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Report: China pushes past US to lead the world in App Store game revenue  
by Alex Wawro [07.25.16]
Mobile market research firm App Annie's latest report suggests that China has finally surpassed the United States to become the world leader in games revenue generated on the iOS App Store.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Games from the trash -- A history of the TRS-80 28
by Dale Dobson [07.25.16]
In this timeless retrospective, Gamasutra pays homage to a system beloved by many but mostly forgotten by everyone else -- except for the game developers who learned on it, or are inspired by it.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Nintendo's stock drops as investors learn it didn't create Pokemon Go 6
by Alex Wawro [07.25.16]
Nintendo's stock value has begun a rapid descent following the company's message to investors last Friday that the remarkable success of Pokemon Go likely won't have much effect on its bottom line.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Telltale's Batman series going social with 'crowd play' 2
by Chris Kerr [07.25.16]
Telltale Games' upcoming Batman: The Telltale Series will debut a new crowd play feature that allows viewers to influence in-game decisions using their smartphones. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Humble Bundle outlines fraud prevention strategy following G2A fiasco  
by Chris Kerr [07.25.16]
Humble Bundle has opened up about how it works to prevent fraud after a recent battle between key reseller G2A and developer TinyBuild raised concerns regarding the bartering of second-hand game keys.
Business/Marketing

Microsoft cuts price of Xbox One with new hardware on the horizon  
by Chris Kerr [07.25.16]
Microsoft has dropped the price of its Xbox One 500GB line-up with the launch of the sleeker Xbox One S on the horizon.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Despite radical success, Pokemon Go won't affect Nintendo's bottom line 1
by Bryant Francis [07.22.16]
Nintendo clarifies that its ownership stake in The Pokemon Company won't be drastically rewriting its financial bottom line.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Trials dev tries something new: Ace the demo, get the game for free 2
by Alex Wawro [07.22.16]
Ubisoft and RedLynx are trying something interesting by (for a limited time) giving free copies of Trials of the Blood Dragon away for free to players who can beat the demo with 15 or fewer faults.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

CD Projekt Red wants Sony to greenlight cross-platform play 8
by Chris Kerr [07.22.16]
The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red has called for Sony to greenlight cross-platform play with Xbox Live.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Over 775K emails stolen in Warframe hack  
by Chris Kerr [07.22.16]
Warframe creator Digital Extreme has revealed that a list containing 775,749 player email addresses was stolen in November 2014.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Pokemon Go is popular but polarizing, according to Nielsen data  
by Alex Wawro [07.21.16]
Surprise: Market research firm Nielsen claims Pokemon Go has quickly become the most interesting and well-liked mobile game in the U.S., even as it registers higher-than-average rejection rates.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: No consoles for old men - Ageism in the game industry 89
by Gamasutra Community [07.21.16]
"I was struck by irony of having several of my games considered being among the best of their time, and yet no game studio or publisher seemed willing even to give me a phone interview."
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

The practical benefits of making games for older folks 8
by Alex Wawro [07.21.16]
In a new feature on how the game industry is overlooking its older members, game designer and Indiecade cofounder Celia Pearce tells Polygon "this isn’t a utopian dream; it’s a business opportunity."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Analysis: Pokemon Go's through-the-roof media coverage 1
by Gamasutra Community [07.21.16]
"While it’s hard to predict how the Pokemon Go hype will develop over the next couple of days, it is already clear that it’s the strongest covered Nintendo title in years and it will almost certainly be the most covered game of 2016.
Business/Marketing

GDC 2017 announces call for submissions  
by Staff [07.21.16]
Heads up game devs: GDC 2017 officials have opened the annual Call for Papers for the GDC 2017 Main Conference, from now through August 18th.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Blog: How I learned to stop worrying and love video game sequels 4
by Gamasutra Community [07.21.16]
"While many gamers have decried the phenomenon of 'sequelitis,' their actual implementation is important and a part of what has led to some of the best games around."
Business/Marketing

Ubisoft talks up NX, hopes to emulate Pokemon Go's success 6
by Chris Kerr [07.21.16]
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says the company has taken note of Pokemon Go's recent triumphs, and hopes to release its own augmented reality mobile title in the future. 
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Crossy Road developer Hipster Whale turns to publishing  
by Chris Kerr [07.21.16]
Crossy Road developer Hipster Whale is making the jump into publishing, describing the move as the "next natural step."
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Sponsored: Mirror's Edge Catalyst - Shattering the Norm 1
by Autodesk [07.20.16]
You may not be ready to run, jump and leap across buildings, but EA DICE's Mirror's Edge Catalyst allows you to unleash your inner Faith Connors and experience the next best thing.
Production, Business/Marketing, Sponsored Article

Don't Miss: How Pac-Man CE reawakened a sleeping giant 1
by Christian Nutt [07.20.16]
With a sequel in the works, now's a good time to read this interview with Pac-Man Championship Edition producer Nobutaka Nakajima and director Tadashi Iguchi about reinvigorating a classic.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing