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PlayStation Vue: Sony enters the internet TV business 1
by Mike Rose [11.13.14]
Sony today announced PlayStation Vue, an online TV service that will provide live television and on-demand content through PlayStation devices, as well as other devices.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Speeding up your marketing by using templates: A quick guide  
by Gamasutra Community [11.13.14]
"Using templates still requires a good deal of energy and learning to get right, but often times, they multiply the quality of the outcome if you hadn't used templates."
Indie, Business/Marketing

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is being streamed rather a lot on Twitch  
by Mike Rose [11.13.14]
Twitch today said that the recently released Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the most streamed console game of 2014, in terms of launch week streaming figures.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Congratulations! You're a game dev lead...Now what? 20
by Gamasutra Community [11.13.14]
A guide from Insomniac's Mike Acton: "Congratulations! Youíre a lead. Now what? In general, whatever skills youíve demonstrated that got you to this point arenít the same things youíll be doing from here on out."
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Production

Patrice Desilets founds his own studio, Panache Digital Games 1
by Christian Nutt [11.12.14]
The Assassin's Creed and Prince of Persia man strikes out on his own after multiple messy breakups with Ubisoft.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Gambling company Churchill Downs acquires Big Fish Games for $885 million  
by Christian Nutt [11.12.14]
Best known outside of the gambling industry as the racecourse that hosts the Kentucky Derby, the casino operator and online betting company now has a new gaming arm.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Game as memorial: That Dragon, Cancer developer reflects  
by Christian Nutt [11.12.14]
"'Why should you get to memorialize your son in this way?' 'What about all the other families and children who have suffered?' 'What makes you so special?' The answer is, of course, nothing." - Ryan Green
Console/PC, Indie, Design

Xbox One nearing 10 million units shipped 4
by Christian Nutt [11.12.14]
Well, we now have concrete proof that Microsoft's lagging behind Sony -- but according to VP Yusuf Mehdi, the console's recent price drop has provided a big boost to sales in the short term.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video: Crafting the sound of Grand Theft Auto V 1
by Staff [11.12.14]
Rockstar's Alastair MacGregor offers fascinating insight into the audio design of Grand Theft Auto V, one of the most high-profile and heavily-produced games of 2013, in this GDC talk.
Console/PC, Audio, Production, Video, Vault

Nintendo won't fund your indie game, but promote it? Sure! 2
by Christian Nutt [11.12.14]
"Really, our point of differentiation is on the relationships that we build with those guys. We invest a lot of time and energy and internal resources supporting these guys."
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: The challenges of writing Dragon Age 24
by Brad Kane [11.12.14]
In this classic feature, Gamasutra examines the writing process of the Dragon Age series and how player choice is balanced against Bioware's narrative by speaking with lead writer David Gaider.
Console/PC, Design

Samsung targets VR developers with new 360-degree 3D camera 2
by Alex Wawro [11.12.14]
The electronics company unveiled a new 360-degree "Project Beyond" VR camera today, pitching it as a way for VR developers to both record and livestream 3D footage for use in games and apps.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Blizzard is hiring a User Experience Researcher  
by Staff [11.12.14]
If you can capture and analyze large amounts of qualitative data from games and the people who play them, the developer of Hearthstone wants you to work alongside the team in its Irvine, CA complex.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Oculus just made its mobile SDK available to all developers  
by Alex Wawro [11.12.14]
Oculus VR just released a version of its Oculus Mobile SDK to the public with documentation and a smattering of demos in an effort to broaden developer support for the platform.
Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Business/Marketing

Molyneux faces unexpected challenges as a mobile game maker 3
by Alex Wawro [11.12.14]
The long-time designer says mobile game design has been some of the hardest work he's done, in part because he underestimated how easy it is to design ethical monetization systems.
Smartphone/Tablet, Design

Blog: Everybody is stupid in some respect, or why game music sucks 37
by Gamasutra Community [11.12.14]
"Programming is hard, sound and music are hard. They're hard in different ways. If you don't think they're hard, you've never had to produce something genuinely good in those fields."
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Audio, Production

See how Storm8 cooks up a successful mobile sim game at GDC 2015  
by Staff [11.12.14]
Storm8 game design chief Dan Scheidegger is coming to GDC 2015 to run down exactly what worked -- and what didn't -- during development of Restaurant Story 2.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Design, GDC

Times and places: Childhood, video games, and you 7
by Gamasutra Community [11.12.14]
"The nostalgic part of me would love nothing more than to see my favorite types of media churned out again and again; the adult me cannot wait to see what the video games of today inspire."
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Not just another Halfbrick in the wall Exclusive  
by Mike Rose [11.12.14]
Matt Knights and Dean Loades spent the last seven and eight years respectively working for a big Australian video game studio. After nearly a decade, they've both decided to give this whole indie thing a bash.
Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Business/Marketing, Exclusive

Former Oculus chief lawyer reveals game-focused law firm 3
by Mike Rose [11.12.14]
The former general counsel for Oculus VR has founded a new law firm and angel investment company, with the aim to provide video game studios with agreement and negotiation assistance.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing