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PlayStation and chat platform Discord to join forces following Sony investment

Sony has invested in the popular communication software company, with the aim to create integration with PlayStation consoles.

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Game developers want fairer revenue share, survey reveals

Working during a pandemic, revenue share with platform holders, unionisation, and platform preference: these were the hot topics covered in…

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Microsoft making big changes to PC gaming, increasing developer revenue

Microsoft has updated its position on PC gaming and increased the revenue share for developers on its PC storefront.

Monetisation in games is the subject of the Four Corners report
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Four Corners report to focus on predatory videogame monetisation

Videogame monetisation schemes such as loot boxes and microtransactions to be the focus on the ABC current affairs program.

GCAP is returning in 2021
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Games Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) returning in 2021, dates announced

After 2020's conference offered 'pathways to connect' online, GCAP and the AGDAs are back in person, with dates announced for…

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PlayStation records most profitable year in history

PS5 shortages and COVID-19 didn't stop Sony's gaming division from recording its most profitable year in its 27-year history.

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New Xbox consoles, Minecraft, and Game Pass drive huge growth for Microsoft

Xbox Series X/S consoles saw hardware revenue grow by a massive 232%, and Minecraft users hit 140 million.

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Videogame developer Respawn wins historic Oscar for 'Colette' short documentary

Among the winners at the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony were Facebook-owned tech giant Oculus and Electronic Arts studio, Respawn

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NZ Games Festival: 'The Pavs' Awards winners and nominees 2021

Antifascist photography game Umurangi Generation cleaned up at NZ Games Fest's annual awards this year, with nods going to Best…

Itch.io is coming to Epic Games Store
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Epic Games Store welcomes indie platform Itch.io, other apps too

The distribution platform of choice for small, independent game developers coming to a major storefront in an interesting move.

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