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Updates » Console/PC
SCUM has surpassed 1 million sales in under a month  
by Chris Kerr [09.19.18]
The title initially surpassed 250,000 sales in 24 hours to become publisher Devolver Digital's biggest launch to date, and has added another 750,000 to the pile in the weeks since. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Valve and Ubisoft fined for breaching consumer laws in France  
by Chris Kerr [09.19.18]
Both companies have been fined for breaching consumer laws in France, after failing to implement satisfactory refund policies on their Uplay and Steam digital storefronts. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Sony making mini-console debut with PlayStation Classic 6
by Chris Kerr [09.19.18]
The dinky device will come pre-loaded with 20 classic titles, including fan-favorites such as Final Fantasy VII, Ridge Racer Type 4, Wild Arms, and Tekken 3.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Watch our conversation with Spider-Man game director Ryan Smith  
by Bryant Francis [09.18.18]
We chatted with Insomniac Games game director Ryan Smith to learn more about the making of Marvel's Spider-Man.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Video: A how-to guide for Muslim representation in video games
by Staff [09.18.18]
In this GDC 2018 talk, Warner Brothers Montreal's Osama Dorias draws on his life experience, research, and industry experience to explain the importance of positive Muslim representation.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Using Lego bricks to remix Nintendo Labo designs  
by Emma Kidwell [09.18.18]
Designer Vimal Patel combines the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit with Lego pieces to remix the Labo piano, fishing rod, motorbike, and create controller variants.
Console/PC, Design

Nintendo tries bundling Switch with a F2P game: Fortnite 1
by Emma Kidwell [09.18.18]
Nintendo announced a Fortnite Switch bundle earlier today including special in-game items and 1000 V-Bucks, slated for release on October 15.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Dissecting Super Mario Kart's revolutionary game design 3
by Jon Irwin [09.18.18]
In this timeless feature, Gamasutra chats with a dev, a historian, and some pro players about the enduring legacy of Super Mario Kart - and how it influenced so many other games.
Console/PC, Design

Steam's uncensored adult game Negligee isn't available in every country 10
by Alissa McAloon [09.18.18]
The developer of Negligee: Love Stories has restricted the sale of its game on Steam in several countries, reminding devs that the big AO OK from Valve still comes with some caveats.
Console/PC

Capcom shuts down Dead Rising developer Capcom Vancouver 1
by Alissa McAloon [09.18.18]
Capcom has closed down the Vancouver-based studio behind the Dead Rising series, costing 158 developers their jobs in the process.
Console/PC

Wargaming opens new UK studio to develop free-to-play MMO game  
by Emma Kidwell [09.18.18]
Wargaming announced the opening of a new office today located in Guildford, where the studio will be working on an unannounced free-to-play MMO game built using the Unreal Engine.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Spider-Man director Ryan Smith is taking your questions at 4:10PM EDT  
by Bryant Francis [09.18.18]
Insomniac Games' Ryan Smith is taking your questions at 4:10PM EDT as we play Spider-Man on the Gamasutra Twitch channel!
Console/PC, Design, Video

China's console market might be small, but it's starting to take shape  
by Chris Kerr [09.18.18]
Is it worth keeping an eye on the console market in China? Market research outfit Niko Partners certainly thinks so.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Boss Key's multiplayer shooter LawBreakers has officially shut down 1
by Chris Kerr [09.18.18]
The online shooter struggled to find an audience since launching in August 2017.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Creating the satisfying 'swoosh' effect in Super Lucky's Tale
by Michael Voeller [09.18.18]
Hot on the...tail...of the recent Steam launch of Super Lucky's Tale, game dev Michael Voeller shares exactly how he created the game's satisfying "swoosh" effect.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Design

Video: Rapid prototyping for Titanfall 2's single-player mode  
by Staff [09.17.18]
In this GDC 2018 talk, Respawn Entertainment's Christopher Dionne explains a rapid-prototyping technique that helped the studio quickly build levels in Titanfall 2's single-player mode.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Warren Spector shares how to find personal success in the game industry  
by Emma Kidwell [09.17.18]
Deus Ex director Warren Spector delivered a keynote about developer success at the Midwest Game Developers Conference, which the Wisconsin Game Alliance has uploaded to their YouTube channel.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Obituary: Game industry veteran Gene Mauro  
by Emma Kidwell [09.17.18]
In addition to the impactful work Mauro did as founder of CEG, he co-founded Myelin Media, a video game publishing company that would go on to release titles on PC and console in over 50 countries.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Australian study warns of link between loot boxes and problem gambling 3
by Alissa McAloon [09.17.18]
"These results support the position of academics who claim that loot boxes are psychologically akin to gambling," reads a statement shared along with the findings published by the committee today.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Don't Miss: A look at what makes Kirby's Epic Yarn work so well 5
by Gamasutra Community [09.17.18]
Zack Wood takes a critical look at Nintendo and Good-Feel's Wii platformer Kirby's Epic Yarn, exploring how its cohesive fabric-based worldview sets it apart from other games.
Console/PC, Design