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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to stop the U.S. military recruiting through Twitch 16
by Chris Kerr [07.23.20]
U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to prevent military organizations from recruiting using video games and esports. 
Business/Marketing

Landing venture funding with LVP's David Gardner - GDC Podcast ep. 11 1
by Kris Graft [07.23.20]
On GDC Podcast episode 11, longtime game industry pro David Gardner of London Venture Partners joins Gamasutra's Kris Graft and Alissa McAloon to tell us what he and his team look for when investing capital.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, Podcast, GDC

Today's the last day to get your GDC Summer advance registration discount  
by Staff [07.22.20]
The advance registration discount period for August's all-digital GDC Summer event ends today (July 22nd) at 11:59 PM PT, so register now to secure your seat at a cheaper rate!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

A record quarter at Ubisoft can't distract from its troubled studio culture  
by Alissa McAloon [07.22.20]
Ubisoft ended Q1 with record engagement and record net bookings, but issues with its studio culture that led to several recently unearthed abuse allegations aren't going to be swept under the rug.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Check out some of the cool indie games in GDC Summer's Indie Showcase!  
by Staff [07.21.20]
As you finalize your plans to attend GDC Summer next month, organizers want to remind you to leave some time for checking out some of the promising indie games on display in the Indie Showcase!
Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

Video: Using machine learning, live telemetry & computer vision to manage communities  
by Staff [07.21.20]
In this GDC 2018 talk Showdown's Alex Casassovici and Beatriz Miravete go over what Showdown's technical team learned as they used advanced tech to truly understand player behavior.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

A complete 'game discovery' primer: 12 links to increase your discoverability factor  
by Simon Carless [07.21.20]
I’ve picked out around ten of the most ‘universal’ articles around how people find your game - thosethat will stand out in a few months (or maybe years!), and themed them for your pleasure.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Lovestruck dev Voltage defends conduct following writers strike  
by Chris Kerr [07.21.20]
Lovestruck developer Voltage has defended its conduct after its writing team went on strike over poor working conditions and unfair compensation.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Riot Games creative director Jason Killingsworth has departed the studio  
by Chris Kerr [07.21.20]
Riot Games creative director Jason Killingsworth has departed the League of Legends developer to expand his publishing company Tune & Fairweather.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video: Lessons learned creating merchandise for Alto's Adventure  
by Staff [07.20.20]
In this 2018 GDC talk, Snowman's Eli Cymet discusses the creation of merchandise for mobile hit Alto's Adventure, including integration of physical goods right into the game itself. 
Indie, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Take advantage of all the cool sponsored talks available at GDC Summer  
by Staff [07.20.20]
GDC Summer sponsors like Google, Unity, and more will present sponsored sessions that often offer attendees direct access to company experts who can answer questions and help you achieve your goals!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Help needed: what's the real Steam reviews/sales ratio? 2
by Simon Carless [07.20.20]
So, following a successful survey for ‘Steam wishlists to first week sales’, it’s time for a (much needed) re-evaluation of the lifetime review/sales ratio on Steam. And we need your help in giving us stats! But why the re-eval, and what’s it for?
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

GDC Summer's online platform is live; log in now to get started planning your GDC  
by Staff [07.20.20]
Today's the day: Game Developers Conference organizers are pleased to confirm the GDC Summer online platform is now live and ready for attendees and speakers to log in and start planning their event!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Microsoft halts sale of 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions 1
by Chris Kerr [07.20.20]
Microsoft has halted the sale of 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions, meaning it'll now only be possible to purchase the yearly subscription from third party retailers.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

No Man's Sky has added 1 million new players since Xbox Game Pass launch  
by Chris Kerr [07.20.20]
No Man's Sky has added over 1 million new players since launching on Xbox Game Pass in June.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Velan Studios is hiring a Community Manager  
by Staff [07.17.20]
The Community Manager will work closely with the project’s key leaders to define and execute the relationship management strategy with our player community. 
Social/Online, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

GDC Summer's Sponsor Showcase offers access to industry heavyweights like Unity  
by Staff [07.17.20]
Don't overlook the opportunities you'll have to learn from the industry leaders sponsoring GDC Summer, as they'll be offering services and tutorials to help you take your career to the next level.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

'We believe in generations:' PlayStation argues cross-gen games risk stifling innovation 8
by Alissa McAloon [07.17.20]
"In many cases, we can't take everybody with us from previous consoles into [a next-generation experience]. You need new hardware, you need new devices to experience what these developers want you to experience."
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

GDC Summer State of the Industry: 33% of devs had a game delayed due to COVID-19  
by Staff [07.17.20]
Dive deeper into the results of the free State of the Industry: Work From Home Edition Survey to see how COVID-19 quarantine measures have affected game developers' ability to ship games on schedule!
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, Whitepaper, GDC

Paradox acquires Surviving the Aftermath developer Iceflake Studios  
by Chris Kerr [07.17.20]
Iceflake is currently developing Surviving the Aftermath with Paradox, which had already agreed to publish the post-apocalyptic survival title.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing