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  Riot experiments with permabans to stamp out toxic behavior
image The company is testing a new system in League of Legends that can permanently ban players for "extreme toxicity" like griefing and use of racial or homophobic slurs. Because, c'mon now.
  Facebook has good results on ad uptick, but game payments look weak
image In its latest quarterly results, revenue grew 61 percent year-on-year, but the company's big wins were advertising-related, with game revenues falling for the second straight quarter.
  Get a job: Turbine is hiring a Mobile Software Engineer
image The house responsible for Lord of the Rings Online and the Infinite Crisis MOBA needs a software engineer to work on mobile projects in its Needham, Massachusetts office.
4 Don't Miss: An Architectural Approach to Level Design
image "Architectural techniques and theories for level designers to use in their own work, practical elements of how designers construct space are addressed along with experiential elements of how and why humans interact with this space."
3 Controversial Areal Kickstarter suspended, but dev soldiers on
image Members of the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. team launched a Kickstarter campaign for open-world game Areal -- but it's been kicked off the funding platform amidst irregularities and accusations.
7 Wii U won players over after E3, market report suggests
image GameSpot Trax, the editorial site's analytics and research arm, suggests its readers have dramatically increased their interest in the Wii U following Nintendo's strong showing.
4 How Ubisoft taught a strategy game studio to be a AAA shooter studio Exclusive
image How does Ubisoft develop a game across as many as 10 different studios? Gamasutra speaks to David Polfeldt, managing director of Massive, developers of The Division, to find out.
17 5 nightmares of a modern game designer
image "The Game Designer is the only person who is completely in charge of the game experience... I want to show you five working issues that Game Designers (well, me) experience like a nightmare in a B-movie."
  Lionsgate bolsters its game division with free-to-play studio deal
image Lionsgate continues to chase game development, announcing this week that it has partnered with -- and invested money in -- the newly-minted Finnish F2P developer Next Games.
  5 important facts about the mobile game market
image A new poll of over 10,000 app developers puts into numbers just how challenging the game app market has become.
  Q&A: Jonatan Van Hove launches GDC Europe's first innovation showcase
image Van Hove shares his experience as a European indie developer and his inspiration for working to establish the first-ever European Innovative Games Showcase at GDC Europe 2014 this August.
1 Europe's free-to-play crackdown: Hot air or hot topic?
image Attorney Jas Purewal takes a deep look at the European Commission's four key objectives for mobile games, as adopted by Google and, so far, rejected by Apple.
11 6 key points from the 2014 Indie Salary Report Exclusive
image This is the fifth year for the indie developer salary report, in which we survey non-salaried game developers. 2013 was a mixed bag overall, with some salaries up, some down year-on-year.
7 As mobile takes hold, PC Gaming Alliance changes its name
image The PC Gaming Alliance was founded in 2009 with the purpose of advocating the growth and standardization of games on PC. Now, the non-profit’s mission becomes broader.
18 Blog: Is Amiibo Nintendo’s next costly disaster?
image This blog post outlines threats and weaknesses in Nintendo's "figure platform" Amiibo that may mean that the company can't capitalize on the potential Skylanders' success implies.
5 Prototyping methodology for Assassin's Creed IV's ship battles
image Lead designer Sébastien Lambottin shares the prototyping methodology which lead to Assassin's Creed IV's naval battles -- what he calls a "prototyping library."
  Apple's quarter sees good performance, solid phone sales
image Apple has strong financial performance for its third quarter as iPhone sales are up slightly year-on-year, while iPad sales are down.
11 Microsoft CEO Nadella sticks by Xbox, citing bigger opportunities
image CEO Satya Nadella plans to continue to back Xbox because of the prominence of games in today's software ecosystem, saying, "gaming is the largest digital life category in a mobile-first, cloud-first world."
  Microsoft ships 11.7 million Xbox consoles in 2014, a modest gain
image Full-year results for the company overall show gains, but pre-price drop Xbox One performance doesn't move the needle for the quarter -- or much for the year.
1 EA sees profits rise on the back of strong packaged game sales
image The company is reporting modest growth in both revenue and profits as sales of packaged games like EA Sports UFC overtake digital for the first time in months.
  Get a job: Petroglyph is looking to hire a Network Programmer
image Programmers with experience in game networking technology, take note: Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games is hiring a network programmer to work alongside in its Las Vegas studio.
3 Don't Miss: The beautifully intricate design of Else Heartbreak Exclusive
image Erik Svedäng and Niklas Åkerblad talk Else Heartbreak, a story-driven game set in the fictional harbor town of Dorisburg: "a strange kind of homemade Grand Theft Auto, without any guns or cars."
  Nvidia's new Shield tablet is hardwired to stream games to Twitch
image The 8-inch Android device that's being sold as a means of playing both mobile and streamed PC games in the traditional way -- in front of a live audience on Twitch.
7 A clever method for embedding user-generated content in shared images
image "What if we could build our sharing system on an existing social network, like Twitter? Send vehicle designs in tweets so Twitter would provide us with a reliable hosting solution, plus built-in social sharing and virality."
  GameSalad adds cloud features with Together Games acquisition
image Drag-and-drop, template-based game creation tool gets a useful upgrade thanks to the Together Platform, bringing achievements, leaderboards, chat, and multiplayer.

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