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Get a job: Insomniac Games is hiring a Senior Programmer  
by Staff [10.06.16]
Insomniac Games is seeking a Senior Programmer to design and implement gameplay systems and features, and contribute to long term development and direction of gameplay department in Durham, NC.
Console/PC, Programming, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Six lessons learned on the road to making great VR 20
by Alissa McAloon [10.06.16]
I Expect You To Die developer Jesse Schell looks back on the most important lessons he learned from making a VR game.
VR, Console/PC, Design, Production

Oculus is developing a standalone VR headset capable of positional tracking  
by Alissa McAloon [10.06.16]
A video shown during the Oculus Connect keynote teased a new VR headset capable of inside-out tracking without a PC connection.
VR, Production

Get a job: Disruptor Beam is hiring a Senior Producer  
by Staff [10.05.16]
Disruptor Beam is seeking a Senior Producer to shepherd games and features from initial concept to final delivery in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Indie, Production, Recruitment

Washington state authority orders Valve to stop allowing CS:GO skin gambling 3
by Alissa McAloon [10.05.16]
Valve could face major legal repercussions if the company doesn’t take action to end skin-based gambling in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: An early look at PlayStation VR from when it was still Project Morpheus 1
by Alissa McAloon [10.05.16]
With the launch of the PlayStation VR right around the corner, take a look back at this interview with R&D engineer Anton Mikahailov on the early goals of Sony's VR headset.
Console/PC, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

505 Games signs on to publish Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night  
by Alissa McAloon [10.05.16]
Koji Igarashi will be working with 505 Games to release the spiritual Castlevania successor.
Indie, Production

GDC 2017 opens for registration with new features!  
by Staff [10.05.16]
Now's your chance to sign up for the world's largest and longest-running event for game developers: Game Developers Conference 2017 is now open for registration!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

WB, CCP, and Mike Bithell among inaugural Daydream View dev lineup  
by Alissa McAloon [10.04.16]
Google announced several of the games and apps coming to the Daydream View VR headset today, with over fifty more releasing before the end of the year.
VR, Smartphone/Tablet, Production

Blog: Finding the inspiration for Valley close to home  
by Gamasutra Community [10.04.16]
Garett Marks, Narrative Director at Blue Isle Studios, discusses the inspiration behind the story of Valley and the creative process that helped evolve the game into something unique.

With ease of use in mind, Google debuts new VR headset: Daydream View  
by Alissa McAloon [10.04.16]
The newly announced Daydream View VR headset brings a wireless and lightweight VR experience to users.
VR, Smartphone/Tablet, Production

Don't Miss: Mixing mayhem and Sid Meier's wisdom - Making Civilization VI 3
by Alex Wawro [10.04.16]
6 years on, Firaxis is prepping to ship Civilization VI. Here, producer Dennis Shirk reveals how the game's design incorporates everything from Sid Meier's 33/33/33 rule to a novel "Mayhem" mechanic.
Console/PC, Design, Production

Voice actors' union demands better working conditions in new low-budget contract 4
by Chris Kerr [10.04.16]
U.S. screen actors guild SAG-AFTRA is attempting to negotiate low-cost agreements for video game productions with budgets of under $250,000.
Production, Business/Marketing

Owlchemy Labs is changing the way viewers watch VR gameplay  
by Alissa McAloon [10.03.16]
The developer behind Job Simulator is working on a new way to place VR users seamlessly into virtual environments without the need for external editing software.
VR, Console/PC, Indie, Production

Sponsored: Bandai Namco has a brand new U.S. office - and they're hiring! 2
by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America [10.03.16]
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is hiring! Be a part of the company behind video game franchises ranging from Pac-Man to Tekken.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video, Sponsored Article

At VRDC, experts share lessons learned surviving the early days of VR  
by Staff [09.30.16]
You can hear some of those learnings for yourself at the inaugural standalone Virtual Reality Developers Conference this November, where a group of VR/AR pioneers will share their experiences.
VR, Design, Production, VRDC

John Smedley leaves AAA: 'I'm proud to actually be in the trenches' 4
by Alex Wawro [09.30.16]
The former president of Sony Online Entertainment discusses the pleasures and challenges of independent development, and discusses just how massive an online multiplayer experience needs to be.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

The indie game scene in India and the rise of Asura 2
by Lena LeRay [09.29.16]
"The outsourcing industry is thriving, but there's a huge gap in the indie community, making it extremely difficult to help each other and grow," says Zainuddin Fahad of Ogre Head Studio in Hyderabad.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

Don't Miss: Brian Fargo's lessons learned from making Wasteland 2  
by Alex Wawro [09.28.16]
With inXile aiming to build Wasteland 3, now's a good time to look back at this timeless chat with studio chief Brian Fargo about lessons learned in crowdfunding development of its predecessor.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production

At VRDC you'll see how Chernobyl was authentically recreated in VR  
by Staff [09.28.16]
Come out to the Virtual Reality Developers Conference this November and hear the head of Polish studio The Farm 51 share how they authentically recreated the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in VR. It's nuts!
VR, Art, Design, Production, VRDC