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PlayStation unveils four new IPs at State of Play showcase

Show gives first look at Capcom's Exoprimal, GigaBash from Passion Republic, new games from Square Enix

By Danielle Partis

Third round of Makers Fund raises $500 million to invest in games startups

Organisation readies largest fund yet, has previously invested in more than 90 companies

By James Batchelor

Artesian Builds ceases business amid giveaway controversy

PC building firm received backlash for how it handed competition, is now suspending all activities

By Danielle Partis

Gamescom returns as “climate-friendly” hybrid event this August

World's largest games show will be in Cologne from August 24 to 28

By James Batchelor

Playwind Games raises $4m

Mobile studio backed by Garena to create social-first games

By Danielle Partis

Nintendo and Bungie halt sales to Russia

Switch maker stops shipments, Destiny 2 base game still available but players can no longer buy premium content

By Danielle Partis

UK games industry still predominantly young, white, and male

Only 10% of the workforce wants to go back to an office full time, latest UKIE games industry census found

By Marie Dealessandri

Report: Eight women join gender discrimination lawsuit against PlayStation

A plaintiff told Axios that "I believe Sony is not equipped to appropriately handle toxic environments"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Sony, Rovio pull games over invasion of Ukraine

PlayStation Store offline as Sony halts shipments to Russia; Rovio pulls games, disables IAP in Russia and Belarus

By Brendan Sinclair

Dutch court rules in EA's favor and says that loot boxes aren't gambling

The decision overturns a 2020 district court ruling that fined the game publisher €10 million

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Valve: During 2021 Steam saw 2.6m first-time buyers each month

Report also says that people spent almost 38 billion hours playing games on the platform, up 21% compared to 2020

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Supercell and CI Games stop sales in Russia and Belarus

Finnish studio to suspend existing players, while Sniper Ghost Warrior maker moves to pull future sales of its back catalogue

By Danielle Partis

Mass Effect 3's ending blows up | 10 Years Ago This Month

Fans disappointed by RPG's ending vow to Retake Mass Effect, BioWare lets them have it

By Brendan Sinclair

Games firms opposing Russia are cutting off a $3.4bn market

Analysts help us contextualise the impact of sales bans by Microsoft, EA, Take-Two and more

By James Batchelor

Atari purchases Moby Games

Jeremiah Freyholtz will remain onboard as general manager of the video game credit database

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Nintendo delays Advance Wars remake indefinitely amid Ukraine invasion

Switch strategy game had already been pushed back to Advance Wars, on hold until further notice

By James Batchelor

Will Epic's ownership of Bandcamp affect the music industry for better or worse?

Games composer Kenny Young, artist 2 Mello and more share thoughts on how the deal will affect independent creators

By Danielle Partis

Trio of Activision Blizzard shareholders reportedly under investigation

Three businessmen with links to Bobby Kotick bought $108 million worth of shares four days before Microsoft acquisition

By Marie Dealessandri

Amazon Games addresses Lost Ark's gender representation concerns

Game will roll out more gender classes choices over time and marketing will focus less on featuring female characters with revealing outfits

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Netflix names Roberto Barrera as new head of gaming strategy

Games industry veteran departs PlayStation after 11 years to join streaming platform's growing games division

By Jeffrey Rousseau

EA removing Russian national teams from FIFA, NHL 22

Update: Publisher stops selling Russia items within FIFA Ultimate Team saying it was "in line with real world actions taken by our partners at FIFA and UEFA"

By Brendan Sinclair

Gran Turismo 7 | Critical Consensus

New entry puts the iconic racing series back in pole position, but its monetisation may be offputting

By Danielle Partis

Lightforge Games raises $15m in Series A funding round

Studio to build a game "that looks to push the boundaries of the stories and worlds players can create together," CEO says

By Jeffrey Rousseau

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