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Report: Microsoft plans to launch a disc-free Xbox One in 2019 2
by Alissa McAloon [11.16.18]
Rumors are circulating that Microsoft is working on a version of its current-gen console that lacks a disc drive, a move that reportedly seeks to shave as much as $100 off of the Xbox One’s current price tag of $299.
Console/PC

Hi-Rez Studios bringing cross-platform play to Smite, Paladins, and Realm Royale 1
by Alissa McAloon [11.16.18]
The PlayStation 4, however, is notably absent once again from the list of platforms supported in the move.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Two years on, Overwatch's producers talk toxicity, crunch, and live game dev 1
by Bryant Francis [11.15.18]
Overwatch executive producer Chacko Sonny and producer Nicole Gillet discuss the Blizzard philosophy when developing a live game that remains a runaway success.
Production, Console/PC

Discord's digital storefront now supports early access games  
by Alissa McAloon [11.15.18]
The community chat app Discord is bringing an early access program to its recently-launched digital game storefront.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online

Telltale games delisted from Steam as studio begins liquidation process  
by Chris Kerr [11.15.18]
Game series including Jurassic Park, Tales of Monkey Island, and Back to the Future have all been delisted on Steam.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC

Don't Miss: Greater accessibility through audio in Killer Instinct 2
by Staff [11.14.18]
"A main directive was to make sure each character/game mode was identifiable enough that someone would be able to tell what was going on even if they weren't in the same room that the game was being played in."
Audio, Design, Console/PC

China's ongoing game license freeze prompts decline in market forecast  
by Alissa McAloon [11.14.18]
The market analysis firm Niko Partners has adjusted its 2018 forecast for PC and mobile game revenue in China, dropping those predictions by 3.8 percent and 2.4 percent respectively.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

The unusual story behind Space Harrier's vibrant color palette 1
by Alissa McAloon [11.14.18]
Space Harrier designer Yu Suzuki recalls the story of the intentionally-triggered bug that ultimately gave birth to the colorful skies in the 1985 fantasy arcade game.
Art, Console/PC



Video Game Deep Cuts: The Grandmaster Of Fallout 76  
by Simon Carless [11.18.18]
This week's highlights include a look at the U.S. grandmaster vying for the world chess championships, a diary playing through Bethesda's oddly emergent Fallout 76, and a host of other notable pieces.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

@Play 87: Interview With Josh Ge, Creator of Cogmind  
by John Harris [11.15.18]
Interview with Josh Ge, Creator of the sci-fi, robot-focused roguelike Cogmind, about it and many things about its design and creation.
Design Art Console/PC Indie

The Risks of Making Safe Games 5
by Josh Bycer [11.14.18]
Today's post looks at how the bar continues to be raised for design and aesthetics, and what that means for working on the next "big hit."
Business/Marketing Design Console/PC Indie

Restless – Making A New Conversation UI  
by Florencia Minuzzi [11.14.18]
An analysis of the UI and text effects in Restless. Explores factors to be considered when creating new UI – from button shapes to speech bubble layout – as well as ways to create a positive reading experience using text effects.
Design Art Console/PC Indie

Create better game settings options (handy checklist) 5
by Kevin Giguere [11.12.18]
Because our games don't always get the in-depth testing we require, menus and settings often don't get a proper review. This handy checklist should help you ensure that your menu covers all the basics.
Design Console/PC


Monomi Park — San Mateo, California, United States
[11.16.18]
Senior Game Designer


Cold Iron Studios — San Jose, California, United States
[11.15.18]
Console Gameplay Engineer
Cold Iron is seeking an experienced Console Gameplay Engineer to join our world class team on our next AAA title for consoles and PC! Are you a passionate game developer? Is making an awesome game the thing that gets you out of bed in the morning? We’re sure you’re amazing in your field, but do you see perfecting your skills as the means to making the best experiences possible? Great, we want to hear from you!

Cold Iron Studios — San Jose, California, United States
[11.15.18]
Infrastructure Engineer
Cold Iron is seeking an experienced Infrastructure Engineer to join us in creating a shooter set in the Alien universe for consoles and PC!

Cold Iron Studios — San Jose, California, United States
[11.15.18]
Site Reliability Engineer
Cold Iron is seeking an experienced Site Reliability Engineer to join us in creating a shooter set in the Alien universe for consoles and PC!

Deep Silver Volition — Champaign, Illinois, United States
[11.15.18]
Studio Production Director


Impulse Gear, Inc. — San Francisco, California, United States
[11.15.18]
Senior Narrative Writer


Crystal Dynamics — Redwood City, California, United States
[11.15.18]
Senior Data Scientist


Digital Extremes Ltd. — London, Ontario, Canada
[11.15.18]
Senior Lighting Artist


YAGER Development GmbH — Berlin, Germany
[11.15.18]
Senior Backend Engineer (f/m)
As a Senior Backend Engineer at YAGER you will work on The Cycle (www.thecycle.game), an awesome and exciting match-based FPS with an international team of highly experienced and talented developers that are passionate about their work.

Wargaming.net — Chicago, Illinois, United States
[11.14.18]
Senior Graphics Software Engineer
Senior Graphics Software Engineer