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Pokemon Snap is being revived on the Nintendo Switch  
by Chris Kerr [06.17.20]
The much-loved Pokemon Snap franchise is making a comeback after collecting dust for over 20 years.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Humble's huge 'Fight for Racial Justice' charity bundle has already raised over $1.3M
by Chris Kerr [06.17.20]
Humble has launched a massive 'Fight for Racial Justice' charity bundle to help support organizations fighting for racial equality.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: Finding, choosing, and managing moderators 2
by Gamasutra Community [06.17.20]
Kitfox Games communications director Victoria Tran has put together a guide on finding the perfect fit.
Business/Marketing

Report: Fortnite maker Epic could sell stake at $17 billion valuation 3
by Chris Kerr [06.16.20]
Fortnite developer Epic Games is reportedly looking to raise $750 million in a deal that would value the company at $17 billion. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: Reducing stress when you own a game company 1
by Gamasutra Community [06.16.20]
When you own a game company your decisions can result in success or failure. Here are five things I do that help me reduce stress while (hopefully) helping others do the same.
Business/Marketing

Tomb Raider and Deus Ex dev Eidos Montreal opens new R&D studio  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.20]
Deus Ex and Tomb Raider developer Eidos Montreal has opened a new research and development studio called Eidos Sherbrooke with parent company Square Enix.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Latest Fortnite event attracts 12M in-game players, another 8.4M via streams  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.20]
Fortnite's latest season-ending event attracted a mammoth 12 million in-game players, with another 8.4 million watching it live on Twitch and YouTube.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Xbox expands on Smart Delivery, confirms game progress will carry forward  
by Chris Kerr [06.15.20]
Xbox has shared more details about its new Smart Delivery system, which will allow players to pay once to access supported games on multiple consoles across different generations.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Ziggurat has acquired the BloodRayne franchise and other Majesco licenses  
by Chris Kerr [06.15.20]
Ziggurat Interactive has acquired the rights to the BloodRayne franchise and plans to "further explore and expand" the dormant series.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Steam: The new 'wishlists to first week sales' expectations 2
by Gamasutra Community [06.15.20]
How many sales of your Steam game should you hope to get in its first week, based on the amount of wishlists you had on launch? Here's a data-filled analysis.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Pokemon Go dev Niantic delays plans to end support for 32-bit Android devices  
by Chris Kerr [06.15.20]
Update: Pokemon Go developer Niantic will discontinue support for 32-bit Android devices at a later date than initially planned after players expressed concerns about the move.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

For sale to good home: Warner Bros' gaming division 4
by Bryant Francis [06.12.20]
According to CNBC, AT&T has decided that it doesn't need a video game division anymore, and is looking to offload Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Last Of Us, The First Little Orpheus 2
by Gamasutra Staff [06.12.20]
The latest links of the week include new games The Last Of Us Part II & Little Orpheus, plus PC shareware relic Ken's Labyrinth & lots more!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Wednesday is your last day to register early for GDC Summer at a discounted rate!  
by Staff [06.12.20]
Early registration for August's all-digital GDC Summer event ends Wednesday, ​June 17th at 11:59 PM PT, so conference organizers encourage prospective attendees to register now at a discounted rate!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, GDC

Data suggests almost half of Xbox One users also own a PlayStation 4 2
by Bryant Francis [06.12.20]
New data from Ampere Analysis suggests a strong overlap in console ownership across Xbox and PlayStation owners.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

GTA Online is getting a standalone release on PlayStation 5  
by Chris Kerr [06.12.20]
Although GTA V will also be making the next-gen leap, Rockstar explained the lucrative online mode will be getting a standalone release on next-gen machines in the second half of 2021. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Resident Evil becomes first Capcom franchise to surpass 100 million sales  
by Chris Kerr [06.12.20]
Resident Evil has become the first franchise in Capcom history to surpass 100 million worldwide sales.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality has surpassed its $5M goal 1
by Chris Kerr [06.12.20]
The massive itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality has surpassed its target of raising $5 million for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and the Community Bail Fund.
Business/Marketing

Applications are open for Humble's $1 million Black Game Developer Fund 3
by Alissa McAloon [06.11.20]
Humble has opened up applications for the Black game dev-focused publishing fund announced last week, and shared a handful of details on how the program will work.
Indie, Production, Business/Marketing

Attend GDC Summer for practical advice on hiring & retaining women leaders in games  
by Staff [06.11.20]
This August GDC Summer will host a talk from King's Sabrina Carmona that offers practical, actionable advice on how to diversify your studio's leadership team and empower more women leaders in games.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, GDC