PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles spurred a 4% increase in sales in the EMEAA games markets. While 2021 EMEAA software sales wane from their peak pandemic sales, FIFA 21, Grand Theft Auto 5, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War top the list for GSD EMEAA H1 2021 Top 20 Games.
UK company, Belong is set to open its first gaming arena in the US this month just outside Houston, Texas. The Overwatch League team, Houston Outlaws, is already partnering with the arena to schedule activities. Plans are to open 300 Belong gaming centers across the US within the next five years.
Jagex’s Jody Zarkos joins a GI panel with Timbre Studios and Rogue Games members to share their experience on how to improve Onboarding. In addition, panel members discuss the best ways to transition new hires to productive teammates while working remotely. Zarkos says that Jagex wants new employees to feel “connected to their team members, supported by their manager,” and “empowered in their role.”