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Meggan Scavio named president of the AIAS
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Wired Productions to support mental health charity TakeThis
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Nintendo’s earnings buoyed by strong Switch console and game sales
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PUBG to hold first LAN eSports event at Gamescom
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No, digital isn't cannibalizing retail - NPD
Game Industry International • Editor, James Brightman
Blizzard pledges crackdown on abusive and antisocial Overwatch players
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Flash support will end in 2020, Adobe says
Game Industry International
Nintendo Switch hit 4.7 million shipped in fiscal Q1
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GTA V is UK's best-selling boxed game in 2017 (so far)
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Here’s the schedule for when Legendary Pokémon will come and go in Pokémon GO
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Meggan Scavio named president of the AIAS
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Meggan Scavio is the new president and CEO of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, which will put the former general manager of GDC Events in charge of the D.I.C.E. conferences. Scavio departed UBM, the parent company of GDC, in May...
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Wired Productions to support mental health charity TakeThis
Game Industry International
Games publisher and developer Wired Productions says it will be spending the next year supporting non-profit charity TakeThis. TakeThis was set-up to provide education about various mental health disorders and to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Wired says it will...
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Nintendo’s earnings buoyed by strong Switch console and game sales
TechCrunchDarrell Etherington
Nintendo is selling its new Switch console as fast as it can make them, with 1.97 million sold during the quarter ended in June, which the company just reported. The total Switch sales to date now stand at 4.7 million, which is...
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PUBG to hold first LAN eSports event at Gamescom
Game Industry International
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No, digital isn't cannibalizing retail - NPD
Game Industry InternationalEditor, James Brightman
It's been over a year now since The NPD Group kicked off its digital games tracking service for the US. It was a monumental task to get the major players to actually participate in digital reporting, and during the five years leading...
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Blizzard pledges crackdown on abusive and antisocial Overwatch players
Game Industry International
Blizzard will take a tougher stance on antisocial and abusive players, promising a range of new features and punishments for its popular online shooter Overwatch. In a post on the Battle.net forums, Blizzard stated that "play nice; play fair" has always been...
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Flash support will end in 2020, Adobe says
Game Industry International
Adobe will stop updating and distributing Flash Player by the end of 2020, signalling the end for the once ubiquitous multimedia technology. Adobe has asked content creators - which include a significant number of game developers - to migrate their content to...
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Nintendo Switch hit 4.7 million shipped in fiscal Q1
Game Industry International
Nintendo had shipped 4.7 million units of its Switch console by the end of June, with Mario Kart 8 leading the software charge with 3.54 million units sold in worldwide. In the three month period that ended on June 30, 2017, Nintendo...
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GTA V is UK's best-selling boxed game in 2017 (so far)
Game Industry International
334,000 physical boxed copies of Grand Theft Auto V has been sold in the UK this year alone, making it the UK's best-selling video game so far in 2017. That's over three and a half years since it was released on PS3...
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Here’s the schedule for when Legendary Pokémon will come and go in Pokémon GO
TechCrunchGreg Kumparak
Ever since the first Legendary Pokémon (read: ultra strong, ultra rare Pokémon that require groups of 10-20 players to capture) appeared in Pokémon GO shortly after the upset that was GO Fest, one thing has remained unclear: were the Legendaries here to...
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