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Japan has made reselling digital game keys illegal without creator's permission 4
by Emma Kidwell [01.03.19]
As of December, a new Japanese legal amendment has made it illegal to resell digital game keys without explicit consent from software makers.  
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: How Everything connects the arts of animation and game design  
by Staff [01.03.19]
There's a subtle link between Everything's playable characters and the early history of animation. Watch developer David OReilly explain it in this live-streamed interview.
Console/PC, Design

Come to GDC for an inside look at how Destiny 2 was updated to support HDR  
by Staff [01.03.19]
Come to GDC 2019 to learn the techniques used to achieve high-quality HDR output in Destiny 2 that preserves Destiny's unique look, as well as the lessons learned from the work!
Console/PC, Programming, Art, GDC

Steam data shows VR ownership doubled in 2018 -- to 0.8% of users 1
by Alissa McAloon [01.03.19]
Valve's monthly hardware surveys offer a gradual look at hardware trends, but 12 months of data suggest that VR ownership is on the rise.
VR, Console/PC

Report: Nexon founder looking to sell controlling stake for $8.9 billion 1
by Chris Kerr [01.03.19]
Shares in the Tokyo-based video game company reportedly jumped by around 30 percent following the news.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Games now account for over half of entire UK entertainment market  
by Chris Kerr [01.03.19]
"The games industry has been incredibly effective in taking advantage of the potential of digital technology to offer new and compelling forms of entertainment."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: Four ways my video game habits changed in 2018  
by Gamasutra Community [01.03.19]
Zynga principal data scientist Ben Weber offers his alternative to a top games list for 2018.
Console/PC

TickTock Studios acquired by Rebellion and rebranded as 'Rebellion North'  
by Chris Kerr [01.03.19]
"We've worked with the team at TickTock Games for a while now, and we know they'll continue to prosper as Rebellion North."
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Opinion: Here's what 2019 will be like for the game biz 15
by Joost van Dreunen [01.03.19]
In this opinion piece SuperData Research founder Joost van Dreunen examines 10 major trends for 2019, from a fresh wave of consolidations to a fragmentation of PC game marketplaces.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: Animating expansion packs for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt  
by Staff [01.02.19]
CD Projekt Red's Sebastian Kalemba discusses the most important upgrades in CD Projekt RED's pipeline and workflow while producing two expansions for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Console/PC, Art, Design, Production, Video

Valve shares data on Steam's most popular game/controller pairings 2
by Emma Kidwell [01.02.19]
Valve published a blog with the top controller-friendly games on Steam for 2018, and the analysis provides guides to help players find games they might enjoy with the kind of controller they own. 
Console/PC, Design

China issues 80 new game licenses, Tencent not included  
by Emma Kidwell [01.02.19]
China announced that it approved 80 new game releases in late December, but the list of approved titles does not seem to include any releases from Tencent. 
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Over 350 devs collaborate on game-a-day Meditations project  
by Alissa McAloon [01.02.19]
350+ game developers have come together to create 365 short games, each of which is only playable for 24 hours a year.
Console/PC, Indie

Don't Miss: Devs weigh in on the best ways to use (but not abuse) procedural generation 3
by Staff [01.02.19]
Devs on Into the Breach, Astroneer, and Moon Hunters chat with Gamasutra about how they've learned to best use proc-gen techniques in their games -- and what other devs looking to start should know.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Design, Production

Project Cars dev Slightly Mad Studios is working on a VR-friendly game console  
by Alissa McAloon [01.02.19]
Slightly Mad Studios CEO Ian Bell says the Mad Box is expected in 3 years will support most major VR headsets.
Console/PC

Star Control: Origins pulled from sale following DMCA takedown notice 10
by Chris Kerr [01.02.19]
Star Control: Origins has been pulled from Steam and GOG.com after Paul Reiche III and Robert Frederick Ford issued a DMCA takedown notice against the title. 
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Ducking up the game design of Mutant: Year Zero
by Bryant Francis [01.02.19]
Some of the minds behind Mutant: Year Zero break down what they learned about game design and riffing on the XCOM formula.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Best of 2018: Gamasutra's top games, devs, events and trends  
by Staff [12.31.18]
Here we present a roundup of our roundups to make your end of year game industry round-upping that much simpler.
Console/PC, Indie

Video Game Deep Cuts: End Of The Year Extravaganza 1
by Gamasutra Staff [12.30.18]
This week's video game article & video highlights include another gigantic chunk of 'end of year' charts, discourses, thoughts and ruminations.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Sony PlayStation, Sucker Punch, and many more are hiring now!  
by Staff [12.28.18]
From Backend Engineers to Community Managers, here are just some of the job openings being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Design, Production