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Ubisoft: The Division 2 missed sales goals on consoles due to crowded market 1
by Alissa McAloon [05.16.19]
Ubisoft’s The Division 2 matched sales of its predecessor on PC, but Ubisoft says the game failed to gain the traction on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as it had hoped.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Epic footing the bill for some discounts in the Epic Games Store's first sale 9
by Alissa McAloon [05.16.19]
Epic has launched the Epic Games Store's first big sale event, and the company is chipping in to sweeten the pot for players without cutting into how much devs see from some sales.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Business/Marketing

Nintendo offers Switch Online voucher to serve up digital discounts  
by Chris Kerr [05.16.19]
Nintendo has unveiled a new limited-time voucher offer that lets Switch Online subscribers purchase two digital titles worth up to $59.99 each for $99.99, saving them a cool $20.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Steam Link streaming app launches on iOS a year after Apple rejection  
by Chris Kerr [05.16.19]
Valve's Steam Link streaming app has finally arrived on iOS almost a year after it was rejected by Apple for "business conflicts."
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Lessons of game design learned from Super Mario Maker 3
by Staff [05.15.19]
Super Mario Maker has been a real eye-opener when it comes to game design, and I wanted to share some tips I've learned after designing and playing custom levels.
Console/PC, Design

Revenue and profit up at Tencent despite stagnant games revenue  
by Alissa McAloon [05.15.19]
Tencent reported year-over-year increases in both revenue and profit for the first quarter of its 2019 financial year, though the company’s online games business didn’t share in that growth.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Get a job: Into the Breach dev Subset Games is hiring a Platform Engineer  
by Alissa McAloon [05.15.19]
Subset Games, the game studio behind FTL and Into the Breach, is looking for an experienced C++ programmer to work remotely and help manage our growing library of games.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

The Epic Games Store quietly launches in China 1
by Alissa McAloon [05.15.19]
The Epic Games Store has quietly and suddenly opened up to Chinese users.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Watch A Plague Tale's lead devs break down their rat-ridden game 1
by Bryant Francis [05.15.19]
Two of the lead developers on A Plague Tale: Innocence drop by to discuss their game-making process.
Console/PC, Design, Video

The Killing Floor series has earned $100 million in revenue in 10 years  
by Alissa McAloon [05.15.19]
 Tripwire Interactive has announced that its now decade-old game series Killing Floor has brought in over $100 million in revenue since its 2009 start.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online

Ubisoft sees record player engagement as full-year net bookings surpass $2.2 billion  
by Alissa McAloon [05.15.19]
Ubisoft says that its games saw 100 million active unique players for the year, a record for overall player engagement.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Register now for XRDC 2019, the premier AR/VR/MR event for devs!  
by Staff [05.15.19]
Registration is now open for XRDC, the prime event for developers, investors, and other innovators in the vibrant AR/VR/MR industries!
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Key franchises boost video game sales at Bandai Namco  
by Chris Kerr [05.15.19]
The worldwide launch of major new titles like Soulcalibur VI, Ace Combat 7, and Jump Force helped boost sales at Bandai.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Chat with the developers of A Plague Tale: Innocence at 12PM EST  
by Bryant Francis [05.15.19]
The developers of A Plague Tale: Innocence are taking your questions starting at 12PM EST on the GDC Twitch channel.
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing, Video

Nintendo Switch lifetime sales outstripping the PS4 in Japan  
by Chris Kerr [05.15.19]
The Nintendo Switch has outsold the PlayStation 4 in Japan, despite having being on shelves for three years less.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

'Record high' investments see profits fall at Paradox  
by Chris Kerr [05.15.19]
Revenues and profits are down at Paradox Interactive for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, but that's largely because of the company's ongoing investment efforts.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Animating the spy fantasy in Splinter Cell: Blacklist  
by Staff [05.14.19]
Splinter Cell: Blacklist dev Kristjan Zadziuk offers an inside look at the game's animation pillars, the technical challenges faced by the animation team, and how they overcame them.
Console/PC, Art, Design

Nier: Automata has shipped over 4 million copies  
by Alissa McAloon [05.14.19]
Platinum Games’ Nier: Automata has officially surpassed 4 million in shipments and digital downloads.
Console/PC

Video: The making of Larian Studios' Divinity: Original Sin 2  
by Staff [05.14.19]
In this 2019 GDC talk, Larian Studios' Swen Vincke takes a look at all the strategies employed to make Divinity: Original Sin 2 a better game than Divinity: Original Sin, and how they worked out.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Video, Vault

Square Enix-founded RPG dev Studio Istolia closes down  
by Alissa McAloon [05.14.19]
Studio Istolia has been closed down following the cancelation of Project Prelude Rune.
Console/PC