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Capcom lays off workers at Dead Rising studio  
by Emma Kidwell [02.05.18]
Capcom Vancouver employees have been hit with layoffs after a studio restructuring affected 30 percent of the studio.
Serious, Business/Marketing

How Tetris was discovered in America 1
by Emma Kidwell [02.02.18]
Experienced video game historian Norman Caruso has published a new video to his Gaming Historian YouTube channel which breaks down the story of Tetris.
Serious, Design, Video

Valve suspends Counter-Strike co-creator after arrest for sexual exploitation of a child  
by Alissa McAloon [02.02.18]
Valve has suspended Counter-Strike co-creator Jess Cliffe following his arrest for sexual exploitation of a child.
Serious

PSA: 2 days left to register early for GDC 2018 at a discounted rate!  
by Staff [01.29.18]
With just over 48 hours to go before early registration for Game Developers Conference 2018 ends Wednesday, January 31st at 11:59 PM Pacific, now's the time register at a discounted rate!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Study examines how the top 100 bestselling games portray drug use  
by Emma Kidwell [01.25.18]
Addiction awareness organization Archstone published a study examining the top 100 bestselling games per console to investigate the types of drug use present per game.
Serious

PSA: GDC 2018 attendees, book your travel and accommodations!  
by Staff [01.25.18]
If you're planning on attending GDC 2018 in March, book your travel and accommodations sooner rather than later -- you can access discounted rates via the GDC Travel hub!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Court rules illegal bot makers must pay $1.3 million to Twitch  
by Emma Kidwell [01.24.18]
A California judge has ordered illegal bot makers Michael and Katherine Anjomi to permanently shut down their operations and pay Twitch a total of $1,371,139.
Serious, Business/Marketing

Video: Examining educational games through the lens of 'fun'  
by Emma Kidwell [01.23.18]
In this 2015 GDC talk, GlassLab's Erin Hoffman presents a new theory of "fun" by positing fun as shorthand for a very complex psychological process by which humans convert stress into satisfaction through insight.
Serious, Design, Video

Minecraft: Education Edition introduces chemistry update  
by Emma Kidwell [01.22.18]
Microsoft announces the introduction of chemistry into Minecraft: Education Edition, featuring new crafting tools designed to explain different chemistry concepts to students.
Serious

Parents, don't forget to register for childcare at GDC 2018!  
by Staff [01.22.18]
Reminder: If you're planning to bring kids with you when you attend GDC 2018, the advance deadline to register for the KiddieCorp on-site childcare program is February 20th -- less than a month away!
Serious, Business/Marketing

How Shooty Skies dev Mighty Games aims to do serious games right 1
by Katherine Cross [01.18.18]
Contributor Katherine Cross chats with the team at Australian indie Mighty Games about their new serious games branch, Mighty Serious, and the ethics of making F2P games about real-world issues.
Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Design, Business/Marketing

ESA rebukes U.S. President's 'shithole countries' comment 11
by Alissa McAloon [01.12.18]
The Entertainment Software Association calls Trump’s comment 'repulsive', saying that it condemns the 'backward thinking' represented by the comment.
Serious

Star Citizen devs file motion to dismiss Crytek lawsuit 1
by Alissa McAloon [01.08.18]
The developers of Star Citizen have filed a motion to dismiss Crytek’s original suit, claiming the breach of contract allegations “sacrifices legal sufficiency for loud publicity.”
Serious, Business/Marketing

Civilization V mod adds realistic superintelligent AI research 5
by Emma Kidwell [01.04.18]
Researchers from the University of Cambridge's Centre for the Study of Existential Risk has released a mod for Civilization V introducing superintelligent AI into the game. 
Serious, Programming

Supercell CEO, NYU Game Center director to speak at GDC 2018 Vision Track!  
by Staff [01.04.18]
GDC 2018 welcomes Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen and NYU Game Center Director Frank Lantz to speak as part of the Vision Track, a series of mini-keynotes designed to provoke and inspire GDC attendees!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, GDC

ESA rebukes World Health Organization 'gaming disorder' classification 5
by Alissa McAloon [01.02.18]
The Entertainment Software Association argues that including ‘gaming disorder’ in the upcoming diagnostic manual "recklessly trivializes real mental health issues."
Social/Online, Serious

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Best Wolpaw Of The Year  
by Gamasutra Staff [01.01.18]
This week's Video Game Deep Cuts highlights include innumerable 'best of the year' countdowns - from VR games to mobile titles to, uh, Eric Wolpaw's vegan juice cuts, and loads more besides.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious

Game devs around the world share their New Year's resolutions 1
by Staff [12.29.17]
2018 is nearly upon us, so what are game devs planning for the year ahead? To make games, of course, but also lots of other interesting things -- read on to find out what!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

World Health Organization adds video game addiction to diagnostic manual  
by Alissa McAloon [12.28.17]
The first draft of the International Compendium of Diseases lists a description for ‘gaming disorder’ alongside gambling and other addictive disorders.
Serious

Parents, make sure to register for GDC 2018 childcare!  
by Staff [12.27.17]
Game Developers Conference organizers are proud to continue their partnership with experienced childcare provider KiddieCorp to offer GDC 2018 attendees access to an on-site children's program.
Serious