- Katamari and Noby Noby Boy creator Keita Takahashi takes a break from designing playgrounds in order to help develop MMOG Glitch.
- Trade association TIGA warns that the UK is facing a skills shortage as more developers are tempted abroad.
- CCP reveals that its upcoming MMOFPS Dust 514 will require a cover charge in order to play.
- German online games giant Bigpoint announces a partnership with Spil Games which will see certain titles distributed across Spil's 130 million player-strong platform.
- Market research firm NPD widens its net to account for used sales, DLC and mobile and ascertains that US consumers spent $5.9 billion on videogames in the first quarter of 2011.
- EA publishes a list of Battlefield 3 distributors from which Steam is conspicuously absent.
- Free-to-play revenues overtake those of premium in the App Store for the first time, according to mobile analytics and advertising network specialist Flurry.
- Sony's Shuhei Yoshida warns that the game industry is in danger of stalling if small, creative 'garage developers' aren't supported.
- The maker of Portuguese First World War-themed board game Trench, who's trademark is preventing the European release of Double Fine's Trenched, says he's prepared to fight.
- Bioshock developer Irrational has no plans for Wii U, according to company co-founder Ken Levine.
- Electronic Arts continues its social expansion by acquiring developer Ohai, responsible for Facebook MMOG City Of Eternals.
- Of course, a movie adaptation of Space Invaders is what we've all been waiting for, and now film producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Gigi Pritker are making it a reality.
- Microsoft admits Windows Phone 7 is struggling, CEO Steve Ballmer saying that the company's mobile business has "gone from very small to very small".
- Ubisoft acquires free-to-play developer Owlient, continuing its drive to expand its online expertise and infrastructure.
- Trip Hawkins suggests that platform holders tight control is keeping the game industry in a "feudal dark age".
- EA acquires PopCap for an initial $750 million, with potential sales target-driven option.
- On the same day as acquiring PopCap, EA announces that it will be "retiring" several online games in the coming months.
- Michigan caps its games tax relief to $25 million.
- New machine-learning technique could greatly improve AI design process, as demonstrated by a computer which reads the manual before winning games of Civilization.
- Sony fixes the issues surrounding free one-month subscriptions to PlayStation Plus.
- Microsoft, Zynga and Facebook prepare to face off in a StarCraft II tournament.
- Google revamps its Android Market.
- Edge summer sale offers new subscribers six issues for free.
- Sony announces its intention to invest $20 million in PSN exclusives.
- Apple raises UK App Store prices in line with exchange rate, while Australia and Japan see reductions.
- Japan's online game market grows by three per cent according to Japan Online Game Association.
- While discussing the XCOM reboot 2K president Christoph Hartmann says he thinks turn-based strategy games are no longer contemporary.
- LA Noire lead defends Team Bondi working practices in an open letter to the IGDA.
- Rovio says it thinks it's worth more than PopCap.
- It is revealed that free-to-play APB Reloaded will also get a retail release.
- Netflix comes to 3DS ahead of Nintendo Video.
- Ubisoft rumoured to be introducing online pass system with Driver: San Francisco.
- Crytek's Cervat Yerli says he thinks Sony's Vita will have a hard time, and may even be too late.
- Developers behind Bulletstorm and Witcher form new Polish development studio Flying Wild Hog.
- Nintendo reveals that 3DS was outsold by DS in June.
- Just Dance 2 becomes Wii's best-selling thirdparty game.
- THQ's UK studio is shuttered after consultancy period, resulting in 36 redundancies.
- Halo designer Jaime Griesemer joins Infamous developer Sucker Punch.
- Blizzard makes Real ID Party available for testing in World Of Warcraft.