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CD Projekt starts 2020 off with a record Q1 as The Witcher series continues its reign  
by Alissa McAloon [05.28.20]
“Both with regard to sales and net profit this was the best first quarter in the Group's history, explains CFO Piotr Nielubowicz.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

HP debuts $600 Reverb G2 VR headset with Valve, Microsoft tech built in  
by Bryant Francis [05.28.20]
HP's new $600 VR headset packs in some impressive tech from Valve on a bigger display.
VR, Production, Business/Marketing

African mobile game publisher Carry1st secures $2.5 million to expand operations  
by Chris Kerr [05.28.20]
African mobile game publisher Carry1st has secured $2.5 million in funding to recruit new talent, bolster its platform technology, and "catalyze mobile gaming" across the continent.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Xbox Series X will add HDR support to backwards compatible titles  
by Chris Kerr [05.28.20]
We've known the next-generation Xbox Series X will offer extensive backwards compatibility support for some time, but now Microsoft has explained precisely how the console will run older titles.
Console/PC, Programming, Business/Marketing

Welcome to the Summer of Indie Games Direct  
by Simon Carless [05.27.20]
Well, COVID-19 & the cancellation of E3 2020 has left a big hole in the summer game announcement schedule. To be replaced by... indie game showcases!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

As traffic hits all-time high, Jackbox adjusting to dev'ing from home  
by Kris Graft [05.27.20]
Jackbox Games CEO Mike Bilder joined us on the GDC Podcast to explain how his company is dealing with dramatic increases in traffic amid continuing stay at home orders in the time of COVID-19.
Console/PC, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Podcast

Sponsored: Tap into a massive audience by learning to grow your game in Brazil  
by Xsolla [05.27.20]
Brazil's massive video game audience offers a huge growth opportunity—if you know the best way to approach the market.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, Whitepaper

Xbox Family Settings app will help parents manage their kids' gaming habits  
by Chris Kerr [05.27.20]
Xbox has soft launched a new Family Settings app to make it easier for parents to ensure their children are playing in a safe and healthy environment.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Little Nightmares has sold over 2 million copies worldwide  
by Chris Kerr [05.27.20]
Tarsier Studios' puzzle-platformer horror title Little Nightmares has sold over 2 million copies worldwide.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blizzard officially calls off BlizzCon 2020, though a digital event might be in the cards  
by Alissa McAloon [05.26.20]
The pandemic has spelled the end for many physical events this year, causing more and more events to consider digital replacements for 2020.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Reusing content the Scrappy Social Media Management way 3
by Victoria Tran [05.26.20]
Reduce, reuse, recycle. Also, do the same to your content.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Game companies in Spain to benefit from $21.9 million in protective financing 1
by Chris Kerr [05.26.20]
The Spanish Government has pledged €20 million to help protect those cultural industries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the country's video game industry. 
Production, Business/Marketing

Tencent acquires 20% stake in Story of Seasons dev Marvelous for $65 million  
by Chris Kerr [05.26.20]
Tencent has purchased a 20 percent stake in Japanese game studio Marvelous for $65 million.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Mario Steamroller Monster Train 2
by Gamasutra Staff [05.24.20]
The latest link roundup incudes the notable games of the week, Mario steamrolling bootleg Nintendo cartridges, and a unique new FMV game based around delivery driving, among others!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Italy announces fund to support country's game studios during COVID-19 crisis 1
by Bryant Francis [05.22.20]
The Italian government will now provide for financial support for the country's game development studios in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, which has struck the country with exceptional ferocity.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The IGDA debuts standards, reporting system to curb bad industry behavior 6
by Bryant Francis [05.22.20]
Game developers can now submit reports about bad behavior from companies and events to the IGDA.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Amazon Games and Bandai Namco are bringing a free Pac-Man game to Twitch  
by Chris Kerr [05.22.20]
Amazon Games and Bandai Namco have partnered on a brand new Pac-Man experience called Pac-Man Live Studio that will be playable directly through Twitch.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: Launch day depression (and why i'm over it) 1
by Gamasutra Community [05.22.20]
I can't tell you how many times I cried, yelled, and even curled up in a ball during the launch of my previous game Pinstripe. For my next game Neversong, this launch has been freeing. Here's why.
Business/Marketing

Fortnite is morphing into a movie theater with help from Christopher Nolan 1
by Chris Kerr [05.22.20]
For its next trick, Epic Games battle royale shooter Fortnite will morph into a virtual movie theater to host a showing of an unnamed Christopher Nolan movie.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Magic Leap withdraws conditional layoff notices after raising $350 million 3
by Chris Kerr [05.22.20]
Augmented reality company Magic Leap has raised $350 million in funding from existing and new investors.
VR, Business/Marketing