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GOG drops Fair Price Package program, blames rising dev revenue shares  
by Chris Kerr [02.27.19]
"With an increasing share paid to developers, our cut gets smaller. However, we look at it, at the end of the day we are a store and need to make sure we sell games without a loss."
Business/Marketing

Blog: How to prepare for your first game expo  
by Gamasutra Community [02.27.19]
I wanted to put together a checklist and summary that offers some pointers on how to prepare for your first game expo.
Business/Marketing

Sponsored Content
Make the most of your crowdfunding success!  
by Xsolla [02.27.19]
How do you seamlessly transition from your successful crowdfunding campaign to your own platform? Xsolla Store is the solution.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, Sponsored Article

Skybound cuts ties with Overkill's The Walking Dead devs mid-release  
by Alex Wawro [02.26.19]
Update Overkill's The Walking Dead debuted on PC last November, and console versions were originally launching early this month -- but now license-holder Skybound is washing its hands of the project.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Funcom enters partnership with Legendary to create Dune games 1
by Emma Kidwell [02.26.19]
Funcom released the financial report for its fourth quarter earlier today, saying that it was the most profitable year in the company's history.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

THQ Nordic inexplicably hosts AMA in a notorious internet cesspool 11
by Kris Graft [02.26.19]
THQ Nordic found itself in a public relations predicament after deciding to hold an AMA on notorious internet cesspool 8chan, leaving many game devs confused and upset.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Watch these devs compete to make the best game pitch at GDC Pitch 2019!  
by Staff [02.26.19]
GDC Pitch is a special event where select GDC Play devs hone their game-pitching skills in front of a panel of expert judges -- as well as a live audience! 
Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

Microsoft CEO defends 'principled and democratic' HoloLens military contract 2
by Chris Kerr [02.26.19]
"We made a principled decision that we're not going to withhold technology from institutions that we have elected in democracies to protect the freedoms we enjoy."
VR, Business/Marketing

Ebba Ljungerud's grand strategy: A chat with Paradox's CEO 2
by Kris Graft [02.26.19]
Paradox Interactive CEO Ebba Ljungerud tells Gamasutra how she will guide the future the company with a focus on improved game accessibility and creative empowerment.
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

Employees urge Microsoft to pull HoloLens military contract 4
by Emma Kidwell [02.25.19]
Employees at Microsoft are calling for the company to cancel a multimillion dollar contract which would allow the U.S. Army to use the HoloLens during combat. 
Business/Marketing

GOG lays off a dozen employees over reported financial strain 3
by Emma Kidwell [02.25.19]
The digital storefront GOG laid off about a dozen staff last week.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Brexit has fostered a culture of fear among British game devs  
by Emma Kidwell [02.25.19]
British game developers speaking with Variety offer some insight into the uncertainty that has formed within studios and among developers over the last two-and-a-half years since the Brexit decision.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Attend GDC 2019 and get a data-driven look at why people play games!  
by Staff [02.25.19]
Quantic Foundry cofounder Nick Yee will break down the data gathered from a survey of over 400,000 game players at GDC 2019!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC

FTC to begin loot box investigation with public workshop 1
by Chris Kerr [02.25.19]
"A workshop could help elicit information to guide subsequent consumer outreach, which could include a consumer alert."
Production, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Devotion Of An Art Sqool Hades  
by Gamasutra Staff [02.24.19]
This week's highlights include a look at smash hit Taiwanese horror game Devotion, quirky AI art tutoring game Art Sqool, and the latest behind-the-scenes video on Supergiant's Early Access title Hades.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

EA and Activision Blizzard CEOs featured in 'The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs' report 3
by Alissa McAloon [02.22.19]
The chief executive officers of two major video game companies have found their way onto a report that uses pay data to call out pay disparities in publicly traded American companies.
Business/Marketing

Report: EA makes layoffs at Australian mobile studio FireMonkeys  
by Chris Kerr [02.22.19]
Between 40 to 50 staffers have reportedly been laid off, and remaining workers are apparently operating under the belief that the entire studio will soon be closed down.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Lessons and stats from my third year as an indie dev 1
by Gamasutra Community [02.22.19]
Let's take a look at my third year as an indie developer, assessing what worked, what didn't, and what I've learned.
Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Avalanche co-founder Christofer Sundberg is leaving the studio  
by Chris Kerr [02.22.19]
Sundberg, who also serves as chief creative officer, announced his departure on Twitter yesterday, and said he'll be stepping down at the end of April. 
Business/Marketing

Nintendo of America head Reggie Fils-Aime retires, Bowser taking over 5
by Alissa McAloon [02.21.19]
Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s longtime president and chief operating officer is retiring after more than 15 years with the company.
Business/Marketing