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Blog: Some thoughts on second trailers  
by Gamasutra Community [10.30.19]
The second time you make a trailer for your game can be a real gut check. Here's some suggestions to get you off to a great start.
Business/Marketing

The PS4 has become the second best-selling home console of all time 2
by Chris Kerr [10.30.19]
The PlayStation 4 has shipped over 102.8 million units worldwide to become the second best selling home console of all time.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare saw $600 million in revenue in three days  
by Chris Kerr [10.30.19]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has amassed over $600 million in worldwide sell-through during its first three days on shelves, according to publisher Activision
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Sony financials: PS4 hardware and software sales 'lower-than-expected' 2
by Chris Kerr [10.30.19]
Sony has released its financials for the second quarter ended September 30, 2019, and both sales and operating income are down in the company's video game division.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Profit up at Capcom thanks to strong Monster Hunter World: Iceborne sales  
by Alissa McAloon [10.29.19]
With 2.8 million units shipped, Capcom's sizable Monster Hunter World expansion pack was the leading contributor to the company's profit rise for the first half of the fiscal year.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

EA Access heading to Steam after U.S. publisher reconnects with Valve 2
by Chris Kerr [10.29.19]
EA is bringing its games back to Steam after moving away from Valve's popular digital marketplace back in 2011 to focus on establishing its own Origin store.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Star Trek Fleet Command publisher Scopely nets $200 million for future acquisitions  
by Chris Kerr [10.29.19]
Mobile developer-publisher Scopely has secured $200 million in Series D funding to expand its business through "large-scale acquisition opportunities."
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: The six year journey to Donut County  
by Staff [10.28.19]
Ben Esposito spent six years of his life making a wonderful game about a hole that eats up a California county -- and he learned a lot along the way.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Business/Marketing

Don't overlook your GDC 2020 scholarship opportunities!  
by Staff [10.28.19]
Want to attend GDC 2020? Check out the GDC scholarship partners list, where you'll find links to each program as they're announced as well as further details on other low-cost ways of attending GDC.
Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

FACEIT and Google-designed 'Admin AI' bans 20,000 toxic CS:GO players in six weeks 1
by Chris Kerr [10.28.19]
An artificial intelligence designed to address toxicity in competitive games has banned 20,000 players from Counter Strike: Global Offensive as part of its first live implementation.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Epic is suing a Fortnite user experience tester over Chapter 2 leaks  
by Chris Kerr [10.28.19]
Epic Games has filed a lawsuit against a Fortnite user experience tester for leaking information about the game.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Microsoft relaunches Xbox All Access financing program with next-gen upgrade option 1
by Chris Kerr [10.28.19]
Microsoft has relaunched its Xbox All Access financing program and has added an option that will let users upgrade to the next Xbox console, codenamed 'Project Scarlett.'
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Sponsored: Learn how to effectively manage chargebacks and refunds  
by Xsolla [10.28.19]
Chargebacks and refunds are overlooked costs of video game business that occur after you’ve made a sale. Learn how to effectively manage these costs and lower operational expenses with this free e-book.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Business/Marketing, Whitepaper

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Outer Worlds Of Game Addiction 1
by Gamasutra Staff [10.27.19]
This week's highlights include a couple of pieces on the hotly awaited The Outer Worlds, and a gratifyingly complex New York Times magazine piece on the nature of game addiction - or indeed, any addiction.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

GreedFall beat expectations, led Q2 revenue for publisher Focus Home Interactive  
by Alissa McAloon [10.25.19]
The French publisher, known for recent releases World War Z, Plague Tale, and GreedFall, reported revenue of €79.8 million for the six month period ending September 30, up 80 percent from the year before.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Double Fine's postmortem of Brutal Legend 25
by Staff [10.25.19]
In this classic postmortem, Double Fine outlines the production of its rock god epic Brütal Legend, taking in everything from legal troubles with Activision to nitty-gritty tool development details.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Sponsored: Learn how to plan for performance and scale for multiplayer games in a free webinar  
by Staff [10.25.19]
Learn about the pros and cons of different infrastructure implementations, and tactics to employ to maximize performance and minimize cost in this one-hour webinar!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

New budget ends IDM tax credit for video game studios in Alberta, Canada  
by Alissa McAloon [10.25.19]
The budget revealed by Alberta's United Conservative Party government this week a program that aimed to encourage the growth of Alberta's game industry through a refundable tax credit.
Business/Marketing

Ubisoft is suing Rainbox Six Siege cheat provider MizuSoft  
by Chris Kerr [10.25.19]
Ubisoft is suing cheat provider Mizusoft for allegedly selling "hundreds of thousands of dollars" worth of Rainbow Six Siege cheats.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Former Xbox exec Mike Ybarra joins Blizzard as EVP and GM  
by Alissa McAloon [10.24.19]
Former Xbox Live, Game Pass, and Mixer corporate vice president Mike Ybarra has announced that he is joining Blizzard as the company’s new executive vice president and general manager
Business/Marketing