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A Way Out has sold over 1 million copies in two weeks  
by Chris Kerr [04.13.18]
A Way Out has garnered attention for its use of co-op, with its split-screen only design forcing players to share a screen whether they're playing locally or online.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Rainbow Six Siege has pulled in 30 million players  
by Chris Kerr [04.13.18]
Ubisoft's tactical team shooter Rainbow Six Siege has surpassed 30 million players over two years after it launched in December 2015.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: A legal analysis of the NetEase vs. PUBG lawsuit 4
by Gamasutra Community [04.13.18]
A brief discussion of the legal aspects of the recent lawsuit filed by Battleground's creator vs NetEase, one of China's largest largest internet technology companies.

EA shakes up executive team to 'sharpen focus' on creative core 6
by Chris Kerr [04.13.18]
There's been an impromptu executive reshuffle at EA, meaning some familiar faces now have new roles within the company. 

How Xbox got its start -- and its name 1
by Rusel DeMaria [04.13.18]
In this excerpt from Rusel deMaria's new Xbox history tome, "Game of X - Vol 1: The Untold History of Xbox", original team members recount how the Xbox project started -- and how it got its name.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, History

Hellblade wins big at 2018 BAFTAs as Edith Finch takes top honor  
by Alex Wawro [04.12.18]
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts hosted its annual game awards in London this evening, and the list of winners is dominated by indie devs like Ninja Theory and Giant Sparrow.
Indie, Business/Marketing

Eugen devs end strike after management refuse to negotiate 2
by Chris Kerr [04.12.18]
The developers at Eugen Systems have ceased their strike after negotiations with management came to a standstill.
Production, Business/Marketing

VR social network vTime secures $7.6M investment  
by Chris Kerr [04.12.18]
The freemium app is pitched as a VR sociable network that lets users create personalized avatars and socialize with friends across a library of virtual environments. 
VR, Business/Marketing

Microsoft & other game companies win out in camera patent lawsuit 1
by Alex Wawro [04.11.18]
A Federal court has denied inventor Richard J. Baker's appeal of the 'nah' ruling made in a patent infringement lawsuit he filed last year against Microsoft, Nintendo, and other game companies.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

With 2 million units sold, Shovel Knight generated the most income from Switch sales  
by Emma Kidwell [04.11.18]
The Nintendo Switch became Shovel Knight's third best selling platform, selling 370,000 units in just a year and generating the most revenue.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Blog: Early Access without Steam? Let's break down the numbers 10
by Gamasutra Community [04.11.18]
A look at six months of early access sales on for Nowhere Prophet. All the numbers and graphs you could want.
Production, Business/Marketing

Unity opening Centre of Innovation to help game devs in Malaysia  
by Chris Kerr [04.11.18]
Unity is joining forces with Malaysia’s Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to open the first ever Southeast Asian Centre of Innovation. 
Production, Business/Marketing

Steam privacy tweaks spell the end for services like Steam Spy 11
by Chris Kerr [04.11.18]
As questions about online privacy and data protection dominate the headlines, Valve has made some notable changes to the privacy policy of its popular Steam digital game marketplace.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Take a gander at how the very first arcade video games were advertised 2
by Alex Wawro [04.10.18]
A new post from the Video Game History Foundations offers an interesting look at how coin-op video games were advertised nearly 50 years ago, when most people had no idea what a video game was.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, History

Blog: A history of game analytics platforms 1
by Gamasutra Community [04.10.18]
Veteran data scientist Ben Weber digs into the evolution of game analytics, looking at everything from development telemetry to big data.

Sponsored: With a name like N3TWORK, it has to be good  
by N3TWORK [04.10.18]
From its relatively flat and transparent company structure to its aggressively player-oriented approach, N3TWORK has a unique take on what game development can be -- and they're hiring!
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, Sponsored Article

Altered Ventures launches $36M fund to help devs succeed in emerging markets  
by Chris Kerr [04.10.18]
Altered Ventures has established a new $36 million venture capital fund to help indie game developers find their feet in emerging markets. 
Production, Business/Marketing

Korean companies fined $950K for deceptive loot box practices  
by Chris Kerr [04.10.18]
The Korean Fair Trade Commission has fined three video game companies, including heavy-hitters Nexon and Netmarble, for deceptive loot box practices. 

Get a job: Nexon is looking for a Sr. Manager or Associate Director of Marketing  
by Staff [04.09.18]
Nexon M is looking for a Sr. Manager or Associate Director of Marketing to focus on its Western launches of Korean mobile games.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

GTA V producer hits speed bump in $150M lawsuit against Rockstar  
by Chris Kerr [04.09.18]
Leslie Benzies is currently suing Rockstar, its owner Take-Two, and studio co-founders Sam and Dan Houser for unpaid royalties in excess of $150 million.