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Video: Check out this GDC Summer music performance from Mega Ran  
by Staff [08.26.20]
Check out this fantastic hour-long GDC Summer concert featuring musician, rapper, and producer Mega Ran!
Console/PC, Audio, Video, Vault

A 'cross-gen' copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will cost $69.99  
by Bryant Francis [08.26.20]
If you want to play Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on current-gen consoles, then upgrade to a next-generation version, it will cost you $69.99.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

All proceeds from Children of Morta's latest DLC are being donated to charity  
by Alissa McAloon [08.26.20]
Children of Morta developer Dead Mage is donating all revenue from the game's Paws and Claws DLC pack to Humane Society International.
Console/PC, Indie

Fall Guys has surpassed 7 million sales on Steam  
by Chris Kerr [08.26.20]
Fall Guys has crossed 7 million sales on Steam in under one month, according to publisher Devolver Digital.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Fall Guys is now the most downloaded PS Plus game in history  
by Chris Kerr [08.26.20]
Fall Guys has become the most downloaded PlayStation Plus game of all time on a global basis. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The Sinking City yanked from stores in dispute over publishing rights  
by Bryant Francis [08.25.20]
Updated: The Sinking City developer Frogwares has yanked its Lovecraftian RPG off of several game stores after a contract dispute with the game's publisher, Nacon.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video: Enjoy this GDC Summer game music concert from pianist 88bit  
by Staff [08.25.20]
If you enjoy classy renditions of classic video game soundtracks don't miss this recent GDC Summer performance from 88bit, live now on the official GDC YouTube channel! 
Console/PC, Audio, Video, Vault

Blog: The road to Ruinarch - Wishlist gathering and expectations 1
by Gamasutra Community [08.25.20]
I discuss Ruinarch's growth in wishlist count from the initial listing on the steam store up to the day before launch.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

How did Fall Guys get it so right?  
by Staff [08.25.20]
I’m going to estimate that the 'real' Fall Guys owner numbers are north of 5 million on Steam alone. So what’s going on here, and what can we learn from it?
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: A game design deep dive into Rocket League's rocket jumps 8
by Staff [08.24.20]
Psyonix founder Dave Hagewood explains how Rocket League's "rocket boost" mechanic started as a simple nitro button and wound up becoming a critical part of the game's acrobatic high-level play.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production

Report: Latest Switch Pro rumors point toward early 2021  
by Alissa McAloon [08.24.20]
The souped-up Switch rumors are back, this time hinting that Nintendo could roll out a Switch Pro early next year.

Ubisoft swaps physical games for digital on some upcoming Xbox CEs  
by Alissa McAloon [08.24.20]
It's a curious shift, especially given the Xbox One and Xbox Series X exclusivity of the decision, but it appears neither Ubisoft nor Xbox have decided to elaborate on the reasoning behind it quite yet.  

Unity's long-rumored IPO is finally moving forward  
by Alissa McAloon [08.24.20]
Unity is officially cementing its long-rumored plans to go public in 2020.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Bilibili will publish Fall Guys on mobile in China  
by Chris Kerr [08.24.20]
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is heading to mobile platforms in China with the help of publisher Bilibili.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Rocksteady's response to claims of inaction outlines past and future anti-harassment plans  
by Alissa McAloon [08.21.20]
After a few days’ wait, Rocksteady has issued its statement on earlier accusations that it ignored a 2018 letter from female staff disclosing cases of sexism and harassment faced while at the studio.

Apple on Epic's retaliation claims: 'The emergency is entirely of Epic's own making' 8
by Alissa McAloon [08.21.20]
Apple also says that it has offered to leave Epic's developer account intact (and bring Fortnite back to the App Store) if Epic agrees to undo the hotfix that added in the rule-breaking payment method.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

How Fall Guys' bouncing, bumbling beans gave the game its soul  
by Chris Kerr [08.21.20]
Mediatonic creative director Jeff Tanton has shared a fascinating thread on Twitter revealing how the internal pitch for Fall Guys took shape.
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

Q&A: Making an outer space roadtrip with Night School's Next Stop Nowhere  
by Bryant Francis [08.21.20]
The lead developers behind Next Stop Nowhere take a moment to discuss what they've learned making a narrative game for Apple Arcade.
Console/PC, Design

Don't Miss: Musical scoring with SFX in mind for Call of Duty: WWII  
by Staff [08.20.20]
"Call of Duty: WWII used original recordings of historically-accurate weaponry and vehicles, so we wanted to make sure the sound design would be unobstructed by musical elements."
Console/PC, Audio

Amazon Games signs on to publish a Smilegate RPG game in the West 1
by Alissa McAloon [08.20.20]
Amazon Games has nabbed the exclusive publishing rights to an upcoming (but undisclosed) game from Korean game dev Smilegate RPG.
Console/PC, Social/Online