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GDC 2019, as told through livetweets  
by Bryant Francis [03.27.19]
Here are some high-quality livetweets of GDC 2019 that may help you learn more about the game-making process.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

'Buddy pass' will let Wolfenstein: Youngblood players share with friends 2
by Chris Kerr [03.27.19]
The newly unveiled Wolfenstein: Youngblood is taking the Nazi-hunting series into co-op territory, and publisher Bethesda Softworks has come up with a novel way to ensure friends can play together. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt spent heavily on R&D in 2018 1
by Chris Kerr [03.27.19]
The cumulative balance of the company's R&D expenditures topped $65.4 million during 2018, with the Polish outfit keen to scale up its production capabilities on home soil. 
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Observation will be an Epic Games Store exclusive, Steam page pulled 6
by Emma Kidwell [03.26.19]
No Code's upcoming game Observation will be released on PC and PS4 on May 21st, but with a slight change in plans. 
Indie, Business/Marketing

Judgment has sold through 97% of stock following controversy 1
by Emma Kidwell [03.26.19]
Sega chief creative officer Toshihiro Nagoshi confirmed that Judgment sold through roughly 97 percent of its stock since the company halted sales of the game.  
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: My full time indie developer life - Year 2 4
by Gamasutra Community [03.26.19]
2018 may have brought some failures, but it also was a much more successful year. I'll cover the essence of how I am approaching the growth of the company leading into new developments.
Programming, Production, Business/Marketing

EA lays off 350 staff in marketing, publishing, and operations 4
by Alissa McAloon [03.26.19]
Electronic Arts has issued a statement on a sizable round of layoffs that aim to ramp "down our current presence in Japan and Russia" and refocus on "increasing quality in our games and services."
Business/Marketing

Kabam acquires Montreal-based mobile studio Riposte Games & Co  
by Chris Kerr [03.26.19]
Riposte is best known for working on simulation and strategy titles like Mini Guns, Dungeon Stars, and Shop Heroes, and has team comprised of developers from Ubisoft, EA, and Gameloft.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Opinion: A closer look at the strategy behind Apple Arcade 7
by Joost van Dreunen [03.26.19]
SuperData Research founder Joost van Dreunen takes an in-depth look at Apple's newly-announced games subscription service and whether it has a chance to succeed in the current market.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Standalone Vive Focus Plus will cost $799 when it arrives in April  
by Chris Kerr [03.26.19]
The device, which is geared towards HTC's enterprise customer base, was unveiled back in February, but pricing details had been kept under wraps until now. 
VR, Business/Marketing

PlayStation VR headset sales have topped 4.2 million  
by Chris Kerr [03.26.19]
The hardware maker broke the news in a post on the PlayStation Blog, although it neglected to provide an update on PS VR software sales.
VR, Business/Marketing

KO_OP, ustwo games announce Apple Arcade exclusives  
by Emma Kidwell [03.25.19]
KO_OP and ustwo games will be releasing their new titles Winding Worlds and Repair, respectively, as Apple Arcade exclusives. 
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Catch up on Gamasutra's extensive GDC 2019 coverage! 3
by Staff [03.25.19]
GDC 2019 may be in the books, but you can catch Gamasutra's coverage from last week right here, from details on Google Stadia to brilliant talks on game design to interviews from game industry luminaries plus all the news you can use.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Obituary: Take-Two founder Ryan Brant has passed away 1
by Staff [03.25.19]
Take-Two founder Ryan Brant passed away on March 23, 2019 at the age of 49.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

EA signs publishing deal with Vicarious Visions founders  
by Emma Kidwell [03.25.19]
Velan Studios, a new studio created by former Vicarious Visions' founders Guha and Karthik Bala, has signed a deal with Electronic Arts to publish their first game. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

PUBG Corp and NetEase settle Battlegrounds lawsuit 1
by Chris Kerr [03.25.19]
PUBG Corp. first took NetEase to court back in April 2018, and accused the Chinese company of replicating "audio and visual elements" from Battlegrounds in two of its mobile games.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Business/Marketing

Blog: How games software and hardware could top $200 billion by 2023  
by Gamasutra Community [03.25.19]
Digi-Capital's Games Report forecasts that games industry software/hardware combined could drive well over $200 billion revenue by 2023, despite some short-term concerns.
Business/Marketing

Dead Cells has passed 1 million sales, and Switch leads the way on consoles  
by Chris Kerr [03.25.19]
Acclaimed roguelike-metroidvania Dead Cells has surpassed 1 million sales, according to developer Motion Twin.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Report: Nintendo to release two new Switch models in 2019  
by Chris Kerr [03.25.19]
Rumors of an updated Nintendo Switch are circulating again, but this time The Wall Street Journal claims Nintendo is working on not one, but two, new Switch consoles.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Microsoft unveils new indie game showcase called [email protected] Game Pass  
by Chris Kerr [03.22.19]
Microsoft has announced a new games showcase called [email protected] Game Pass hours after Sony lifted the lid on its fledgling PlayStation showcase, State of Play.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing