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Bank: Video games weathering recession

Games producer Devolver Digital Games, based in Texas, has had a bad week. It issued a profits warning for the year and suffered a 50 per cent crash in its share price. The concerns drove a sell-off across many PC and console video games as it raised concerns over market congestion, softening market demand and […]

June 16, 2022

Report: Video game sales down 8% in April

As the world’s lockdowns end, the Video game sector is suffering commensurately. According to NPD, US total spending on video games (content, hardware, accessories) decreased by -8 per cent in April. NPD suggests that the Christmas/New Year holiday period showed disappointing results. For example, December’s sales were down 1 per cent compared with 2020 and […]

May 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Relic Hunters mobile game on Netflix

Relic Hunters: Rebels, the first mobile game from developer Rogue Snail, is now available to exclusively play on Netflix. Users can play as four of the franchise’s iconic Hunters (Jimmy, Ace, Pinkyy, and Raff) as they craft and collect 44 different weapons each with unique qualities, affinities, and elemental effects. Players will need these specialised […]

May 4, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Netflix launching Exploding Kittens game and series

Netflix has announced it will launch a mobile game and TV series based on the popular Exploding Kittens card game. Exploding Kittens – The Game, an exclusive version of the beloved mobile game, will launch on Netflix in May, followed by an adult animated comedy series in 2023, starring Tom Ellis (Rush, Lucifer), Abraham Lim […]

April 19, 2022

Report: Cloud gaming on track for mainstream adoption

Amdocs, a provider of software and services to communications and media companies, has released research findings that give a deeper look into expectations around the metaverse and cloud gaming. The New Gamer Report, conducted by Dynata and commissioned by Amdocs, surveyed US gamers who play at least once per week. It found that gamers are […]

April 13, 2022

Open Beta for Flying Wild Hogs’ Space Punks this April

Polish developer Flying Wild Hog has announced the forthcoming Open Beta launch date of its top-down looter-shooter Space Punks. From April 20th, PC players will be able to ‘rip space a new one’ in Space Punks’ galaxy of guns, glory and over-the-top action via the Epic Games Store. This milestone is an important step in Space Punks’ […]

March 28, 2022

Netflix launching 3 new mobile games

Netflix is adding another three new titles to its mobile gaming roster as it continues its effort to invest in video games as part of its standard subscriptions. Titles available immediately include Shatter Remastered, a brick-breaking game based on the hit PS3 game Shatter, and This is a True Story – a narrative puzzle game […]

March 22, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Data: Game streaming just 5% of Western market in 2021

Ampere Analysis data shows that the North America and Europe games content and cloud gaming PC subscription market was worth $3.7 billion (€3.3bn) in 2021, growing 57 per cent from $2.3 billion in 2020. The market, which combines games content subscription services that give access to a catalogue of games and services that offer access […]

March 18, 2022

Outlier Games launches This Means Warp on Steam Early Access

Irish and Canadian indie developer Outlier Games has announced the Steam Early Access launch of its first title: This Means Warp – a top-down spaceship management game that combines the adrenaline of real time multiplayer action and the long form strategic thinking of a tactical roguelike. This Means Warp is set in a dystopian sci-fi […]

March 17, 2022

Sony to buy Bungie for $3.6bn

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that it will buy video game developer Bungie in a deal worth $3.6 billion (€3.2bn). Bungie is best known for creating the Destiny and Halo video game franchises – with Halo, significantly, being one of the key titles that has contributed to the popularity of Microsoft’s Xbox consoles. The deal […]

February 1, 2022