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Zenimax settles 'Redfall' trademark dispute with book publisher

Gamasutra - May 23, 2019 4854

The two companies came to loggerheads in February after Zenimax attempted to trademark the term, which is also the name of the BookBreeze published sci-fi novel series from author Jay Falconer. ...


World War Z has sold almost 2 million copies in one month

Gamasutra - May 22, 2019 4800

Saber Interactive's co-op zombie shooter World War Z has sold almost 2 million copies in its first month, according to publisher Focus Home Interactive. ...


THQ Nordic acquires Gothic and Risen developer Piranha Bytes

Gamasutra - May 22, 2019 4796

The deal includes the development studio and all intellectual property rights, which means Gothic, Risen, and new franchise ELEX will now fall under the THQ umbrella.  ...


Square Enix-founded RPG dev Studio Istolia closes down

Gamasutra - May 14, 2019 4372

Studio Istolia has been closed down following the cancelation of Project Prelude Rune. ...


Rockstar acquires Indian art studio Dhruva from Starbreeze

Gamasutra - May 14, 2019 4356

Rockstar has purchased Indian art production studio Dhruva from Starbreeze for an undisclosed fee. ...


DeNA and The Pokemon Company have a mobile Pokemon game on the way

Gamasutra - May 10, 2019 4143

Mobile developer DeNA is working with The Pokemon Company on an upcoming mobile game. ...


Sports and mobile titles driving growth at Konami

Gamasutra - May 09, 2019 4086

Konami said positive performances from Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 and mobile title Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, which has now surpassed 90 million downloads, helped drive global revenue, ...


Sega has acquired Two Point Hospital developer Two Point Studios

Gamasutra - May 09, 2019 4079

"The Searchlight team at SEGA Europe have done a fantastic job integrating the studio over the past two years and the studio have gone on to produce a fantastic title with clear franchise potential." ...


Activision Blizzard quarterly revenues take a dip

Gamasutra - May 02, 2019 3720

Activision Blizzard announced a year-on-year decrease in revenues for its first fiscal quarter ended March 31. ...


Ubisoft and Genba aim to thwart key resellers with silent key activation

Gamasutra - May 02, 2019 3717

Ubisoft and Genba Digital have partnered on silent key activation, a more secure method of selling games through third-party stores that aims to prevent keys from popping up on unauthorized resellers. ...


Live service roster helps Zynga deliver record mobile revenue and bookings

Gamasutra - May 02, 2019 3699

Zynga's focus on growing its live services portfolio looks to be paying off, with the studio having just recorded its highest ever mobile revenue and bookings quarter.   ...


Blizzard will skip Gamescom this year to 'focus on development'

Gamasutra - May 01, 2019 3651

Today Blizzard Entertainment announced it won't have a booth on the show floor at Germany's massive Gamescom event this summer "as part of a renewed effort this year to maintain our focus on development." ...


Valve has a 'flagship' game headed to SteamVR headsets

Gamasutra - April 30, 2019 3603

Valve has a "flagship" title on the way to Steam-compatible VR platforms, an announcement that quietly followed the company†™s full reveal of its own Valve Index VR headset. ...


Sega keen to improve profitability of digital titles after disappointing year

Gamasutra - April 30, 2019 3590

Sega has released its financials for the full-year ended March 31, 2019, and the company has lamented the performance of its digital games. ...


Microsoft distances itself from Minecraft creator Notch ahead of anniversary event

Gamasutra - April 29, 2019 3541

A Microsoft spokesperson tells Variety that Persson†™s †œcomments and opinions do not reflect those of Microsoft or Mojang and are not representative of Minecraft.† ...


Video: How Blizzard designed and built Overwatch's replay tech

Gamasutra - April 26, 2019 3379

At GDC 2017, Blizzard's Philip Orwig gives an illuminating talk about how Overwatch's replay systems (including the kill cam and 'Play of the Game' highlights) were designed and built! ...


In-depth: Portfolio-scale machine learning at Zynga

Gamasutra - April 25, 2019 3347

Ben Weber, distinguished data scientist at Zynga, lifts the lid on how his company automates predictive modeling across dozens of games including Words with Friends, Farmville, and CSR. ...


Super Mario Bros. Commodore 64 fan port hit with DMCA takedowns

Gamasutra - April 23, 2019 3213

Nintendo has taken action against a fan project to port Super Mario Bros. to the Commodore 64. After 7 years, the project released its finished game this month. ...


World War Z has surpassed 1 million sales in first week

Gamasutra - April 23, 2019 3202

The co-op title launched on April 16 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC, and notably skipped Steam in favor of the Epic Games Store. ...


Get a job: Insomniac Games, Deep Silver Volition, and more are hiring now!

Gamasutra - April 19, 2019 2998

Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board. ...


Ubisoft pledges over $500,000 to Notre-Dame restoration efforts

Gamasutra - April 17, 2019 2875

Ubisoft will donate $565,000 to help with the restoration and reconstruction of the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral, which was tragically damaged when a fire broke out on Monday. ...


In lieu of Store-hosted forums, Epic wants devs to link to external communities

Gamasutra - April 12, 2019 2602

Epic's Tim Sweeney says the company is encouraging developers to link to external communities on a game's Epic Games Store page rather than host entirely new forum on its own store. ...


Ubisoft CEO: Live games give devs a chance to refine rather than start from scratch

Gamasutra - April 10, 2019 2500

Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot explores the company's trend toward live games and the company's habit of improving a game over rather than "redoing everything each year." ...


Get a job: Square Enix, DeepMind, and more are hiring now!

Gamasutra - April 05, 2019 2227

Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board. ...


EU investigating Valve and 5 major publishers for illegal geo-blocking

Gamasutra - April 05, 2019 2217

"In a true Digital Single Market, European consumers should have the right to buy and play video games of their choice regardless of where they live in the EU." ...


Cloud streaming startup Polystream nets $12 million in funding

Gamasutra - April 02, 2019 2047

Polystream is a "deep tech" startup that wants to change how demanding interactive 3D applications -- such as video games -- are streamed from the cloud.  ...