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Take-Two acquires Top Eleven developer Nordeus in $378 million deal  
by Chris Kerr [06.02.21]
Take-Two Interactive has acquired Top Eleven developer Nordeus in a deal worth up to $378 million.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Analysis: Sony's PlayStation strategy - exposed!  
by Gamasutra Staff [06.01.21]
Let's take a deeper look into Sony’s platform and content strategy, as the company orients itself even more singlemindedly around its video game IP and subscriptions.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: 7 questions to ask (and answer) before creating your game trailer  
by Gamasutra Community [06.01.21]
So, you've got a great game ready for launch and now you need a promotional video for it? After all that creative brainstorming and dashing out of ideas running the gamut, it's now decision time.
Design, Business/Marketing

New report details fall of massive video game cheating ring  
by Chris Kerr [06.01.21]
Motherboard has published a fascinating report that delves into the rise and fall of what's been described as the world's largest video game cheating empire.
Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Business/Marketing

ROM pirate takes on Nintendo sans lawyer, gets told to pay $2.1M in damages 2
by Chris Kerr [06.01.21]
Nintendo has been awarded a $2.1 million summary judgement against the owner and operator of now-shuttered pirate site RomUniverse.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

EA is sunsetting five older Need for Speed titles and pulling them from sale  
by Chris Kerr [06.01.21]
All five games will be removed from digital marketplaces starting this week, while the in-game storefronts have also been turned off.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video: Using animated gifs to sell your game  
by Staff [05.28.21]
In this 2019 GDC session, Future Friends Games' Thomas Reisenegger provides tips on how to market your game through animated .gifs, as well as platform-specific gif advice for Steam, Twitter, etc.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

CD Projekt has appointed a new Cyberpunk 2077 game director  
by Chris Kerr [05.28.21]
The news comes after Cyberpunk's former game director Adam Badowski stepped down to focus on other leadership duties at the Polish company.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Monster Hunter Rise has shipped 7 million copies in two months  
by Chris Kerr [05.28.21]
Monster Hunter Rise has shipped over 7 million copies since launching on the Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Former People Can Fly developers quietly launch new studio Gruby Entertainment  
by Chris Kerr [05.28.21]
A group of former People Can Fly developers have joined forces to form new studio Gruby Entertainment.
Production, Business/Marketing

Microsoft CEO: Higher platform fees make sense for game consoles 3
by Chris Kerr [05.27.21]
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has suggested that app stores should look to lower platform fees over time, but that the same thinking shouldn't be applied to console storefronts.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Swedish game company Zordix acquires UK publisher Merge Games  
by Chris Kerr [05.27.21]
UK publisher and developer Merge Games has been acquired by Swedish game company Zordix for an undisclosed fee.
Production, Business/Marketing

Resident Evil Village has topped 4 million global shipments and digital sales  
by Chris Kerr [05.27.21]
Resident Evil Village has shipped and sold over 4 million copies globally in under three weeks, according to the latest figures from developer Capcom.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Report: The Switch Pro could be revealed before E3 and launch this year  
by Chris Kerr [05.27.21]
Nintendo intends to announce the long-rumored 'Switch Pro' by July and will release the console in September or October this year.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

PS4 still expected top be primary revenue driver for PS Store in 2021 1
by Bryant Francis [05.26.21]
It's been a good fiscal year for Sony Interactive Entertainment, but the PS4 will still be a big revenue driver in the year to come.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video games & TikTok: how to get discovery right  
by Gamasutra Staff [05.26.21]
TikTok, the shortform/mobile video social app which sports hundreds of millions of MAUs worldwide, is great for game discovery. But how? We talk to Jenny Windom about it.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Crystal Dynamics announces new Austin-based Studio  
by Bryant Francis [05.26.21]
The studio behind Tomb Raider and Marvel's Avengers is setting up shop in BBQ haven Austin, TX.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Bugsnax, weird games, and running a studio with Young Horses' Phil Tibitoski  
by Kris Graft [05.26.21]
Phil Tibitoski, president of Bugsnax developer Young Horses, joins us to chat about his approach to running a small studio, pricing an indie game, a horrific bug-peeling game mechanic in Bugsnax, and much more.
Production, Business/Marketing, Podcast

With Farlight 84, mobile hitmaker Lilith Games makes a play for PC market  
by Staff [05.26.21]
AFK Arena creator Lilith Games is going cross-platform with Farlight 84, a battle royale game that may be a sign of shifting trends among traditionally mobile game developers.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Business/Marketing

Early registration for GDC 2021 ends tonight  
by Staff [05.26.21]
Today’s the last day to get the best price on your pass for the all-digital GDC 2021. Early registration will end at 11:59PM PST
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC