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Pro wrestler loses Call of Duty character copyright lawsuit against Activision 1
by Chris Kerr [06.28.21]
WWE wrestler Booker T. Huffman has lost a character copyright infringement lawsuit against Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Focus Home Interactive boasts record year as it continues to 'accelerate its transformation'  
by Alissa McAloon [06.25.21]
Focus Home Interactive has closed out its 2020/21 fiscal year, boasting a strong increase in profitability alongside record results for the 12 month period ending March 31, 2021.
Console/PC

Assassin's Creed Valhalla game director departs Ubisoft for EA Motive  
by Alissa McAloon [06.25.21]
Eric Baptizat, notably the game director for Ubisoft's latest Assassin's Creed, has joined up with EA Motive in the same role on an unannounced title.
Console/PC

Don't Miss: What the Shadowrun Returns devs got right on Kickstarter 13
by Staff [06.25.21]
Take a look back at how Harebrained Schemes nailed its Kickstarter for Shadowrun Returns in the early days of the funding platform.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Xbox Game Studios is hiring a Rendering Engineer  
by Staff [06.25.21]
Rare Ltd. (a subsidiary of Xbox Game Studios) is looking to hire a Rendering Engineer.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

You can watch so many great Sponsored Sessions at GDC 2021  
by Staff [06.25.21]
Take some time at the all-digital 2021 Game Developers Conference to check out some useful Sponsored Sessions.
Console/PC, Programming, GDC

Sponsored Content
How rigorous testing helped to improve Scavengers' gameplay  
by Improbable [06.25.21]
Sponsored: Discover how a tactical collaboration empowered Midwinter Entertainment to focus on what they do best.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Programming, Design, Production, Sponsored Article

Everybody but game devs can earn more on the Microsoft Store starting July 28  
by Chris Kerr [06.25.21]
Microsoft has told The Verge a new policy change that allows Microsoft Store developers to keep 100 percent of revenue from payments made via their own or third-party systems won't apply to video games.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

How Rare designed Sea of Thieves' infinite pirate generator 2
by Jack Yarwood [06.24.21]
Rare lead character artist Sam Chester talks through the conception, design, and implementation of the "infinite pirate generator" character creator in the studio's swashbuckle-'em-up Sea of Thieves.
Console/PC, Programming, Art

Get a job: Zing Games needs a Gameplay Programmer  
by Staff [06.24.21]
Zing Games is looking for talented and passionate gameplay programmers to join us in creating original titles for both the PC and consoles.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

The Low-Income Pass Lottery returns for GDC 2021  
by Staff [06.24.21]
The Low-Income Pass Lottery has returned for the all-digital 2021 Game Developers Conference. Sign up today!
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

Sniper Ghost Warrior devs apologize after offensive press event 2
by Bryant Francis [06.24.21]
CI Games has apologized after a press event for Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 allowed attendees to fight cariactures of Middle-Eastern opponents
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Windows 11 brings Android apps to PC via the Amazon App Store  
by Alissa McAloon [06.24.21]
Mobile developers will soon be able to reach PC audiences with little added effort on their part thanks to a new feature announced for Microsoft's upcoming operating system, Windows 11.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Learn more about how networking works at GDC 2021  
by Staff [06.24.21]
Learn more about how networking work at the all-digital 2021 Game Developers Conference.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Habbo owner Azerion buys German social game company Whow Games  
by Chris Kerr [06.24.21]
Gaming and entertainment platform Azerion has acquired German online free-to-play developer and publisher Whow Games for an undisclosed fee.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Tencent-owned Timi Studios opens new Seattle studio to create triple-A games  
by Chris Kerr [06.24.21]
Timi Studios, the Tencent-owned developer that's worked on games like Call of Duty: Mobile and Honor of Kings, has opened a new studio in Seattle to create triple-A titles.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Game localization for discovery: it's trickier than you think! 1
by Gamasutra Staff [06.23.21]
Localization is a really important part of game discovery, since it opens up so many new potential markets for your PC/console games. But what are the best languages to localize to, and why?
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Rare's postmortem of the N64 hit GoldenEye 007  
by Staff [06.23.21]
It's the Nintendo 64's 25th anniversary. Celebrate with a look back at the making of one of its most popular games.
Console/PC, Programming, Design

Get a job: SideFX is hiring a Senior Distributed Systems Developer  
by Staff [06.23.21]
SideFX is seeking an exceptional software developer with distributed systems experience and a talent for producing high performance, robust software to join its Toronto-based R&D team.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

You can now run Xbox Cloud games at Series X performance levels  
by Bryant Francis [06.23.21]
It’s now possible to play Xbox Cloud games running at the same fidelity as their Xbox Series X equivalents.
Console/PC, Programming, Business/Marketing