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Blog: A firsthand account of coronavirus' impact on China's game industry  
by Gamasutra Community [02.14.20]
This article is a realtime report about how China's ongoing coronavirus epidemic impacts the video game industry, the writer me lives in the epidemic area.
Business/Marketing

PSA: Now's the time to book your GDC 2020 accommodations!  
by Staff [02.14.20]
Hey game makers, if you're expecting to attend the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next month, please make sure to book your travel and accommodations sooner rather than later!
Serious, Business/Marketing, GDC

The latest Steam Labs experiment will tell you what game to play next  
by Chris Kerr [02.14.20]
Valve's latest Steam Labs experiment is called 'Play Next,' and it's designed to help users choose what to (you guessed it) play next.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Detroit: Become Human dev Quantic Dream will self-publish from here on out  
by Alissa McAloon [02.14.20]
Quantic Dream plans to work independently of external publishers moving forward, noting in a blog post that the studio is, after 23 years, "now in a position to self-publish".
Business/Marketing

Half-Life: Alyx finally has a concrete release date  
by Chris Kerr [02.14.20]
After over a decade of forsaken hopes and dreams, the long-awaited third entry in the Half-Life series finally has a release date.
VR, Production, Business/Marketing

Razor Edge Games offered tax incentives to establish studio in Arizona  
by Chris Kerr [02.14.20]
Razor Edge Games has struck a deal with the Arizona Commerce Authority to secure tax credits and incentives to set up shop in the town of Gilbert, AZ.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Report: Sony facing PS5 pricing quandary as manufacturing cost rises  
by Chris Kerr [02.14.20]
The manufacturing cost of Sony's next-gen PlayStation 5 has risen to around $450 per unit due to a parts shortage.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Untitled Goose Game comes out on top at DICE Awards 3
by Kris Graft [02.14.20]
House House's game with the horrible goose won top honors at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas Thursday night, with Control and Death Stranding also winning in multiple categories.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: The raw numbers behind indie game success, from $0 to $1 million  
by Staff [02.13.20]
In this 2018 GDC session indies Richard Atlas and Tanya X. Short compare and contrast the financial strategies of their two companies, revealing differences in pay rates, burn rates, and much more!
Indie, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Kine dev Gwen Frey hopes flexible scopes help devs avoid bad funding deals  
by Staff [02.13.20]
'Being able to walk away from any funding deal and still make a game you are proud of is important,' Frey says. 'I honestly think that is the key to crafting a game with a unique and personal vision.'
Indie, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC

Ex-Starbreeze exec convicted of insider trading  
by Alissa McAloon [02.13.20]
Former CEO Bo Andersson was also under investigation, but was cleared of suspicion earlier this year.
Business/Marketing

Former Nike and Zynga exec Adam Sussman named president of Epic Games  
by Chris Kerr [02.13.20]
Nike's former chief digital officer and head of global strategy Adam Sussman has been named president of Fortnite developer Epic Games.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Smilegate, Sony, and Tencent partner to give Crossfire the movie treatment  
by Chris Kerr [02.13.20]
Sony Pictures has partnered with South Korean developer Smilegate and Tencent to create a movie based on the popular free-to-play shooter Crossfire.
Production, Business/Marketing

Angry Birds franchise can't prevent profits slipping at Rovio  
by Chris Kerr [02.13.20]
Profits are down at Angry Birds maker Rovio despite some growth in the company's games business.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Epic's Sweeney: Game companies should be platform agnostic, 'divorce' from politics 10
by Kris Graft [02.12.20]
Epic Games head Tim Sweeney offers a blunt but candid discussion on the current state of the video game business, and what the game industry needs to do see real growth in the decade ahead.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Former BioWare scribe Drew Karpyshyn joins Archetype Entertainment  
by Chris Kerr [02.12.20]
Former BioWare scribe Drew Karpyshyn has been appointed lead writer at Archetype Entertainment, the new game studio formed by Wizards of the Coast.
Production, Business/Marketing

EA handing Need for Speed franchise back to Criterion 1
by Chris Kerr [02.12.20]
EA is handing the Need for Speed franchise back to Criterion Games and turning current franchise custodian Ghost Games into an engineering support studio.
Production, Business/Marketing

Fledgling mobile studio Double Loop secures $2.5 million in seed funding  
by Chris Kerr [02.12.20]
Fledgling mobile studio Double Loop Games has netted over $2.5 million in seed funding from London Venture Partners and 1UP Ventures.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Activision Blizzard pulls support for Nvidia's GeForce Now streaming platform 2
by Chris Kerr [02.12.20]
UPDATE: Nvidia has now explained why Activision Blizzard pulled support for GeForce Now, and claimed the situation was the result of a fairly innocuous "misunderstanding." 
Business/Marketing

Video: Monetization design and overcoming the dark side of gacha  
by Staff [02.11.20]
In this 2019 GDC talk, Pixonic's Vladimir Krasilnikov discusses how a drastic change to the in-game economy of War Robots brought amazing financial results but ultimately upset the community too much.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault