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Kartridge is the latest PC storefront using exclusive games to entice players  
by Alissa McAloon [03.06.19]
Kongregate's digital video game storefront Kartridge has announced four games that’ll be hitting its platform as timed exclusives this year.
Console/PC, Indie

Chat with the developers behind The Occupation at 1PM ET  
by Bryant Francis [03.06.19]
Join the developers of The Occupation for a chat on the making of their game starting at 1PM ET on the GDC Twitch channel.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Video: A procedural generation primer for technical artists  
by Staff [03.05.19]
In this 2017 GDC session, SideFX Software's Luiz Kruel discusses geometry processing and automation of common art tasks for technical artists.
Console/PC, Art, Video

Steam's Popular Upcoming list may actually be hurting developers 2
by Emma Kidwell [03.05.19]
Update While the Popular Upcoming list on Steam is a great place for developers to get their games noticed on the front page, the system might be causing more harm than good. 
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: A look back at Sony's vision for 'the future of the PlayStation' from 2000  
by Staff [03.05.19]
Former and longtime Sony exec Phil Harrison's fascinating GDC 2000 Sony keynote, given ahead of PlayStation 2's Western launch -- right before the console went on to win the world.
Console/PC

EA soliciting help from Anthem players to figure out PS4 crashing issues 2
by Alissa McAloon [03.05.19]
Electronic Arts has publicly acknowledged an issue in the PlayStation 4 version of Anthem that causes the game to crash the entire system and is investigating the issue.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Shakedown: Hawaii coming first to the Epic Games Store  
by Emma Kidwell [03.05.19]
Shakedown: Hawaii, the upcoming game from the developers behind Retro City Rampage, will be making its debut first on the Epic Games Store. 
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Get ready for GDC 2019 with help from the all-new Digital Tote Bag!  
by Staff [03.05.19]
With just weeks to go until GDC 2019 kicks off in San Francisco, GDC organizers have set up a new digital resource to reduce waste and help you prepare to get the most out of your time at the show!
Console/PC, Indie, GDC

Multiplayer Skyrim mod criticized for lifting code from another mod  
by Alissa McAloon [03.05.19]
An in-development Skyrimmultiplayer mod called Skyrim Together is facing criticism for seemingly taking code from the Skyrim mod SKSE.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Get legal experts' perspective on how the law is impacting game dev at GDC!  
by Staff [03.05.19]
A panel of legal experts will take to the stage at GDC 2019 to discuss top legal developments in games, from Fortnite dances to Nintendo's stance on ROMS!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, GDC

Devil May Cry 5 deluxe edition will let players experience the game like a low-budget movie 1
by Chris Kerr [03.05.19]
It's an interesting feature that should let players see how key scenes took shape and evolved during development, while also letting them pretend they're watching a low-budget Devil May Cry movie.
Console/PC, Production, Video

Mages of Mystralia dev dishes out spellcasting wisdom and game industry real talk 2
by Bryant Francis [03.05.19]
Borealys Games' Patric Mondou discusses the design of spellcasting game Mages of Mystralia, and offers up an honest perspective of the direction of the game industry.
Console/PC, Design

Video: The art of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap  
by Staff [03.04.19]
In this 2018 GDC talk, Lizardcube's Ben Fiquet goes over the process of revitalizing and reimagining the visual design of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap.
Console/PC, Art, Video

Anthem is crashing entire PlayStation 4 systems, say players 1
by Alissa McAloon [03.04.19]
It's a fairly severe issue in a high-profile game like BioWare's latest, and one that unfortunately comes during an already turbulent launch period.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Shut Up & Sit Down returns to GDC 2019 with great board games to play!  
by Staff [03.04.19]
From Richard Garfield's 'unique deck' card game KeyForge to Alderac's intriguing Space Base, here's what you can expect to play when you visit the Shut Up & Sit Down board game lounge at GDC 2019!
Console/PC, Indie, GDC

Devil May Cry 5's Hideaki Itsuno recalls his chance encounter with the series  
by Alissa McAloon [03.04.19]
"It's interesting, because back then, I was actually coming up with the foundations of what would become Dragon's Dogma, and then I was taken and forced to work on Devil May Cry 2."
Console/PC

Phil Spencer claims Xbox's multi-device future will benefit everyone  
by Chris Kerr [03.04.19]
"We want to bring Game Pass to any device [..] because the model allows for people to find games that they wouldn’t have played in any other space."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Apex Legends attracts 50 million players in first month  
by Chris Kerr [03.04.19]
The free-to-play battle royale shooter was unveiled and launched on February 4, and managed to amass 10 million players in 72 hours.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Ape Out To Those Lost Toejam Histories 1
by Gamasutra Staff [03.03.19]
This week's highlights include pieces on Ape Out & the Toejam & Earl reboot, plus the history of the 'game over' screen, the effects of Brexit on the UK game biz, and more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: The animation pipeline of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle 1
by Staff [03.01.19]
In this GDC 2018 talk, Ubisoft Milan's Marco Renso and Tommaso Sanguigni explain how Ubisoft improved their animation pipeline to overcome challenges for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Design, Video