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Deep Rock Galactic has topped 2 million sales  
by Chris Kerr [01.26.21]
Deep Rock Galactic has sold over 2 million copies since launching in early access form on Steam, Windows PC, and Xbox One in 2018.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Together Labs nets $35 million to fund avatar-based social platform IMVU  
by Chris Kerr [01.26.21]
Together Labs, creator of avatar-based social platform IMVU, has secured $35 million in funding from investors including Structural Capital and NetEase.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Report: Scavengers Studio co-founder allegedly groped, screamed at employees  
by Bryant Francis [01.25.21]
Scavengers Studio cofounders Simon Davreau and Amelie Lamarche are facing accusations of enabling a hostile work environment at the Montreal-based studio.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Creating the 'hidden horror' of Observer  
by Staff [01.25.21]
Observer is a cyberpunk horror game from Polish studio Bloober Team. They stress that it isn't a survival horror experience--they prefer to call it "hidden horror" or "catharsis 2.0."
Console/PC, Indie, Design

GameStop stock hits new highs as Redditors and stock market short sellers wage war  
by Alissa McAloon [01.25.21]
The past few years have been a wild ride for GameStop, but the past week or so has been an absolute rollercoaster for the company's stock prices.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Opinion: Xbox's Gold pricing flipflop & Game Pass ramifications  
by Gamasutra Staff [01.25.21]
What happened with Microsoft's change of heart over increased pricing on Xbox Live Gold subscriptions, and what does it mean for the future of Xbox Game Pass? We examine in detail...
Console/PC, Indie

Restructure at Konami consolidates production teams, shuffles exec lineup  
by Alissa McAloon [01.25.21]
Konami has kicked off a restructure for its production divisions in response to "the rapid market that surrounds" it, seemingly aiming to streamline its three production teams as one entity.
Console/PC

Habbo developer Sulake to be fully acquired by Azerion  
by Chris Kerr [01.25.21]
Habbo Hotel developer Sulake is set to be fully acquired by media and tech company Azerion, according to a report from GamesIndustry.biz. 
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Pitch your talks for GDC 2021’s Summits, VRDC, and Game Career Seminar!  
by Staff [01.25.21]
Submissions are now open for GDC 2021's Summits, VRDC, and Game Career Seminar!
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

The Pokemon Company is clamping down on Sword, Shield, and Home hackers  
by Chris Kerr [01.25.21]
The Pokemon Company has warned Pokemon Sword, Shield, and Home hackers they could face permanent bans.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Join Jackbox Games as a Sr. Gameplay Engineer  
by Staff [01.22.21]
Jackbox Games is looking for a Senior Gameplay Engineer to join our team in Chicago! (Though currently, we are all working from home.)
Console/PC, Recruitment

Digital sales now make up 91 percent of Focus Home Interactive's revenue  
by Alissa McAloon [01.22.21]
Digital sales made up a whopping 91 percent of Focus Home Interactive's €103.6 million (~$126.1 million) revenue during the first half of its 2020/21 year, up 7 percent from the preceding six month period.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Vicarious Visions is now a part of Blizzard Entertainment  
by Bryant Francis [01.22.21]
Vicarious Visions, the studio behind numerous Activision remakes and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, is now a part of Blizzard Entertainment.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Tencent acquires majority stake in Klei Entertainment  
by Bryant Francis [01.22.21]
Klei Entertainment founder Jamie Cheng has announced that Tencent is acquiring a majority stake in the studio.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video: The Sounds of Year Walk and DEVICE 6  
by Staff [01.22.21]
In this 2015 GDC session, Daniel Olsen breaks down the haunting melodies that make up Simogo's signature games Year Walk and Device 6.
Console/PC, Audio, Video

Updated: Microsoft's rolled back its Xbox Live Gold price increase  
by Chris Kerr [01.22.21]
Updated:Microsoft is no longer increasing the price of its Xbox Live Gold plan, and will be no longer require Xbox users to purchase the plan to play free-to-play online games.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Codemasters' directors vote in favor of $1.2 billion EA acquisition  
by Chris Kerr [01.22.21]
Codemasters' directors have all voted in favour of the proposed acquisition of the studio by EA.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Nacon acquires Cricket 19 developer Big Ant Studios for $42.5 million  
by Chris Kerr [01.22.21]
Based in Melbourne, Big Ant is best known for working on sports titles including AO Tennis, Ashes Cricket, and Cricket 19.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Capcom raises full year earnings forecast thanks to strong digital sales  
by Alissa McAloon [01.21.21]
The success of games like Resident Evil 3 and Monster Hunter World: Iceborne have inspired the folks at Capcom to raise their full-year earnings forecast.
Console/PC

Don't Miss: The Cabal - Valve's design process for creating Half-Life 10
by Staff [01.21.21]
Valve engineer Ken Birdwell walks us through the "cabal" procedures that helped turn the company's initial, less than impressive version of Half-Life into a groundbreaking success
Console/PC, Design, Production