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Actor Will Smith joins $46m investment into esports organisation Gen.G

gamesindustry.biz reports: "Global esports organisation Gen.G announced this week it has completed an investment round worth $46 million. The funding round was led by actor...

Tencent Set to Release Nintendo Switch in China (Report)

Variety reports: "Tencent has won permission to distribute Nintendo’s Switch games console in China. Permission was granted by the Department of Culture and Tourism in Tencent’s...

AbleGamers launches new accessibility website

gamesindustry.biz reports: "Gaming accessibility charity AbleGamers has launched a new website in an effort to connect game developers and players with disabilities." Read more

Facebook’s AI extracts playable characters from real-world videos

VentureBeat reports: "In a newly published preprint paper on Arxiv.org (“Vid2Game: Controllable Characters Extracted from Real-World Videos“), scientists at Facebook AI Research describe a...

Epic Vs. Steam: The Console War Reimagined on the PC

The Verge reports: "There’s a war brewing in the video game industry, and it’s getting uglier by the day. Steam, the longtime leading digital distributor...

Plug In Digital reveals plans for China office

gamesindustry.biz reports: "French games distributor Plug In Digital has announced it is expanding into Asia with the opening of a new office in China." Read...

Capcom is launching a plug-and-play mini-arcade with Mega Man, Street Fighter,...

The Verge reports: "Nintendo has turned the mini-console into a trend, with the likes of Sony and Sega following suit. Now, game publisher Capcom is getting in on the...

Native American nation files lawsuit against Valve over skins gambling

gamesindustry.biz reports: "A lawsuit filed against Valve accused the developer of "unethical, oppressive, and unscrupulous business conduct" through its alleged acts and omissions facilitating...

Apple said to be spending more than $500M on Arcade gaming...

TechCrunch reports: "Apple’s new gaming subscription service Apple Arcade may have been a bit of a footnote at its Services event earlier this month compared...

“All-Digital” Xbox One With No Disc Drive Leaked

Gamespot reports: "Seemingly confirming the long-running rumours and reports, images of the supposed "All-Digital" Xbox One that has no disc drive have emerged online. The...