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EA Acquires Bungie Founder's Mobile Game Studio

Alex Seropian's Industrial Toys is now a part of the Electronic Arts family.

PUBG Turns Off Personal Trading To Prevent Third-Party Sales and Gambling

PUBG Corp doesn't want to end up in a gambling situation like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

EA: "We Won't" Repeat the Battlefront 2 Loot Box Fiasco With Anthem

Electronic Arts has learned from the sticks and stones.

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EA Acquires Bungie Founder's Mobile Game Studio

Alex Seropian's Industrial Toys is now a part of the Electronic Arts family.

PUBG Turns Off Personal Trading To Prevent Third-Party Sales and Gambling

PUBG Corp doesn't want to end up in a gambling situation like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

EA: "We Won't" Repeat the Battlefront 2 Loot Box Fiasco With Anthem

Electronic Arts has learned from the sticks and stones.

Fortnite Battle Royale's Ninja Teams up with Drake and Travis Scott, Smashes Twitch Stream Record

With 600,000 viewers, Twitch has a new king of the hill. All it took was a streamer to team up with an international superstar.

Assassin's Creed and Rainbow Six Siege Point to the Decline of Annual Releases

It's not completely gone, but the huge machine making annual releases is beginning to slow down.

Minecraft Boss Takes Over Xbox Game Development

Microsoft promotes the head of Minecraft to handle all Xbox games.

Take-Two Forms Private Division To Publish Games From Veteran Indies

Obsidian Entertainment and The Outsiders fall under Take-Two's new label.

Danganronpa Dev Spike Chunsoft Sets Up North American Subsidiary

Spike Chunsoft wants to publish its own games in the United States.

Super Mario Cereal Is Your Next Amiibo

Take your taste buds on a flavor odysse-- no, I can't do this.

Nintendo Wants To Ship Nearly 50 Million Switch Systems By April 2019 [Report]

Yeah, that would be roughly ahead of the Wii and Nintendo DS in the same period.

Assassin's Creed Origins Doubles Launch Sales Over Syndicate

Apparently, a year off is what the series needed.

Microtransactions Are Nearly Half Of Take-Two's Sales Now

Does the latest financial earnings report from Take-Two point towards an industry future?

EA CEO Insists Visceral Shutdown Wasn't About "Single Player vs Live Service"

EA CEO Andrew Wilson on what went into the closure of Visceral Games

League of Legends Founders Stop Being Managers, Return To "Making Great Games"

Marc Merrill and Brandon Beck decide to go back to being developers.

Dragon Age Creative Director Mike Laidlaw Joins Other Bioware Vets In Departure

He has laid down the law for the last time at Bioware.

The Harsh History Of Gaming Microtransactions: From Horse Armor to Loot Boxes

Loot Boxes are currently the most debated topic in gaming, but we've had over a decade of in-game money grabbing.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Donating All Proceeds Today To Mental Health Charity

For World Mental Health Day, Ninja Theory offers a bit of help.

Andrew House Steps Down As President of Sony Interactive Entertainment

Tsuyoshi Kodera is appointed in his place, while House remains through the year to ensure a smooth transition.

Forza Motorsport 7's PC Pre-load Struggles On the Windows Store [Update]

Fans are having trouble downloading the game ahead of launch.

Nier: Automata Shows "Significant Potential" as a Major Square Enix Franchise

Square Enix is looking into more Nier in our future.

Riot Games Loses Likeness Lawsuit For League of Legends Skin

Court finds that Riot Games did use footballer Edgar Davis' likeness for a character skin.

Rockstar Games Is An Online Services Company Now

Grand Theft Auto Online is still making tons of money for Rockstar and Take-Two.

Dragon Quest XI's 3DS/PS4 Split Release Takes The Series To Uncharted Sales Territory

Dragon Quest XI is selling well, but it's hard to tell how well.

Capcom Is In A Sad, Sorry State Right Now

Capcom is still lost, but the Nintendo Switch and Monster Hunter may provide a light in the darkness.

No More Robots Publishing Label Kicks Off With Descenders

Another publisher enters the fray, bringing great indie games to all.

Splatoon 2 Sells A Massive 648,085 Units At Launch in Japan

Japan still loves its Splatoon.

Sega Wants a "Revival of Past IPs", Aiming For "Global Hits"

Sega wants to be one of the major publishers again.

Alan Wake is 90% Off As Expiring Licenses See It Pulled From Stores

This is your last chance to pick up Alan Wake on Steam, because it'll be gone soon.

Mass Effect Reportedly On Hiatus As Staff Moves From Bioware to Motive

The performance of Mass Effect Andromeda sees EA move personnel to another studio.

Capcom Promises Unannounced "Major Title" For This Fiscal Year

Will Deep Down finally come out of the shadows?

