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Discuss key game industry topics with your peers in GDC Summer's new Roundtables  
by Staff [06.23.20]
Part of the all-digital GDC Summer's new lineup of interactive sessions, each of these Roundtables promises to be 45 minutes of lively, constructive conversation with expert moderation!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, GDC

Are YOU prioritizing your Steam tags?  
by Gamasutra Community [06.23.20]
Thought it was worth putting out a new piece on something that’s been getting a lot of traction over the past few days - Steam’s subgenre/attribute tag system, and how you may be 'messing it up'!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Join Insomniac Games as a Lead Lighting Artist  
by Staff [06.22.20]
The Lighting Lead is responsible for maintaining quality and artistic consistency by establishing high visual standards and cohesive project style as defined by the Art Director.
Console/PC, Art, Recruitment

Microsoft is shutting down Mixer, redirecting its users to Facebook Gaming 1
by Alissa McAloon [06.22.20]
Microsoft is getting out of the live streaming game, with Xbox head Phil Spencer saying in a blog post that the company’s Mixer platform lacked the crucial ability to scale.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Activision follows Crash Bandicoot remakes with the first new Crash game in a decade  
by Alissa McAloon [06.22.20]
There's another Crash Bandicoot game in the works and, unlike the last few releases in the series, it's an entirely original game that picks up where the classics left off.
Console/PC, Video

Dying Light 2 writer Chris Avellone accused of sexual assault and harassment
by Chris Kerr [06.22.20]
Update: Prominent game designer Chris Avellone has been accused of sexually assaulting and harassing multiple women.
Console/PC

Learn to diversify skills and clinch your next job interview at GDC Summer  
by Staff [06.22.20]
Phoenix Labs' Garrett Fredley will be at GDC Summer in August to give you practical advice for avoiding skill set pitfalls, highlighting strengths, and maximizing your odds in your next job interview!
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC

How playtesting influenced the last days of Control's development 4
by Gamasutra Community [06.22.20]
Fine-tuning Remedy's award-winning game design in the playtest lab, and a look at how the observations there helped inform the game dev decisions made in Control's final months of development.
Console/PC, Design, Production

Video Game Deep Cuts: Summer In Mara's Shipbreaker Wildfire 1
by Gamasutra Staff [06.20.20]
The latest Video Game Deep Cuts (new games/best links of the week!) features Summer In Mara, Beyond Blue, and... 3D graphics card box art?
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: innogames needs a Java Software Developer 1
by Staff [06.19.20]
The folks at innogames are looking for a Java Software Developer.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Creating the unique visuals of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak 1
by Staff [06.19.20]
In this 2017 GDC session, Blackbird Interactive's Yossarian King breaks down the use of 2D simulations and 3D graphical presentations to create the visuals of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Facebook prepares to wage war over release of Gaming app on iOS  
by Bryant Francis [06.19.20]
Facebook is locking horns with Apple over the latter company's refusal to publish the Facebook Gaming app.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Come to GDC Summer for expert advice on cultivating female talent in AAA studios  
by Staff [06.19.20]
Come to GDC Summer this August attendees and enjoy a game dev veteran's guidance on how to implement practical strategies for cultivating and supporting women in your own workplace.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

The Sims 4 records peak high of 10 million monthly active users 3
by Chris Kerr [06.19.20]
The Sims 4 is proving that age is but a number after attracting over 2.5 million new players over the past two months.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Lack of Smart Delivery won't prevent PS5 owners from playing Cyberpunk 2077  
by Chris Kerr [06.19.20]
Anybody who picks up a copy of Cyberpunk 2077 on the PlayStation 4 will be granted a PlayStation 5 version when the next-gen console launches.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Tonic Games Group is the new parent company of UK dev Mediatonic  
by Chris Kerr [06.19.20]
The Tonic Games Group has been announced as the new parent company of developers Mediatonic and Fortitude, and publishing label The Irregular Corporation.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Examining the indie ins and outs of today's game distribution platforms 2
by Liz Henges [06.19.20]
We take a fresh look at the most prolific storefronts in the game industry, and speak with indie game developers about their experiences with each.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Minecraft, King's Quest, and more join the World Video Game Hall of Fame  
by Alissa McAloon [06.18.20]
The Strong museum has selected the 2020 inductees for the World Video Game Hall of Fame.
Console/PC, Video

Don't Miss: A level designer breaks down The Last of Us 2's trailer level 5
by Staff [06.18.20]
A professional level designer reviews the level Naughty Dog used to reveal The Last of Us 2's gameplay
Console/PC, Design

Chat with game industry experts at GDC Summer's new Ask Me Anything sessions  
by Staff [06.18.20]
GDC organizers debut a new series of "Ask Me Anything" live Q&A sessions at GDC Summer in which attendees will get to ask industry experts practical questions about key topics in game development.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing