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Fight for Star Control ownership escalates after settlement offer leaks  
by Emma Kidwell [03.21.18]
Creators of Star Control Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III are being sued by game and software development company Stardock for trademark infringement.
Serious, Business/Marketing

Game Workers Unite to Jen MacLean: 'We want to work with you' 5
by Katherine Cross [03.21.18]
A member of Game Workers Unite sits down to discuss the organization's movement during GDC.
Serious, Business/Marketing, GDC

The Internet Archive uploads handheld retro games 1
by Emma Kidwell [03.20.18]
The Internet Archive adds handheld LCD games for players to access through a web browser.
Serious, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Designing more social multiplayer games via the Trust Spectrum 17
by Gamasutra Community [03.20.18]
Working with Google, vetern game dev Raph Koster shares a design lens and framework (built on extensive research, prototypes, & metrics) for designing prosocial games that build trust between players.
Social/Online, Serious, Design

GDC 2018 is this week! Follow along on Gamasutra's official event page  
by Staff [03.16.18]
Game Developers Conference 2018 is here, and Gamasutra reporters will be onsite bringing you loads of stories. Follow along on our event page here!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Opinion: So what *does* the science say about games and violence? 1
by Katherine Cross [03.16.18]
In the wake of renewed debate about violence and video games, Gamasutra contributor Katherine Cross dons her academic cap and examines what the sciences have to say on the subject.

Reminder: Know and abide by your GDC Code of Conduct! 4
by Staff [03.16.18]
With GDC 2018 kicking off next week, GDC general manager Katie Stern is here to highlight the official code of conduct for GDC and all of its related events.
Serious, GDC

At GDC 2018, get expert insight on how to teach game dev around the world  
by Staff [03.15.18]
At GDC 2018, educator and American University Game Lab director Lindsay Grace digs into some important questions for game dev educators around the world.
Serious, GDC

Opinion: Trump's video game 'summit' reminds us who the enemy is 22
by Katherine Cross [03.14.18]
In the wake of last week's White House summit on violent video games, Gamasutra contributor Katherine Cross reflects on where the problems really lie -- and what the game industry can do about it.

Learn to better fight toxicity from the new Fair Play Alliance at GDC 2018  
by Staff [03.14.18]
Heads up, game makers: the 2018 Game Developers Conference starts Monday, and this year organizers are excited to welcome a lineup of great talks from the folks at the Fair Play Alliance!
Serious, Design, GDC

IGDA: Blaming gun violence on games is a distraction, but a chance to educate  
by Alissa McAloon [03.09.18]
Jen MacLean told MSNBC that blaming video games for gun violence was 'clearly a distraction,' but that the reopened discussion presents an excellent chance for the industry to educate the public.
Social/Online, Serious, Video

White House meeting over violent video games accomplished little, say attendees 13
by Emma Kidwell [03.08.18]
A roundtable discussion held at the White House today with game industry representatives discussing gun violence, violent video games, and school safety following the Parkland school shooting seems to have accomplished little.
Console/PC, Serious, Business/Marketing, Video

Op-Ed: Australia's gambling crackdown signals choppy waters for loot boxes 1
by Katherine Cross [03.08.18]
"The outrage swelling up in Australia about slot machines is...a flashing warning sign for anyone who wants to promote anything that even smacks of gambling," writes contributor Katherine Cross.
Serious, Business/Marketing

These are the people attending the White House's game violence meeting 34
by Chris Kerr [03.08.18]
It's been a week since Donald Trump proposed a meeting with games industry representatives to discuss gun violence and school safety, and now we know exactly who'll be showing up.

Trump's meeting with the game industry over gun violence may be a debate 7
by Alex Wawro [03.07.18]
Game industry execs have been invited to the White House tomorrow to discuss gun violence and violent video games, and it looks like they'll�also be joined by some vocal critics of the game industry.

Washington becomes first state to pass law protecting net neutrality 2
by Emma Kidwell [03.06.18]
Washington becomes the first state to pass a law protecting net neutrality following the FCC's decision to repeal the principle starting on April 23.
Serious, Business/Marketing

Report: Gameloft has shut down Gameloft Madrid  
by Alissa McAloon [03.06.18]
Just one month after Gameloft closed its New Orleans studio, rumors have emerged that the company has shuttered its office in Madrid, Spain as well. 

How an injured dev learned to make games without using his hands 1
by Brittany Vincent [03.05.18]
Longtime game dev Rusty Moyher chats with Gamasutra about exactly how (and why) he created his new game Dig Dog almost entirely without using his hands due to severe RSI.
Indie, Serious, Production

Don't Miss: Video games and gun violence, a year after Sandy Hook 63
by Michael Rose [03.01.18]
Following the horrific 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, the game industry sat down with the Vice President to talk gun violence. A year later we asked: What's come of that? Here's what we found out.

Trump plans to meet with game industry over violent video games 9
by Alex Wawro [03.01.18]
Updated: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced today that Donald Trump plans to meet with unnamed representatives of the game industry next week to discuss gun violence & school safety.