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  Former Rockstar North chief Leslie Benzies establishes new studio
image Former Rockstar North president and Grand Theft Auto V producer Leslie Benzies is trying to engineer a move back into the games industry after allegedly being forced out of Rockstar.
  Blog: Breaking down the percentage of female players by genre
image Using data from over 270,000 gamers, we’ve put together some findings on the percentage of female gamers across game genres.
4 Video Game Deep Cuts: Werewolves vs. Obamacare
image The latest Video Game Deep Cuts, picking the smartest longform video game articles and videos of the week, looks at Werewolves Within, Obamacare & indies, and lots more.
1 We did some live quest design with RPG developer Tanya Short
image We asked creative director Tanya Short to hang out with us and show us what it might be like to make a quest for The Shrouded Isle.
  Heads up, devs: It's Global Game Jam time this weekend
image The eighth annual Global Game Jam is happening this weekend, and countless developers are expected to gather at locations around the world to jam on a game based on a secret (for the moment) theme.
5 Devs preparing for protests celebrate games' power to aid positive change
image "I keep making games," game designer Alex Zandra Van Chestein tells Waypoint. "it's important now more than ever to fill the world with positive representation and inclusive works."
1 Blog: How Twitch approached A/B testing using staged rollouts
image An overview of how Twitch uses staged rollouts to perform experiments, biases we found, and the methods we use for significance testing.
1 On its 10th birthday, Viking Squad dev Slick joins forces with Klei
image Today the folks at Slick Entertainment are celebrating ten years in business and announcing a big change: the studio is joining fellow Vancouver-based indie studio Klei Entertainment.
  Get a job: Sucker Punch is hiring a Senior Character Artist
image Sucker Punch is looking for a Senior Character Artist with strong human sculpting skills and an understanding of both human and animal anatomy to create highly realistic characters in Bellevue, WA.
  Learn from devs on Cuphead, Overwatch and more at GDC 2017's Animation Bootcamp
image Artists and animators, take note: GDC 2017 organizers remind you to check out all the great talks taking place during the day-long Animation Bootcamp that helps kick off next month's conference.
1 The U.S. video game industry pulled $30.4B in revenue last year
image Total consumer spending in 2016 rose just slightly from 2015, according to data released by the Entertainment Software Association and the NPD Group.
  GDC State of the Industry: Most devs think mobile VR/AR is the future
image We continue our deep dive into the survey findings to gauge where game developers feel the future of VR/AR is headed, and -- just out of curiousity -- how often they feel sick or nauseous in VR.
7 Don't Miss: How Superhot (and 6 more games) grew from jam prototypes
image Game jams aren't just a way to try out new ideas and unclog your creativity--they can also result in viable commercial products! We looked for lessons in several jam titles that made it to market.
4 Steam now supports some fight sticks and a variety of Xbox controllers
image A handful of new controllers are now officially supported by Steam’s built-in configurator, including several Xbox gamepads and some third-party PlayStation 4 controllers.
  Go behind the scenes of Hyper Light Drifter's development at GDC 2017!
image At GDC 2017 Hyper Light Drifter devs Alex Preston and Teddy Diefenbach will take you deep behind the journey of creating their indie success, from the design to the nitty-gritty business end.
  Join us for a live quest design session with RPG dev Tanya Short at 3PM EST
image We'll be streaming some live game design from the Gamasutra Twitch channel today at 3PM EST.
  Playdead co-founder forced to cash out $7.2M in shares and depart studio
image New details have emerged that shed more light on the reasons behind Dino Patti's departure from Limbo creator Playdead. 
  Road to the IGF: Raw Fury's GoNNER
image GoNNER is a challenging sidescrolling roguelike shooter that emits whistles, pops, clicks, and other silly noises as the player moves along. It's been nominated for IGF Excellence in Audio award.
  Tim Sweeney to be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC 2017
image Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC 2017!
  Road to the IGF: Michael Brough's Imbroglio
image Gamasutra catches up with indie game developer Michael Brough to chew the game design fat and chat about his IGF-nominated roguelike, Imbroglio.
  Blog: Media coverage analysis - Nintendo Switch January event
image ICO Partners founder Thomas Bidaux looks into the coverage of the Nintendo Switch event and serves up some interesting stats.
  CloudGate Studio shows how to achieve 'full body awareness' in VR
image Virtual reality outfit CloudGate Studio has being experimenting with full body awareness in VR, and the results are impressive. 
1 Breath of the Wild will be Nintendo's final Wii U game
image Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the final first-party title to arrive on the Wii U, according to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. 
9 The MOBA experiment, part I - Awesomenauts
image I'm not a fan of MOBA games, but became a fan of Awesomenauts. Does this mean the game acted as an entry point to the genre, or is it just a matter of liking or not particular games?
2 Blog: Breaking down Political Animals' sales figures.
image Squeaky Wheel CEO Ryan Sumo looks at the sales figures for turn-based strategy game, Political Animals.

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4 Video Game Deep Cuts: Werewolves vs. Obamacare
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7 Beyond 50/50: Breaking Down The Percentage of Female Gamers by Genre
by Nick Yee
Using data from over 270,000 gamers, we’ve put together some findings on the percentage of female...
5 Meaning and choice, or how to design decisions that feel intimately difficult
by Kuba Stokalski
How do you design emotionally meaningful decisions? This post aims to explore a dissonance in player...
9 The MOBA Experiment, Part I: Awesomenauts
by Stanislav Costiuc
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  Media coverage analysis – Nintendo Switch January event
by Thomas Bidaux
A look into the coverage of the Nintendo Switch event.

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How to Design Your 'One Page'
image Need to quickly pitch your game idea to a professor, partner, or publisher? Try writing a 'One Page' document using these tips from David Osorio.
The Value of Making Smaller Games, Faster
image Nathan Meunier argues in favor of smaller-scale development for indie designers, using his recent game Missile Cards as an example.
Training Design Students to Tackle Art Issues with Prototypes
image KDU UC professor Hilmy Rahim recalls a series of projects in which game design students triumphed over challenges stemming from limited or unusable art assets.
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