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Get a job: Battlecry Studios and others hiring now on the Gamasutra jobs board  
by Eric Caoili [11.16.12]
In the latest postings over the last seven days, Gamasutra's jobs board plays host to roles in every major discipline, including opportunities at Battlecry Studios, BioWare Austin, TimeGate Studios, and others.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Unity 4 is here 12
by Frank Cifaldi [11.14.12]
After a four-month wait Unity 4.0 is live, bringing with it DirectX 11 support, an in-engine animation system, and deployment options for Flash and Linux, among several other tweaks and fixes.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Art, Design, Production

The Holodeck may be possible, but it's going to need game designers 16
by Mathew Kumar [11.13.12]
Former Star Trek: The Next Generation producer Lee Sheldon has been using educational grant money to build a sort of proto-Holodeck. He says the technology is all but there, but it's going to need some old-fashioned game design.
Console/PC, Serious, Design

Get a job: Infinity Ward and others hiring now on the Gamasutra jobs board  
by Eric Caoili [11.09.12]
In the latest postings over the last seven days, Gamasutra's jobs board plays host to roles in every major discipline, including opportunities at Infinity Ward, Linden Lab, Yager Development, and others.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Get a job: Bungie and others hiring now on the Gamasutra jobs board  
by Eric Caoili [11.02.12]
In the latest postings over the last seven days, Gamasutra's jobs board plays host to roles in every major discipline, including opportunities at LucasArts, Amazon, Bungie, and others.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Gaming the system: The college applications process through play Exclusive 6
by Leigh Alexander [11.02.12]
With a new social game, USC's Game Innovation Lab is using game design to help economically-challenged high school students master the complex and deadline-driven process of applying to college.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Serious, Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Exclusive

Unity 4 beta is now public 6
by Eric Caoili [11.01.12]
Unity Technologies has made the next version of its popular multiplatform game engine, Unity 4.0, available to the public for the first time with a free beta.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming

Get a job: PopCap and others hiring now on the Gamasutra jobs board  
by Eric Caoili [10.26.12]
In the latest postings over the last seven days, Gamasutra's jobs board plays host to roles in every major discipline, including opportunities at PopCap Games, Riot Games, and others.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Obituary: Artist and mentor Joe Skivolocke 2
by Eric Caoili [10.22.12]
Joe Skivolocke, who worked in the game industry for more than 15 years and mentored a number of artists, passed away on Monday after battling heart cancer. He was 44 years old.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Serious, Art, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: High Moon and others hiring now on the Gamasutra jobs board  
by Eric Caoili [10.19.12]
In the latest postings over the last seven days, Gamasutra's jobs board plays host to roles in every major discipline, including opportunities at High Moon, Gameloft New Orleans, CCP North America, and others.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

A new face for Canadian video game industry advocacy 2
by Frank Cifaldi [10.18.12]
The Canadian video game industry's leading advocacy group has a new leader, as Jayson Hilchie takes the reins as the new president CEO of the Entertainment Software Association of Canada.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Business/Marketing

Unity gets gigantic catalog of animations courtesy of Mixamo 3
by Frank Cifaldi [10.16.12]
The Unity Asset Store's catalog just got a whole lot large with the inclusion of several hundred animations from independently run 3D animation studio Mixamo, which can be imported directly into the Unity Editor.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Art, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Wargaming, others hiring now on the Gamasutra jobs board  
by Eric Caoili [10.15.12]
In the latest postings over the last seven days, Gamasutra's jobs board plays host to roles in every major discipline, including opportunities at Wargaming America, Firebrand Games, and others.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

When does effective free-to-play design become an ethical matter? 118
by Patrick Miller [10.12.12]
"Our industry bears the characteristics of a gold rush, and in any gold rush, you have honest prospectors and you have claim jumpers." - Amazon.com game dev Nik Davidson on ethics of modern game design.
Social/Online, Serious, Design, GDC Online

Get a job: Facebook and others hiring now on the Gamasutra jobs board  
by Eric Caoili [10.05.12]
In the latest postings over the last seven days, Gamasutra's jobs board plays host to roles in every major discipline, including opportunities at Facebook, Electronic Arts Montreal, Retro Studios, and others.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Gamasutra expert blogs: From clones to non-violent immersive sims  
by Eric Caoili [10.04.12]
In highlights from Gamasutra's Expert Blogs, industry notables write about diverse topics, including how copyright law should apply to game design, "immersive sims," and more.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Serious, Design, Business/Marketing

The median for Kickstarter games is $29K (and other fun facts) 8
by Frank Cifaldi [10.04.12]
While there's never going to be a scientific formula for determining if your Kickstarter game will be a hit, a little bit of good, hard data should help those of you hoping to crowdfund a game make better decisions.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Supergiant and others hiring now on the Gamasutra jobs board  
by Eric Caoili [09.28.12]
In the latest postings over the last seven days, Gamasutra's jobs board plays host to roles in every major discipline, including opportunities at Supergiant Games, Electronic Arts, Trion Worlds, and others.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Nintendo's former 'Fun Club President' wants you to Know-It-All Exclusive 31
by Frank Cifaldi [09.24.12]
Nintendo's former bow tie-adorned spokesman and "Gamemaster" Howard Phillips is back in the spotlight after twenty years, with a mobile game that he hopes will change the way games help us learn forever.
Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Design, Business/Marketing, Exclusive, Student/Education, History

Get a job: BioWare and others hiring now on the Gamasutra jobs board  
by Eric Caoili [09.21.12]
In the latest postings over the last seven days, Gamasutra's jobs board plays host to roles in every major discipline, including opportunities at BioWare Austin, Facebook, Cryptic Studios, and others.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing