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GDC 2024 begins with keynote on diversity and inclusivity

GDC 2024 begins with keynote on diversity and inclusivity

Old habits die hard in the business of game development, and industry figureheads are making a point of calling for more inclusivity at this year’s conference and beyond. The annual Game Development Conference kicked off yesterday, and thousands will be attending to partake in the week’s round-tables, lectures, tutorials, and award shows. Setting the tone for the rest of the expo, the keynote for 2024 opened with a session about...

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Warner Bros. Discovery to double down on live-service games

Warner Bros. Discovery to double down on live-service games

Despite the publisher releasing Hogwarts Legacy last year to great success, Warner Bros. Discovery’s head of gaming says live-services and mobile will be its main focus moving forward. If you’re into video games, it’s likely you picked up - or at least saw gameplay of - Hogwarts Legacy last year. Despite some controversy surrounding the title and its association with JK Rowling, it was the best-selling game of 2023 in the...

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What’s up with the constant gaming layoffs in 2024?

What’s up with the constant gaming layoffs in 2024?

The gaming industry has never exactly been synonymous with job security, but what is causing this unprecedented amount of layoffs in 2024? By 2027, the gaming industry is slated to be worth a staggering $282 billion. That said, what on Earth is going on with the continuous layoffs being reported across major publishers? Sony is the latest in a slew of gaming giants to let hundreds of staff members go in...

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Disney invests $1.5bn in Epic Games to create new Fortnite universe

Disney invests $1.5bn in Epic Games to create new Fortnite universe

Disney has just secured a $1.5bn stake in Epic Games to develop a new Fortnite universe incorporating all of its major properties – including Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, ESPN, and more. Epic Games has done it again! The latest major coup for the publisher comes in the form of a hefty $1.5bn investment sum from Disney, and surprise, Fortnite is at the heart of the deal. The entertainment giant’s minority stake will...

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