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Marie Dealessandri, Academy Writer

Marie Dealessandri joined mylku.biz as its first Academy writer in October 2019. After living and working as a journalist in France and Canada, she entrenched herself in the UK games industry in 2015, working for B2B magazine MCV. She can be found occasionally tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate and the Dead Cells soundtrack.

Recent articles by Marie Dealessandri

Coping with impostor syndrome

Zynga's Phuong Phillips explains what companies can do to help their staff suffering from impostor syndrome, and gives tips for those who constantly fear they are a fraud

By Marie Dealessandri

Apple attempts to block Epic from calling witnesses in antitrust trial

Update: District Judge denied Apple's demands, saying Epic didn't breach disclosure requirements

By Marie Dealessandri

Capcom confirms no credit card information was accessed during ransomware attack

The Japanese firm's internal systems are now "near to completely restored"

By Marie Dealessandri

GameStop reportedly looking for new CEO

Sources close to the matter said the retailer's board has already contacted potential candidates

By Marie Dealessandri

Court overturns ruling against Quantic Dream over unfair dismissal

Quantic Dream also shared a statement to "set the record straight," dismissing all allegations of toxic culture

By Marie Dealessandri

Nintendo to focus more on original IP

"New game series as well as long-sellers such as Mario and Zelda" will be the focal point going forward, president Shuntaro Furukawa says

By Marie Dealessandri

Tripledot Studios raises $78 million

"The funding round will allow us to accelerate our growth by acquiring studios that can benefit from our expertise"

By Marie Dealessandri

Outright Games' Q4 2020 revenue skyrockets to £22m

The publisher saw a 75% growth year-on-year, boosted by the release of Paw Patrol, TrollHunters, and Transformers titles

Netflix lands streaming deal for Sony films, including Uncharted

All Sony Pictures films from 2022 will be available on the streaming platform after their initial theatrical release

By Marie Dealessandri

Muslim advocacy group calls on platform holders to not sell Six Days in Fallujah

CAIR asked Sony, Microsoft, and Valve to not distribute "an Arab murder simulator that will only normalize violence against Muslims in America and around the world"

By Marie Dealessandri

Dontnod moves into third-party publishing

The studio's first project as a publisher will be an original creation from Danish studio PortaPlay

By Marie Dealessandri

In-game spending on iPhone grew 43% in 2020 in the US

User spending for the games category reached an average of $76.80 last year

By Marie Dealessandri

Microsoft adds touch controls to Xbox Cloud Gaming titles

Over 50 games can now be played with an Android device instead of a controller

By Marie Dealessandri

Tencent's Timi Studios reportedly earned $10bn in 2020

The Honor of Kings studio is the world's biggest developer, Reuters reported

By Marie Dealessandri

Loot boxes reported "structurally and psychologically akin to gambling"

Update: "The UK games industry has already taken action in regards to concerns around loot boxes," a UKIE spokesperson reacted

By Marie Dealessandri

Keywords opens new recording studio in Paris

The studio, focusing on audio localisation, includes 11 recording booths

Brazil launches inquiry to ban loot boxes

Companies selling loot boxes could be facing a daily fine of up to $700,000

By Marie Dealessandri

Ubisoft acquires anti-cheat developer GameBlocks

The acquisition was made by subsidiary i3D.net, which will integrate GameBlocks' middleware into its hosting platform

FBI investigating match fixing in CS:GO

The law enforcement agency is reportedly working with the Esports Integrity Commission on a case looking at the North American MDL

By Marie Dealessandri

Play Ventures raises $135m to invest in game studios

Indian startup All Star Games has already received $1.5 million from the new funding round

By Marie Dealessandri

IronSource's Supersonic Studios opens Chinese office

"[We] want to bring our expertise to all developers in China who are looking for a long-term publishing partner"

By Marie Dealessandri

nDreams unveils initiative to diversify UK talent pipeline

The nDreams Academy will include internships, graduate placements, apprenticeships and work experience opportunities

An introduction to UX writing for mobile

King's Patricia Gómez Jurado shares good practices around crafting user experience copy for casual mobile games

By Marie Dealessandri

Nielsen to close down SuperData

Games insights will be rolled into Nielsen Sports' products and services

By Marie Dealessandri

Mobile games revenue growth remains higher than pre-pandemic levels

But downloads have fallen lower than they were before March 2020, Sensor Tower reports

By Marie Dealessandri

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