Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Gaming

Has 2023 been a good year for new games? | This Week in Business

This Week in Business is our weekly recap column, a collection of stats and quotes from recent stories presented with a dash of opinion (sometimes more than a dash) and intended to shed light on various trends. Check every Friday for a new entry. The end of...

PlayStation Portal has sold out two days after launch

The PlayStation Portal, which launched on November 15, has already sold out in the UK and the US. As noted by Eurogamer, it seems as though scalpers may have hoarded some of the supply as there are already listings for the device (which retails at £199) on...

Strauss Zelnick didn’t say games should be priced per hour, but is he right about their value? | Opinion

A story has been doing the rounds that Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of GTA publisher Take-Two, thinks games should be priced by the hour. This has come from a quote in Take-Two's Q2 earnings call when a Goldman Sachs analyst asked Zelnick for his views on subscription...

Embracing disaster | Opinion

Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox It’s hard not to feel cynical about the state of the games business this year. On one hand, it has been a banner year for games; from much-anticipated sequels to note-perfect...

Spider-Man and Super Mario win in October as console sales fall | UK Monthly Charts

Due to a technical situation at the charts company, we are using GfK data for physical game sales this month. 1.6 million digital games were sold in the UK during October (GSD data), a drop of 24% over the year before. Meanwhile, GfK data shows that physical game...

New York Game Awards to honour Neil Druckmann

Naughty Dog's co-president and head of creative Neil Druckmann will receive the Andrew Yoon Legend Award at the 13th annual New York Game Awards. The Andrew Yoon Legend Award acknowledges those who have shaped the games industry, with past winners including Phil Spencer, Tim Schafer, Hideo...

Fellow Traveller: “It’s a lot easier to start a publisher than to sustain one”

LudoNarraCon has become a staple among games industry events, and is poised to return in 2024, from May 9 to 13, with applications to exhibit or speak at the show now open until December 8, organiser Fellow Traveller announced today. The event celebrated its fifth anniversary earlier...

Studio Folly to donate 10% of Gubbins’ revenue to charity

Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Studio Folly has pledged that 10% of the earnings from its title Gubbins will go to charity. The Australian developer's proceeds will go to The Foundation to Decrease World Suck (TFDWS). The organization...

Outright Games pledges to donate £100,000 on World Children’s Day

Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Outright Games has announced that it will donate up to £100,000 to UNICEF on World Children's Day. The donation will be via digital sales profits generated across 24 hours on November 20. Outright...

Annapurna acquires 24 Bit Games

Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Entertainment company Annapurna has acquired South Africa-based 24 Bit Games. With the acquisition, Annapurna aims to help the games firm expand its proprietary technology and staff. 24 Bit Games was established in 2012,...

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