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Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment lawsuit ends as EA denies its use in FIFA  
by Bryant Francis [03.04.21]
EA has managed to convince its opposition that the Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment system it patented years ago isn't being used to squeeze more cash out of FIFA players.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Meet Jess Brohard, the official host of GDC Showcase!  
by Staff [03.04.21]
We're pleased to announce that the talented Jess Brohard is joining us as the official host of GDC Showcase!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Motorsport Games acquires racing simulation tech developer Studio397  
by Chris Kerr [03.04.21]
Motorsport Games has acquired racing simulation tech developer Studio397 for an undisclosed fee.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Report: Nintendo to release Switch with larger OLED display, 4K support 1
by Chris Kerr [03.04.21]
Nintendo is reportedly working on a new iteration of its Switch console that will feature a larger touchscreen OLED display.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Behind the AI and physics of Wobbledogs' procedurally goofy Wobbledogs  
by John Harris [03.04.21]
We asked Wobbledogscreator and developer Tom Astle some questions about his project, the journey it has been and its direction for the future.
Console/PC, Indie, Design

Which genre should your next PC game be in?  
by Gamasutra Staff [03.03.21]
We take a look at how Steam’s tag system allows us to do broad trend analysis on games, and some of the most attractive Steam genres out there.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

One month in, Valheim has already sold 5 million copies 1
by Alissa McAloon [03.03.21]
Valheim hit the ground running at the beginning of February, and doesn't seem to be losing much momentum now that a month has passed.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Don't Miss: Designing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's unconventional mechanics  
by Staff [03.03.21]
Some of the lead developers on Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild talk earnestly about how (and why) they designed the game's convention-breaking systems and mechanics.
Console/PC, Design

Nacon argues The Sinking City 'piracy' is within its contractual rights 1
by Alissa McAloon [03.03.21]
Nacon has fired back at The Sinking City developer Frogwares, arguing that Frogware's lack of cooperation and a clause in its contract allows it to alter and host an alternative version of the game on Steam
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get to know Swapcard, the platform powering GDC Showcase  
by Staff [03.03.21]
Take a closer look at Swapcard, the platform used for hosting GDC Showcase later this month!
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, GDC

Quiz Sucker Punch co-founder Brian Fleming about Ghost of Tsushima at GDC Showcase  
by Staff [03.03.21]
Sucker Punch co-founder and Ghost of Tsushima producer Brian Fleming will be doing an Ask-Me-Anything session at GDC Showcase!
Console/PC, Design, GDC

PlayStation is getting out of the movie and TV show rental business  
by Alissa McAloon [03.02.21]
PlayStation will no longer host TV shows or movies on the PlayStation Store, announcing in a blog post that it'll stop offering both for rental and purchase by the end of August.

Epic Games acquires Fall Guys dev Mediatonic  
by Alissa McAloon [03.02.21]
Epic Games has added Fall Guys developer Mediatonic, and its parent Tonic Games Group, to its slowly expanding list of subsidiary game development studios.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Learn how to ignite a loyal fandom for your game at GDC Showcase  
by Staff [03.02.21]
Learn how the Monster Prom developers ignited their passionate fanbase at GDC Showcase!
Console/PC, Design

Apple vs. Epic judge confirms in-person trial will start on May 3  
by Chris Kerr [03.02.21]
Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has outlined plans for an in-person trial that will require witnesses to travel to Northern California to answer questions before the court.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Report: Hogwarts Legacy will include trans-inclusive character creator  
by Chris Kerr [03.02.21]
The upcoming Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy will allow players to create transgender characters, according to a new report from Bloomberg. 
Console/PC, Production

The Last of Us Part II breaks record for most BAFTA Games Award nominations  
by Chris Kerr [03.02.21]
Naughty Dog's acclaimed sequel is up for 13 awards at the 2021 British Academy Games Awards, beating the previous record of 11 nominations.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production

Hardsuit Labs lays off staff after removal from Bloodlines 2  
by Bryant Francis [03.01.21]
Several developers have reported that Hardsuit Labs told them today that they would be losing their jobs after the studio was fired from work on Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The Sinking City dev accuses publisher of releasing pirated copy on Steam  
by Alissa McAloon [03.01.21]
The back and forth between Frogwares and Nacon, once known as Bigben Interactive, continues to pick up steam.
Console/PC, Video

How do you fund that game prototype?  
by Gamasutra Staff [03.01.21]
One of the biggest issues in game funding now is - how on Earth do you get your prototype funded? Can’t do game discovery if you don’t have a game. We look into it!
Console/PC, Indie, Design