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Sports satellite radio channel expands to cover eSports  
by Alex Wawro [04.08.16]
The business of playing competitive video games professionally will soon be discussed in a daily satellite radio show that will air live on SiriusXM's Bleacher Report Radio sports channel.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Tera publisher En Masse lays off staff  
by Alex Wawro [04.06.16]
Seattle-based En Masse Entertainment initiated a round of layoffs late last month that saw an unspecified number of people lose their jobs as the company restructured "to better position the company for the future."
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Rovio writes off 2015 as an 'expected' loss 1
by Alex Wawro [04.06.16]
The house that Angry Birds built posted an operating loss for 2015, acknowledging that it was a "challenging year" but that the company has high hopes for its upcoming feature film debut.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

GDC 2016 in media coverage  
by Gamasutra Community [04.06.16]
"The fact is, even more than other comparable events, GDC media coverage is very dependent on the profile of the announcements made during the week and there are no staple press conferences."
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing

Sponsored: Meet the company behind the P2P networking of Street Fighter V  
by Nettention [04.06.16]
ProudNet is a server and network engine used by Street Fighter V's online multiplayer mode. Learn how ProudNet can help you on your next online multiplayer game.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Sponsored Article

Video: Game industry all-stars reflect on 30 years of making games  
by Staff [04.05.16]
From Chris Crawford to Palmer Luckey, game industry luminaries reflect on how game development has changed in the past 30 years in this special "Flash Backward" at the 30th edition of GDC this year.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

MechWarrior Online dev jumps into eSports with $100k tourney 5
by Alex Wawro [04.05.16]
As the business of eSports matures, developer Piranha Games is throwing its hat into the ring by launching a world championship tournament for its free-to-play MechWarrior Online with a $100k prize pool.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

GDC & VRDC 2016 talks are now available to watch on the GDC Vault!  
by Staff [04.05.16]
Game Developers Conference officials are happy to announce that the many talks and presentations delivered by game industry notables last month at GDC 2016 are now available to watch on the GDC Vault!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Vault, GDC

EVE Online's big battle proves players are the content in a sandbox MMO 1
by Christian Nutt [04.01.16]
In content-driven MMOs, players burn through handcrafted contnet and then abandon the game; in EVE Online, they're driven to keep playing for years.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Design

Reminder: GDC Europe 2016 call for talks closes on Friday!  
by Staff [03.31.16]
Just a quick reminder that the call for submissions to present lectures and panel sessions at the Game Developers Conference Europe in August ends tomorrow: Friday, April 1st, at 11:59 PM Pacific.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC Europe

Don't Miss: Lessons CCP learned from EVE Online's player council 7
by Alexander Gianturco [03.31.16]
In this classic feature, EVE Online player Alexander "The Mittani" Gianturco examines the ups and downs of having a player council in your game who can advocate directly to the dev team.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Design, Production

UC Irvine to launch eSports scholarships for League of Legends  
by Christian Nutt [03.30.16]
The University of California at Irvine is launching a big eSports initiative this fall, with backing from League of Legends developer Riot Games and PC gaming seller iBuyPower.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing, Student/Education

Video: World of Warcraft's network serialization and routing  
by Staff [03.30.16]
"This 2013 talk from Blizzard's Joe Rumsey describes how World of Warcraft's JAM networking layer came to be, and how it is used today using real world sample code from WoW and other Blizzard projects."
Console/PC, Social/Online, Programming, Video

Three years of community management: Lessons learned from Guns of Icarus 6
by Gamasutra Community [03.29.16]
Howard Tsao, head of New York-based studio Muse Games, recalls three years of managing the successful multiplayer online game Guns of Icarus.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Blog: How my 9 month-old daughter taught me community management  
by Gamasutra Community [03.28.16]
"I've been a community manager for years, but my sweet daughter made me understand how important it is to keep your sills to their highest standards."
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: How Dark Souls' multiplayer mechanics invaded other words 18
by Alex Wawro [03.25.16]
What is it about player invasions in Dark Souls that's so compelling? In this classic feature, we chats with devs to explore why the mechanic is exciting, and how they put their own spin on it.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Design

GDC Europe 2016 announces dates and calls for papers  
by Staff [03.25.16]
GDC organizers have put out the call for submissions to present lectures and panel sessions at the 2016 Game Developers Conference Europe, which will run August 15-16 in Cologne, Germany.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC Europe

Survey: World of Tanks is the most broadly appealing strategy game, age-wise 2
by Alex Wawro [03.23.16]
Data-driven consultancy Quantic Foundry reports that Wargaming's World of Tanks is far and away the strategy game with the broadest appeal -- at least in terms of how old (or young) its players are.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Blog: A hierarchy of needs for creative people (such as game devs) 12
by Gamasutra Community [03.23.16]
You know how Maslow has that great Hierarchy of Needs pyramid? Let's try one for creative people.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Catch up on all of Gamasutra's GDC coverage right here!  
by Staff [03.21.16]
Catch up on all of Gamasutra's coverage of last week's Game Developers Conference 2016 coverage on our special event page.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing