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June 22, 2021
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Don't Miss: Why Apex Legends players are so in love with Skull Town  
by Bryant Francis [06.21.21]
Respawn Games design director Jason McCord discusses why Apex Legends players were so excited to return to Skull Town after months away.
Console/PC, Design

Get a job: Genvid is hiring a Senior Producer  
by Staff [06.21.21]
Genvid Technologies is looking to hire a Senior Producer.
Console/PC, Production, Recruitment

Activision Blizzard passes exec pay package with support from 54% of shareholders  
by Alissa McAloon [06.21.21]
Bobby Kotick's paycheck is even more controversial than usual this year, despite a significant cut to the Activision Blizzard CEO's salary for this year and next.

Connect with incredible sponsors and exhibitors at GDC 2021  
by Staff [06.21.21]
Check out all the incredible sponsors showing off the newest in game-making technology at GDC 2021.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Xbox Game Studios Publishing has hired Portal lead designer Kim Swift 1
by Chris Kerr [06.21.21]
Xbox Games Studios Publishing has named Portal lead designer Kim Swift as its new senior director of cloud gaming.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

PlayStation boss Jim Ryan wants more games to support cross-play 1
by Chris Kerr [06.21.21]
New comments from PlayStation boss Jim Ryan suggest that Sony is working to shed its image as something of a cross-play curmudgeon.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Report: Mysterious Switch error that halted downloads has been fixed for some users  
by Chris Kerr [06.21.21]
Nintendo appears to have quietly fixed a mysterious Switch error that had left some console owners unable to download software.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: A beginner's guide to designing indie game store pages  
by Gamasutra Community [06.21.21]
For this post, I wanted to break down the areas you need to focus on when building an attractive store page.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

PS4 players told to expect issues as Cyberpunk 2077 returns to PlayStation Store 1
by Chris Kerr [06.21.21]
Cyberpunk 2077 has been relisted on the PlayStation Store, but both Sony and CD Projekt Red have warned PlayStation 4 players to expect some teething pains.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Square Enix: Outriders made 'good start' thanks to Xbox Game Pass launch  
by Chris Kerr [06.21.21]
Outriders publisher Square Enix has said the decision to make People Can Fly's looter shooter available through Xbox Game Pass at launch worked in its favor.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Sign up for a virtual portfolio review at GDC 2021!  
by Staff [06.18.21]
You can now sign up for a 10-minute portfolio review session at GDC 2021.
Console/PC, Art, GDC

Don't Miss: How Hideo Kojima defied the 'impossible' throughout Metal Gear's history 10
by Staff [06.18.21]
Take a look back at how Hideo Kojima defied the odds with his work on the Metal Gear Solid series.
Console/PC, Design

Get a job: InnoGames is hiring a concept artist  
by Staff [06.18.21]
InnoGames is hiring a concept artist to work on a new mobile game.
Console/PC, Art, Recruitment

Here's what you can get out of a Career Development Pass at GDC 2021  
by Staff [06.18.21]
The Career Development Pass is a quick way to jumpstart your career at the all-digital 2021 Game Developers Conference. Learn more here!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

The relaunched Xbox Design Lab will let you unleash your inner artisan  
by Chris Kerr [06.18.21]
Microsoft has relaunched the Xbox Design Lab to let players, developers, and basically anybody with an Xbox (or a hankering for a fancy paperweight) create the gamepad of their dreams.
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

Some Switch owners have been unable to download software for a week  
by Chris Kerr [06.18.21]
Some unfortunate Switch owners are struggling to download software and updates from the Nintendo eShop due to what appears to be a firmware issue.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Among Us dev Innersloth talks about the human cost of overnight success  
by Chris Kerr [06.18.21]
"Among Us going viral, it was just like 'OK, this is my life.' The pressure to get things done quickly was really high."
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Runescape implements cross-platform play and progression after mobile debut  
by Chris Kerr [06.18.21]
Jagex's evergreen fantasy MMORPG Runescape has implemented cross-platform play for the first time in its 20-year history after launching on mobile platforms.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Building interesting emergence in Dying Light 2 2
by Bryant Francis [06.17.21]
Techland's Tymone Smektala discusses the technology fueling Dying Light 2's evolving gameplay.
Console/PC, Design

Get a job: Moon Studios is looking for a Senior Designer  
by Staff [06.17.21]
Moon Studios - award-winning creators of Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps - are looking for Senior Game Designers.
Console/PC, Design, Recruitment