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Get Valve's perspective on the future of brain-computer interfaces at GDC 2019 1
by Staff [01.25.19]
As part of the GDC 2019 Vision Track, Valve's Mike Ambinder will fill you in on what the future holds for brain-computer interfaces, and how they might change the way we make games.
VR, Console/PC, GDC

Video: The real-time rendering of Rogue One 1
by Staff [01.24.19]
In this GDC 2017 talk, ILM's John Knoll ILMxLab's Roger Cordes and Naty Hoffman discuss the rendering technology inspired by video games that the team created for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Console/PC, Design, Production, Video

GDC Speaker Q&A: Riley Pietsch explores Call of Duty: WWII's social spaces
by Staff [01.24.19]
Sledgehammer Games' Riley Pietsch chats about the making of Call of Duty: WWII's social hub in advance of his GDC talk.
Console/PC, Design

Sea of Thieves experiencing second wind thanks to Twitch  
by Emma Kidwell [01.24.19]
After launching with a few bumps last year, Sea of Thieves is experiencing a resurgance of players thanks to notable streamers showcasing the game on Twitch. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

DeepMind AI faces off against (and defeats) StarCraft II pro players  
by Alissa McAloon [01.24.19]
A DeepMind AI agent trained on the ins and outs of StarCraft II went head to head with a pair of StarCraft Pro players to showcase the potential of the Google-owned artificial intelligence tech.
Console/PC, Video

PUBG esports introducing profit-sharing for its teams
by Emma Kidwell [01.24.19]
PUBG Corp., developer behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, announced today that it will support its esports scene by introducing a profit-sharing program for team and league-branded in-game items.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: The undying allure of the Metroidvania 18
by Christian Nutt [01.24.19]
Gamasutra speaks to a swath of developers about the "Metroidvania" genre -- what drew them to it, and its potential.
Console/PC, Design

Attend GDC and see how Arkane's innovative Prey DLC Mooncrash was made!
by Staff [01.24.19]
Come to GDC 2019 in March for a rare behind-the-scenes look at the making of Mooncrash, a fresh and innovative piece of DLC for the already remarkably well-crafted immersive sim Prey.
Console/PC, Design

So you want to compete with Steam: Epic, Discord, Kartridge, and RobotCache
by Gamasutra Community [01.24.19]
Four new competitors have emerged to take on Steam: Epic, Discord, Kartridge, and RobotCache. Let's see how they stack up.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

GDC 2019 State of the Industry: Nearly 50% of devs support unionization  
by Staff [01.24.19]
The results of the latest GDC State of the Industry survey are out, offering unparalleled insight into how game makers feel about unionization, the state of Steam, crunch time, and more!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Blog: Solving interdimensional crimes in Double Cross  
by Gamasutra Community [01.24.19]
A unique feature in Double Cross is its investigation system, unusual in action-platforming games. How did it come to be, and how did it evolve to the one that shows up in the final game?
Console/PC, Design, Production

GDC Speaker Q&A: Roblox's Genevieve C. Johnson uses games to educate  
by Staff [01.23.19]
GDC speaker Genevieve C. Johnson chats with us about her career and upcoming GDC 2019 session.
Console/PC, Programming

Sony is rolling out PlayStation Now to new European territories  
by Emma Kidwell [01.23.19]
Sony is expanding its PlayStation Now service to new territories across Europe later this year.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Come see this fantastic lineup of films at the 2019 GDC Film Festival!  
by Staff [01.23.19]
Across the three days a wide range of documentaries and other filmed material based around the video game medium will be screened, some for the very first time -- so don't miss it!
Console/PC, Serious, GDC

New esports league crops up around Farming Simulator 19 1
by Emma Kidwell [01.23.19]
Giants Software, developers behind the Farming Simulator franchise, has announced the formation of its new official esports league for Farming Simulator 19
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

NPD: The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of 2018 in the U.S.  
by Alissa McAloon [01.23.19]
New numbers from the NPD Group show that 2018 was a standout year for Nintendo as the Nintendo Switch led both hardware sales for both December and 2018 as a whole.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Master the art of creating and managing great live games at GDC 2019  
by Staff [01.23.19]
Don't miss all the great GDC 2019 talks aimed at helping you become a better live game developer! Catch these talks from folks who've worked on Fallout 76, Armello, Path of Exile and more!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Programming, Design, Production, GDC

Strap in for a Panzer Dragoon Classic Game Postmortem at GDC 2019!  
by Staff [01.23.19]
This is a special Classic Game Postmortem because you get 2 speakers and not 1 but 3 Saturn games discussed in-depth: the original Panzer Dragoon, Panzer Dragoon Zwei and RPG Panzer Dragoon Saga.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

How the Distraint series stands out in the crowded horror genre
by Steven T. Wright [01.23.19]
One-man studio Jesse Makkonen explains how he was able to get his horror game to stand out in a market that is flooded with genre competitors.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Business/Marketing

Video: How I got my mom to play through Plants vs. Zombies  
by Staff [01.22.19]
In this GDC 2012 session, PopCap's George Fan walks through how he managed to get his mom to play video games through the development of Plants Vs Zombies.
Console/PC, Design, Video