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Jeffrey Rousseau, Staff Writer

Jeffrey Rousseau joined GamesIndustry.biz in March 2021. Based in Florida, he was a freelancer writer whose work focused on the intersectionality of games and media across multiple publications. He likes to learn about things and how people are finding solutions to problems, both big and small. When not playing games he likes to read, listen to podcasts, stay informed, or all the above at once.

Recent articles by Jeffrey Rousseau

IWGB union says Lockwood Publishing layoffs are illegal

Worker's group says management did not provide adequate consultation for cuts to 33 positions

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Hazelight drops It Takes Two trademark after Take-Two takes interest

Grand Theft Auto parent company has made 25 challenges in the past three months to protect its trademarks

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Valve says it will not allow exclusive titles for Steam Deck

Digital distributor says that the handheld "should just play games like a PC"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

World Makers secures $3m investment from Makers Fund

Multiplayer game developer says it "is all about bringing innovative social experiences to life"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Sneaky Panda raises $6m in seed funding round

Mobile game developer's first title aims to introduce "luck-puzzler" genre to the market

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Jeaneane Falkler appointed president of Technicolor Games | Jobs Roundup

Riot Games promotes John Needham from global head of esports to president of esports

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Report: 53% of game writers have experienced or seen bullying at work

The Writer's Guild of Great Britain also says that 48% of writers have had burnout or stress-related illness

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Nintendo updates policies to increase push for diversity

Platform holder says women make up 4% of managerial staff in Japan, almost 24% globally

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Pokémon Unite named the best game at Google Play awards

Pokémon Company, Riot Games, Devolver Digital and Inkle each win two accolades in 2021

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Zordix acquires Maximum Games for $42m

Purchase of publisher/distributor includes additional earnouts of up to $30m

By Jeffrey Rousseau

StreamElements announces 2021 Creator Diversity Program recipients

Streaming tools company to provide marginalized beneficiaries mentorship and new equipment to help career growth

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Enthusiast Gaming acquires U.GG parent company in $45m deal

Purchase of League of Legends data platform includes additional earnouts of $12m based upon performance

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Lawsuit accuses Sony Interactive Entertainment of gender discrimination

Former staffer alleges gaming giant fired her after she detailed her experiences in a statement

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Epic Games acquires Harmonix

Rock Band maker says it will continue supporting existing titles as it creates "musical journeys" for Fortnite

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Ayzenberg Group forms publisher A List Games

Ad agency taps Steve Fowler and Ben Walsh to head up new division; first titles Hell is Others and Kingshunt expected next year

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Microids opens new studio in China

Subsidiary opening continues publisher expansion into Asia

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Pocket Burger Games raises $1 million in funding round

The remote UK-based company says its a "creator-first game development studio"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Sub-Saharan African gamers have grown from 77m to 186m in six years

Newzoo says that regional spending is led by South Africa's $290m consumer spend on gaming in 2021

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Ghost Gaming acquires One Percent

Gaming organization names One Percent CEO Julian Castro as managing director of content and community

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Report: Video game hardware to reach $135bn by 2026

DFC Intelligence says global consumer spending on hardware will grow from this year's $82 billion

Girls Who Code ends partnership with Activision Blizzard

Organization says "there is a line, and the allegations against Activision have crossed that line"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Nintendo partners with Panda Global to launch Super Smash Bros. circuit

First-ever officially licensed championship tournament in North America to take place next year

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Survey: 82% of people's work output was up or stayed the same working from home

European games industry professionals reveal current attitudes towards work conditions and their careers since first COVID-19 lockdown

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Streamlabs accused of plagiarism

Allegations made by Lightstream include seemingly identical website and user reviews

By Jeffrey Rousseau

More than 1,300 Activision Blizzard staff and contractors request Kotick's exit

Names still being added to petition saying they "no longer have confidence in the leadership of Bobby Kotick"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

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