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The Nintendo Switch has crossed 60 million lifetime sales  
by Chris Kerr [08.06.20]
The Nintendo Switch has sold over 60 million units worldwide, according to the latest figures from Nintendo.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Switch hardware and Animal Crossing driving growth at Nintendo  
by Chris Kerr [08.06.20]
The Nintendo Switch is still driving growth at Nintendo, which has just released its financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2020.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Why you should rethink how your company handles in-house harassment 1
by Bryant Francis [08.05.20]
At GDC Summer, Double Loop Games CEO Emily Greer challenged developers to rethink the fundamentals of why harassment happens in the workplace.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

King London art director on creating an aesthetic for a global audience  
by Chris Kerr [08.05.20]
If beauty really is in the eye of the beholder, then landing on the right art direction for a game that could be played by thousands or even millions of people must be something of a nightmare.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Art, Business/Marketing, GDC

Call of Duty franchise helps Activision Blizzard to record Q2 results  
by Chris Kerr [08.05.20]
Activision Blizzard has announced record second quarter financial results thanks to bumper engagement figures led by the Call of Duty franchise. 
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Blog: Tips for maximizing the performance of your Unity game - Part 2 3
by Gamasutra Community [08.05.20]
Game designer and Street Lamp Games co-founder Mahesh Athirala offers some practical tips for boosting the performance of your Unity project.
Console/PC, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Fall Guys attracts 1.5 million players within 24 hours of launch  
by Chris Kerr [08.05.20]
Fall Guys has attracted over 1.5 million new players within 24 hours of launch, according to developer Mediatonic.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Ubisoft exec Tommy Francois didn't 'leave' the company, he was fired  
by Chris Kerr [08.04.20]
Ubisoft's former editorial vice president Tommy Francois was fired earlier this week following the results of an investigation into misconduct.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima driving software sales at Sony 1
by Chris Kerr [08.04.20]
Sony experienced a strong quarter thanks in part to the performance of titles like The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

How that game sold on Steam, using the 'NB number'  
by Gamasutra Community [08.04.20]
We would love to know roughly how many copies of games are sold on Steam. That data is not public. But the number of player reviews is public. Enter.. the 'NB number.'
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video: Capturing great footage for game trailers  
by Staff [08.03.20]
In this GDC 2018 talk trailer editor Derek Lieu shares tricks and techniques to get the best game capture for your trailers.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Monster Hunter and Resident Evil driving growth at Capcom  
by Chris Kerr [08.03.20]
New releases and digital sales are driving growth at Capcom, which just published its financials for the first quarter ended June 30, 2020.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Ubisoft exec Tommy Francois departs after misconduct allegations 2
by Chris Kerr [08.03.20]
Ubisoft editorial vice president Tommy Francois has left the company after being accused of workplace misconduct.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Halo Infinite's multiplayer is a free-to-play mode  
by Alissa McAloon [07.31.20]
Microsoft and 343 Industries look to be taking a page from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's free-to-play Warzone mode for Halo Infinite.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Enjoy live GDC podcasts hosted by Gamasutra throughout GDC Summer!  
by Staff [07.31.20]
GDC organizers are pleased to confirm that the hosts of the GDC podcast will be producing a daily, hour-long show of game industry news, discussion and interviews during GDC Summer!
Business/Marketing, GDC

New partnership will give 2K access to over 2000 NFL player likenesses 1
by Chris Kerr [07.31.20]
2K has signed a new partnership that will allow it to include the likenesses of NFL players in multiple football games. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Sega Group president and chief publishing officer Kenji Matsubara has resigned  
by Chris Kerr [07.31.20]
Sega Group Corporation president and chief publishing officer Kenji Matsubara has stepped down due to "personal reasons."
Business/Marketing

GDC Summer's Sponsor Showcase offers access to industry leaders like Tencent  
by Staff [07.30.20]
Ready for GDC Summer next week? Industry leaders like Microsoft, Google, Unity, and Tencent are all available for scheduling meetings in the GDC Summer Sponsor Showcase!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

UK retailer Game sells Belong esports network to U.S. startup Vindex  
by Chris Kerr [07.30.20]
UK retailer Game has sold its Belong esports network to U.S. startup Vindex for a reported $50 million.
Business/Marketing

Private Division signs publishing deals with Ori dev Moon Studios and others  
by Chris Kerr [07.30.20]
Take-Two Interactive's publishing label Private Division has signed three new publishing deals with developers Moon Studios, Roll7, and League of Geeks.
Production, Business/Marketing