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Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima is now a YouTuber 3
by Alex Wawro [02.12.16]
After cutting ties with longtime employer Konami last year and going independent, veteran game developer Hideo Kojima has launched his own YouTube channel.
Serious, Business/Marketing, Video

VTech aims to buy fellow edu-game maker LeapFrog in $72M deal  
by Alex Wawro [02.05.16]
Two companies that make educational games and gadgets for kids are expected to merge next month in a deal that will see Chinese firm VTech spend roughly $72 million to acquire California-based LeapFrog Enterprises.
Serious, Business/Marketing

Polish your game design skills at the GDC 2016 Game Design Workshop  
by Staff [02.03.16]
Today is the last day to register early for GDC 2016 at a discounted rate, and those who do may appreciate the conference's cutting-edge Game Design Workshop.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Design, GDC

Reminder: Last day to save up to $700 on GDC 2016  
by Staff [02.03.16]
Less than 24 hours remain until early registration for Game Developers Conference 2016 ends at 11:59 PM Pacific, so anyone interested in attending should register now at a discounted rate.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Business/Marketing, GDC

Come to GDC for tips on depression-proofing your studio culture  
by Staff [02.01.16]
GDC 2016 organizers a great Advocacy track talk that should offer you some guidance in how to create a more positive culture for your studio.
Serious, GDC

Download your copy of the GDC 2016 State of the Industry report!  
by Staff [01.22.16]
Game Developers Conference officials are pleased to release the full results of the 4th annual GDC State of the Industry survey today, and now you can download a copy of the full report for yourself. 
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Business/Marketing, GDC

Don't Miss: How BioWare addresses sexism and sexuality in games 39
by Staff [01.22.16]
In this classic 2013 presentation, one-time Dragon Age lead writer David Gaider takes a look at how BioWare's romantic characters evolved from Baldur's Gate II to the Dragon Age series.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Design

Game dev parents, don't forget to register for GDC 2016 childcare  
by Staff [01.22.16]
Game Developers Conference officials are excited to continue their partnership with leading childcare provider KiddieCorp to offer GDC 2016 attendees access to an on-site children's program.
Serious, GDC

Come to GDC 2016 for practical tips on making more diverse games  
by Staff [01.22.16]
GDC 2016 organizers a great Advocacy track talk from 80 Days writer Meg Jayanth that promises 10 practical ways you can make more diverse games.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Production, GDC

IGDA board of directors election for 2016 is on now  
by Christian Nutt [01.19.16]
Member of the IGDA? You can review the nominees for the board of directors election -- two slots are waiting to be filled. Votes are due by February 29.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Business/Marketing

U.S. game designer released after over 4 years in Iranian custody 2
by Chris Kerr [01.18.16]
"We are incredibly grateful for today’s news. We thank our government, and we thank all of you whose thoughts and prayers helped us tremendously since Amir was taken from us in 2011."
Serious

Game dev hires come to you via new GDC Career Center Concierge Program  
by Staff [01.07.16]
Heads up: GDC 2016 organizers want to let you know about the new career growth and networking opportunities attendees can take advantage of through the GDC Career Center.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Business/Marketing, GDC

New GDC Pitch program helps GDC Play devs hone their pitching skills  
by Staff [01.05.16]
The GDC Play and 'Best in Play' awards return for GDC 2016 in San Francisco, and this time 10 GDC Play exhibitors will have the chance to get pitch training and pitch their games in front of a live audience for prizes.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Business/Marketing

Video: Game dev veterans speak out against game industry ageism  
by Staff [12.29.15]
“This isn’t going to be a pity party," said longtime game dev David Mullich during a GDC 2015 panel on growing older in the game industry. "One can have a wonderful career after the age of 50.”
Console/PC, Serious, Video

Report: Firefall developer Red5 fails to pay staff on Christmas 11
by Chris Kerr [12.28.15]
UPDATE Red5, a studio founded by ex-Blizzard staff best known for developing MMO shooter Firefall, failed to pay its staff on Christmas day.
Serious, Business/Marketing

Best of 2015: Gamasutra's Top Games, Devs, Events and Trends 1
by Staff [12.23.15]
This is it -- the whole kit and kaboodle. As 2015 shuffles off this mortal coil, Gamasutra staff reflect on the events, trends, games and -- most importantly -- the devs that shaped the year that was.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Study: Brains of boys who compulsively play games are 'wired differently' 2
by Chris Kerr [12.22.15]
A collaborative study of nearly 200 adolescent boys by the University of Utah and Chung-Ang University in South Korea suggests the brains of compulsive video game players are "wired differently."
Serious

Best of 2015: How crunch makes games worse 88
by Gamasutra Community [12.21.15]
Ask anyone in the industry about crunch and you're likely to hear opinions based on that person's individual experience. Now, here's some hard data on crunch from the Game Outcomes Project.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Production

Get a job: Tesla Motors seeks a Game Artist with Unreal skills 1
by Staff [12.16.15]
If you're handy with 3D graphics and design in Unreal Engine, electric car maker Tesla Motors wants someone with your skills to help design and optimize 3D visualizations at its Hawthorne, CA offices.
Serious, Art, Recruitment

UK organized crime unit arrest edu-game hack suspect  
by Chris Kerr [12.15.15]
Officers from the UK's South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) have arrested a man who they believe was involved in the recent VTech hack.
Serious, Business/Marketing