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UK Spent £1.6bn on Video Games in the First Half of...

gamesindustry.biz reports: "New figures show that UK consumers spent almost £1.6 billion on video games in the first six months of the year. The...

Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft to Require Loot Box Odds Disclosure

gamesindustry.biz reports: "The Entertainment Software Association has said that Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft are working on new policies to require loot box odds disclosure...

Virtual Reality Game-Streaming Platform Vreal Shuts Down

TechCrunch reports: "Vreal, an ambitious game-streaming platform that aimed to let VR users explore the worlds that live-streamers were playing in, is shutting down...

Nexon to Fully Acquire Stock in Embark Studios

gamesindustry.biz reports: "Nexon has further raised its stake in Embark Studios, and it will now have the option to buy all of the remaining...

Sony Wins 30% of VR Hardware Revenues as Demand Fades for...

VentureBeat reports: "The market for virtual reality hardware is officially shifting away from budget-priced, low-performance headsets, Strategy Analytics said today, as demand has evaporated...

Over Half of Chinese Consumers Prefer Free-To-Play or Ad-Monetized Games Over...

gamesindustry.biz reports: "Over half of Chinese consumers prefer free-to-play or ad-funded games over premium titles. That's according to research commissioned by Mintegral, an AI-driven,...

Following Ninja’s News, Mixer Pops to Top of the App Store’s...

TechCrunch reports: "Yesterday, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins announced that he’s leaving Twitch, moving his streaming career over to Microsoft’s Mixer platform. This morning, Mixer has...

Google is Testing a Play Pass Subscription Service For Premium Apps...

The Verge reports: "Subscription services are all the rage these days, and Google is the latest company to get in on the action, with Android...

Capcom Profits Up 50.8% Thanks to “Highly Profitable” Digital Downloads

gamesindustry.biz reports: "Profits at Capcom were up last quarter, thanks primarily to "highly profitable" digital downloads of catalog titles. The Japanese developer and publisher...

Luna Labs Creates Playable Ads, Directly from Unity

TechCrunch reports: "It seems obvious that the best way to advertise a game is to let people play the game itself — and we’ve...