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Switch OLED profit margins won't rise compared to the original Switch 1
by Chris Kerr [07.19.21]
The Nintendo Switch OLED Model won't deliver greater profit margins for Nintendo, according to a tweet from the Japanese company.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Tencent agrees to buy UK game company Sumo Group for $1.27 billion  
by Chris Kerr [07.19.21]
Tencent has agreed to purchase UK video game company Sumo Group for £919 million ($1.27 billion) in cash through its Sixjoy Hong Kong Limited subsidiary.
Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Staying Alive: How some indies are setting their studios up for survival 1
by Bryant Francis [07.16.21]
Look back at how some indie studios still kicking it today did their best to try and set themselves up for long-term existence.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Be sure to review the GDC Code of Conduct before GDC 2021  
by Staff [07.16.21]
Take time to review the Game Developers Conference Code of Conduct before you attend GDC 2021.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Analyst: Despite similarities, Steam Deck 'not in competition' with Switch 5
by Bryant Francis [07.16.21]
According to one industry analyst, it doesn't seem like the Steam Deck will be directly competing with the Nintendo Switch for market share.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Learn about GDC's goal to improve its environmental and social impact with this year's show  
by Staff [07.16.21]
Find out how the GDC team is working to ensure GDC 2021 has a positive social and environmental impact with this year’s all-digital event.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Free Fire has topped 1 billion downloads on Google Play  
by Chris Kerr [07.16.21]
Free Fire, a freemium battle royale title for mobile platforms, has been downloaded over 1 billion times on Google Play alone.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Valve boss Gabe Newell says pricing the Steam Deck was 'painful'  
by Chris Kerr [07.16.21]
Valve boss Gabe Newell has indicated that finding the right price point for its new console, the Steam Deck, was a rather painful process.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Guilty Gear Strive has crossed 500,000 worldwide sales in just over a month  
by Chris Kerr [07.16.21]
Guilty Gear Strive has sold over 500,000 units worldwide since launching on June 11, according to developer Arc System Works.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Genvid raises $113 million to run more interactive live events  
by Bryant Francis [07.15.21]
Genvid Technologies’ parent company, Genvid Holdings, has raised $113 million in funding, and added former Netflix exec Cindy Holland to its senior staff.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Analysis: Let's talk about Steam Deck, shall we? 4
by Gamasutra Staff [07.15.21]
Ah, look, Valve has released its plans for a Steam-related handheld. What's all that about, then? We look into the announce and what is means for platforms...
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Valve debuts Steam Deck, a portable Steam device 3
by Bryant Francis [07.15.21]
UPDATED: Valve has suddenly dropped information and pre-orders for Steam Deck, its portable Steam library player.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Time is running out for GDC 2021 general registration  
by Staff [07.15.21]
You've only got a few days left for GDC 2021 general registration. Prices will go up after July 16th at 11:59PM PT.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Nintendo will spend an estimated $10 more per unit building the OLED Switch  
by Chris Kerr [07.15.21]
That modest increase on the production line combined with a rather notable price hike could see Nintendo boost its (already healthy) profit margins.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Auto-aim cheat makers halt development after catching the eye of Activision  
by Chris Kerr [07.15.21]
The developers of an auto-aim cheat tool called User Vision have torched the project at the request of Call of Duty publisher Activision.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Over the Alps developers open new UK indie studio Tributary Games  
by Chris Kerr [07.15.21]
Over the Alps developer Samuel Partridge has co-founded a new London-based indie studio called Tributary Games.
Production, Business/Marketing

Netflix hires former EA, Facebook exec to launch its own game division  
by Bryant Francis [07.14.21]
Netflix has hired former Facebook and Electronic Arts exec Mike Verdu to lead the company's gaming division.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Discord snaps up anti-harassment AI developer Sentropy  
by Bryant Francis [07.14.21]
Discord has bought up Sentropy, a software firm that develops AI-driven tools meant to fight online harassment.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

New to GDC? We've got a digital GDC 101 for your first-ever digital event  
by Staff [07.14.21]
There's a lot to see at GDC 2021! If this is your first time at a GDC event, we've got a short video session you can watch to help you navigate this year's event.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Phil Spencer is impressed with the DualSense, says Xbox could update its own gamepad  
by Chris Kerr [07.14.21]
Xbox chief Phil Spencer has praised the direction Sony took with the PlayStation 5's revamped DualSenser controller, and indicated Microsoft might look to upgrade the Xbox gamepad in a similar way.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing