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Gaming in a Pandemic - Inside Akamai's latest SOTI Research report  
by Akamai Technologies [08.09.21]
Sponsored: SOTI Research: Gaming in a Pandemic digs into the numbers behind 2020's video game criminal attacks, reveals the preferred attack methods, and looks at the rise in phishing as a service kits aimed at separating gamers from their money.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Sponsored Article, Whitepaper

Epic suggests Google once considered buying Epic Games to end Fortnite platform dispute 2
by Chris Kerr [08.09.21]
Google toyed with the idea of buying Fortnite developer Epic Games as the two companies butted heads over platform fees and payment methods.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Sustained development on Kerbal Space Program has ended after over a decade 1
by Chris Kerr [08.09.21]
Kerbal Space Program developer Squad is ending sustained development on the space exploration sim after over a decade.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: What game designers should know about game physics 1
by Fred Marcus [08.06.21]
Midtown Madness designer Fred Marcus breaks down what game designers need to know about game physics in this 2003 Gamasutra feature.
Console/PC, Programming, Design

Get a job: Antler Interactive is hiring a Senior Game Designer  
by Staff [08.06.21]
Antler Interactive is looking for an experienced game designer to work on their current project My Neighbor Alice.
Console/PC, Design, Recruitment

Opinion: Devs, please don't encourage 'teabagging' 6
by Bryant Francis [08.06.21]
Updated: Right as the game industry is finally having a reckoning over toxic cultures of sexual harassment, a decade-old in-game display of dominance that mimics sexual harassment is having a comeback moment.
Console/PC, Design

PopCap alumni launch new F2P studio Electric Manta in London  
by Bryant Francis [08.06.21]
A number of PopCap alumni have banded together to launch a new free-to-play game studio in London.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Opinion: Ass Effect - What's really behind the Miranda Lawson freakout? 4
by Katherine Cross [08.06.21]
I agree: the butt should be free! But Mass Effect's strange Miranda-cam is not "freedom" in any meaningful sense, and this debate about sexuality in games illustrates how narrow the horizons of sexuality remain in gaming.
Console/PC, Design

Valve says Steam Next Fest games saw more wishlists and sales during 2020  
by Chris Kerr [08.06.21]
Developers participating in Steam Next Fest received a substantial bump in daily wishlists and sales, according to Valve.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Niantic forms internal task force to address concerns of Pokemon Go fans  
by Chris Kerr [08.06.21]
"We are assembling an internal cross-functional team to develop proposals designed to preserve our mission of inspiring people to explore the world together."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Game sales down at Sega but freemium titles and new releases performing 'strongly'  
by Chris Kerr [08.06.21]
Free-to-play titles and new releases are driving sales revenue within Sega's entertainment contents division, despite an overall decline in full-game sales.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Developing the visually striking Death Trash  
by John Harris [08.05.21]
"There’s depth in the Death Trash world," says creator Stephan Hövelbrinks. "It's just consumed in a different way."
Console/PC, Art, Design

The Overwatch League might lose sponsors over Activision Blizzard lawsuit  
by Bryant Francis [08.05.21]
Blizzard's Overwatch League is at risk of losing major sponsors like Coca-Cola and State Farm in the wake of a major lawsuit targeting alleged harassment and discrimination at the company.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Sucker Punch is hiring an AI Systems Designer  
by Staff [08.05.21]
Sucker Punch Productions, the company behind Ghost of Tsushima, is looking to hire an AI Systems Designer.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Focus Home Interactive acquires retro game studio Dotemu for $45.5 million  
by Chris Kerr [08.05.21]
French publisher Focus Home Interactive has acquired a major stake in retro game developer Dotemu for $45.5 million.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Outriders and Nier Replicant remake can't prevent sales slide at Square Enix  
by Chris Kerr [08.05.21]
Square Enix reported declining net sales and operating income in its Digital Entertainment division, which houses its video game operations.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The Nintendo Switch has sold 89 million units in just over four years  
by Chris Kerr [08.05.21]
That's more than six times the amount its predecessor, the Wii U, managed during its entire lifespan. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Embracer buys eight studios including Ghost Ship, 3D Realms, and Digixart  
by Chris Kerr [08.05.21]
Embracer Group has acquired eight companies including Deep Rock Galactic developer Ghost Ship Games and Ion Fury creator 3D Realms for a combined $313 million.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Net sales and profits down at Nintendo because Animal Crossing set the bar too high  
by Chris Kerr [08.05.21]
Switch hardware and software sales remain steady at Nintendo, but that wasn't enough to prevent net sales and profits from dipping year-on-year.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Steve Gaynor 'steps back' from Fullbright following toxic work environment allegations 2
by Bryant Francis [08.04.21]
UPDATE: Studio tweets cryptic statement about status of Fullbright co-founder Steve Gaynor’s employment, says move is to "foster a work environment that is healthy and collaborative."
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing