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Video Game Deep Cuts: Mario's Hard Indiepocalypse  
by Gamasutra Staff [10.23.16]
The latest Video Game Deep Cuts, picking the smartest longform video game articles and videos of the week, looks at Mario speedrunning, the state of 'indiepocalypse', & why it's hard to make games.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: Sid Meier's psychology of game design  
by Staff [10.21.16]
"Everything you know is wrong."
Console/PC, Design, Video, Vault

Gamasutra reacts to the Nintendo Switch announcement 1
by Bryant Francis [10.21.16]
Today the Gamasutra editorial team took to our Twitch channel to discuss the potential highs and lows of the newly announced Nintendo Switch.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Get a Job: Telltale Games is hiring a Character CG Generalist  
by Staff [10.21.16]
Telltale Games is seeking a Character CG Generalist to create visually compelling and beautifully creative artwork in San Rafael, California.
Console/PC, Art

Don't miss: 7 horror games (plus some movies) every designer should study 20
by Staff [10.21.16]
Gamasutra speaks to a handful of game developers from across the industry (and the world) to get their recommendations on what horror games designers should play -- and why.
Console/PC, Indie, Design

Blog: A postmortem of '90s dating sim, Phosphorus Dating  
by Gamasutra Community [10.21.16]
A quick postmortem of Phosphorus Dating, an award-winning dating simulation game created for JS13K competition
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Production

Will the Nintendo Switch be a success? Industry analysts weigh in 26
by Chris Baker [10.21.16]
What does the Switch say about how Nintendo views the console market? How well will it do? How well does it need to do? We posed these questions and more to top game industry analysts.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Come chat with us about the Nintendo Switch today at 3PM EST  
by Bryant Francis [10.21.16]
We're chatting live about the Nintendo Switch today at 3PM EST on Twitch! Come share your opinions and ask questions about Nintendo's new console.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Come out to GDC, learn to maximize player engagement and avoid disaster!  
by Staff [10.21.16]
Registration is now open for†GDC 2017, so conference organizers would like to let you know about some of the great talks about the art and business of game design that are taking place at the big conference next year.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing, GDC

'PS4 Pro isn't the start of a new generation, and that's a good thing,' says Mark Cerny 1
by Chris Kerr [10.21.16]
In an extensive interview with Gamasutra, Mark Cerny was keen to explain why devs should be thankful the PS4 Pro isn't attempting†to overhaul the console heirarchy.†
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Dont miss: The history of Civilization 1
by Benj Edwards [10.21.16]
"The story of Civ's genesis is neither simple nor straightforward. It's clear that a large confluence of inspirations ultimately combined in Meier's brain to form Civilization."
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Production

Switch won't support physical 3DS or Wii U titles  
by Chris Kerr [10.21.16]
Thanks to Japanese game mag, Famitsu, which reached out to Nintendo yesterday in an attempt to tease out more Switch details, we now know a bit more about the console-handheld hybrid.†
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Nintendo shares tumble following Switch reveal  
by Chris Kerr [10.21.16]
Nintendo shares†dropped this†morning as investors chewed over the three-minute reveal of the company's new console-handheld hybrid, Switch.†
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Xbox sales continue to pull down Microsoft's games biz revenue  
by Alex Wawro [10.20.16]
Microsoft published its latest earnings report today, beating analyst expectations and reporting revenue growth in all of its divisions -- except the one which houses its Xbox games business.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Switch marks the end of Nintendo's mainstream console aspirations (and that's ok) 5
by Kris Graft [10.20.16]
The Switch marks the end of Nintendo's mainstream home console aspirations,†and not only is that totally ok, but it also makes sense.†
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing, Video

Do you want to make a game for the Nintendo Switch? 1
by Bryant Francis [10.20.16]
We polled developers on Twitter to see just how interested they were in the idea of making games for Nintendo's new hybrid console.
Console/PC, Design

Devs React: Nintendo unveils its hybrid-handheld console Switch  
by Alex Wawro [10.20.16]
What are game devs saying about the recently-unveiled Nintendo Switch? What do they know? Do they know things? We found out!

IndieBox is bringing select indie games to GameStop stores  
by Alissa McAloon [10.20.16]
Through a partnership with GameStop, IndieBox is gearing up to sell a selection of popular indie games physically in stores with limited-run steelbooks.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Get a Job: Insomniac Games is hiring a Senior Programmer  
by Staff [10.20.16]
Insomniac Games is seeking a senior programmer ready to be a decision maker, a mentor, and a key player in a dynamic team in Durham, NC.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Diablo designer David Brevik joins Path of Exile dev as advisor  
by Alissa McAloon [10.20.16]
A press release confirmed that Brevik is working with Grinding Gear Games as an advisor for Path of Exileís launch in China.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing