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Danielle Partis, News Editor

Danielle Partis has been working in the games industry since 2017. She previously worked at Steel Media as the founding editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz before moving on to run PocketGamer.biz. She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. She can be found on Twitter @daniellepartis tweeting about old games and big robots.

Recent articles by Danielle Partis

It Takes Two picks up Game of the Year at 2022 DICE Awards

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart secured four accolades, Phil Spencer receives lifetime achievement honour

By Danielle Partis

Potato Play raises $5m, launches Merge Restaurant

Mobile studio to invest scaling of casual puzzle title, as well as team expansion

By Danielle Partis

Elden Ring | Critical Consensus

Dubbed as a "masterpiece," it's a critical hit across the board for FromSoftware's dark fantasy adventure

By Danielle Partis

King exec Tjodolf Sommestad promoted to president

Former president Humam Sakhnini and CCO Sebastian Knutsson to step down as part of leadership shuffle

By Danielle Partis

Gareth Jones promoted to VP and head of Playdemic | Jobs Roundup

Former Firestoke exec Nina Cliff becomes director of business development at Sumo, Gameloft Toronto's Michael Stolls promoted to studio head

By Danielle Partis

Bobby Kotick could receive $15m if let go after Microsoft Activision buyout

Microsoft SEC filing reveals CEO's 'golden parachute', first negotiations between the companies and more

By Danielle Partis

Apple receives multiple $5.7m fines from Dutch antitrust regulator

iPhone maker fined five times in as many weeks following no action on changing in-app payment systems

By Danielle Partis

Sony announces PlayStation VR2 headset

Company shows first look at the final design, details new features including 4K HDR support and Sense Controller

By Danielle Partis

Sensor Tower: PUBG Mobile generated $237.2 million in January

Garena Free Fire was the most-downloaded game led by India, but the title has since been banned in the country

By Danielle Partis

Kickstarter saw record number of games projects funded in 2021

Platform sees $24 million raised across 441 titles, sees moderate decline in fundraisers with a target of over $500k

By Danielle Partis

Epic to offer full-time employment to temporary QA workers

Company to give permanent roles with benefits to “hundreds” of contracted staff

By Danielle Partis

Riot co-founder Marc Merrill is now president of games

Former CEO returns to managerial position at the studio following 2017 departure

By Danielle Partis

SEC widens investigation into Activision Blizzard misconduct handling

Agency issues new subpoenas to directors as DFEH goes to Los Angeles police department for records on Kotick and other staff

By Danielle Partis

Kickstarter slows shift to blockchain, forms user advisory board

Crowdfunding platform still committed to blockchain pivot, but addresses concerns regarding the change

By Danielle Partis

Horizon Forbidden West | Critical Consensus

Guerilla Games delivers a visual masterpiece and a sequel of epic proportion, with some minor flaws

By Danielle Partis

Microsoft to retire Xbox Live services on Windows Phones

From May 2022, achievements and progress on mobile-enabled titles will no longer apply to Xbox accounts

By Danielle Partis

Cyberpunk and Witcher 3 game director launches new studio Rebel Wolves

New outfit made up of former CD Projekt staff working on new dark fantasy RPG

By Danielle Partis

Nintendo to stop Wii U and 3DS eShop purchases in 2023

From March next year, users will no longer be able to buy digital games on those systems

By Danielle Partis

App Annie rebrands to Data.ai

Mobile analytics firm changes name to reflect combined consumer and market data

Sebastien Puel leaves Haven Studios

Co-founder of venture headed by Jade Raymond departed earlier this month

By Danielle Partis

Voodoo hits 6 billion downloads

Hypercasual publishers's catalogue features over 100 games

Joystick Ventures launches, aims to fuel indie developers

New outfit looks to provide financial support and publishing assistance to small studios

By Danielle Partis

Garena Free Fire banned in India

Battle royale among several apps to be blocked from the country due to apparent links to China

By Danielle Partis

Tate Multimedia on rebooting Kao, and the gentle art of nostalgia

Polish developer discusses the return of its crowning platformer, and sating old and new fans

By Danielle Partis

Focus acquires Leikir Studio

Metal Slug Tactics developer is fifth outfit to integrate with French publisher

By Danielle Partis

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