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Investors put $4M into new game streaming startup LiquidSky  
by Alex Wawro [09.27.16]
Samsung and others have poured $4 million in funding into LiquidSky, a startup that aims to stream access to high-powered virtual PCs to mobile devices -- chiefly to play demanding PC games.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Game industry welcomes more women composers, still pays them less than men 3
by Alex Wawro [09.26.16]
"The difference in total income is equivalent to approximately 2.1 years of experience," reads an analysis of a recent game audio industry survey. "That is, the ‘cost’ of being female in game audio."
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Prague, Rogue, & FiveRP  
by Gamasutra Staff [09.25.16]
This Video Game Deep Cuts selection, picking top longform video game articles and videos of the week, looks at everything from Prague in the latest Deus Ex to Roguelike Celebration & GTA V mods.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Today is the last day to submit talks for the Summits and VRDC at GDC 2017!  
by Staff [09.23.16]
GDC organizers want to remind you that today is the last day to propose a talk for one of the Game Developers Conference 2017 Summits or the VR-focused VRDC at GDC 2017!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, GDC

Don't Miss: How Bungie forged a new artistic direction for Destiny 12
by Christian Nutt [09.22.16]
Senior environment artist Jason Sussman takes us on a tour of how Bungie creates worlds that are both "hopeful" and "inspiring" (as well as fun and functional) in this timeless 2014 feature.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Art, Design

In the wake of criticism, Riot promises to share more revenue with League pros 1
by Alex Wawro [09.22.16]
Riot Games is the house that League of Legends built, and now the company claims it will be sharing some revenue from the game with pros in an effort to make it more sustainable as an eSport.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Tomorrow is the deadline to submit talks for the Summits and VRDC at GDC 2017!  
by Staff [09.22.16]
The call for talk submissions for the VRDC and the specialized Summits that help open the 2017 Game Developers Conference closes this Friday, September 23rd at 11:59 PM Pacific!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Get a job: Irrational, Sony and more now hiring on Gamasutra's Job Board!  
by Staff [09.21.16]
From Irrational Games to Disruptor Beam to Sony itself, here are just a few of the many great job openings you'll find over on Gamasutra's industry-leading job board!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Design, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Jesse Schell speaks to games' power for peace 3
by Leigh Alexander [09.21.16]
In a moving keynote at the 2011 Games for Change event, veteran game dev Jesse Schell advocated games' power to create peace, and the concept of media as an expression of care for others.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Design

Blizzard is saying goodbye to the 20-year-old Battle.net brand 4
by Alex Wawro [09.21.16]
Blizzard announced today that it's deep-sixing the "Battle.net" brand -- though not the technology itself -- now that the notion of a dedicated multiplayer network for games seems quaint.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Alt.Ctrl.GDC needs your unique alternative controller games!  
by Staff [09.21.16]
The ever-popular ALT.CTRL.GDC is returning for GDC 2017, and seeking submissions until Dec. 2nd for one-of-a-kind game peripherals, contraptions and novelties which enhance game experiences!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Design, GDC

Don't Miss: Tactical level design - Understanding space in games 16
by Luke McMillan [09.19.16]
PhD and game educator McMillan examines how POV affects players, showcasing a variety of gameplay scenarios and different tactical choices players may be confronted with in this timeless 2012 feature.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design

Curt Schilling and others aim to exit 38 Studios lawsuit by paying $2.5M settlement 1
by Alex Wawro [09.19.16]
38 Studios founder Curt Schilling and 3 others have agreed to pay a $2.5 million settlement to escape the long-running lawsuit brought against 38 Studios stakeholders by the state of Rhode Island.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Light Guns & Myst Puzzles  
by Gamasutra Editor [09.18.16]
A compilation of intriguing video game longreads from around the web includes the upcoming death of the 'light gun' game, the trickiest Myst puzzle around, & lots more.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: 7 ways for game devs to succeed with Twitch streamers  
by Staff [09.15.16]
At GDC 2016, Twitch's Kathy Astromoff shares examples of how game developers are incorporating Twitch streamers into their design process -- and how you can get broadcasters to play your next game.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Hi-Rez, Bethesda and more are hiring on the Gamasutra Job Board  
by Staff [09.14.16]
From id Software to Hi-Rez Studios to Bethesda Softworks, here are just a few of the many great job openings you'll find over on Gamasutra's industry-leading job board!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Recruitment

The GDC 2017 Education Summit seeks great talk submissions!  
by Staff [09.14.16]
Got a good idea for a talk that would fit in well at the 2017 Game Developers Conference Education Summit? Great news: Now's the time to submit it & potentially become a GDC 2017 speaker!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, GDC

Submit your talks now for GDC 2017's new UX Summit!  
by Staff [09.13.16]
Got a great idea for a 2017 GDC UX Summit talk? Summit leader (and Epic Games vet) Celia Hodent speaks about what sort of UX talks she's looking for, and why the UX Summit is valuable to all game devs.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, GDC

Tencent is bringing Hi-Rez's F2P team-based shooter Paladins to China  
by Alex Wawro [09.09.16]
Hi-Rez Studios' F2P multiplayer team-based shooter Paladins: Champions of the Realm is technically still in beta, but that hasn't deterred Tencent from cutting a deal to bring it to China.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

PEA is a new team-owned eSports league with an emphasis on profit-sharing  
by Alex Wawro [09.08.16]
7 pro eSports outfits have formed the Professional eSports Association, which aims to be a team-owned league that shares profits with players and provides them with benefits like health insurance.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing