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Will the Switch outsell the Wii U? Gamasutra staff weighs in 10
by Gamasutra Staff [01.13.17]
Will the Switch outperform the disappointing WiiU? Is the price right? Are the games that were teased sufficiently appealing? Gamasutra staffers weigh in with their take.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

How are we feeling about the Nintendo Switch's prospects?  
by Staff [01.13.17]
Since it's what most of us were talking about anyway, Gamasutra's editorial team hopped on Twitch to hash out what the Switch's debut might mean for players, developers, and Nintendo itself.
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing, Video

Report: Nintendo takes a pass on Switch supporting Miiverse/StreetPass 1
by Alex Wawro [01.13.17]
Nintendo has reportedly told GamesBeat that its upcoming Switch console isn't expected to tap into the company's long-established StreetPass or Miiverse social networking systems.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Switch marks the end of Nintendo's mainstream console aspirations (and that's ok) 6
by Staff [01.13.17]
We've learned a lot about the Switch this week, but this post from October still rings true about how Nintendo's departure from its mainstream home console aspirations makes complete sense.
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

Nintendo stock value dips following Switch showcase 10
by Alissa McAloon [01.13.17]
Nintendo revealed more details about its upcoming console-handheld hybrid gaming system late Thursday night, but something about the Switch has failed to inspire investors.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

What do you think about the Nintendo Switch? Tell us today at 3PM EST  
by Bryant Francis [01.13.17]
We're streaming a live discussion about what's up with the Nintendo Switch today at 3PM EST. Come chat with us!
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

GameStop CEO laments 'disappointing' holiday period as sales tumble 4
by Chris Kerr [01.13.17]
GameStop has posted its sales results for the nine-week holiday period ending December 31, 2016, and they don't make for particularly good reading. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Yoot Saito is coming to GDC 2017 to present a Classic Game Postmortem of Seaman!  
by Staff [01.13.17]
Yutaka “Yoot” Saito, the talented game designer known for his idiosyncratic approach to game dev, will be delivering a Classic Game Postmortem on his remarkable Dreamcast game Seaman at GDC 2017!
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Rocket League player count surpasses 25 million 3
by Chris Kerr [01.13.17]
Psyonix's frantic vehicular soccer sim, Rocket League, now has over 25 million players. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: What to expect from video game cybersecurity In 2017 2
by Gamasutra Community [01.13.17]
Matt Cook shares his predictions for cybersecurity in online games for 2017, and discusses potential threats for the coming year.
Design, Business/Marketing

Zelda: Breath of the Wild launching simultaneously with Nintendo Switch 2
by Kris Graft [01.13.17]
On Thursday night, Nintendo touted a pipeline of games in development for its upcoming Nintendo Switch console. But it's launch day Zelda that was the biggest news.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Nintendo will launch paid online game service this fall 2
by Kris Graft [01.13.17]
Nintendo on Thursday night said it would be offering a paid online game service this fall for the upcoming Nintendo Switch.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Nintendo Switch goes region-free 2
by Kris Graft [01.12.17]
On Thursday night Nintendo confirmed details of its upcoming Switch home console, including the fact that “in general,” Switch software will be region-free.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Nintendo Switch official launch price, release date announced 23
by Kris Graft [01.12.17]
On Thursday night, Nintendo offered a more detailed rundown of its upcoming Nintendo Switch console.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Watch Nintendo's livestreamed Switch briefing here at 11 PM ET  
by Staff [01.12.17]
If you're at all curious about Nintendo's new hardware, you can tune into this stream at 8 PM Pacific/11 PM Eastern tonight to see what else the company has to say about the platform. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Blog: Exhibiting my game on a shoestring budget 5
by Gamasutra Community [01.12.17]
A detailed postmortem of how I managed to showcase my indie game at MAGFest without breaking the bank.
Business/Marketing

Sony shutters Guerrilla Games Cambridge  
by Chris Kerr [01.12.17]
Sony has confirmed it plans to shut down Guerrilla Games Cambridge, the studio behind PlayStation VR launch title RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, and layoff all employees. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

To help players train, Riot adds debug-esque 'Practice Tool' to League  
by Alex Wawro [01.11.17]
Riot Games is gearing up to add a new "Practice Tool" to League of Legends, a single-player mode that affords players remarkable game state editing tools they can use to quickly practice strategies.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Jam City co-founder reflects on monetization lessons learned from MySpace  
by Alissa McAloon [01.11.17]
Chris DeWolfe, co-founder of both Jam City and MySpace, shares how his experiences with the former social media giant informed the decisions he made with Jam City's free-to-play games.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

All Systems No: Come to GDC 2017 and learn from Brigador's troubled launch  
by Staff [01.11.17]
At GDC 2017, Stellar Jockey's Hugh Monahan aims to break down all the details of what he calls the well-reviewed Brigador's "doomed release" in an easy hour.
Indie, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC