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Updates » Business/Marketing
Get a job: Digital Extremes is looking for a Product Marketing Manager  
by Staff [10.04.18]
As Product Marketing Manager you will be responsible for the inbound and outbound marketing activities for the company's published games.
Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Michael Gallagher is stepping down as CEO of the ESA  
by Alissa McAloon [10.04.18]
Michael Gallagher is leaving his post as the CEO and president of the Entertainment Software Association after over a decade with the organization
Business/Marketing

Report: Telltale Games lays off remaining 'skeleton crew' 4
by Bryant Francis [10.04.18]
If reports are correct, Telltale Games' "studio majority closure" is edging closer to being a full shutdown.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Report: Telltale wants another studio (and ex-The Walking Dead devs) to finish the game  
by Alissa McAloon [10.04.18]
Sources speaking to Kotaku say that that there is a deal being organized that would hire ex-Telltale devs as contract employees to finish The Walking Dead under a different company.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: A primer on dissolving a company 1
by Chris Kerr [10.04.18]
So the company didn’t work out. It happens. With all of the recent studio closures, I thought I would put together this brief guide to shutting down.
Business/Marketing

See new and innovative ways of using AR/VR for good at XRDC!  
by Staff [10.04.18]
At XRDC in San Francisco later this month you'll get the inside track on two exciting and innovative new projects that use AR/VR tech to combat Alzheimer's and underage smoking.
VR, Business/Marketing

Opinion: Will Telltale's fate be a catalyst for industry reform? 6
by Mitch Bowman [10.04.18]
Amid a string of layoffs and studio shutdowns, journalist Mitch Bowman asks if Telltale's closure is the tipping point for game industry labor reform.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

EA partners with the Premier League for new esports competition  
by Chris Kerr [10.04.18]
It's a notable deal for EA and esports in general, with the Premier League generally regarded as the most high-profile football league in the world.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Report: Nintendo to launch updated Switch console in 2019 1
by Chris Kerr [10.04.18]
Nintendo will release a new version of the Switch next year to ensure its handheld-home console hybrid remains competitive.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blizzard president Mike Morhaime has stepped down  
by Bryant Francis [10.03.18]
The executive producer of World of Warcraft is replacing Mike Morhaime as president of Blizzard Entertainment.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment signs on to distribute Cyberpunk 2077  
by Alissa McAloon [10.03.18]
The role sees WBIE taking over both distribution and promotion for CD Projekt Red's upcoming game based on the longrunning Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop franchise.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

World Rally Championship dev Kylotonn acquired by Bigben  
by Chris Kerr [10.03.18]
French publisher Bigben Interactive has fully acquired World Rally Championship and TT Isle of Man developer Kylotonn. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: Profitable indie game development with Adam Saltsman 2
by Gamasutra Community [10.03.18]
Canabalt creator and Finji co-founder Adam Saltsman talks about his approach to profitable indie game development.
Production, Business/Marketing

How The Universim's 'god game' twist charmed Early Access players  
by Joel Couture [10.03.18]
Gamasutra speaks with the devs of The Universim about making living worlds and beings that react to player decisions rather than directly obey them, as well as Steam Early Access challenges.
Console/PC, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

After bankruptcy and layoffs, Toys 'R' Us contemplates a comeback 1
by Alex Wawro [10.02.18]
The folks in charge of selling off Toys 'R' Us assets after the bankrupt retailer closed nearly 1,000 stores and laid off ~33,000 people this year have decided to cancel and revamp the brand instead.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Mega Man 9's producer on making a NES game -- in 2008 10
by Staff [10.02.18]
In this classic 2008 interview, Capcom's Hironobu Takeshita speaks to the difficulties (and freedoms) of crafting a true retro experience, and to his vision for the future of video game development.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The Witcher author wants $16 million in royalties from CD Projekt Red 10
by Chris Kerr [10.02.18]
The Witcher author Andrzej Sapkowski has demanded $16 million in additional royalties from CD Projekt Red, and the Polish game studio has politely declined. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Block party: Minecraft has over 90 million monthly active players  
by Chris Kerr [10.02.18]
Minecraft might be approaching it seventh birthday, but the evergreen game is proving that age really is just number.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Even a decade in, GOG doesn't want to try and be the Steam-slayer 1
by Alissa McAloon [10.01.18]
GOG's managing director and global communications head reflect on the platform’s growth and its differences from Steam in an interview with Eurogamer.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Friends reunited: Sony admits enabling cross-play took too long 1
by Chris Kerr [10.01.18]
"It's taken us longer certainly than even I would have wanted, but it took as long as it was going to take to get it ready and get it done."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing