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16 of Gamasutra's best articles over the last quarter  
by Gamasutra Community [07.06.16]
Hey readers! I’m back with another quarterly roundup of Gamasutra articles over the past quarter (April-June), as I continue my heroic efforts to excavate the best recently-published work.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Lost footage shows Call of Duty game set in ancient Rome 1
by Chris Kerr [07.06.16]
Activision seem intent on firing the Call of Duty franchise into the far flung future, but the series almost went in the opposite direction thanks to Skylanders developer, Vicarious Visions.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Nintendo believed Wii U sales would hit 100 million, says Kimishima 5
by Chris Kerr [07.06.16]
"In an internal sales representative meeting, someone projected that we would sell close to 100 million Wii U systems worldwide."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Dispelling some myths about the autistic wunderkind programmer 19
by Simon Parkin [07.06.16]
"One of the misconceptions is that everyone with autism is smart," says Gary Moore of the Nonpareil Institute. "In truth, they’re just like any other cross-section of the population."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Rust, Garry's Mod dev shares data on refund rates 5
by Bryant Francis [07.05.16]
If you're curious on the reasons Steam players are refunding games, Rust and Garry's Mod developer Garry Newman has some data for you.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blizzard files suit for copyright infringement against Overwatch hack developer 4
by Bryant Francis [07.05.16]
Blizzard takes aim at a German company accused of selling hacks for its popular new shooter Overwatch.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Nintendo aims to release games that sell at least 2 million units worldwide 2
by Bryant Francis [07.05.16]
Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto offers a financial outlook for sales targets Nintendo will need to hit in order to grapple with the rising costs of game development.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

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