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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends.enSat, 04 Dec 2021 05:10:56 +0000Sat, 04 Dec 2021 05:10:56 +0000web-ops@gamer-network.net60IWGB union says Lockwood Publishing layoffs are illegalhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-12-03-iwgb-union-says-lockwood-publishing-layoffs-are-illegalWorker's group says management did not provide adequate consultation for cuts to 33 positionsFri, 03 Dec 2021 22:01:00 +0000Businesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2179433Report: Sony overhauling PlayStation Plus with new tiers and streaminghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-12-03-report-sony-overhauling-playstation-plus-with-new-tiers-and-streamingBloomberg says Plus will get a three-tier service with PlayStation Now and retro catalog to better compete with Xbox Game Pass next springFri, 03 Dec 2021 18:06:00 +0000PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2179424Hazelight drops It Takes Two trademark after Take-Two 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+0000Charityhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2179376Oculus Quest to rebrand as Meta Quest in 2022https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-12-03-oculus-quest-to-rebrand-as-meta-quest-in-2022The change will be made progressively from early next year, with the Oculus App also becoming Meta Quest AppFri, 03 Dec 2021 11:18:00 +0000Virtual RealityVrhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2179338100 Thieves raises $60m in Series C funding roundhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-12-03-100-thieves-raises-usd60m-in-series-c-funding-roundLatest investment brings gaming outfit valuation up to $460 millionFri, 03 Dec 2021 11:04:00 +0000eSportshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2179331Shortages amid record sales: Consumers face a frustrating Christmas | Opinionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-12-03-shortages-amid-record-sales-consumers-face-a-frustrating-christmas-opinionIt's common for consoles to sell out around the holidays, but it's more irritating after a year in which supply never met demandFri, 03 Dec 2021 10:50:00 +0000BusinessPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2179327Federal Trade Commission sues to block Nvidia's Arm takeoverhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-12-03-federal-trade-commission-sues-to-block-nvidias-arm-takeover"Tomorrow's technologies depend on preserving today's competitive, cutting-edge chip markets," the FTC saidFri, 03 Dec 2021 10:13:00 +0000BusinessLawhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2179321Resolution Games acquires Zero Indexhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-12-03-resolution-games-acquires-zero-indexVR firm also announces four new hires alongside deal Fri, 03 Dec 2021 10:10:00 +0000Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2179317Battlefield revamp puts Vince Zampella in chargehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-12-02-battlefield-revamp-puts-vince-zampella-in-chargeHead of Respawn and DICE LA will oversee EA shooter franchise pivot with games from multiple studiosThu, 02 Dec 2021 21:16:00 +0000PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2179265Valve says it will not allow exclusive titles for Steam Deckhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-12-02-valve-says-it-will-not-allow-exclusive-titles-for-steam-deckDigital distributor says that the handheld "should just play games like a PC"Thu, 02 Dec 2021 20:33:00 +0000Businesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2179261Simulation and accessibility neck-and-neck for racing studio Milestonehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-12-01-racing-studio-milestone-wants-simulation-and-accessibility-neck-and-neckCEO Luisa Bixio says lessons learned on Hot Wheels Unleashed can be applied to the developer's more sim-focused titlesThu, 02 Dec 2021 18:04:00 +0000PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2179038Growing leaps and bounds: Polyarc on the trajectory of VR and Mosshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-12-02-growing-leaps-and-bounds-polyarc-on-the-trajectory-of-vr-and-mossPolyarc's Lincoln Davis and Michael Felice on Moss: Book 2, the growth of the VR market, and what made Quill a starThu, 02 Dec 2021 18:00:00 +0000PublishingDevelopmentVirtual Realityhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2179208New SPAC outfit UTA Acquisition launches, led by Reggie Fils-Aiméhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-12-02-new-spac-outfit-uta-acquisition-launches-led-by-reggie-fils-aimCompany expected to be listed on NASDAQ from December 2 with $200 million IPOThu, 02 Dec 2021 13:25:00 +0000Financialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2179168Qualcomm unveils handheld dev kit powered by first dedicated gaming chiphttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-12-02-qualcomm-announces-handheld-dev-kit-powered-by-its-first-gaming-chipThe Android-based platform features 5G connectivity and can run games at 144 frames per secondThu, 02 Dec 2021 11:18:00 +0000HardwareDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2179128US politicians unveil new bill to clamp down on scalpinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-12-02-us-politicians-unveil-new-bill-to-clamp-down-on-scalpingThe festively-dubbed Stopping Grinch Bots Act aims to give consumers fair access to high demand productsThu, 02 Dec 2021 10:40:00 +0000RetailLawhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2179122Among Us and League of Legends: Wild Rift named in 2021 App Store Awardshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-12-01-among-us-and-wild-rift-named-in-2021-app-store-awardsApple celebrates the platform's most-downloaded free and premium titles of the year Thu, 02 Dec 2021 09:29:00 +0000Mobilehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2179085Wildlife to open new studio in Swedenhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-12-01-wildlife-to-open-new-studio-in-swedenOffice marks company's first European locationWed, 01 Dec 2021 19:26:00 +0000Mobilehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2179077Six state treasurers leaning on Activision 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