Valve says Steam’s regional pricing issue runs deeper than exchange rates, pledges to update recommendations more often
Valve has committed to updating its regional pricing recommendations for Steam developers more frequently. The company says this problem is bigger than just foreign exchange rates and should reflect different economic circumstances.
Microsoft to launch Xbox mobile game store, citing Activision Blizzard titles as key to success
Microsoft has quietly revealed that it is working on its own mobile game store to compete with Google and Apple. The company wants to use Activision Blizzard’s hits like Candy Crush and CoD: Mobile to attract players.
Report: Hellena Taylor was offered $15k to reprise her role in Bayonetta 3, but she asked for six figures
The story behind Bayonetta 3’s voiceover and unfair pay seems to be more complicated than Hellena Taylor’s original claims. According to a new report, Platinum Games offered her $15,000, but she asked for much more.
Netflix opens new studio led by former Overwatch producer, considers expansion into cloud gaming
Netflix has no plans to slow down its gaming efforts. The company has announced its possible expansion into cloud gaming and also opened a new internal studio in the US, led by former Overwatch producer.
How much video game voice actors get paid, explained amid Hellena Taylor’s Bayonetta revelations
Hellena Taylor, the original voice actress for Bayonetta, has revealed she was offered only $4,000 for her entire performance. She called for a boycott of the new game, drawing the attention of fans and developers. So let’s take a look at how much video game voice actors actually get paid.
Zach Adams on adding tutorial to Dwarf Fortress with his wife as tester: “We want the world to be able to lose this game”
Dwarf Fortress has one of the highest barriers to entry among all modern games out there. That’s why Bay 12 Games decided to add a tutorial to the upcoming Steam version so that more people could at least enjoy losing.
Report: mobile game developers moving towards self-publishing, making this model essential for M&A success
Pollen VC, which provides developers with credit facilities, has reported that mobile game publishing might become a thing of the past. The study claims that self-publishing capabilities are essential for M&A success.
No More Robots on how region-swapping and cheaper sales from ‘Argentina’ turned Let’s Build a Zoo into global hit
Mike Rose, head of indie publisher No More Robots, has opened up about the region-swap issue where people change regions in digital storefronts in search of cheaper game prices. Here is how it affected the company’s already successful zoo sim Let’s Build a Zoo.
State of Survival players accuse devs of false advertising and misleading in-game prices
FunPlus and KingsGroup Holdings have faced a class action lawsuit from players of their popular mobile game State of Survival. Users accused the developers of falsely advertising limited time sales alongside big prices that never existed.
Unity Asset Store stands with Ukraine, but fails to properly pay hundreds of Ukrainian devs for over 6 months
Unity supports Ukraine-based developers on its Asset Store, but many of them have been experiencing trouble getting money for months. The official payment methods simply stopped working with the start of Russia’s invasion, and the company still doesn’t seem to have found a proper solution.
Iran blocks Clash of Clans over concerns that people might use in-game voice chat to coordinate protests
Clash of Clans, one of Supercell’s biggest hits, has been blocked in Iran. The country’s authorities fear that people may be using voice chats to coordinate protests that have been going for weeks.