Publishing

China extends its lead as world’s largest video games market

A new reports from IHS Markit has predicted that the Chinese video game success story is going to become even more important over the next few years. In 2016, the Chinese video game market was worth $25.6bn, and this is expected to grow to $29bn this year. This makes it …

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Facebook introduces Rewarded Video ads

Games publishers now have the option of utilising Rewarded Video in their Facebook titles. You may not be familiar with the term but you’ve very possibly encountered the system in mobile games. Rewarded Videos offer players the chance to watch a video ad in return for some sort of in-game …

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Blizzard is reducing Overwatch duplicates, alter Hearthstone card packs

The RNG lottery that is Overwatch Loot Boxes and Heartstone card packs is about to get a little kinder. Overwatch players have long lamented the frequency with which duplicates seem to crop up. Now game director Jeff Kaplan has said via an update video that the rate of duplicates is …

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Team 17 recognised by Sunday Times BDO

UK games stalwart Team 17 has been named as One to Recognise” by The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100. The BDO ranks Britain’s fastest growing 100 companies and is published by the paper each April, with an awards event taking place in June. The One to Recognise award is …

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Konami faces fresh allegations about poor treatment of staff

Almost two years on from a damning report about life for Konami workers, fresh allegations have been made about the company’s treatment of its workforce. Specifically, it has been alleged that Konami makes a pro-active effort to prevent former workers from gaining new employment. Nikkei reports that a former Kojima …

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