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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age tops the UK boxed charts

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age tops the UK boxed charts Take this week's No.1: Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age.

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds tops GTA V on concurrent Steam users

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds tops GTA V on concurrent Steam users Playerunknown's Battlegrounds has overtaken Grand Theft Auto V in terms of peak concurrent Steam users.The breakout hit recently passed 382,000 concurrent users on Steam, the fourth highest total ever recorded on Valve's platform.

Ataribox will be similar to NES Classic

Ataribox will be similar to NES Classic The company continues to tease its upcoming console, the Ataribox, and now it's shed some more light on what will be offered.As noted by The Verge, Atari distributed an email to fans to explain that the system would be akin to Nintendo's NES Classic, made to look in some ways like a miniature of the old Atari 2600 with faux wood paneling.

Enter the Gungeon reaches 1 million sales

Enter the Gungeon reaches 1 million sales Dodge Roll has sold 1 million copies of its debut game, the bullet-hell dungeon-crawler Enter the Gungeon.Enter the Gungeon was published by Devolver Digital on April 1, and it sold 200,000 copies a week after launch.

American McGee wants Alice community to stop asking about a sequel

American McGee wants Alice community to stop asking about a sequel American McGee has asked fans of his Alice games to stop asking about the future of the series.The volume of daily enquiries "literally impedes my ability to put effort towards new ideas and new projects," he said.

Zynga scraps new Mafia Wars mobile title

Zynga scraps new Mafia Wars mobile title Casual games giant Zynga has decided to cancel all work on an upcoming reimagining of Mafia Wars.Based on an earlier Zynga hit, the new Mafia Wars was a 4X title with revamped mechanics and monetisation better suited to today's market.

Splash Damage teams up with Wargaming

Splash Damage teams up with Wargaming A statement released today emphasised the UK studio's "vast multiplayer expertise", and referred to "multiple projects" that will arise from the new deal.It bought the publishing rights to Dirty Bomb from Nexon earlier this year.

How gacha can benefit Western game developers

How gacha can benefit Western game developers The most successful Japanese mobile games in recent history, such as Monster Strike and Puzzles & Dragons, have gacha tightly woven into their game mechanics.In this article, we'll explore just what gacha is and provide key recommendations for integrating gacha into Western mobile games.

Ubisoft's sales are more than 80% digital

Ubisoft's sales are more than 80% digital Even in a quarter in which the publisher has nothing new on the market, its total sales jumped up 45.1 million, with digital increasing 55% to €162.

Investment Summit adds Amazon Appstore, Mercia and more to 2017 line-up

Investment Summit adds Amazon Appstore, Mercia and more to 2017 line-up Amazon App Store, Mercia Technology, Wales Interactive and Green Man Gaming are the latest big names to join the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit.

Bethesda drops premium DLC model for Doom

Bethesda drops premium DLC model for Doom The change to the game's business model comes as part of a new update that resets multiplayer progress, plus a promotional weekend where the 2016 title will be made available to everyone for free, VG247 reports.Ubisoft has seen great success with Rainbow Six Siege after deciding to make all multiplayer DLC free to its community - something the publisher discussed at length with GamesIndustry.

Kongregate: HTML5 games can now "compete toe-to-toe with plugins"

Kongregate: HTML5 games can now "compete toe-to-toe with plugins" A post on the Kongregate blog acknowledges the haste with which many declared HTML5 the future, even back when the technology, "was running into headwinds due to issues with performance and compatibility.In 2017, around 55% of uploaded games are HTML5, and that majority was even more pronounced when it filtered for the best games uploaded to the platform i.

Take responsibility for your community

Take responsibility for your community Could that in turn hurt the game's profitability or popularity?If you run an online community, that community is a reflection of you, and should be considered an accurate representation of your values.

Digital game sales to reach $7.8 billion this year - SuperData

Digital game sales to reach $7.8 billion this year - SuperData 8 billion in digital sales in 2017, driven largely by major DLC and microtransactions, which will total about $4 billion in revenue.The first three to six months after a video game is released is crucial, as 39% of the first-year additional content revenue for all titles is made during that timeframe, SuperData says.

Digital game sales to reach $7.8 billion this year - SuperData

Digital game sales to reach $7.8 billion this year - SuperData 8 billion in digital sales in 2017, driven largely by major DLC and microtransactions, which will total about $4 billion in revenue.In fact, three-quarters of the total digital revenue earned by the top console titles from January 2015 to May 2017 came from add-on content, according to SuperData.

PS4, Tekken 7 drive June US game sales - NPD

PS4, Tekken 7 drive June US game sales - NPD The NPD Group's report for June shows that total spending on games rose 7% in the US, totaling $765 million.According to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, "The PlayStation 4 was June's best-selling hardware platform, driven by the Slim PlayStation 4 system in Gold with 1TB HDD.

Software up, hardware down in latest Xbox financial results

Software up, hardware down in latest Xbox financial results 65bn - an increase of $44m or 3% when compared to the same period the previous year.The platform holder notes that the growth was driven by higher sales of Xbox software and services but limited by lower console sales.

Take-Two: “Ideally, we will have at least one triple-A title every year”

Take-Two: “Ideally, we will have at least one triple-A title every year” Having long since shrugged off the 'GTA company' tag, the publisher now felt it had the brands it needed to deliver a major hit every year, alongside its annual WWE and NBA games.Compare that to last year when, at one point, its 2K label alone launched seven products in six weeks (including Mafia III and Civilization VI).

Name-your-price games storefront LBO launches

Name-your-price games storefront LBO launches The experience served as the driving force behind Childs' new venture, LBO (short for Last Best Offer), a digital distribution storefront where he serves as CEO.Each LBO product page gives a game's suggested retail price, then includes a field where users can type in their own offer instead.

Oculus: The Climb is Rift's best-seller to date

Oculus: The Climb is Rift's best-seller to date The Climb has been able the hype surrounding both the original Oculus Rift launch and then the release of the Touch controllers when the game immediately got an update to use the new input.We know the installed bases are still low, and that Rift trails both HTC Vive and PlayStation VR.