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Blog: The road to Ruinarch - Part 2  
by Gamasutra Community [09.14.20]
A follow up to my original post on launching Ruinarch in which I share some week one and two sales numbers.
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

Cloud streaming support is being added to over 150 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate titles  
by Chris Kerr [09.14.20]
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to play over 150 games via the cloud as of September 15, 2020.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Nvidia to acquire processor and software design company Arm for $40 billion 1
by Chris Kerr [09.14.20]
Graphics card maker Nvidia has agreed to purchase semiconductor and software design company Arm for $40 billion.
Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: A half-decade sales analysis of Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime 1
by Gamasutra Community [09.11.20]
This week marks five years since the release of Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime. Now that we have some perspective on selling a video game over that timespan, we wanted to share some data.
Business/Marketing

Behind the dizzying ride to the top for Among Us  
by Simon Carless [09.11.20]
The amazing 'out of the blue' success of multiplayer party game Among Us on Steam is, uh, amazing. But what happened? I delve into it with the help of one of its co-creators.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Black Desert Online has amassed almost $2 billion in revenue since 2014  
by Chris Kerr [09.11.20]
Pearl Abyss' popular sandbox MMO Black Desert Online has amassed nearly $2 billion in revenue since launching in 2014.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Roblox launches digital civility curriculum to teach students about online safety  
by Chris Kerr [09.10.20]
Online game platform Roblox has launched a free 'digital civility' curriculum to help foster positive and productive online experiences among students.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Goat Simulator dev Coffee Stain expands diversity funding program  
by Chris Kerr [09.10.20]
Goat Simulator developer Coffee Stain Studios has expanded its 'Leveling the Playing Field' diversity funding program to support studios pushing for racial diveristy.
Business/Marketing

Blog: A launch postmortem of Dungeons of Edera  
by Gamasutra Community [09.09.20]
On August 28th I released my second Steam game, Dungeons of Edera, in Early Access. I wanted to share my approach to release along with some first week numbers.
Design, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: What was it like developing for the Dreamcast? 2
by Brandon Sheffield [09.09.20]
For the Dreamcast's birthday, we spoke to developers of games like Shenmue, Space Channel 5, Samba de Amigo, Sonic Adventure, and more, to celebrate the short life of this innovative console.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

No More Robots and Game Devs of Color Expo launch $75,000 grant program  
by Chris Kerr [09.09.20]
Descenders publisher No More Robots and the Game Devs of Color Expo (GDoC Expo) have joined forces to launch a $75,000 Grant Program. 
Production, Business/Marketing

EA Play is being added to Game Pass Ultimate at no extra cost  
by Chris Kerr [09.09.20]
Microsoft has revealed that EA Play will be added to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate later this year at no extra cost.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Microsoft confirms next-gen pricing and launch dates, touts new financing options  
by Chris Kerr [09.09.20]
After months of speculation and leaks, Microsoft has confirmed the price and launch date of its next-generation hardware.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Report: Nintendo boosting Switch production to meet consumer demand  
by Chris Kerr [09.09.20]
The Japanese company is reportedly struggling to keep up with consumer demand despite raising production orders to 25 million units in August. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

CI Games opens internal studio Hexworks to develop Lords of the Fallen 2  
by Chris Kerr [09.08.20]
Polish developer-publisher CI Games has opened a new studio called Hexworks to work on action-RPGs, starting with Lords of the Fallen 2.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Can influencer-branded game stores work? 1
by Gamasutra Community [09.08.20]
Let's look at a new concept that’s trying to harness the most potent force in the game discoverability universe - the streamer/influencer.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The compact Xbox Series S launches Nov 10 with promises of 'next-gen performance' 4
by Chris Kerr [09.08.20]
A number of leaks had all but confirmed the existence of the slimline console, which promises to deliver "next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Google distances itself from Epic versus Apple legal dispute 6
by Chris Kerr [09.07.20]
As judges attempt to determine whether Epic's dispute with Google is related to the Fortnite maker's other dispute with Apple, Google has advised the two cases "should not be related."
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

EA removes intrusive ads from UFC 4 following fan complaints 3
by Chris Kerr [09.07.20]
EA has removed a variety of intrusive in-game advertisements from UFC 4 after being inundated with fan complaints.
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

Epic is attempting to have Fortnite reinstated on the App Store  
by Chris Kerr [09.07.20]
Epic Games will attempt to have Fortnite reinstated on the App Store by filling a preliminary injunction against Apple on September 28, 2020. 
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing