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PlayStation is looking at bringing some first-party franchises to mobile  
by Chris Kerr [05.26.21]
PlayStation is keen to explore the mobile market with some of its first-party franchises, according to company boss Jim Ryan.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Epic letting devs take Unreal Engine 5 for a spin with early access launch 2
by Chris Kerr [05.26.21]
Epic Games has launched an early access version of Unreal Engine 5 to let developers begin testing features and start prototyping upcoming projects.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Amazon to buy James Bond and Tomb Raider movie maker MGM for $8.45 billion 1
by Chris Kerr [05.26.21]
Retail behemoth, streaming giant, and fledgling game maker Amazon has agreed to acquire American media production company MGM for $8.45 billion.
Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Join PerBlue as a Director of Product Strategy  
by Staff [05.25.21]
In this senior-level studio role, you'll work across teams and functions to both optimize KPIs on existing titles and help us get focused on the new titles in which we should invest.
Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Don't Miss: From way back in 2014, 'Valve gives up-close look at third-party Steam Machines' 26
by Staff [05.25.21]
In 2014 Valve's Gabe Newell was on-hand at CES in Las Vegas to introduce a wide line of third-party Steam Machines. Here's what that hands-on debut looked like.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

We've prepped a bevy of developer Q&As for your benefit at GDC 2021  
by Staff [05.25.21]
See tons of great interviews with talented game developers at the all-digital GDC 2021
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC

Miniclip acquires UK studio Supersonic Software to expand into the puzzle genre  
by Chris Kerr [05.25.21]
Miniclip has acquired UK studio Supersonic Software and its subsidiary Appynation for an undisclosed fee.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Tencent has acquired a 3.8 percent stake in Control developer Remedy  
by Chris Kerr [05.25.21]
Tencent has acquired a 3.8 percent stake in Control and Alan Wake developer Remedy Entertainment for an undisclosed fee.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

How programming incrementally can boost your productivity 2
by Gamasutra Community [05.25.21]
Industry veteran Niklas Gray explains how to boost your programming productivity by making small incremental changes.
Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: A 2011, pre-relaunch look at Naoki Yoshida's plans for fixing Final Fantasy XIV 10
by Alissa McAloon [05.24.21]
This candid 2011 interview sees producer Naoki Yoshida setting out on his journey to redevelop Final Fantasy XIV into A Realm Reborn: A Quixotic quest, ultimately successful.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Design, Business/Marketing

The 'combo' era: how GaaS, subscriptions, and IAP mesh  
by Gamasutra Staff [05.24.21]
What do you get when Games As A Service, in-game purchases/DLC, and Game Pass-like subscriptions combine? A disruptive situation for the premium PC & console game market.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing


GDC 2021 early registration rates end Wednesday night  
by Staff [05.24.21]
Early registration rates for the all-digital 2021 Game Developers Conference will be going away after Wednesday May 26th at 11:59PM PT.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

1047 Games nets $6.5 million to support and grow multiplayer shooter Splitgate  
by Chris Kerr [05.24.21]
1047 Games has secured a $6.5 million investment to expand development on its multiplayer shooter, Splitgate: Arena Warfare.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

UK retailer GAME has sold Insomnia Gaming Festival organizer Player1 Events  
by Chris Kerr [05.24.21]
UK video game retailer GAME has sold Insomnia Gaming Festival organizer Player1 Events to private equity firm Supernova Capital for an undisclosed fee.
Production, Business/Marketing

Tim Cook: Third-party payments on the App Store would be a 'terrible' idea  
by Chris Kerr [05.24.21]
Apple CEO Tim Cook claims allowing App Store developers link to their own third-party marketplaces and payment systems would be a "terrible" idea.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Q&A: Leslee Sullivant, TikTok's game development truth-teller  
by Bryant Francis [05.24.21]
Design producer and TikTok-er Leslee Sullivant explains her success in the bite-sized video platform, and discusses why so many developers relate to her videos.
Console/PC, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

'Being found to be sexy by others is not against our rules' - Twitch  
by Kris Graft [05.21.21]
Just so you know, Twitch says it's ok to be found sexy by others.
Business/Marketing

Tim Cook's gut says the App Store is profitable, but Apple won't back it up with data 1
by Alissa McAloon [05.21.21]
Apple remains coy about how much it actually makes from the App Store.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Report: Netflix wants to hire game exec to create Apple Arcade-style service 1
by Chris Kerr [05.21.21]
Netflix is apparently mulling over the idea of creating a bundle of games that would be similar to Apple's online game subscription, Apple Arcade. It also wants its video game offerings to be ad-free.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing