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PlayStation Now begins offering downloadable PS2 & PS4 games  
by Alissa McAloon [09.20.18]
PlayStation is expanding its pay-for-access streaming game library PlayStation Now to allow subscribers to download PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 2 games directly to their consoles.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Twitch abruptly blocked in China & delisted from local iOS App Store  
by Alex Wawro [09.20.18]
Video streaming platform Twitch has suddenly hit a wall in China, as the Twitch website is currently inaccessible in the country & the Twitch iOS app has been removed from Apple's regional App Store.
Business/Marketing, Social/Online

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Unavowed Ninja's Red (Dead) Redemption  
by Gamasutra Staff [09.24.18]
This week's highlights include analysis of adventure title Unavowed, a cover story on Fortnite streamer Ninja, & detailed impressions of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Ex-BioWare GM Aaryn Flynn is now Improbable's North American GM of games  
by Alex Wawro [09.20.18]
Former BioWare GM Aaryn Flynn has joined up with the folks at British tech firm Improbable, makers of the SpatialOS game server platform, to serve as their North American general manager of games.
Business/Marketing, Social/Online

Rockstar is bringing an open-world online mode to Red Dead Redemption 2 2
by Alissa McAloon [09.19.18]
Red Dead Redemption 2 is following in the footsteps of developer Rockstar’s cash cow Grand Theft Auto Online by including an open-world online mode with the single-player game.
Console/PC, Social/Online

The standalone YouTube Gaming app is essentially being absorbed into YouTube  
by Alissa McAloon [09.18.18]
YouTube has opted to roll features from the standalone app into its main video platform, something it hopes addresses discoverability issues that showed up in the original YouTube Gaming attempt.
Social/Online

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

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



Video Game Deep Cuts: The Unavowed Ninja's Red (Dead) Redemption  
by Simon Carless [09.24.18]
This week's highlights include analysis of adventure title Unavowed, a cover story on Fortnite streamer Ninja, & detailed impressions of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

Kliuless? Gaming Industry ICYMI #4  
by Kenneth Liu [09.21.18]
Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I share with other Rioters, including Riot’s senior leadership. This edition is the public version that I publish broadly every week as well. Opinions are mine.
Business/Marketing Design Production Console/PC Serious Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR

An Examination of the Debate Behind Loot Boxes 4
by Josh Bycer [09.21.18]
With more concerns regarding regulating loot boxes, today's post takes a look at the appeal, design, and debate of this polarizing microtransaction.
Business/Marketing Design Production Console/PC Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet

Play Don't Show  
by Gregory Pellechi [09.21.18]
Games are a storytelling medium and in storytelling there's a rule - show, don't tell. For video games it's evolved to "play, don't show". But how feasible is that really to implement in a game from a design or writing stand point?
Design Console/PC Serious Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR

EU Approves Copyright Directive - What You Need to Know  
by Brandon Huffman [09.20.18]
The goal of the Copyright Directive is to hold platforms with user content, like YouTube and Facebook, liable for copyright infringement. Or in the video game world, sites and communities like Roblox, VR Chat, Minecraft and others might be impacted.
Business/Marketing Console/PC Serious Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR


The Game Band — Los Angeles, California, United States
[09.23.18]
Platform/Build Engineer
As our Platform/Build Engineer you'll be responsible for creating tools and systems to advance our in-development builds towards a polished, technical release across multiple platforms. You'll collaborate with a small team of developers to optimize efficiency of day-to-day tasks via tools and automation, while improving build performance and supporting QA.

Plarium Michigan Studio LP — Portage, Michigan, United States
[09.21.18]
Senior Game Developer
Senior Game Developer - Portage Michigan

Plarium Michigan Studio LP — Portage, Michigan, United States
[09.21.18]
General Game Designer
General Game Designer - Portage Michigan

Plarium Michigan Studio LP — Portage, Michigan, United States
[09.21.18]
Senior General Game Designer
Senior General Game Designer - Portage Michigan

Plarium Michigan Studio LP — Portage, Michigan, United States
[09.21.18]
Senior System Game Designer
Senior System Game Designer - Portage Michigan

New Moon Production — Hamburg, Germany
[09.20.18]
HTML5 Game Developer (m/f) – New Moon Production


NERD KINGDOM — IRVING, Texas, United States
[09.19.18]
Lead Gameplay Programmer


Fantasma Games — Stockholm, Sweden
[09.19.18]
Front-End Game Programmer


Airship Syndicate — Austin, Texas, United States
[09.17.18]
Senior Programmer
Airship Syndicate is looking for an experienced gameplay programmer to help build a cool new action game for PC and consoles! Come join a growing team working on fun stuff in an awesome city!

Digital Extremes — Costa Mesa, California, United States
[09.17.18]
PR Manager (Medial Relations)