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June 2024 Archive

    1. YouTube demonetises DrDisrespect's channel "following serious allegations" against streamer
    2. OV Entertainment's quest to unite Latin American games firms begins with Kokku, 3OGS acquisitions
    3. Thunderful Group sells all distribution businesses to Bergsala NDP
    4. The benefits of working remotely | GI Sprint
    5. Don't Nod delays new IP Lost Records to avoid clash with next Life Is Strange
    6. Even hardcore audiences love DLC – when it's done right | Opinion
    7. SAG-AFTRA announces fourth tier to new indie dev contract
    8. Ubisoft's XDefiant reaches 11 million players | News-in-brief
    1. Gamescom Latam: "With no E3, we're the biggest games event in the Americas"
    2. Xbox Cloud Gaming coming to Amazon Fire TV in select markets
    3. Report of mass layoffs at Gameloft Toronto
    4. Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree sells 5m units worldwide | News-in-brief
    5. Getting your game vision right at the concept stage | GI Sprint
    6. Roblox working on adding "4D generative AI" tools to its platform
    7. More users choosing to play games on Steam with controllers
    8. Little Kitty, Big City: How a former Half-Life dev’s game for his kids became an overnight success
    9. A Way Out has sold 9 million units | News-in-brief
    10. Report: Layoffs at Chinese developer Perfect World
    11. Bethesda Montreal files for unionisation
    1. Dan Houser: The risk of a Grand Theft Auto movie 'never made sense'
    2. How King is using AI to speed up development of new Candy Crush levels
    3. Dungeon & Fighter Mobile earns $270m in first month of China release
    4. Infogrames buys Surgeon Simulator franchise from TinyBuild
    5. Midnight Society parts ways with co-founder Dr Disrespect
    6. Fortnite continues to lead engagement and revenue charts for May | Newzoo Charts
    7. Forza Horizon 4 to be delisted on December 15 | News-in-brief
    8. New studio 2weeks to focus on prototyping and bite-sized games
    1. Scaffold accelerator for Alberta games starupts receives $1.5m funding
    2. Gayming Awards adds to Baldur's Gate 3's Game of the Year accolades
    3. How to support performance actors during game development
    4. Zelda, Doom and Astro Bot were the top wishlisted games of the summer showcases
    5. How you can tap into the AI revolution to make games more efficiently | GI Sprint
    6. Second Wave studio Challengers Games shuts down
    7. Northern Ireland APG calls for gambling in games to be "severely limited," including loot boxes
    8. GamesIndustry.biz HR Summit Early Bird ends Friday
    1. How Playfusion's Ascendant is rising from the ashes of Lightseekers
    2. GAME denies reports that it's dropping physical sales
    3. EA Sports FC 24 and GTA 5 top European charts in tough May | European Monthly Charts
    4. Xbox tech leaders to close our GI Sprint series next week
    5. Pullup Entertainment acquires minority stakes in Uppercut and Rundisc
    6. Tips for navigating the PR landscape
    7. European Commission finds Apple has breached DMA
    8. BAFTA bringing in experts for initial votes on Game Design and Technical awards
    9. Microsoft Flight Simulator reaches 15m players | News-in-brief
    10. FIFA announces partnership with Rocket League for esports World Cup
    1. IO Interactive's mission to speed up game development | GI Sprint
    2. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has sold 20m units | News-in-brief
    3. In the Switch's eighth year, Nintendo can still surprise | Opinion
    4. Xbox's Matt Booty suggests leadership change was a factor in Tango Gameworks closure
    5. Nintendo Direct and the year ahead | GI Microcast
    6. Xbox to attend Gamescom 2024 | News-in-brief
    1. Embracer Group repays $300m to lenders
    2. Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree is Bandai Namco's "most ambitious" expansion launch
