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Case study: Rubber Bandits' double Steam Prologue win  
by Gamasutra Staff [06.22.21]
We check out the discovery success of the two custom Steam Prologues for multiplayer party game Rubber Bandits - plus lots more!
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Business/Marketing

GameStop to invest in 'growth initiatives' after raising $1.12 billion through ATM Offering  
by Chris Kerr [06.22.21]
GameStop has raised $1.12 billon dollars after selling 5 million shares of common stock through an at-the-market equity offering program.

Blog: Designing an effective logo for your game  
by Gamasutra Community [06.22.21]
This is an article explaining the step-by-step process on how to design a logo for your game, from the initial research to final logo design.
Art, Business/Marketing

Tencent grabs majority stake in The Cycle and Spec Ops developer Yager  
by Chris Kerr [06.22.21]
Tencent has acquired a majority stake in Spec Ops: The Line and The Cycle developer Yager.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Epic Online Services expanded with free anti-cheat and voice chat tools  
by Chris Kerr [06.22.21]
Epic Games is expanding its Epic Online Services toolkit with two free services in the form of Easy Anti-Cheat and Voice.
Console/PC, Programming, Production, Business/Marketing

Nier Automata and Replicant reach 7 million combined digital sales and shipments  
by Chris Kerr [06.22.21]
Nier: Automata and Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139... have shipped and digitally sold a combined 6 million and 1 million units, respectively.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Angry Birds maker Rovio signs long-term partnership to create Moomin games 1
by Chris Kerr [06.22.21]
Angry Birds maker Rovio has secured the rights to develop and publish games based on the Moomin franchise.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Niantic adding 'exploration bonuses' to Pokemon Go to get players moving again  
by Chris Kerr [06.22.21]
Niantic is trying to ease Pokemon Go players into post-pandemic life by adding exploration bonuses to the popular AR title.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Connect with incredible sponsors and exhibitors at GDC 2021  
by Staff [06.21.21]
Check out all the incredible sponsors showing off the newest in game-making technology at GDC 2021.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Xbox Game Studios Publishing has hired Portal lead designer Kim Swift 1
by Chris Kerr [06.21.21]
Xbox Games Studios Publishing has named Portal lead designer Kim Swift as its new senior director of cloud gaming.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

PlayStation boss Jim Ryan wants more games to support cross-play 1
by Chris Kerr [06.21.21]
New comments from PlayStation boss Jim Ryan suggest that Sony is working to shed its image as something of a cross-play curmudgeon.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Report: Mysterious Switch error that halted downloads has been fixed for some users  
by Chris Kerr [06.21.21]
Nintendo appears to have quietly fixed a mysterious Switch error that had left some console owners unable to download software.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: A beginner's guide to designing indie game store pages  
by Gamasutra Community [06.21.21]
For this post, I wanted to break down the areas you need to focus on when building an attractive store page.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

PS4 players told to expect issues as Cyberpunk 2077 returns to PlayStation Store 1
by Chris Kerr [06.21.21]
Cyberpunk 2077 has been relisted on the PlayStation Store, but both Sony and CD Projekt Red have warned PlayStation 4 players to expect some teething pains.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Square Enix: Outriders made 'good start' thanks to Xbox Game Pass launch  
by Chris Kerr [06.21.21]
Outriders publisher Square Enix has said the decision to make People Can Fly's looter shooter available through Xbox Game Pass at launch worked in its favor.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

EA is letting FIFA Ultimate Team players preview loot boxes for a limited time  
by Chris Kerr [06.21.21]
EA is testing a new type of loot box in FIFA Ultimate Team that allows players to see what's inside them before hitting purchase.
Design, Business/Marketing

Here's what you can get out of a Career Development Pass at GDC 2021  
by Staff [06.18.21]
The Career Development Pass is a quick way to jumpstart your career at the all-digital 2021 Game Developers Conference. Learn more here!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

The actual cost of making a video game: A free talk and Q&A with Mike Rose  
by Kris Graft [06.18.21]
The next (free!) Gamasutra Editorial Forum is a must-attend as we welcome No More Robots' Mike Rose, who will ruthlessly break down the costs--both monetary and mental--that developers need to take into account when making a game.
Business/Marketing, Webinar

The relaunched Xbox Design Lab will let you unleash your inner artisan  
by Chris Kerr [06.18.21]
Microsoft has relaunched the Xbox Design Lab to let players, developers, and basically anybody with an Xbox (or a hankering for a fancy paperweight) create the gamepad of their dreams.
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

Some Switch owners have been unable to download software for a week  
by Chris Kerr [06.18.21]
Some unfortunate Switch owners are struggling to download software and updates from the Nintendo eShop due to what appears to be a firmware issue.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing