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Blog: How Android devs can make money beyond Google Play 2
by Gamasutra Community [01.27.17]
In this article I'd like to tell you about them and share HeroCraft's experience in alternative game distribution.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Video: Naughty Dog's postmortem of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves  
by Staff [01.27.17]
At GDC 2010, then co-lead game designer Richard Lemarchand earnestly explains the ways in which Naughty Dog faced many entirely new challenges in the creation of their hit game Uncharted 2.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Zenimax wants $4B from Facebook over alleged Oculus tech theft 8
by Alissa McAloon [01.27.17]
The legal battle between Zenimax and Facebook approaches an end as both sides delivered closing argument from on Thursday after weeks of proceedings.
VR, Business/Marketing

Download your copy of the GDC 2017 State of the Industry report!  
by Staff [01.27.17]
Game Developers Conference officials are happy to release the full results of the 5th annual GDC State of the Industry survey, and now you can download a copy of the full report for yourself. 
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

Penny Arcade announces tabletop focused event, PAX Unplugged 1
by Alissa McAloon [01.27.17]
Penny Arcade has opted to bring its popular Penny Arcade Expo event to a fifth location, but this newest show seeks to appeal to a different kind of enthusiast.

SAG-AFTRA president: Voice actor strike entering 'crucial phase' 3
by Chris Kerr [01.27.17]
The U.S. screen actors guild has said its strike against video game companies such as EA, Insomniac, and WB Games is now entering a "crucial phase."
Audio, Production, Business/Marketing

Phil Mansell named COO and acting CEO of Runescape dev, Jagex  
by Chris Kerr [01.27.17]
Runescape developer Jagex has named Phil Mansell as its new COO and acting CEO following the departure of outgoing CEO, Rod Cousens. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Overwatch surpasses 25 million registered players 1
by Chris Kerr [01.27.17]
Blizzard's ever-popular hero shooter Overwatch just surpassed 25 million registered players.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

More game developers laid off by GSN Games  
by Alex Wawro [01.26.17]
Update These cutbacks notably come less than six months after a round of layoffs that included veteran game dev Steve Meretzky, and are believed to encompass a variety of game dev positions.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Blog: Why social gaming was never just a tactic for viral growth 2
by Gamasutra Community [01.26.17]
We posit that casual, social Games are, more often than not, characterized by engaging social gameplay that does a lot more than simply act as a catalyzer for the viral spread of a game.
Design, Business/Marketing

Mad Catz threatened with stock market delisting  
by Alex Wawro [01.26.17]
Embattled game peripheral maker Mad Catz was told by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) last week that it must effect a "sustained improvement in its share price" within six months or be delisted.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Microsoft's games revenue continues to slip due to falling hardware sales  
by Alex Wawro [01.26.17]
Today's the day that Microsoft reports its earnings for the second quarter of its 2017 fiscal year, and while the company's overall finances are up slightly year-over-year, revenue generated by its games business has fallen.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Nintendo of America is hiring a Public Relations Manager  
by Staff [01.26.17]
Nintendo of America is looking for an experienced Public Relations Manager to develop and manage product publicity, foster relationships with key industry influencers, and more in Redwood City, CA.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Catch devs on Pokemon Go, Vainglory and more speaking at GDC 2017's Mobile Summit!  
by Staff [01.26.17]
With GDC 2017 drawing nigh, organizers share details on some great talks at the GDC Mobile Summit from developers working on Pokemon Go, Vainglory, and more!
Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Come to GDC 2017 and see speakers confront their old game dev advice  
by Staff [01.26.17]
At GDC 2017 experienced devs Liz England, Rami Ismail, Lisa Brown, and Daniel Cook will come face-to-face with game dev advice they adamantly stood by several years ago but consider bad ideas today.
Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Square Enix signs multi-game deal with Marvel to create video game universe 1
by Chris Kerr [01.26.17]
Square Enix has struck up a multi-game partnership with Marvel that will see the studio create a "universe gamers can play in for years to come."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Kojima says games and movies must 'converge' to survive 7
by Chris Kerr [01.26.17]
Hideo Kojima has suggested traditional media experiences like video games and movies might not have a future unless find a way to converge and integrate with each other. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Hugo Barra taking charge of team Oculus as Facebook's new VR chief  
by Chris Kerr [01.26.17]
Xiaomi's former vice president of international, Hugo Barra, has been appointed VP of virtual reality at Facebook. 
VR, Business/Marketing

Rooster Teeth Games switches gears to branch into game publishing  
by Alissa McAloon [01.25.17]
After developing and publishing a game based on the animated series RWBY last year, Rooster Teeth has announced that Rooster Teeth Games is branching out to publish games for independent developers.
Indie, Business/Marketing

Blog: A research gallery packed with over 16,000 RPG screenshots 3
by Gamasutra Community [01.25.17]
I've put together a gallery with over 16,000 .png screenshots of almost 400 CRPGs, free for anyone to use. Take a look.
Art, Production, Business/Marketing