Marie Dealessandri, Features Editor

Marie Dealessandri joined as its first Academy writer in October 2019. After living and working as a journalist in France and Canada, she entrenched herself in the UK games industry in 2015, working for B2B magazine MCV. She can be found occasionally tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate and the Dead Cells soundtrack.

Recent articles by Marie Dealessandri

Diablo Immortal reaches 20m installs

Blizzard's mobile title initially released on June 2

Neopets breach allegedly compromises 69m accounts

The company confirmed it was hacked last week, with users' email addresses and password potentially affected

By Marie Dealessandri

Are forums a thing of the past, or your game's most valuable resource?

Gearbox is the latest in a string of companies to ditch forums in favour of Discord; but does the switch make sense?

By Marie Dealessandri

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

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

HoYoverse opens new HQ in Singapore

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

By Marie Dealessandri

Obsidian's Grounded picked up for TV series

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

Former Halo Infinite head of design to lead new NetEase studio

Seattle-based Jar of Sparks will focus on "narrative driven action games"

By Marie Dealessandri

Amazon Prime Day boosts Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga back at the top | UK Boxed Charts

The retail giant's deals pushed a number of AAA titles up the charts this week

By Marie Dealessandri

PC market experiences "sharpest decline in nine years"

Shipments were down 12.6% year-on-year during Q2 2022

By Marie Dealessandri

Nintendo to acquire visual production firm Dynamo Pictures

Company to be renamed Nintendo Pictures and work on "visual content utilising Nintendo IP"

By Marie Dealessandri

Resident Evil 2 remake sells 10m

Capcom's survival horror title initially launched in 2019, and most recently on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course reaches 1m units sold

The first DLC for Studio MDHR's hit came out on June 30

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak ships 3m copies

Capcom's latest expansion released on June 14 on PC and Switch

Nintendo confirms new VP of sales, marketing and communications

Devon Pritchard had been acting executive in that role since November 2021

By Marie Dealessandri

Nordisk Games acquires Supermassive

"Having had such a positive experience over the past year it wasn't a difficult decision when Nordisk Games wanted to explore increasing their investment," CEO Pete Samuels said

By Marie Dealessandri

Ubisoft titles pulled from Steam may lock out players who bought them

UPDATE: Decommissioning will only affect online features and DLC, owners will still be able to access games

By Marie Dealessandri

F1 2022 holds steady at No.1 | UK Boxed Charts

Klonoa: Phantasy Reverie Series debuted at No.5

By Marie Dealessandri

Tencent to shut down WeGame app

It won't be available to download from next week, before being retired in September

By Marie Dealessandri

Take-Two issues DMCA takedown against GTA VR modder

"The modifications are not intended to replace their games, nor are they a means of exploiting [their] IP," LukeRoss said

By Marie Dealessandri

Fall Guys reaches 50 million players

Milestone reached two weeks after going free-to-play, having previously hit 20 millions players in just 48 hours

God of War Ragnarök to release this November

Highly anticipated sequel to launch on PS4 and PS5

By Marie Dealessandri

South Africa tightens video game restrictions and classification

"There is no 'All ages' age rating for games," the South African Film and Publication Board said

By Marie Dealessandri

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