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Vivendi now holds 20.2 percent of Ubisoft's voting rights 4
by Chris Kerr [07.19.16]
Vivendi's latest attempt to tease control away from Ubisoft has seen the French media group pick up even more voting rights.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

PS4 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider getting PSVR chapter  
by Chris Kerr [07.19.16]
Rise of the Tomb Raider's days an Xbox console exclusive are almost up, with Sony revealing the game will make its PS4 debut on October 11. 
VR, Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Playdead co-founder leaves Limbo dev after 10 years  
by Chris Kerr [07.19.16]
"I feel that I'm leaving the company in a state where it can definitely manage itself, and I wish best of luck to Arnt and the rest of the team in the future."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

South Korean prosecutor arrested over '05 purchase of Nexon stock  
by Bryant Francis [07.18.16]
The South Korean prosecutor and former Financial Intelligence agent has been accused of accepting bribes from Nexon over a private purchase of Nexon stock in 2005.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Be a Gameplay Programmer at Industrial Light & Magic 2
by Staff [07.18.16]
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Lucasfilm's VFX/animation studio, wants to hire a gameplay programmer with Unreal Engine experience to write game code alongside the team at its San Francisco, CA office.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: How Street Fighter V tries to reinvent the franchise 9
by Patrick Miller [07.18.16]
With Street Fighter V, Capcom seems to be trying to turn its venerable franchise into a tentpole eSport. In the wake of EVO, it's worth looking back at this feature that asks: How well does it do?
Console/PC, Social/Online, Design

Windows 10 to miss its target of being on 1 billion devices by 2018 2
by Alex Wawro [07.18.16]
The fact that the overall size of that Windows 10 ecosystem is not as large as Microsoft predicted it would be means there is that much less incentive for devs to bring their games into it. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

PSA: Wednesday is your last day to save by registering early for GDC Europe!  
by Staff [07.18.16]
Heads up, game devs: GDC officials would like to remind you that Wednesday is the last day you can register early for GDC Europe at a discounted rate, potentially saving yourself up to 200 euros.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC Europe

Microsoft's slimmer Xbox One S now has a release date 1
by Chris Kerr [07.18.16]
Microsoft's reimagined Xbox One, the slimmed-down Xbox One S, will hit shelves in a few weeks time on August 2. 
VR, Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Doom's glory kill animations nearly cost the game its chainsaw 1
by Bryant Francis [07.15.16]
Doom's art and game director sit down with Rock Paper Shotgun for an explanation on how they built the glory kill system.
Console/PC, Design

Get a job: Insomniac Games is looking to hire a Writer  
by Staff [07.15.16]
Insomniac Games (Ratchet & Clank) is looking for a full-time game writer to join the staff of its Burbank, CA studio and assist in the development of stories, scripts and dialogue for game projects.
VR, Console/PC, Design, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Self-promotion for game developers 23
by Gamasutra Community [07.15.16]
Industry vet Raph Koster (Star Wars Galaxies) explains in this timeless post how self-promotion is neither dishonest nor tacky -- and explains how you should step up and take credit for your work.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Business/Marketing

Watch an engineer tear down this Nintendo PlayStation prototype 1
by Alex Wawro [07.15.16]
Heads up, hardware history buffs: Modder Ben Heck has published a video teardown of the "Nintendo PlayStation" SNES CD prototype, provided by owners Dan and Terry Diebold, that's well worth watching.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Survey: Devs are growing happier with the state of video game tax breaks in Europe  
by Staff [07.15.16]
Today GDC Europe officials dig deeper into the results of the 4th annual European State of the Industry Survey, which offers insight into how European devs feel about the state of tax incentives for game development in Europe.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC, GDC Europe

Shooter Raw Data becomes first VR title to top Steam charts 3
by Chris Kerr [07.15.16]
Sci-fi first-person shooter Raw Data has become the first virtual reality-exclusive game to top the overall Steam sales charts.
VR, Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Come to GDC Europe and see how Remedy coded Quantum Break with D  
by Staff [07.15.16]
At GDC Europe Remedy Entertainment's Ethan Watson will reveal how the studio built its hit 2016 action game Quantum Break using the D programming language.
Console/PC, Programming, GDC Europe

Designing a production process: Part 2 9
by Gamasutra Community [07.15.16]
Part 2 of a 3-part series where I break down our production process on Star Wars: First Assault, which was designed using an iterative production methodology developed by Jeff Morris.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Production

Surviving and thriving as a game developer with chronic illness 8
by Alex Wawro [07.15.16]
Gamasutra chats with a few developers from different backgrounds who live with different chronic health conditions to talk about how it shapes their lives and life’s work in the game industry.
Console/PC, Indie, Production

Expanding beyond games, Twitch targets U.S. political conventions  
by Bryant Francis [07.14.16]
Twitch plays politics as it announces it has struck a deal with both the Republican and Democratic National Committees to broadcast their upcoming conventions.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Be a Senior Concept Artist at Hi-Rez Studios  
by Staff [07.14.16]
The maker of Smite and Tribes: Ascend seeks an experienced concept artist to join the team at Hi-Rez Studios' Alpharetta, Georgia HQ and take on a senior role.
Console/PC, Art, Recruitment