This Week in the Games Industry: 2/4/2019 – 2/10/2019

Tomb Raider and Just Cause fail to offset wider declines at Square Enix https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-02-06-tomb-raider-and-just-cause-fail-to-offset-wider-declines-at-square-enix Slim year at Square-Enix. Let’s hope Kingdom Hearts III pulls the numbers they need. Zynga “turnaround now complete” as dev posts record mobile performance for 2018 https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-02-07-zynga-turnaround-now-complete-as-dev-posts-record-mobile-revenue Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational mobile game developer. Microsoft […]

This Week in the Games Industry: 1/28/2019 – 2/3/2019

Tencent uses model’s likeness for Ring of Elysium without permissionhttp://gamasutra.com/view/news/335223/Tencent_uses_models_likeness_for_Ring_of_Elysium_without_permission.phpThis one is pretty blatant. If they led with the in-game 3D model maybe they’d have a counter argument, but the character portrait is a straight-up photoshop job on one of the model’s images. Metro Exodus for PC skipping Steam for Epic Games storehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-28-metro-exodus-for-pc-launching-exclusively-on-epic-games-storeEpic continues to […]

This Week in the Games Industry: 1/21/2019 – 1/27/2019

Adobe acquires Substance toolkit creator Allegorithmic http://gamasutra.com/view/news/334987/Adobe_acquires_Substance_toolkit_creator_Allegorithmic.php The big question is: does this mean I will be paying more or less for my suite of game dev tools? Square Enix trademarks terms for Octopath Traveler’s visual style https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-22-square-enix-trademarks-terms-for-octopath-travelers-visual-style At least it’s not a trademark on “Edge” for characterization of RPG protagonists. So You Want To […]