Prepare for GDC16, don’t miss the new addition to the Emmy Awards and say big congrats to Supercell!

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Enjoy the weekend and get up to speed with this week’s gaming and tech industry news!

Supercell chief executive Ilkka Paananen announced on Twitter that the Finnish company has hit 100 million daily active players who play its four games Supercell hits 100M daily players with just four mobile games

At least four major video game publishers have dropped out of the giant gaming extravaganza held each year in Los Angeles in June. What does Rich Taylor, senior VP of communications at the Entertainment Software Association, has to say about that? E3’s organizer says that its show isn’t dead yet

A very impressive figure provided by Digi-Capital. We wonder how the rest of the year will turn out! AR/VR investments hit $1.1B in first two months of 2016, already beating last year’s total

What do Fargo, Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul and Scare PewDiePie have in common? They could all be nominated for an Emmy Award this year!  YouTube creators can now be nominated for Emmy Awards

“Sorry I’m late to the party guys I was busy cashing my 80 million video game check & transferring 53 million into our joint account”. Classy as always, Kim!  Kim Kardashian banks $80 million from Glu Mobile’s game

Casual game publisher Wooga is branching out into hardcore mobile games with the creation of a new studio. Wooga announces new studio Black Anvil Games to make hardcore mobile games

Matcherino has figured out a way to get spectators and pro gamers alike more engaged in esports. It has created a platform where fans can nominate players for show matches and then does everything to make that match happen. Matcherino lets esports fans create their own grudge matches with crowdfunded prizes

The world’s most influential development event turns the big 3-0 this year. Meggan Scavio, GM of the Game Developers Conference events, explains how the show has changed in the last three decades – and why it plans to stick around for the next three  History trip: A look back at 30 years of GDC

GDC in San Francisco is the most important industry event of the year, however it also demands allot of mental and physical resources from you to both prepare and shine at the event. GDC survival guide for indies and first timers

Electronic sports – or eSports – have seen a great deal of growth in 2015 when it comes to the number of games, players and the monetary value of the industry. So, what can we expect to see on the professional video gaming market this year? The eSports Trends that Will Shape 2016

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