PS4 Ships 20 Million Systems This Year, Sony Expects Pace To Slow

The PlayStation 4 is hovering around 60 million shipped in total, putting the system on pace with the PS2.

Capcom Falters As Resident Evil 7 and Monster Hunter XX Come in Below Expectations

The publisher had three games in the quarter, but none hit estimates.

Nintendo Switch Exceeds Expectations With 2.74 Million Sold

The numbers point to a strong year for Nintendo and great start for the Switch.

Square Enix and Monolith Soft Lost Veteran Developers on March 31

A few developers left both companies with the fiscal year coming to a close.

Nintendo Switch Outsells The Wii in First 48 Hours, But What Does That Mean?

Nintendo offers benchmarks, but no real numbers.

Ghost Recon Wildlands Starts An International Incident With Bolivia

The South American country doesn't take kindly to alt-history games.

Overwatch's Fight Against Alternative Input and The Folks Caught in The Middle

Blizzard wants Overwatch's competitive scene on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to be fair, but fixing the issue may shut out gamers with disabilities.

Pokemon Sun and Moon Sells 14.69 Million Copies, X&Y Passes Black & White

Pokemon continues to be the sun and moon for Nintendo's world.

Disney Infinity Dev Revived Under Warner Bros For Cars 3

Avalanche Studios gets a new lease on life thanks for Warner Bros.

Assetto Corsa Sequel Teased As 505 Games Parent Acquires Developer

Digital Bros has acquired the studio behind the fan-favorite car simulation.

Sony Closes RIGS Developer Guerilla Games Cambridge

Sony decides that the nearly 20 year old studio needs to be shuttered.

Planet Coaster Dev Sues Atari For RollerCoaster Tycoon Royalties

Frontier Development is making sure it gets paid for RollerCoaster Tycoon 3.

Crytek Shuts Down Multiple Studios, Refocuses on "Premium IP"

After months without payment, many Crytek employees are shown the door.

CD Projekt Red Gets $7 Million to Research "Seamless Multiplayer" and City Creation

The Polish government is propping up local game development and CDPR is getting in on that action.

Heroes of the Storm Director Moves to "Other Projects"

Blizzard's MOBA-like heads in a new direction as Dustin Browder leaves the project.

PS4 Hits 47.4 Million Units Shipped Ahead of PS4 Pro Launch

Sony says sales of the PlayStation VR are "on track" as well.

Deadly Premonition Director Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro Leaves Access Games

Hidetaka Suehiro has bid Access Games a fond farewell.

THQ Nordic Picks Up Delta Force, F-22, and More From NovaLogic

The company formerly known as Nordic Games is buying more IPs.

Nintendo Expects to Ship 2 Million Switches By the End of March

We don't know the exact release date of the Switch, but Nintendo's sales estimates are conservative.

Sleeping Dogs Developer United Front Games Reportedly Shut Down

There's no official confirmation from the studio yet, but all signs point to United Front Games being gone.

Capcom Aims to Be "The World's No. 1 Game Developer"

The company is making more games, making them faster, and expanding in new genres in an attempt to take the crown.

Oculus Devs Ponder Support of Platform Over Founder's Funding of Political Troll Group

Palmer Luckey has been funding Nimble America and now everyone knows about it. What happens now?

Valve Removes Digital Homicide Games From Steam

Developer files a lawsuit against Steam users, Valve removes developer's games from Steam.

YouTubers Charged With Video Game Gambling in the UK

Two men are now on trial for promoting gambling in relation to video games.

Marvel: Avengers Alliance Team Hit in Disney Interactive Layoffs

Disney Interactive cuts a number of jobs at its Washington state studio.

Sony San Diego Hit With Layoffs, MLB: The Show Team Safe

Around 50 employees have been let go from Sony San Diego.

BioWare Gets a New Boss in EA Reorganization

EA reshuffles its corporate chart with the new EA Worldwide Studios.

Interplay Selling Off Its IP, Putting Earthworm Jim and Descent in Play

Games like Earthworm Jim, Descent, and MDK are available to buyers as Interplay clears its catalog.

Guillemots Buy More Ubisoft Shares to Fend Off Vivendi Takeover

The Guillemot family is hoping that the purchase of more share will prevent Ubisoft from falling like Gameloft.

Nintendo Delivers the Legal Smackdown to 562 Fan Games

Nintendo's legal team sends a ton of takedown notices to GameJolt.

Nintendo is a Business, Not Your Friend

Nintendo of America fires a Treehouse employee after a lengthy campaign against her.

Why Do We Love Fighting the Power in Fantasy yet Despise It in Reality?

In games, we celebrate the underdog triumphing by whatever means necessary. In real life, it's not always the same.

On The Witcher 3, Race, and Fantasy Homages

Is The Witcher III too white? What about our fantasy RPG and adventure games in general?

World of Warcraft and Tyrande's Silence: On Changes and Censorship

Blizzard makes a change and some have angry words because of it.