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Blog: The absolute basics of good gyro controls 3
by Jibb Smart [03.31.21]
There's no question about it: a controller's gyroscope offers far more precision than a thumbstick for aiming. But without adhering to some very simple standards, most games fall far short of what's possible.
Console/PC, Programming, Art

Video: Balancing community and business needs  
by Staff [03.31.21]
In this 2019 GDC talk, Uken Games' Nick van Vugt ll reviews ways you can work with your community and internal teams to provide the best experience for both parties.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Registration is now open for the all-digital GDC 2021!  
by Staff [03.31.21]
It's time to register for GDC 2021! Sign up today to get the best price.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

The low-spec version of PUBG aimed at cheap hardware is being shut down  
by Chris Kerr [03.31.21]
PUBG Lite, a low-end version of the popular battle royale shooter designed for those without access to expensive hardware, is being shut down.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

$76M cheating ring busted by Tencent and police in operation 'Chicken Drumstick'  
by Chris Kerr [03.31.21]
A joint operation between Chinese police and Tencent has busted what's being described as the "world's biggest" video game cheating ring.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

505 Games acquires Ghostrunner franchise and tech licenses for $5.8 million  
by Chris Kerr [03.31.21]
505 Games has acquired the Ghostrunner IP from Polish publisher All In Games for €5 million.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Core developer Manticore raises $100M ahead of Epic Games Store debut  
by Chris Kerr [03.31.21]
Manticore Games, the company behind the user-generated content driven world of Core, has raised an additional $100 million in funding.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Video: Creating the Headquarters feature in Call of Duty: WWII  
by Staff [03.30.21]
In this 2019 GDC talk, Sledgehammer Games' Riley Pietsch discusses the creation of a brand new Call of Duty feature called Headquarters.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Activision Blizzard hires former Trump administration 'bully' Brian Bulatao 4
by Chris Kerr [03.30.21]
Activision Blizzard has quietly hired a former member of the Trump administration to be its new chief administrative officer. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Activision Blizzard will appoint Armin Zerza as its new CFO  
by Chris Kerr [03.30.21]
Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard will name Armin Zerza as its new chief financial officer following the retirement of Dennis Durkin.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Subverting player expectation in The Last of Us Part II 2
by Gamasutra Community [03.30.21]
The second part of a discussion on 'subverting player expectation,' focusing on the creation of a unique workbench event in The Last of Us Part II.
Console/PC, Design, Production

Get a job: Brass Lion Entertainment is looking for a Senior Combat Designer  
by Staff [03.29.21]
Brass Lion Entertainment is looking for a Senior Combat Designer. Is it you?
Console/PC, Design, Recruitment

Devs say pandemic has increased security risks, playtesting challenges  
by Bryant Francis [03.29.21]
Fanbyte's Imran Khan shares insights from multiple developers about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their professional lives.
Console/PC, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

5 ways to boost Steam wishlists: The Wandering Village edition  
by Gamasutra Staff [03.29.21]
Stray Fawn Studio was kind enough to provide us with an annotated version of The Wandering Village's impressive daily Steam wishlist numbers to date - let's analyze.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Business/Marketing

Sony confirms it's sunsetting PlayStation 3, Vita, PSP stores 1
by Bryant Francis [03.29.21]
The clock is now ticking for any players or developers who want to purchase games from Sony's digital stores for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, or PSP.
Console/PC, Programming, Business/Marketing

Here are your juries for the IGF 2021 Design, Student, and Visual Art Awards  
by Staff [03.29.21]
Meet the first batch of your IGF 2021 Jurors!
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, GDC

Monster Hunter Rise has shipped over four million copies  
by Bryant Francis [03.29.21]
Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter Rise has shipped over four million copies. The game launched just last week.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video: World design for different player types  
by Staff [03.29.21]
In this 2019 GDC session, Bungie's Raylene Deck digs into practical ways to build game worlds that your players will love.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Nordisk Games grabs minority stake in Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games  
by Chris Kerr [03.29.21]
Nordisk Games has grabbed a 30.7 percent stake in Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology developer Supermassive Games for an undisclosed fee.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Anthem game director Jonathan Warner departs Bioware after a decade  
by Chris Kerr [03.29.21]
Warner joined Bioware in February 2012 and initially worked on Mass Effect 3 as a senior producer.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing