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Get a job: Be a Texture Artist at Telltale Games  
by Staff [07.05.16]
Tales from the Borderlands developer Telltale Games seeks a Texture Artist to work on games alongside the rest of the team at the company's San Rafael, CA headquarters.
Console/PC, Art, Recruitment

With NX in the wings, Nintendo execs seek to reassure investors 2
by Alex Wawro [07.05.16]
The transcript of Nintendo's latest Q&A with investors is full of interesting comments, so we've rounded up a few that game devs may appreciate on everything from NX to VR to Brexit.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Game Critics Awards laud Zelda, other games for their E3 showings  
by Alex Wawro [07.05.16]
Another nail in the coffin of E3 2016 has been hammered down now that the GCA has announced its annual award winners, with Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild leading the pack.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Catching up with Amplitude Studios and Endless Legend 7
by Leigh Alexander [07.05.16]
In this timeless feature we catch up with Amplitude Studios, the versatile and surprising team behind Endless Legend -- a lovely strategy game that goes far beyond the genre's traditional appeal.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production

Esports Integrity Coalition wants to neutralize 'increasing threat' of fraud  
by Chris Kerr [07.05.16]
Today has seen the formation of another British eSports regulator with the official launch of the not-for-profit Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC).
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Sega acquires Endless Space developer Amplitude  
by Chris Kerr [07.05.16]
Sega has completed the acquisition of Parisian developer Amplitude Studios, famous for its work on the Endless series of 4X strategy titles, for an undisclosed fee.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The ethical decisions and factional politics of Stellaris 1
by Alan Bradley [07.05.16]
Lead designer Henrik Fahraeus explains how Paradox Interactive's Stellaris combines the tropes of grand space opera with the dilemmas and political skullduggery of the studio's historical games.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Popular YouTubers scrutinized over Counter-Strike gambling scandal 6
by Chris Kerr [07.04.16]
Two popular YouTubers have been implicated in a CS:GO betting scandal after it was revealed they own a weapon skin gambling site that's featured extensively on their channels. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Josh Mosqueira ends spell as Diablo III creative director 2
by Chris Kerr [07.04.16]
Blizzard has confirmed that Josh Mosqueira has left his role as Diablo III’s game director after three years at the helm.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Fig still awaiting SEC approval to pay out investment funds to developers 1
by Bryant Francis [07.01.16]
A new blog post from Fig's Justin Bailey confirms the company has updated their filing with the SEC, causing some delays for developer payments and offering an updated vision on Fig's structure.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Be a Gameplay Programmer at Insomniac Games  
by Staff [07.01.16]
Edge of Nowhere developer Insomniac Games seeks a gameplay programmer to work closely with its design and animation departments in Durham, North Carolina to build game systems and features.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Former EA DICE chief departs to join indie game publisher Raw Fury 2
by Alex Wawro [07.01.16]
Electronic Arts is losing longtime executive and EA DICE chief Karl Magnus Troedsson, who joins indie publisher Raw Fury Games this week as a partner and co-owner.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: 6 ways Street Fighter V tries to reinvent the franchise 9
by Patrick Miller [07.01.16]
With Street Fighter V Capcom seems to want to turn its venerable franchise into a tentpole eSport that could stand alongside League of Legends. How well does it do with this new direction?
Console/PC, Design

ESPN partners with Evo to put Street Fighter V finals on live TV  
by Alex Wawro [07.01.16]
The Street Fighter V World Championship is taking place on the final day of the Evo tournament later this month, and ESPN will broadcast the event live on television via its ESPN2 cable network.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

PlayStation's 'indie game champion' Nick Suttner departs after 7 years 2
by Chris Kerr [07.01.16]
"From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all of the amazing developers I've worked with, and PlayStation fans who've enjoyed the results."
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

All 50 Mystic Western Game Jam entries now available for free  
by Chris Kerr [07.01.16]
Indie community Juegos Rancheros has released every single game from its recent Mystic Wester Game Jam for free through itch.io.
Console/PC, Indie

British eSports Association formed to assist players and nurture talent  
by Chris Kerr [07.01.16]
The UK has established a new governing body to provide representation and support to players at all levels, and help build-out the region's eSports scene.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

5 innovative game weapons that every dev should study 16
by Bryan Lufkin [07.01.16]
We asked several game design luminaries for their take on of the most interesting, instructive and innovative weaponry in games.
Console/PC, Design

Nintendo issues DMCA takedown against Kickstarter for NES photobook 4
by Bryant Francis [06.30.16]
It's been quite the week for the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, as Nintendo issues a copyright takedown against a Kickstarter campaign for an NES-themed photobook.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

DotEmu's bid to port Titan Quest to smartphones  
by Jennifer Allen [06.30.16]
How can you possibly translate a 60-hour action RPG from PC to iOS? DotEmu, a company that has ported classics like The Last Express and Another World, decided to give it a try.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Production, Video