff back Activision Blizzard protestors, call for industry-wide changehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-07-29-ubisoft-staff-back-activision-blizzard-protestors-call-for-industry-wide-changeAlmost 500 people sign open letter demanding new reporting processes for all leading companies, removal of all offenders from UbisoftThu, 29 Jul 2021 12:32:00 +0100BusinessPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2160787