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Ubisoft exec Tommy Francois didn't 'leave' the company, he was fired  
by Chris Kerr [08.04.20]
Ubisoft's former editorial vice president Tommy Francois was fired earlier this week following the results of an investigation into misconduct.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima driving software sales at Sony 1
by Chris Kerr [08.04.20]
Sony experienced a strong quarter thanks in part to the performance of titles like The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Celebrating tech's unsung women pioneers, Romero calls for game dev gender parity  
by Alex Wawro [08.04.20]
"This is about diversity, not exclusion," veteran game maker Brenda Romero said today in her GDC Summer talk on the hidden histories of women in computing. "It’s important for us to get to equal."
Console/PC, History, GDC

Take-Two's next-gen $70 price tag will be decided on a game-by-game basis  
by Alissa McAloon [08.04.20]
Take-Two Interactive hasn’t committed to pricing its next-generation titles at $70 across the board, but believes those higher prices are justified due to the value it offers in those games.
Console/PC

Catch up on GDC Summer 2020 coverage right here!  
by Staff [08.04.20]
Gamasutra is (virtually) on-site at the first-ever GDC Summer! Follow along here for news, session coverage, and other updates!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie

How that game sold on Steam, using the 'NB number'  
by Gamasutra Community [08.04.20]
We would love to know roughly how many copies of games are sold on Steam. That data is not public. But the number of player reviews is public. Enter.. the 'NB number.'
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

What to expect when you're expecting to attend GDC Summer this week  
by Staff [08.03.20]
GDC Summer starts tomorrow, and since this will be the first all-digital Game Developers Conference organizers want to quickly remind you what to expect when you log on to attend!
Console/PC, Indie, GDC

Take-Two boasts new Q1 record as revenue jumps 54% year-over-year  
by Alissa McAloon [08.03.20]
Take-Two is reporting record revenue at the close of its first quarter, a milestone no doubt driven by rising consumer recurrent spending and play habits influenced by ongoing pandemic.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Video: Capturing great footage for game trailers  
by Staff [08.03.20]
In this GDC 2018 talk trailer editor Derek Lieu shares tricks and techniques to get the best game capture for your trailers.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Check out the great artists showcasing work in GDC Summer's Community Art Gallery!  
by Staff [08.03.20]
Hey game makers, don't miss out on your opportunity to see a remarkable array of talented artists showcasing their art in the GDC Summer Community Art Gallery next week!
Console/PC, Indie, Art, GDC

Don't miss out on the GDC Puzzle Challenge at GDC Summer this week  
by Staff [08.03.20]
As you get ready to attend the all-digital GDC Summer this week leave time to check out the GDC Puzzle Challenge, a daily brainteaser (with prizes) designed to get your problem-solving juices flowing!
Console/PC, GDC

PlayStation 4 controllers work on PlayStation 5, but only for supported PS4 games 3
by Alissa McAloon [08.03.20]
In short, developers that launch a game for the PlayStation 5 can count on their players using one of Sony’s new DualSense controllers to play.
Console/PC

Monster Hunter and Resident Evil driving growth at Capcom  
by Chris Kerr [08.03.20]
New releases and digital sales are driving growth at Capcom, which just published its financials for the first quarter ended June 30, 2020.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Ubisoft exec Tommy Francois departs after misconduct allegations 2
by Chris Kerr [08.03.20]
Ubisoft editorial vice president Tommy Francois has left the company after being accused of workplace misconduct.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Halo Infinite's multiplayer is a free-to-play mode  
by Alissa McAloon [07.31.20]
Microsoft and 343 Industries look to be taking a page from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's free-to-play Warzone mode for Halo Infinite.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Epic Games Store now offers mod support for some games  
by Alissa McAloon [07.31.20]
MechWarrior 5 is the first game to roll mod support into its Epic Games Store page as Epic moves the feature into beta testing.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Blog: Historians play Ghost of Tsushima 1
by Staff [07.31.20]
Historians John Harney and Bob Whitaker stream Ghost of Tsushima while discussing the game's historical setting and depiction of 13th-century Japan.
Console/PC

Don't Miss: Making the tactics genre more accessible & less intimidating in Fae Tactics 1
by Staff [07.31.20]
Fae Tactics, a grid-based strategy game by Endlessfluff Games duo Carolina Moya and Kyron Ramsey, looks to take the best elements of Japanese tactics games, and lose the elements that hold them back.
Console/PC, Indie, Design

New partnership will give 2K access to over 2000 NFL player likenesses 1
by Chris Kerr [07.31.20]
2K has signed a new partnership that will allow it to include the likenesses of NFL players in multiple football games. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The Sims 4 passes 30 million lifetime players, doubles Q1 net bookings  
by Alissa McAloon [07.30.20]
The Sims 4 has officially surpassed 30 million players across all platforms, a milestone that comes as the game exits its highest quarter in terms of daily, weekly, and monthly active users to date.
Console/PC, Social/Online