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Nintendo credits its mobile push for rise in Switch sales in Asia, Middle East 1
by Alissa McAloon [05.02.18]
Nintendo's decision to bring some of its brands to mobile devices seems to be playing off by helping the company sell Switch consoles in regions outside of the Americas, Europe, and Japan.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Nintendo's new president wants to turn mobile into $900M business 2
by Chris Kerr [05.02.18]
Nintendo's incoming president Shuntaro Furukawa wants to raise the value of the company's smartphone business to $910 million with the release of one huge blockbuster. 
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Sony brings PS2 titles to PS Now streaming service  
by Chris Kerr [05.02.18]
Sony has added a batch of PlayStation 2 classics to its PlayStation Now streaming service, meaning the platform's growing library now spans three console generations. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

In-app purchases now available on Facebook's instant games platform 2
by Emma Kidwell [05.01.18]
In-app purchases will be available on the instant games platform for developers to implement on Android devices and starting May 7. 
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: The Binding of Isaac postmortem 26
by Staff [05.01.18]
In this classic feature, Edmund McMillen discusses how he added religion to Zelda, mixed it with a roguelike, and came out with a surprise hit.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Oculus opens orders for its $200 standalone VR headset: Oculus Go  
by Emma Kidwell [05.01.18]
Oculus debuts its first standalone VR headset, Oculus Go
VR, Business/Marketing

Chinese police arrest 15 'major' Battlegrounds cheat suspects  
by Chris Kerr [05.01.18]
"Developing, selling, promoting, or using unauthorized hacking and cheating programs isn't just unfair for others playing Battlegrounds -- in many places, it's also against the law."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Nintendo hasn't achieved 'satisfactory profit' on mobile 4
by Chris Kerr [05.01.18]
Nintendo's smartphone offerings haven't reached a "satisfactory profit point yet," according to outgoing president Tatsumi Kimishima. 
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Analyst: How education, age, and even degree levels can affect video game spending 2
by Alissa McAloon [04.30.18]
The data firm Priceonomics has shared a blog post from one of its customers, the loan provider Earnest, that seeks to look at who plays video games by looking at spending habits and education level. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Techland picks up Call of Juarez publishing rights from Ubisoft  
by Alissa McAloon [04.30.18]
Publishing rights for the Call of Juarez series have transferred ownership, jumping from Ubisoft to the game’s original developer Techland.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Report: Tencent could sink $470M into Battlegrounds dev Bluehole  
by Chris Kerr [04.30.18]
Tencent already owns around 1.5 percent of the studio, meaning its overall stake could rise to around 11.5 percent.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Frostpunk has surpassed 250K sales in 66 hours  
by Chris Kerr [04.30.18]
Aside from being good news for 11bit, that sales total means players can rest easy knowing the game will be supported for the foreseeable future. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Sponsored: The 10 best universities for game development programs 1
by 80 LEVEL [04.30.18]
Game development resource 80 LEVEL has analyzed more than 100 schools to compile a comprehensive list of the best universities for game development.
Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Student/Education

Bungie will finally release Destiny companion album Music of the Spheres  
by Chris Kerr [04.30.18]
Due to a legal and professional dispute between Bungie and co-composer Marty O'Donnell, the album has never seen the light of day. 
Art, Audio, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: The God Of Portal Is Mario's Face  
by Gamasutra Editors [04.30.18]
This week's highlights include multiple God Of War interviews, how Budget Cuts moves in VR via portals, and an interview with Super Mario 64's facial sculptor, among others.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Steam Spy isn't dead, but it's not back at 100% yet either  
by Alissa McAloon [04.27.18]
Steam Spy creator Sergey Galyonkin opens up about how Valve’s changes interfered with how his third-party sales tracker worked before and how he’s trying to keep the tool alive.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Nintendo still has plans for the 3DS through '2019 and beyond' 1
by Alissa McAloon [04.27.18]
Following earlier conversations about the role the 3DS would play in a post-Switch industry, Nintendo now says that it has plans to support the 3DS into and beyond 2019.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

With the PlayStation 4 at 73M sold, Sony braces for sales to slow  
by Alissa McAloon [04.27.18]
While sales have remained strong for the console in the last few years, Sony’s latest financial statements show that the company is preparing for hardware sales to slow down.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Super Monday Night Combat shutting down due to new data protection regs 2
by Chris Kerr [04.27.18]
Uber is sunsetting the game because it doesn't comply with the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation guidelines, which are coming into effect on May 25. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Nintendo partners with Japanese dev Cygames on new mobile title 1
by Chris Kerr [04.27.18]
The game is being pitched as an "all-new original action RPG application" built from the ground up for mobile.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing