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  Naughty Dog hopes to solve crunch complaints with 'working groups'
image Naughty Dog co-presidents Evan Wells and Neil Druckmann say the company is working to improve work-life balance with a new set of working groups.
  Report: Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi may soon head over to NetEase
image NetEase is reportedly in the final stages of hiring Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi away from Sega.
  China massively restricts playtime limits for younger players
image The Chinese government has restricted video game access for younger players to one hour per day from Friday to Sunday.
  Overwatch's McCree to have name changed after namesake fired from Blizzard
image McCree, the Overwatch cowboy hero named after a former Blizzard employee, will soon have his name changed. His namesake, level designer Jesse McCree, was fired from Blizzard Entertainment.
  Elden Ring rides high at the 2021 Gamescom Awards
image Gamescom's annual award ceremony concluded with a slew of wins for Elden Ring, making Bandai Namco the top-performing publisher in the awards spread.
  Fallout 76 project lead departs Bethesda after 16 years
image The Bethesda veteran will take some time to reflect before choosing their next move.
  Steam refund abuse has Summer of '58 developer Emika Games considering hiatus
image The indie developer behind horror title Summer of '58 claims Steam refund abuse has torpedoed its future plans.
  Apple to let App Store devs email customers about alternative payment options
image App Store developers will soon be able nudge customers over email to make them aware of alternative payment options and perhaps avoid platform fees.
  Epic and Time Magazine debut interactive MLK Jr. exhibit in Fortnite
image Epic Games and Time Magazine have partnered to debut an interactive Fortnite Creative exhibit about the 1963 March on Washington.
  11 bit makes moves to bring 'meaningful games' into AAA realm
image Przemyslaw Marszal of Frostpunk developer 11 bit wants to bring his company fully into the realm of AAA. Here's how he plans to do it.
  Frostpunk 2 is no longer listed for pre-order on Kinguin
image Kinguin has removed Frostpunk 2 from pre-order after the developers at 11 Bit Studios publicly complained about the early, unapproved listing on its site.
  Gearbox opening Montreal studio to work on Borderlands and new franchises
image Gearbox is opening its second major studio in Canada and sinking $200 million CAD into the region.
  We're now at GameDeveloper.com!
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  NES and SNES hardware designer has retired from Nintendo after almost 40 years
image Nintendo design and brand director Lance Barr is departing the company after almost four decades.
  Revisiting Mohawk Games' diversity overhaul - GDC Podcast ep. 23
image In this episode of GDC Podcast, recorded earlier this year live at GDC Showcase, Kris Graft and Alissa McAloon talk to Leyla and Soren Johnson, CEO and design director at Offworld Trading Company and Old World developer Mohawk Games.
  Niantic will keep some pandemic-era protocols in Pokemon Go after all
image After outcry from players, Niantic has announced it's keeping its pandemic-era design shifts for Pokemon Go.
  Get a job: Deep Silver Volition is hiring a Senior Environment Artist
image Volition is looking for a Senior Environment Artist to help them build the world for the next Saints Row title.
  From the Editors: Reflections on Gamasutra
image The Gamasutra editorial team has instead opted to present a selection of must-read articles from our collective history.
  Horizon Forbidden West slips to a February 2022 release date
image Guerilla Games has announced that Horizon Forbidden West will debut in February 2022, a few months after its original 2021 release date.
  South Korea is axing its game curfew for minors
image The South Korean government has announced its intent to roll back the country’s decade-old gaming curfew for young players. The ban should be lifted by the end of the year.
  GDC adds 3 members to Advisory Board
image The Advisory Board welcomes Liz England, Rebekah Saltsman, and Veronica Peshterianu for GDC 2022.
2 Blog: The increase of the crease - Mobile gaming on a foldable phone
image After trying out the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, I share my experience of playing five popular games, as well as my thoughts on challenges and opportunities this form factor brings to mobile gaming.
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  Bungie warns latest Destiny 2 anti-cheat tech could affect performance on PC
image Bungie is adding BattlEye anti-cheat software to Destiny 2 in a bid to curb cheating, but has warned the integration of the service could affect performance on PC.
  Microsoft is bringing cloud gaming to Xbox consoles later this year
image Microsoft is bringing cloud game streaming to Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One consoles later this year.

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  What I Learned From a 14-Year Passion Project
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  Horizontal Resequencing and Dynamic Transitions for Game Music Composers (From Spyder to Sackboy: GDC 2021)
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Getting My Indie Game Released On PS5 And Switch
image Stavros Pilatis chronicles the development, launch, and eventual console release of his multiplatform GameMaker project GLO.
Why Accessible Design Can't Save Inaccessible Gameplay
image Josh Bycer discusses the design trap of only thinking about accessibility and not UI/UX, and explains how games can suffer as a result.
Moments From Florence
image Nikhil Murthy critically examines Florence's narrative structure, delving into what the game has to say about its medium, autonomy and genre.
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