    3. Why devs need to fail fast, and how to do so | GI Sprint
    4. Shin Megami Tensei 5 and Vengeance have sold 1.6m | News-in-brief
    5. Are games consoles facing extinction?
    6. Tripledot acquires Zephyr Mobile
    7. PlayStation skipping Gamescom again
    1. 'Singles, not albums': A guide to making smaller games | GI Sprint
    2. Report: Apple facing $1bn daily fines over alleged DMA breaches
    3. Did (not) E3 2024 provide hope for a beleaguered games industry? | Opinion
    4. Brainspark Games raises ?1.4 million in funding
    5. Richard 'Faze Banks' Bengtson acquires 25.5% stake in Faze Media
    6. Update: Life By You studio Paradox Tectonic shut down
    1. Metroid Prime 4 and Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom headline Nintendo Direct
    2. Former Modern Wolf staff form new visibility agency Secret Sauce
    3. Jobs Roundup: June 2024 | Xbox marketing officer Jerret West leaves for Roblox
    4. Shawn Layden's advice on making games faster and cheaper | GI Sprint
    5. Shawn Layden: 'The games industry needs to show some patience'
    6. EA CEO Andrew Wilson earned $25.6 million in FY2024
    1. How to stay resilient during times of uncertainty
    2. Inside the making of Astro Bot
    3. Nintendo Direct dated for June 18 | News-in-brief
    4. GI Sprint kicks off tomorrow, full speaker line-up details
    5. Report: Embracer shutters Alone in the Dark dev Pieces Interactive
    6. GamesIndustry.biz Summer Party returns July 10
    7. New co-development studio The Unreal Guys opens doors
    8. Galvanic Games closing down
    1. There was no E3 – but Microsoft won it anyway | Opinion
    2. Our favourite indie games from the 2024 summer games showcases
    3. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door debuts at No.1 | Japan Monthly Charts
    4. John Hight leaves Blizzard Entertainment
    5. Deadline for EQT Group's proposed acquisition of Keywords Studio extended
    6. PlayStation adding Discord voice chat direct from console | News-in-brief
    1. Supercell's Smash Bros: How "the stars aligned" for Squad Busters
    2. SAG-AFTRA: We want to exhaust every option "without having to pull the trigger on a strike"
    3. Epic Games Store and Fortnite coming to iOS in Japan next year
    4. V Rising tops UK charts in May | UK Monthly Charts
    5. Summer Game Fest will return to LA in June 2025 | News-in-brief
    6. Elden Ring ships 25m units worldwide | News-in-brief
    7. UK digital rights campaigner sues Valve for ?656m over alleged anti-competitive practices
    8. Sumo Group closing Timbre Games
    1. Netflix moving games boss Mike Verdu to new role
    2. Which Xbox and Summer Game Fest games grabbed the most headlines?
    3. Astrocade AI secures $12m in seed funding round
    4. Voodoo acquires BeReal for 500m
    5. Mock reviews and game evaluations: what are they, and why are they useful for devs?
    6. League of Geeks goes into hibernation
    1. Sumo Group to reduce staff by up to 15%
    2. Lego Horizon Adventures shows even PlayStation knows growth lies beyond your own platform | Opinion
    3. CWA files Unfair Labor Practice charges against Microsoft supplier Lionbridge
    4. Not live from Los Angeles | Microcast
    5. Apple expands games line-up with new dev tool
    6. Resident Evil Village passes 10m sales | News-in-brief
    7. The spirit of E3 could be felt in LA – now let's bring it back | Opinion
    1. Aptoide becomes first non-Apple iOS store
    2. Content studio Offbrand launches games publishing label
    3. Supercell: "There's no reason" why there aren't more mobile games at Summer Game Fest
    4. GameStop revenue declines 26% to $882m
    5. The "wonderfully simple" winning recipe of Wholesome Direct
    6. Baldur's Gate 3 wins Nebula Award for Game Writing | News-in-brief
    7. Phil Spencer on studio closures: "I have to run a sustainable business"
    8. MyGames launches premium publishing label Knights Peak
    1. Call of Duty, new Gears of War and Doom headline Xbox Showcase 2024
    2. Digital-only Xbox Series X is one of three new models launching this holiday
    1. Among Us dev Innersloth starts new indie game fund Outersloth
    2. Remedy's "no holds barred" approach to Alan Wake 2 expansions
    3. Sony avoids F2P as its live service model takes shape | Opinion
    4. Mark Cerny: When making consoles, we're not trying to build low-cost PCs
    5. The Angry Birds Movie 3 is now in production | News-in-brief
    6. ?2.3m programme funds new Games Innovation Zone in the UK
    1. What will Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 in Game Pass mean for Xbox and PlayStation?
    2. Insiders blame Suicide Squad's failings on changing vision and lack of live service skills
    3. TimeSplitters 2 | Why I Love
    4. The present and future of online toxicity management
    5. Mediatonic alumni form Kindred Spirit Games
    6. GAME drops Xbox All Access and reward scheme
    7. Asia and MENA games market expected to hit $100bn by 2028
    8. Concord store listings show Sony maintaining Helldivers-style lower price point for live service titles
    1. GamesIndustry.biz heads to IGN Live to discuss the future of games platforms
    2. The life and death of E3
    3. Squad Busters generates $1.1m at launch
    4. New publishing label Unikat launches
    5. Dressed for success: Inside the future of fashion and games | Playable Futures
    6. Mobile accounted for $90.4bn of global games revenue in 2023
    7. Ubisoft vet David Polfeldt opens new studio in Barcelona
    8. The Not E3 hype season begins | Microcast
    1. Behaviour to lay off up to 95 employees
    2. Laced Records: Games companies are "leaving money on the table" with their soundtracks
    3. Ex-Riot devs Believer seeks "a better way to develop video games" with open-source tool Friendshipper
    4. PSVR 2 PC adapter to launch on August 7
    5. Content Warning has sold 2.2 million units | News-in-brief
    6. Worldwalker Games goes into hibernation
    7. Live action Like A Dragon series coming to Amazon Prime video
    8. Avalanche closing Montreal and New York offices
    1. Why games consoles are holding back interactive storytelling
    2. Skybound CEO David Alpert to keynote Gamescom Latam
    3. Hypersonic Laboratories raises $7m for modding platform Helix
    4. Summer games showcases: What to watch and when
    5. Tomb Raider animated series dated for October 10 | News-in-brief
    6. John Romero's autobiography to get two adaptations
    7. Take-Two reportedly planning to close or sell Private Division
    8. UK games companies can now sign-up to this year's games industry salary benchmarking service
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