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Blog: How to make a Discord RPG - Part 4  
by Gamasutra Community [09.18.18]
Latest in the series about how to make a playable on Discord RPG: this time we talk about techniques for promoting your server, including social media advertising and listing servers.
Design

Steam's uncensored adult game Negligee isn't available in every country 10
by Alissa McAloon [09.18.18]
The developer of Negligee: Love Stories has restricted the sale of its game on Steam in several countries, reminding devs that the big AO OK from Valve still comes with some caveats.
Console/PC

Capcom shuts down Dead Rising developer Capcom Vancouver 1
by Alissa McAloon [09.18.18]
Capcom has closed down the Vancouver-based studio behind the Dead Rising series, costing 158 developers their jobs in the process.
Console/PC

Wargaming opens new UK studio to develop free-to-play MMO game  
by Emma Kidwell [09.18.18]
Wargaming announced the opening of a new office today located in Guildford, where the studio will be working on an unannounced free-to-play MMO game built using the Unreal Engine.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

At XRDC, study the healing effects of swimming with VR dolphins!  
by Staff [09.18.18]
Come out to XRDC next month and see Dolphin Swim Club's Marijke Sjollema & Benno Brada break down how the Club (a nonprofit that crafts therapeutic VR experiences) works and what it's learned!
VR, Serious, Design

Spider-Man director Ryan Smith is taking your questions at 4:10PM EDT  
by Bryant Francis [09.18.18]
Insomniac Games' Ryan Smith is taking your questions at 4:10PM EDT as we play Spider-Man on the Gamasutra Twitch channel!
Console/PC, Design, Video

Blog: How does video game localization work in 2018? 3
by Gamasutra community [09.18.18]
What is localization? How about right processes and costs? Which tools work well and which languages we should translate to? Let's take a look.
Design, Production

China's console market might be small, but it's starting to take shape  
by Chris Kerr [09.18.18]
Is it worth keeping an eye on the console market in China? Market research outfit Niko Partners certainly thinks so.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Boss Key's multiplayer shooter LawBreakers has officially shut down 1
by Chris Kerr [09.18.18]
The online shooter struggled to find an audience since launching in August 2017.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Interplay co-founder Brian Fargo wants to buy back the studio 2
by Chris Kerr [09.18.18]
InXile Entertainment founder and chief exec Brian Fargo would like to buy back Interplay Entertainment, the studio he co-founded way back in 1983.
Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Bloom's taxonomy of game reviews 3
by Gamasutra Community [09.18.18]
Reviews often spend too much time describing and not a lot of time analysing. This is a discussion of how the use of Bloom's Taxonomy can help address this by systemizing the act of reviewing.
Design, Business/Marketing

Creating the satisfying 'swoosh' effect in Super Lucky's Tale
by Michael Voeller [09.18.18]
Hot on the...tail...of the recent Steam launch of Super Lucky's Tale, game dev Michael Voeller shares exactly how he created the game's satisfying "swoosh" effect.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Design

Video: Rapid prototyping for Titanfall 2's single-player mode  
by Staff [09.17.18]
In this GDC 2018 talk, Respawn Entertainment's Christopher Dionne explains a rapid-prototyping technique that helped the studio quickly build levels in Titanfall 2's single-player mode.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Warren Spector shares how to find personal success in the game industry  
by Emma Kidwell [09.17.18]
Deus Ex director Warren Spector delivered a keynote about developer success at the Midwest Game Developers Conference, which the Wisconsin Game Alliance has uploaded to their YouTube channel.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Obituary: Game industry veteran Gene Mauro  
by Emma Kidwell [09.17.18]
In addition to the impactful work Mauro did as founder of CEG, he co-founded Myelin Media, a video game publishing company that would go on to release titles on PC and console in over 50 countries.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Australian study warns of link between loot boxes and problem gambling 3
by Alissa McAloon [09.17.18]
"These results support the position of academics who claim that loot boxes are psychologically akin to gambling," reads a statement shared along with the findings published by the committee today.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Get a job: Phosphor Studios is hiring a Sr. Engine Programmer  
by Staff [09.17.18]
Phosphor is seeking an experienced engine programmer to join a new game team in Chicago, Illinois.
Programming, Recruitment

XRDC speaker Q&A: Lucas Toohey and the metrics VR developers need right now  
by Bryant Francis [09.17.18]
We talked to XRDC speaker Lucas Toohey, who will be presenting a talk on useful metrics in VR at XRDC 2018.
VR, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: A look at what makes Kirby's Epic Yarn work so well 5
by Gamasutra Community [09.17.18]
Zack Wood takes a critical look at Nintendo and Good-Feel's Wii platformer Kirby's Epic Yarn, exploring how its cohesive fabric-based worldview sets it apart from other games.
Console/PC, Design

Washington State and 15 countries team up over video game gambling concerns  
by Alissa McAloon [09.17.18]
The squad of sixteen regulators has signed a declaration over growing concerns with the overlap between gambling and video games through things like loot boxes and skin betting.
Social/Online