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Call for blogs: Game developers and the YouTuber phenomenon  
by Christian Nutt [06.19.14]
What does the rise of the YouTuber mean to you, as a game developer? We're looking for insight into how it's affected the way you make or promote your games. Submit a blog now!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing

Get a job: BioWare is hiring a Visual Effects Artist  
by Staff [06.19.14]
The developers of Star Wars: The Old Republic are looking for a visual effects artist to work on contract alongside the team at BioWare's Austin, TX studio.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Art, Production, Recruitment

Latest Steam sale sees devs slashing prices remarkably deep 14
by Alex Wawro [06.19.14]
Developers seem to be slapping deeper discounts on more and more games as the market evolves to meet the demands of audience that has grown accustomed to a culture of regular digital sales.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Business/Marketing

Mind Candy aims to transition from kids games to family entertainment 2
by Mike Rose [06.19.14]
Mind Candy, the UK studio best known for the Moshi Monsters kids franchise, is looking to broaden its horizons with its latest mobile game release.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

GDC Europe Indie Summit adds content, reminds on limited passes  
by Staff [06.19.14]
GDC Europe organizers have revealed initial talks for the Indie Games Summit at the August show, also reminding that IGS Passes are limited and may sell out soon.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC Europe

Nexon's new CEO preaches respect for the creative 4
by Christian Nutt [06.17.14]
"Whats exceptionally hard to do, and what our industry has to give a lot of respect for, is the creative person, the game developer who is not asking [business-related] questions."
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Blizzard is hiring a User Interface Designer  
by Staff [06.17.14]
Blizzard is looking to bring on an experienced UI designer to work on Starcraft II and the upcoming Heroes of the Storm MOBA from the company's Irvine, CA headquarters.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Art, Design, Production, Recruitment

This Week in Video Game Criticism: Ubisoft's women problem 8
by Lindsey Joyce [06.17.14]
This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from Lindsey Joyce on topics ranging from the representation of women in Assassin's Creed to feeling imposter syndrome through play.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Design, Business/Marketing

Fortnite and Fez technical talks added to GDC Europe 2014 lineup  
by Staff [06.17.14]
Two highly technical design and programming talks have been added to the GDC Europe 2014 session lineup, which is being held in Germany this August.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, GDC Europe

Digital future, invisible past: What lives on when a good game dies? 28
by Gamasutra Community [06.17.14]
"Honestly. Id love nothing more than to believe that my favorite games of the past few decades will be around for my children and grandchildren to play. But I fear this may be wishful thinking."
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing, History

Capcom shareholders scrap plan that prevents hostile takeovers 16
by Christian Nutt [06.16.14]
At its latest investor meeting, the Japanese's publishers shareholders voted to end the company's hostile takeover defense -- which could open up the company to acquisition via a stock buy-up.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Blog: A visit with two game-friendly German politicians 5
by Gamasutra Community [06.16.14]
Visits with Thomas Jarzombek and Peter Tauber: "Both men serve on the jury for the German Computer Game Prize and were founding members of the Cnetz Association for Network Policy."
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

TIGA: UK video game tax breaks will be better than we expected  
by Alex Wawro [06.16.14]
The UK video game industry trade group has upped its forecast for the government's recently-ratified game indudstry tax breaks, estimating they will now create or protect roughly 10,000 jobs.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing

Fruit Ninja studio Halfbrick tries its hand at publishing  
by Mike Rose [06.16.14]
Fruit Ninja studio Halfbrick today announced that it has moved into mobile game publishing, as it looks to lend its knowledge of mobile game development to other teams.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, Video

Japanese mobile platform Metaps establishes European HQ  
by Mike Rose [06.16.14]
Japanese monetization platform Metaps today announced its move into the European mobile game and app market, with the establishment of a UK subsidiary in London.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Mobile game marketing firm Crobo raises $5.7M in funding  
by Mike Rose [06.16.14]
German game marketing firm Crobo has received 4.25 million Euros ($5.7 million) in funding, with which the company plans to expand its platform into the U.S. and Asia.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Blizzard is hiring an Environment Artist 1
by Staff [06.13.14]
Blizzard is looking to bring on an experienced artist to do environmental design on an unannounced title currently in production at the company's Irvine, CA headquarters.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Art, Production, Recruitment

Layoffs hit GameTrailers just days after it was sold by Viacom 6
by Alex Wawro [06.13.14]
Multiple GameTrailers employees are reporting that they've been laid off today in the wake of the company's acquisition -- along with Addicting Games and Shockwave -- by Defy Media.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Catch up on all of Gamasutra's E3 2014 coverage right here!  
by Staff [06.13.14]
E3 2014 is officially over. But you can catch up on all of Gamasutra's developer- and game industry-focused coverage via our special event page.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Top YouTube game channels now earn nearly 3.5 billion views every month 2
by Alex Wawro [06.13.14]
The top 100 game-focused channels on YouTube continue to grow more popular, and that growth is being fueled more by personalities like PewDiePie than publishers like Activision.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Business/Marketing, YouTube