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Nintendo is selling off its ownership stake in the Seattle Mariners 1
by Alex Wawro [04.27.16]
Former Nintendo of America frontman Howard Lincoln has confirmed plans today to step down as CEO of the Seattle Mariners as Nintendo moves to sell off its majority stake in the team.
Business/Marketing, Serious

Crytek doubles down on the movie business with standalone Film Engine  
by Alex Wawro [04.26.16]
CryEngine developer Crytek has formed a new company around Film Engine, a suite of "real-time cinematic production software" aimed squarely indie, big-budget, and VR filmmakers.
Business/Marketing, Serious

Don't Miss: The top 10 weird children of games and neuroscience 26
by Erin Robinson [04.25.16]
In this classic 2011 feature, indie game developer and former neuroscience researcher Erin Robinson takes a look at ten notably interesting studies to see what they can teach us, as game makers.
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Steam expands its streaming movie biz with Lionsgate partnership 6
by Alex Wawro [04.25.16]
Valve bolsters its streaming movie business in a big way this week via a new partnership with Lionsgate that will see over 100 movies added to Steam's catalog, with more to come in the months ahead.
Business/Marketing, Serious

Obituary: Veteran Finnish game developer, Antti Kallioinen, passes away  
by Chris Kerr [04.15.16]
Veteran Finnish game developer Antti Kallioinen has passed away suddenly at the age of 42.
Console/PC, Serious

Registration is now open for GDC Europe 2016!  
by Staff [04.14.16]
Game makers, take note: You can now register early at a discounted rate to attend this year's GDC Europe, which will once again be held in Cologne, Germany August 15th and 16th.
Audio, GDC Europe, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Shedding light in the dark tunnel of game innovation  
by Gamasutra Community [04.13.16]
"If we look to games that have done something new, at the system level, we can draw lessons that help us approach this difficult challenge. Following is a rubric of four questions that can provide a framework for creating new games."
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Wargaming could create eSports union to protect pro players 1
by Chris Kerr [04.12.16]
"We looked at some options and the best one is to help the pro players create a union for themselves. We have to do it, there will be issues, maybe we aren't ready, but we will find a way.
Business/Marketing, Serious



Puzzle Dependency Graph Primer  
by Joshua Weinberg [05.02.16]
An introduction to Puzzle Dependency Graphs, an analytical technique which can be used to gain insights into the size, structure and complexity of a game.
Design, Serious

Video in Video Games: The Past, Present, and Future of FMV  
by Ethan Thibault [05.02.16]
Full-Motion Video (alternatively referenced as "Live Action") has been a part of video games for a long time, with a bizarre history. I aim to analyze and categorize its usage in games, and offer some creative possibilities for the future.
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet, VR

Measuring a Competitor's Audience: Vainglory & Paragon  
by Jake Parmley [05.02.16]
Red Fox Insights is exploring the MOBA genre - finding which games resonate strongest with which audiences. We began with Epic Games MOBA Paragon and the mobile MOBA, Vainglory.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Smartphone/Tablet

Ammo Systems and BioShock 1
by Christopher Gile [05.02.16]
Ammo in BioShock prevents the player from only using one type of weapon and playstyle. This isn't true of Plasmids and that is a problem.
Design, Serious

Important Tips for Effective Tutorial Game Design  
by Josh Bycer [05.02.16]
Today's post looks at the elements that make up good tutorial design, and should be included in any complicated video game.
Design, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, VR


Lionbridge Technologies — Seattle, Washington, United States
[05.02.16]
Games Software Test Engineer-GES14908


Respawn Entertainment — San Fernando Valley, California, United States
[05.02.16]
QA Tester


Backflip Studios — Boulder, Colorado, United States
[05.02.16]
Global Brand Manager


The Walt Disney Company — Palo Alto, California, United States
[05.02.16]
Lead SWE Graphics/Rendering


Backflip Studios — Boulder, Colorado, United States
[05.02.16]
2D Artist


Particle City — Los Angeles, California, United States
[05.02.16]
Server Engineer (Contract)
Do you wrangle big data while rustling up servers in your sleep? Do you compare and contrast Asynchronous Servlets and Node.js around the camp fire? Would you like to tame the frontier of mobile gaming? If you’ve got the know-how, we’ve got the challenge: Bring the Titanfall universe to mobile!

War Drum Studios — Gainesville, Florida, United States
[05.02.16]
Game and Systems Programmer


Apex Systems — Warren, New Jersey, United States
[05.02.16]
15+ Virtual Reality Developer Opportunities (OpenGL, WebGL, OpenCV)
Are you looking to change the gaming industry? Apex is looking for OpenGL, WebGL, and/or OpenCV game developers who will be able to join a team lead by the top technologists in the industry. This R&D team is looking to change the Virtual Reality industry as we know it. Are you ready to push the limits in a technical area that has not yet been defined? There are NO boundaries. Look no further as we have the most exciting and best opportunity to offer on the east coast.

Hasbro — Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States
[05.02.16]
Hasbro Gaming Design Managers


Churchill Navigation — Boulder, Colorado, United States
[05.02.16]
VP of Engineering