Sections 20th Anniversary Party in pictures

Your favourite trade media publication took over Brighton pier last week to celebrate two decades in the business

By GamesIndustry Staff

PlayStation to drop customer support via Twitter

From August 1, one-to-one support via the @AskPlayStation Twitter account will stop, with users invited to use support videos or PlayStation's website for help

Leslie Benzies' studio hires former Evolution, Ubisoft, NCsoft talent

Everywhere developer Build A Rocket Boy expands with three executive hires

By Marie Dealessandri

Minecraft rejects NFTs and blockchain to ensure "a safe and inclusive experience"

New statement explains that the technology would create "digital ownership based on scarcity and exclusion"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Naughty Dog alum Bruce Straley announces Wildflower Interactive studio

Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us director says the new studio "culture needs to be as iterative as the way we make games"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Google to allow alternative payment systems for non-gaming apps

Additionally, when a consumer uses an alternative payment option, developers will pay a reduced service fee

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Discord integrates voice chat into Xbox consoles

Players can shift their calls and messages over to the platform, users on PC and mobile can also join

By Danielle Partis

Faze Clan goes live on NASDAQ

Gaming brand announced its intent to float last year following merger with SPAC

Why Zachtronics is shutting down for good this time

Zach Barth, founder of the beloved indie studio, and audio and narrative director Matthew Burns share the challenges of the indie space - and what might come next for the team

By Alex Calvin

A beginner's guide to making your game accessible

Rebellion's Cari Watterton offered Develop:Brighton attendees advice on getting started with accessibility and user testing

By Marie Dealessandri

Nekcom raises $8m, opens new US studio

Wuhan-based developer has eyes set on international growth

By Danielle Partis

Bungie sues Destiny 2 player for cheating, threatening employees online

Lawsuit accuses streamer of evading bans, as well as multiple violations of the firm's Limited Software Licence Agreement

By Danielle Partis

Valve warns Steam Deck will 'throttle performance' in heatwave

Nintendo issued similar warning about Switch as extreme heat spreads across Europe

Electronic Arts restructures technology team as CTO prepares to depart

Current head Ken Moss leaves next month, with Marija Radulovic-Nastic and Matt Thomlinson taking on new roles

By James Batchelor

HoYoverse opens new HQ in Singapore

MiHoYo's metaverse branch will welcome another "several hundreds employees" in its new office

By Marie Dealessandri

Take-Two issues statement of support for staff affected by Roe vs Wade reversal

Publisher also announces adoption of the Maven benefits platform to provide employees and their dependents more support

By Jeffrey Rousseau

A group of Blizzard Albany staffers file for union election with the NLRB

The team of 20 said that it strives to foster work environments where QA employees are respected and compensated for their roles in game development

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Screen Australia's Games: Expansion Pack fund to donate AU $4m to game creators

The program aims to support 31 small to midsized studios with project budgets under $500,000

By Jeffrey Rousseau

InnoGames shares salary transparency report as "a matter of fairness"

German games firm publishes earnings for a range of junior and senior positions

By Jeffrey Rousseau

The art of debate-provoking choices in As Dusk Falls

Interior Night's Caroline Marchal on why multiplayer, a Twitch mode and a companion app are key to her studio's debut title

By James Batchelor

The LEGO Group's vision for building better digital playgrounds | Playable Futures

A new digital future means a new approach to empowering and protecting children, says The LEGO Group's Anna Rafferty

By Will Freeman

Wii U, 3DS shops will close on March 27, 2023

Nintendo also says it will no longer be possible to use eShop cards to add funds from August 29, 2022

Court dismisses class-action antitrust lawsuit against PlayStation Store

But consumers who argue Sony selling digital games solely through its own platform can file an amended complaint

By James Batchelor

Obsidian's Grounded picked up for TV series

Adaptation to be headed by Star Wars: Clone Wars writer Brent Friedman

Hacker attempts to extort Roblox with stolen documents

Hugely popular games creation platform “refused to cooperate” with hacker, also investigating phishing scheme

By James Batchelor

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