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Don't Miss: A look back at the history of Konami's Gradius 12
by Staff [02.26.20]
Remember Gradius? Konami's stand-out 2D shooter franchise was released over 30 years ago, and Hardcore Gaming 101's Kurt Kalata takes us on a stroll through its releases.
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

Steam's latest search features are straight from Steam Labs experiments  
by Alissa McAloon [02.26.20]
Steam Labs is to thank for a handful of new features and options now headed to Steam's search tool.
Console/PC

Adventure game trailblazer Roberta Williams to receive Pioneer Award at GDC 2020 1
by Staff [02.26.20]
Organizers of the 20th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards will be honoring the trailblazing storyteller and game creator Roberta Williams with this year's Pioneer Award.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

Chat with Zachtronics' Matthew Burns about the making of Eliza at 4PM EST  
by Bryant Francis [02.26.20]
Chat with the lead developer of Eliza starting at 4PM EST on the GDC Twitch channel!
Console/PC, Design, Video

Xbox boss Phil Spencer: Game streaming won't hinder home consoles  
by Chris Kerr [02.26.20]
Xbox boss Phil Spencer doesn't think the emergence of game streaming platforms like the company's own Project xCloud will spell the end for home consoles.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: A critical analysis of The Outer Wilds  
by Gamasutra Community [02.26.20]
No Code programmer Andrew Haining explores the nature of The Outer Wilds open world design in this critical analysis.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Two of Riot Games' next few projects are being developed with Unity 1
by Alissa McAloon [02.25.20]
Riot Games built the engine powering its flagship game League of Legends from scratch, but is turning to Unity for its next few titles.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Activision subpoenas Reddit in hopes of tracking down Call of Duty leaker  
by Alissa McAloon [02.24.20]
Activision is taking legal aim at the online leakers circulating images and details of a rumored battle royale mode headed to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Console/PC

Don't Miss: A water interaction model for great video game boat physics 19
by Staff [02.24.20]
Boat physics! In this timeless, meaty programming feature, Avalanche Studios' Jacques Kerner (Just Cause 3) walks us through coding "a simplified model that captures the important features of a boat."
Console/PC, Programming

Red Candle Games' delisted game Devotion added to Harvard Library collection  
by Alissa McAloon [02.24.20]
Both the now-infamous horror game Devotion and Red Candle’s previous horror entry Detention have been added to the Harvard-Yenching Library.
Console/PC

Come to GDC and learn Pixar's secrets for creating awe-inspiring visuals!  
by Staff [02.24.20]
This opportunity comes courtesy of Pixar Animation Studios' Michael Frederickson, who will be giving an hour-long talk on the art and science of awe-some visuals as part of the GDC 2020 Vision Track!
Console/PC, Art, GDC

Microsoft confirms Xbox Series X will pack 12 teraflop GPU, shares more tech specs 1
by Chris Kerr [02.24.20]
In something of a bolt from the blue, Microsoft has just shared a pretty extensive rundown of the tech powering the next-gen Xbox Series X. 
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Your World Of Horror's Clockwork God  
by Gamasutra Staff [02.22.20]
Highlights include a raft of new games, from World Of Horror through Lair Of The Clockwork God to Hunt: Showdown and beyond, as well as voxels and Apple Arcade, and an investigative piece on GameStop.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

GeForce Now passes 1 million signups during free trial period  
by Alissa McAloon [02.21.20]
Nvidia's take on a cloud streaming service has crossed 1 million signups across both GeForce Now's free option and the 90-day free trial of its paid tier.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Pokemon-inspired MMO Temtem passes 500,000 copies sold  
by Alissa McAloon [02.21.20]
Temtem, developer CremaGames’ take on the monster collecting genre, has officially surpassed 500,000 worldwide sales.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Crytek's lawsuit against Star Citizen devs ends in settlement 1
by Alissa McAloon [02.21.20]
Crytek and Star Citizen developers Cloud Imperium Games and Roberts Space Industries have agreed to settle the years-long legal dispute, though terms of that arrangement remain unknown.
Console/PC

Google wants to bring HTML5 titles to low-end devices with GameSnacks  
by Chris Kerr [02.21.20]
Google has announced a new HTML5 platform called GameSnacks that's designed to help devs bring quick, casual games to any device.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

The Witcher 3 earns $50 million on Steam in 18 months to hop revenue tiers  
by Chris Kerr [02.21.20]
The Witcher 3 has pulled in revenues of $50 million on Steam since October 1, 2018, pushing the popular RPG into the top tier of the store's revenue sharing system. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

PUBG, Black Desert add new PS4 and Xbox One cross-play features  
by Alissa McAloon [02.20.20]
Two major online games announced new features for cross-console play this week, continuing console games’ slow march toward a more cross compatible future.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Video: Inside the AI systems of Final Fantasy XV  
by Staff [02.20.20]
In this 2018 GDC talk, Square Enix's Youichiro Miyake offers up a behind-the-scenes look at the design and development of Final Fantasy XV's three primary AI systems!
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Video, Vault