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Rogue co-creator: permadeath was never supposed to be 'about pain' 1
by Bryant Francis [09.19.16]
The creators of Rogue mused over the true meaning of the roguelike genre this weekend, and offered some insight into their permadeath implementation that they feel needs a revamp.
Console/PC, Design

My God, it's full of stars: Event[0]'s AI is a near masterpiece 6
by Katherine Cross [09.19.16]
Ocelot Society's Event[0] is set on a spaceship stranded among the moons of Jupiter. The ship's onboard AI, called Kaizen, is probably the most advanced NPC I’ve yet encountered in a videogame. 
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Design, Video

Don't Miss: Tactical level design - Understanding space in games 16
by Luke McMillan [09.19.16]
PhD and game educator McMillan examines how POV affects players, showcasing a variety of gameplay scenarios and different tactical choices players may be confronted with in this timeless 2012 feature.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design

League of Legends dev pushes into a new lane: tabletop games 1
by Alex Wawro [09.19.16]
The house that League of Legends built is debuting a new game: Mechs Vs. Minions, a physical game (replete with cards, dice & figures) designed to be played cooperatively on a tabletop by 2-4 players.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Dev gets removed from Steam after filing a lawsuit against Steam users 8
by Alex Wawro [09.19.16]
Digital Homicide has been effectively removed from Steam after studio cofounder James Romine filed a lawsuit against 100 Steam users last week seeking roughly $18 million in potential damages.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Jagex punishing banned Runescape players by selling their stuff 4
by Chris Kerr [09.19.16]
Runescape creator Jagex is going to punish banned players by selling the contents of their fraudulent accounts through a new auction-style system called "Bank Bidders."

Blog: How Valley wins big by going small  
by Gamasutra Community [09.19.16]
Blue Isle Studios' Valley can feel a lot like BioShock sometimes, but by aiming a little smaller, it may succeed at some things that BioShock didn't quite land.
Console/PC, Design

7 strategy games that every developer should study 5
by Alan Bradley [09.19.16]
Which strategy titles offer instructive examples of good design that every developer could benefit from? We asked several industry luminaries for their picks.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Design

Sponsored: 3 ways Ubisoft Toronto builds a strong studio culture  
by Alex Parizeau, Managing Director, Ubisoft Toronto [09.19.16]
Ubisoft Toronto Managing Director Alex Parizeau shares his personal experience creating a studio culture while providing insights, and pitfalls to avoid.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing, Sponsored Article

Video Game Deep Cuts: Light Guns & Myst Puzzles  
by Gamasutra Editor [09.18.16]
A compilation of intriguing video game longreads from around the web includes the upcoming death of the 'light gun' game, the trickiest Myst puzzle around, & lots more.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Devs Answer: What changes would you like Valve to implement on Steam? 9
by Bryant Francis [09.16.16]
Steam shook up its review system this week, and was criticized roundly for doing so. What changes would developers like to see Steam make that could positively impact their business?
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Two YouTubers charged with promoting FIFA game gambling site to minors  
by Bryant Francis [09.16.16]
Charges have been filed in what is potentially the first-ever case that deals with promoting gambling sites directly connected to video games.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Watch Gamasutra play BioShock's first hour with level designer Bill Gardner  
by Staff [09.16.16]
To commemorate the release of BioShock: The Collection this week, we sat down with lead level designer Bill Gardner to analyze the first memorable moments of BioShock.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Get a job: Sony Bend seeks an experienced Animation Programmer  
by Staff [09.16.16]
Sony Bend Studio, the house responsible for games like Days Gone and Uncharted: Golden Abyss, seeks an experienced animation programmer to take a senior role on a new PS4-exclusive game.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Recruitment

Poland puts CD Projekt Red's Witcher on official postage stamps 2
by Alex Wawro [09.16.16]
It's rare to see a nation recognize the work of game developers with an official stamp, and it's a fun nod to how highly Poland seems to value CDPR's games.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: How Irrational gave life to Bioshock Infinite's Elizabeth 1
by Staff [09.16.16]
Bioshock Infinite's animation director takes the stage at GDC 2014 to explain in remarkable detail how the character design of Elizabeth evolved and ultimately involved every department of Irrational.
Console/PC, Art, Design

After big losses, Mad Catz sells its Saitek controller biz for $13M  
by Alex Wawro [09.16.16]
Mad Catz sold off Saitek in a $13M deal with Logitech that will see the latter firm acquiring the brand, all of its accompanying flight/space/farm sim game controller assets, and 8 Saitek employees.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

No Man's Sky PR strategy 'wasn't great,' says PlayStation head Yoshida 11
by Chris Kerr [09.16.16]
Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida says he understands why players might be frustrated with Hello Game's procedurally generated space explorer, No Man's Sky
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Would you kindly join us and BioShock designer Bill Gardner today at 3PM EST?  
by Bryant Francis [09.16.16]
We'll be streaming BioShock with its lead level designer on our new Twitch channel today at 3PM EST. Come chat with us!
Console/PC, Design, Video

Battlefield 1 just had the biggest beta in EA history  
by Chris Kerr [09.16.16]
The open beta for Battlefield 1 has become the biggest in publisher EA's history, attracting 13.2 million players in just over a week. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing