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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 11
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

Nintendo boss says expanding demographics key to post-pandemic Switch sales  
by Bryant Francis [06.17.21]
Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser explained to The Verge that a number of factors--including the expanding demographics of players--will drive Nintendo Switch sales post pandemic.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Ubisoft Massive head steps down, will return in a new role at Ubisoft next year  
by Alissa McAloon [06.17.21]
Longtime Ubisoft dev and Ubisoft Massive managing director David Polfeldt is departing his role at Ubisoft Massive to start a new position at the company (after a 6-month sabbatical).
Console/PC

The full GDC 2021 schedule is now live!  
by Staff [06.17.21]
All of the sessions for the all-digital GDC 2021 have been scheduled. Start planning your show today!
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Patching conversations to pin the blame in Inkle's murder-mystery Overboard! 1
by Chris Kerr [06.17.21]
New murder-mystery game Overboard! uses a unique patchwork approach to dialogue to assemble its case against the prime suspect... whoever that might be!
Console/PC, Design, Production

Sony opens applications for the PlayStation 5 system software beta program  
by Chris Kerr [06.17.21]
The initiative will give console owners the chance to test new PS5 features before they're officially rolled out, with Sony using feedback gathered during testing to guide development.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Co-op adventure It Takes Two sells 2 million copies in under three months  
by Chris Kerr [06.17.21]
Hazelight Studios' co-op adventure It Takes Two has sold 2 million copies in less than three months.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing