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Streaming BlazBlue's campaign is strictly off-limits, warns Arc System Works 2
by Alissa McAloon [06.01.18]
The developer has detailed its "non-negotiable" rules for how BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and most other Arc System Works games can be streamed or otherwise shared in online videos.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Get down with the makers of Floor Kids at 3PM EDT  
by Bryant Francis [06.01.18]
We're talking to some of the minds behind Floor Kids starting at 3PM EDT about making their break dancing rhythm game.
Console/PC, Art, Audio, Design, Video

Blog: Turning a Windows PC into a permanent arcade installation 2
by Gamasutra Community [06.01.18]
A quick guide to setting up a Windows 10 computer to act as a permanent installation. Turning the computer on and off on a timer and preventing interruptions to your app.
Console/PC, Programming, Design

How a server explosion gave the original Guild Wars a new lease on life  
by Chris Kerr [06.01.18]
"I was just getting ready to dig into moving one service at a time into AWS when the data center Uninterruptible Power Supply failed to live up to its name and blew up."
Console/PC, Production

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is swapping devs one year after launch  
by Chris Kerr [06.01.18]
Sparkypants Studios has replaced Dire Wolf Digital as the developer on Bethesda's free-to-play card-battler The Elder Scrolls: Legends.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The story behind Remedy's viral dog mocap star  
by Vida Starcevic [06.01.18]
Some folks from Max Payne dev Remedy write about how they began experimenting with mocapping a studio dog, what they learned about putting pups in mocap suits, and how they might use the results.
Console/PC, Production, Video

GameStop's Q1 earnings can't match last year's Switch-driven highs  
by Alex Wawro [05.31.18]
Word is out today about how GameStop's finances fared in its most recent quarter, and the word seems to be "not as good as last year" as the retail chain reports a dip in sales†and profits.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

GameStop's new interim CEO is former Microsoft VP Shane Kim  
by Alex Wawro [05.31.18]
This is significant because Kim is now the second person to step into the role since the departure of longtime GameStop†Julian Paul Raines, who died earlier this year after suffering a cancer relapse.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Telltale, Sucker Punch, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [05.31.18]
Whether you're just starting out, looking for something new, or just seeing what's out there, the Gamasutra Job Board is the place where game developers move ahead in their careers.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Programming, Design, Production, Recruitment

Bury Me, My Love and MyoBeatz among 2018 Games for Change Awards nominees  
by Alissa McAloon [05.31.18]
What Remains of Edith Finch, Please Knock on My Door, Life is Strange: Before The Storm, and Tacoma all vie for one of the four major awards at this yearís show.
Console/PC, Indie

Riot Games donating 100% of 'Dark Star Cho'Gath' skin sales to charity  
by Alissa McAloon [05.31.18]
The skin itself was created in part by a League of Legends fan named Bryan thanks to The Make-A-Wish Foundation and will see all of its proceeds donated to local charities.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Early Pokemon Gold and Silver demo uncovers scrapped content  
by Alissa McAloon [05.31.18]
An early demo has found its way online, offering developers a rare look at some of the ideas, locations, and creatures that never made it into the final versions of the second round of Pokemon games.
Console/PC, History

Fig nabs blockchain outfit Ownage to help create new digital publishing platform  
by Chris Kerr [05.31.18]
The Ownage team, including its co-founders Alex Amsel and Jack Du Rose, will now work with Fig to develop Shard, an "open, decentralized platform" for digital publishing.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The great video game exodus 44
by Simon Parkin [05.31.18]
Video game developers are leaving the industry at a steady rate after 3-6 years of work. Why?
Console/PC, Serious, Business/Marketing

Game Freak & Nintendo debut a phone-friendly Pokemon game on the Switch  
by Bryant Francis [05.30.18]
While announcing their next major Pokemon game, Nintendo & Game Freak also debuted a smartphone-ready Pokemon adventure with a cubic look.
Console/PC, Design

Researchers teach AI to play 'hard' games by showing it YouTube videos  
by Alex Wawro [05.30.18]
Google DeepMind†researchers report on how they successfully trained artificial intelligence†to play "infamously hard exploration games" like Pitfall! with YouTube videos of human playthroughs.
Console/PC, Programming, Video

Game Outcomes Project seeks crowdfunding for another study of how devs work 1
by Alex Wawro [05.30.18]
The folks behind the landmark Game Outcomes Project (a survey of how game devs work) are hoping to do something similar on a bigger scale, and they've launched a GoFundMe to help cover the costs.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Peek under the hood of Far: Lone Sails' button-powered land boat  
by Bryant Francis [05.30.18]
We talked to the developers of Far: Lone Sails about the implementation of an interactive land boat with a minimalist UI.
Console/PC, Design, Video

The first Pokemon RPG on the Switch takes cues from Niantic's Pokemon Go  
by Alissa McAloon [05.30.18]
Though similar to past Pokemon games in many ways, Letís Go Pikachu and Letís Go Eevee both borrow elements from Niantic's massively popular mobile AR game.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Interactive Gaming Ventures and Epic Games team up to fund UE4 indies  
by Alissa McAloon [05.30.18]
The two companies are looking to invest in two to three developers a year, noting that they are seeking indie projects that use Epicís Unreal Engine 4.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing