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Video Game Deep Cuts: 2019's Best Best Best Best & Other Animals  
by Gamasutra Staff [12.21.19]
The latest highlights include yet more best-of lists, both for 2019 and for the whole decade - as well as neat pieces on hypercasual, Trico, video game cookbooks, creepy collectibles, & more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Kongregate is hiring a Business Development Manager  
by Staff [12.20.19]
The Business Development Manager is an integral member of the Business Development team driving growth in Kongregate's publishing program.
Business/Marketing, Recruitment

CD Projekt and The Witcher author Andrzej Sapkowski settle royalties disagreement 4
by Alissa McAloon [12.20.19]
CD Projekt and The Witcher author Andrzej Sapkowski have forged an agreement that ensures CD Projekt Red can continue to use Sapkowski’s creation, ending a disagreement that sprung up last year.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Best of 2019: Big game, small team, no crunch - Behind the success of Outward 15
by Bryant Francis, Kris Graft [12.20.19]
Nine Dots CEO Guillaume Boucher-Vidal discusses the ruthlessly efficient, crunch-free development on the sprawling open world RPG Outward -- and drops some big opinions on the old catchphrase "find the fun."
Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Tencent expands 'Start' cloud gaming platform in China  
by Chris Kerr [12.20.19]
Tencent has scaled up its 'Start' cloud gaming platform in mainland China with the help of Nvidia. 
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Embracer Group acquires Little Nightmares developer Tarsier Studios  
by Chris Kerr [12.20.19]
Little Nightmares developer Tarsier Studios has been acquired by Embracer Group for around $10.5 million.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

The Rainbow Six Siege core team is shifting to new Ubisoft projects  
by Chris Kerr [12.19.19]
The core development team behind Rainbow Six Siege are leaving the project behind to pursue other interests within Ubisoft.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Indie game marketing tips with Failbetter's Hannah Flynn - GDC Podcast ep. 5  
by Kris Graft [12.19.19]
Hannah Flynn has overseen the marketing of successful games like Fallen London, Sunless Sea, and Sunless Skies as communications director at London-based Failbetter Games. She shares her marketing tips on the latest GDC Podcast.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, Podcast, GDC

Facebook acquires cloud gaming company PlayGiga for $78 million  
by Chris Kerr [12.19.19]
Spanish cloud gaming company PlayGiga has been acquired by Facebook for a reported $78 million.
Business/Marketing

Atari details revenue splits, engine partnerships ahead of Atari VCS 2020 launch 4
by Alissa McAloon [12.18.19]
Atari aims to entice developers to create games for its upcoming throwback console the Atari VCS through competitive revenue splits that askew the near-industry-standard 70/30 split.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video: Networking etiquette for today's game industry professional  
by Staff [12.18.19]
In this 2019 GDC talk, Polytundra's Jarryd Huntley dives into the complex art of professional networking, with tips for aspiring developers looking to make professional connections.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

The Xbox Series X will support backwards compatibility at launch 1
by Chris Kerr [12.18.19]
Xbox chief Phil Spencer outlined the decision, and said the oblong unit will be able to play some Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles at launch.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has topped $1 billion in sell-through revenue  
by Chris Kerr [12.18.19]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has brought in over $1 billion in sell-though revenue worldwide, less than two months after it hit shelves.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Industry vet Kate Edwards to be honored with Ambassador Award at 2020 GDCAs!  
by Staff [12.17.19]
Organizers of the 20th annual Game Developers Choice Awards are excited to announce that the 2020 Ambassador Award will be given to game industry vet Kate Edwards during GDC 2020!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Keywords expands game service line with $12.5 million triple acquisition  
by Chris Kerr [12.17.19]
Keywords Studios has acquired translation technology developer Katan, creative marketing company Ichi Holdings, and recording studio Syllabes for a combined €11.2 million. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Animoca Brands buys Power Rangers: Legacy Wars developer nWay  
by Chris Kerr [12.16.19]
Mobile studio Animoca Brands has agreed to fully acquire Power Rangers: Legacy Wars developer nWay Inc. for $7.69 million. 
Production, Business/Marketing

Zynga opens new UK mobile studio to expand racing game portfolio  
by Chris Kerr [12.16.19]
U.S. mobile and social games company Zynga has opened a new studio in the UK to expand its racing portfolio.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Final Fantasy XIV Online has passed 18 million registered players  
by Chris Kerr [12.16.19]
Final Fantasy XIV Online has surpassed 18 million registered players, according to developer-publisher Square Enix.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: (More Of) The Best Games Of 2019 1
by Gamasutra Staff [12.15.19]
The latest highlights include varied articles counting down the best games of 2019, as well as pieces on Roblox culture, pop-up arcades, Pokemon NPC fashion, and a great deal more besides.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Naughty Dog to donate all cash from Jak and Daxter re-releases to charity 1
by Chris Kerr [12.12.19]
Naughty Dog will donate every bit of revenue from sales of Limited Run Games’ physical Jak and Daxter re-releases to charity.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing