October 2022 Archive

    1. PS5 hits 2m UK sales, making it the fourth fastest-selling games console of all time
    1. Homa raises $100m in Series B funding round
    2. Testronic launches new localization studio in Portugal
    3. Tuque Games rebrands as Invoke Studios
    4. Activision Blizzard facing another sexual harassment suit
    5. Lawsuit accuses State of Survival makers of misleading pricing
    6. Valve's six tips on optimising your game for Steam Deck
    7. Haven wants to clarify machine learning's fuzzy future
    8. Take-Two CEO says Microsoft-Activision acquisition "a good thing"
    9. Whitethorn Games shares updated publishing agreement and transparency breakdown
    10. Sony paid $3.5m to put Ark Survival Evolved on PS Plus
    11. UK regulator details concerns over Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Xbox responds
    12. Google announces cloud gaming Chromebooks in the wake of Stadia shutdown
    13. Meta Quest Pro headset announced, launching October 25
    1. Meta acquires Camouflaj, Armature Studio, and Twisted Pixel
    2. Blizzard hires Osama Dorias as lead content designer | Jobs Roundup: October 2022
    3. Revealed: The finalists for the 2022 Canada Best Places To Work Awards
    4. 2K support platform offline after being "illegally accessed" by third party
    5. Quantic Lab faces further claims of poor management and misleading clients
    6. Machine learning's potential for players and developers
    7. Cathay Capital reportedly pours €50m into Shiro Games
    8. Atari secures Rollercoaster Tycoon licence for another decade
    9. Splatoon 3 sold 2.7m boxed copies in three weeks | Japan Monthly Charts
    10. Game Pass reportedly made $2.9bn on consoles in 2021
    11. Playrix to close Russia and Belarus offices and relocate staff
    1. The ultimate guide to pitching your game
    2. Don't do that: What to avoid when soft launching a game
    3. Sonic the Hedgehog film producer forms media company Story Kitchen
    4. Activision Blizzard appoints new EVP corporate affairs and chief communications officer
    5. EA desktop app set to replace Origin now available
    6. Square Enix Montreal rebrands as Onoma
    1. Fourth Floor acquires video production company Explosive Alan
    2. Bidstack secures $11m in funding round
    3. Valve's Steam Deck is now readily available for purchase
    4. Chaos;Head Noah Steam launch goes ahead after initial rejection
    5. Adult game publisher says Nintendo getting stricter on nudity
    6. Has CD Projekt overburdened itself? | This Week In Business
    7. Ubisoft, Bungie, IO Interactive and Tequila Works mobilise to deal with post-Stadia fallout
    8. Multiple editorial staff laid off at Vice
    9. Pitching to work on a well-known IP
    10. After Stadia, is the future still bright for cloud streaming? | Opinion
    11. Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard: What’s going on and what happens next?
    12. EU regulators surveying developer concerns over Microsoft Activision merger
    1. Ubisoft unveils global creative office
    2. Harry Potter mobile games have amassed $1bn in player spending
    3. Report: Cloud gaming market on pace to generate $2.4bn in 2022
    4. Come and Make: Iron Man
    5. Pete Hines promoted to Bethesda's head of global publishing
    6. Overwatch 2 | Critical Consensus
    7. In these uncertain times, the games industry must hold its nerve | Opinion
    8. FunPlus furthers presence in Barcelona with a new studio
    9. Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal approved by Brazilian regulator
    10. Lawsuit accuses Roblox of enabling sexual exploitation
    11. The rise and fall of Stadia
    12. Starbreeze returns to third-party publishing
    13. Bandai Namco Europe takes majority stake in Limbic
    1. Cult of the Lamb leads at Australian Game Developer Awards
    2. Once more Into the Breach | Why I Love
    3. FIFA 23 boxed launch beats FIFA 22 | UK Physical Charts
    4. EU mandates USB Type-C chargers for mobile devices, handheld consoles
    5. Gamurs raises $12m to use "predominantly" for acquisitions
    6. Combining cute with the occult in Cult of the Lamb
    7. Sandsoft opens new studio in Riyadh
    8. Overwatch 2 suffers multiple DDoS attacks at launch
    9. Company of Heroes 3 delayed to February 23
    10. Industry supports One Special Day fundraiser
    1. Gruby announces Tencent as its newest minority shareholder
    2. US labor board says Activision retaliated against unionizing QA
    3. Supercell to end development on Everdale
    4. Keywords Studios further expands in Australia
    5. CD Projekt joint CEO steps down as studio confirms new slate of releases
    6. Airship Interactive announces relocation to Manchester
    7. Is Unity still focused on making games?
    8. A guide to localisation in live-ops games
    9. The deeper change behind Asmodee Digital's rebrand
    10. Chairman of FromSoftware parent firm charged with bribery
    11. Playtika closes Best Fiends studio Seriously
    12. Indie legend Sam Barlow and Rare veteran Louise O'Connor to keynote GI Academy event
    13. Tattoo artist wins copyright claim against Take-Two
    14. Russia-based publisher My.Games sold for $642m
    15. Nintendo completes Dynamo Pictures acquisition, relaunches as Nintendo Pictures
    1. Sony targets 2m PSVR2 headsets by March 2023
    2. Roblox removes games depicting war in Ukraine
    3. Amber receives $20m investment
    4. Fandom acquires GameSpot, Metacritic and Giant Bomb, other sites
    5. Bandai Namco: "Elden Ring is just the beginning"
    6. Tencent "aggressively seeking" to invest overseas with new M&A strategy
    7. Three key members of Disco Elysium studio have left "involuntarily"
    8. Activision Blizzard's Frances Townsend has stepped down