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Devs celebrate women game devs on International Women's Day  
by Emma Kidwell [03.08.18]
AAA studios and indie game devs use the hashtag #WomenBehindTheGames to highlight the work of women in the industry.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Op-Ed: Australia's gambling crackdown signals choppy waters for loot boxes 1
by Katherine Cross [03.08.18]
"The outrage swelling up in Australia about slot machines is...a flashing warning sign for anyone who wants to promote anything that even smacks of gambling," writes contributor Katherine Cross.
Serious, Business/Marketing

Don't overlook these helpful discoverability talks at GDC 2018!  
by Staff [03.08.18]
Getting your game in front of the right people is tricky business, but at GDC 2018 there are a few great talks at the show that will help you do just that!
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing

Cities: Skylines has sold 5M copies on PC alone  
by Chris Kerr [03.08.18]
The popular city-builder had sold 3.5 million copies as of March 2017, suggesting it's raked in�another 1.5 million sales over the past year.�
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

FoxNext opens new studio to create story-driven titles  
by Chris Kerr [03.08.18]
The new openingwill focus on the creation of narrative games, with FoxNext keen to develop a top-tier "interactive storytelling platform."
Production, Business/Marketing

HQ Trivia app secures $15 million in funding  
by Emma Kidwell [03.07.18]
The live-streaming game show app HQ Trivia has raised$15 million in funding through an investment from venture-capital firm Founders Fund and Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Magic Leap raises $461 million in funding from Saudi Arabian investment arm  
by Emma Kidwell [03.07.18]
Mixed reality startup Magic Leap announced today that it has raised an additional $461 million in funding, provided by The PublicInvestment Fund of Saudi Arabia's investment arm.
VR, Business/Marketing

Rainbow Six Siege breaks its Steam concurrent player record two years after launch  
by Chris Kerr [03.07.18]
Rainbow Six Siege is aging like a fine wine, having just broken its own Steam concurrent player record by hosting over 176,000 players simultaneously.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

PopCap co-founder helps form tabletop studio, Forbidden Games  
by Chris Kerr [03.07.18]
Kapalka, who spent 14 years at the Bejeweled and Plants vs Zombies developer before leaving in 2014, has joined forced with veteran board game designer Glenn Drover to co-found Forbidden Games.
Design, Business/Marketing

Blog: Learning more about your audience 4
by Gamasutra Community [03.07.18]
Do you know who's buying your games? What they like and dislike about your games? Where do they spend time online? If you have no clue, you should try and find out.
Design, Business/Marketing

Washington becomes first state to pass law protecting net neutrality 2
by Emma Kidwell [03.06.18]
Washington becomes the first state to pass a law protecting net neutrality following the FCC's decision to repeal the principle starting on April 23.
Serious, Business/Marketing

Kongregate to launch dev-friendly digital games platform, Kartridge  
by Chris Kerr [03.06.18]
Pitched as an "evolution" of the company's eponymous web-based game portal, Kartridgewill be adigital PC marketplace with particular a focus on paid-for "premium" offerings.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: Tips for building a prominent Twitch presence 3
by Gamasutra Community [03.06.18]
Kongregate's senior brand marketing manager Michelle Shaw breaks down all the nitty-gritty details of building a prominent Twitch presence.

Sponsored: Esports and the future of developer livestreaming  
by Genvid Technologies [03.05.18]
We all rely on professional tools to build products for players. So why do we use consumer products to stream our own games? Genvid Technologies has a groundbreaking broadcasting solution for game developers.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Sponsored Article

Clicker Heroes dev speaks out over patent troll threats  
by Alissa McAloon [03.05.18]
Clicker Heroes dev Playsaurus has published a blog post detailing recent legal threats from GTX Corp, a company the dev describes as a patent troll.

Rainbow Six Siege to ban players who use toxic language  
by Emma Kidwell [03.05.18]
Rainbow Six Siege will ban players who violate the game's code of conduct, where engaging in toxic in-game behavior can warrant a potential indefinite ban from the game.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Blog: Leaving my dream job to start my own business - Part 4 1
by Gamasutra Community [03.05.18]
This fourth part of my game dev tale, explaining how I entered the games industry, and why I decided to leave my dream job at CD Projekt Red to start my own business.

Obituary: Former GameStop CEO Julian Paul Raines has passed away  
by Chris Kerr [03.05.18]
During his tenure, Raines helped the companyovercome a number of hurdles,such as the rise of digitaland declining used sales.

Monster Hunter: World ships 7.5M units in under two months  
by Chris Kerr [03.05.18]
Monster Hunter: World continues to be a record-breaker, having just become Capcom's best selling title of all time after shipping 7.5 million units worldwide.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: It's Perfect, It's Water, It's Wine  
by Gamasutra Staff [03.04.18]
This week's article & video highlights include Bennett Foddy on the pitfalls of perfectionism, a piquant analysis of Where The Water Tastes Like Wine, and lots more besides.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing