We Don't Need E3 - Analysts on Success of Publishers' Conference
Jacob Blazewicz, 30 July 2020, 21:47
Analysts from SuperData and Fancensus analysed the popularity of this year's game presentations. The reports leave no doubt: the big E3 style fair is unnecessary - at least for big publishers.
Gaming Industry With Significant Growth in 2020
Michael Kulakowski, 12 May 2020, 19:31
According to forecasts for 2020, the pandemic will not prevent large increases in value of the video game industry, which is to generate revenues of nearly $160 billion in that period. The mobile market is expected to grow the most this year, which will largely contribute to the global number of active players exceeding 2.7 billion.
European Gamedevs are Afraid of the Crisis; Some May Not Survive
Bart Swiatek, 23 April 2020, 16:33
European Games Developer Federation conducted a survey on the condition of European gamedev companies and their concerns about the coronavirus crisis. 17% of such companies are worried that they may not survive three months. Small studios are in the worst position.
E3 2020 Canceled Without the Announced Online Event
Michael Kulakowski, 07 April 2020, 20:58
Contrary to previous assurances, the E3 2020 organizers will not prepare an online event to present the most important announcements in the schedule of the canceled fair.
Bethesda Drops Its June Conference and Announcement of New Games
Michael Kulakowski, 01 April 2020, 21:20
Unlike other developers and publishers, Bethesda has no intention of organizing an online event, stream or show in June that would replace the company's traditional conference at E3.
Game Refunds on GOG - Developers Share Their Concerns
Peter Doron, 28 February 2020, 13:07
The new refund policy at GOG.com has triggered a wave of online discussions about the validity of this solution. Developers, especially the independent ones, are mostly against. The feelings of the players are extremely mixed.
Gaming Disorder Survey Reveals Most Addictive Video Games
Peter Doron, 13 January 2020, 14:59
Clutch conducted a survey on „gaming disorder”, a new disease to be included in the International Classification of Diseases in 2022. Thanks to it, we got to know potentially the most addictive video games.
Wolfeye, New Team From Arkane Studios Founder, Will Announce First Game on TGA
Michael Kulakowski, 20 November 2019, 21:51
The founder and former head of Arkane Studios (Dishonored, Prey) introduced his new development team, Wolfeye Studios. The studio's debut game will be shown for the first time at the TGA Awards ceremony, next month.
Co-founder of Devolver Digital: If we're Going to be Drug Dealers, Let's Offer People Psychedelics
Paul Wozniak, 05 November 2019, 20:47
At Reboot Develop conference, Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson compared developers to drug dealers and their productions to addictive drugs. He also asked for thoughtful serving of content that would broaden the horizons of players, and not only take their time and money.
Oxford University: Obsessive Playing is Not Illness
Christian Pieniazek, 22 October 2019, 20:50
Research by the Oxford Internet Institute has shown that there is currently no evidence that excessive gambling is a illness. Instead, they argue that it is merely a symptom of wider problems unrelated to video games.
Industry Wants to Remove Gaming Disorder From IDC-11
Frozen, 29 May 2019, 20:39
In response to the World Health Organisation's decision to classify gaming addiction as a disease, the American ESA, in agreement with several other institutions, issued a statement calling for the withdrawal of the controversial decision.
Excessive Gaming Officially Recognised as Illness
Adrian Werner, 26 May 2019, 16:37
The World Health Organisation has officially adopted the new version of the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. The controversial gaming disorder was added to the list.
GDC 2019 report: PC remains developers' favorite platform
Michael Kulakowski, 26 January 2019, 22:35
According to the GDC report for 2019, based on a surver sent to four thousand developers from around the world, PC remains the most attractive platform for game development.
Netflix: Fortnite is more dangerous than HBO
Bart Swiatek, 18 January 2019, 12:54
Netflix published a financial report which states that it does not compete with other streaming platforms, but with video games, especially Fortnite.
Swastikas and other Nazi symbols are no longer censored in German games. Here’s how it happened
Mathias Zulpo, 10 August 2018, 15:25
Swastikas and other Nazi symbols, banned from German video games for two decades, are back. Learn what made them unlawful, how it affected the industry, and what it took to bring them back.