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Following layoffs, Wooga confirms the death of Black Anvil Games  
by Alex Wawro [10.24.16]
German game maker and publisher Wooga recently confirmed to PocketGamer that it has shut down its internal game studio Black Anvil Games and cut ties with Black Anvil chief Wilhelm Oesterberg.
Social/Online

Video Game Deep Cuts: Mario's Hard Indiepocalypse  
by Gamasutra Staff [10.23.16]
The latest Video Game Deep Cuts, picking the smartest longform video game articles and videos of the week, looks at Mario speedrunning, the state of 'indiepocalypse', & why it's hard to make games.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Come out to GDC, learn to maximize player engagement and avoid disaster!  
by Staff [10.21.16]
Registration is now open for GDC 2017, so conference organizers would like to let you know about some of the great talks about the art and business of game design that are taking place at the big conference next year.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing, GDC

Blizzard rolls out its own cross-game voice chat platform 2
by Alex Wawro [10.20.16]
Industry watchers should note it's another brick in the platform Blizzard is building to support its online games, a platform that was until very recently known as Battle.net.
Social/Online

Don't Miss: Most players won't finish your game - and that's not a bad thing! 60
by Staff [10.18.16]
Jason VandenBerghe remarks on how knowing that players don't complete most games they pick up can actually help game developers make more informed design decisions.
Social/Online, Design

Video Game Deep Cuts: Emotional AI Self-Destructs 1
by Gamasutra Staff [10.17.16]
The latest Video Game Deep Cuts, picking the smartest longform video game articles and videos of the week, looks at the 'strange future of emotional AI', a mysterious self-destructing game, & more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

GDC 2017 debuts talks on the state of VR and the design of League of Legends  
by Staff [10.12.16]
Now that registration is open for GDC 2017, conference organizers would like to let you know about some of the expert talks on the art and business of game design that are taking place at the big conference next year.
VR, Social/Online, GDC

Some games have global appeal on YouTube, and some only regional  
by Alissa McAloon [10.11.16]
Madden NFL 16 is massively popular in the United States only, but games like Minecraft dominate YouTube channels around the globe.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Surviving and thriving as a game developer with chronic illness 10
by Staff [10.10.16]
Multiple developers take the time to discuss the obstacles they've faced and overcome in the video game industry because of chronic mental and physical illnesses.
Social/Online, Indie, Production

Court dismisses class action lawsuit against Valve over CS:GO gambling  
by Alex Wawro [10.05.16]
A U.S. federal court has this week granted a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed against Valve and others over alleged illegal gambling on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skins.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

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

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

Get a job: Cryptic, Demiurge and more among Gamasutra Job Board listings  
by Staff [09.28.16]
From Cryptic Studios to Skydance Interactive to Demiurge Games, here are just a few of the many great job openings you'll find over on Gamasutra's industry-leading job board!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Recruitment

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, VRDC, 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, VRDC, GDC