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God of War devs share early level designs for #Blocktober  
by Emma Kidwell [10.15.18]
Developers from Sony Santa Monica share early versions of levels from God of War in celebration of #Blocktober.
Console/PC, Design

Why Paradox is bringing visual editing tools to its next engine update 1
by Alissa McAloon [10.15.18]
"We want to put as much power as we can into the hands of the people who are making content," says engine team lead John Wordsworth. "They shouldn’t have to ask a coder for help."
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design

The Making of GDC 2019: Figuring out which pass is right for you  
by Staff [10.15.18]
GDC's audience is as diverse as the content it offers, and its numerous pass options reflect that. Here, GDC GM Katie Stern breaks down the many passes to help you understand which is right for you!
Console/PC, Indie, GDC

Sony is working on a fix for a PlayStation 4-crashing messages bug  
by Alissa McAloon [10.15.18]
Sony is in the process of fixing a bug that allows unsupported text characters sent via messages to lock up PlayStation 4 systems.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Learn about the future of mobile VR from Nolo VR at XRDC!  
by Staff [10.15.18]
At XRDC later this month, Nolo VR is sponsoring an intriguing session in which it plans to share insight into the state of the mobile VR market, and explore predictions for the future!
VR, Business/Marketing

National Videogame Museum to open in Sheffield this November  
by Chris Kerr [10.15.18]
Previously known at The National Videogame Arcade and based in Nottingham, the attraction has rebranded and relocated to introduce video game culture to hundreds of thousands of new visitors.
Business/Marketing

Crunch isn't required, claims Rockstar co-founder after 100-hour weeks comment 12
by Chris Kerr [10.15.18]
UPDATE Rockstar's Dan Houser says crunch is optional, and the 100-hour weeks previously mentioned were only senior writers during the last three weeks of the project.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

How Landfall Games finds the fun in physics engines  
by Jack Yarwood [10.15.18]
"If everyone doesn’t take the game so seriously we can have a lot more fun with it and do more," says Landfall's Petter Henriksson of the studio's penchant for weird physics in this in-depth chat.
Indie, Programming, Design, Video

Video Game Deep Cuts: Smash That Magic Spiderweb  
by Gamasutra Staff [10.14.18]
This week's highlights include a neat Smash Bros interview, a review of Magic Leap's reveal party, and words of wisdom from Spiderweb Software, among many others.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: BioWare's postmortem look at the making of Star Wars: The Old Republic  
by Staff [10.12.18]
At GDC 2012, BioWare Austin leads Richard Vogel and Dallas Dickinson share how Star Wars: The Old Republic positioned itself to break into the World of Warcraft-dominated MMO game market.
Social/Online, Design, Production, Video, Vault

Watch our chat with CrossCode's lead developer and composer!  
by Bryant Francis [10.12.18]
We talked to some of the developers behind Steam Early Access hit CrossCode about making and selling a retro-flavored RPG in 2018.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Facebook is testing a mobile app for watching Facebook Gaming streams  
by Alissa McAloon [10.12.18]
Facebook is currently testing a mobile spin on its Fb.gg streaming platform that groups features currently available in the company’s Facebook Gaming web platform into a mobile-friendly app.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Outfit7, Cryptic Studios, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [10.12.18]
Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on Gamasutra's Job Board.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Design, Recruitment

Facebook confirms 30 million people had personal data stolen in breach 1
by Alissa McAloon [10.12.18]
While the number is less than the company’s original 50 million estimate, a significant chunk of the platform’s userbase had either their contact or profile info accessed in the breach.
Social/Online

Valve under investigation by Brazilian gov't over violent political game 17
by Emma Kidwell [10.12.18]
Valve is under investigation by the Brazilian government after a violent political game was published to Steam last week.
Console/PC, Production

John Carmack and ZeniMax have ended their legal dispute  
by Alissa McAloon [10.12.18]
The legal battle between id Software co-founder John Carmack and current id owner ZeniMax has ended, though a case involving Oculus rages on.
Business/Marketing

Report: Blizzard considering bringing cross-platform play to Diablo 3  
by Emma Kidwell [10.12.18]
Update A Blizzard rep said the company is in talks with Sony and Microsoft to enable cross-platform play across competing consoles with the arrival of Diablo 3 on the Nintendo Switch.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

XRDC speaker Q&A: BioWare vet Jonathan Perry tunes VR for workplace training  
by Bryant Francis [10.12.18]
Ractive CEO and former BioWare cinematics director Jonathan Perry talks about the potential of VR in high-stress training.
VR, Design

Bethesda teams up with West Virginia Tourism Office for Fallout 76 promo  
by Alissa McAloon [10.12.18]
Fallout 76 developer Bethesda is partnering with the West Virginia Tourism Office to promote the upcoming game which takes place in a post-apocalyptic version of the state.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Bethesda Softworks opens new office to expand global operations 2
by Emma Kidwell [10.12.18]
Bethesda Softworks announced the opening of a new office in Moscow, Russia earlier today as part of its expansion of global operations. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing