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Come to GDC and see how Blizzard fights toxic player behavior with machine learning 1
by Staff [02.27.19]
Come to GDC next month for a behind-the-scenes look at how Blizzard has applied machine learning to combating toxic behavior -- and why that's had a meaningful impact on the company's business!
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Report: Amazon, Comcast, and EA now among potential Nexon buyers  
by Alissa McAloon [02.27.19]
Reuters reports that each of the three companies has submitted initial bids for NXC Corp, the holding firm that houses Nexon.
Social/Online

PUBG's dev team has turned to machine learning to fight off cheaters  
by Alissa McAloon [02.27.19]
PUBG's anti-cheat team dives into its cheat-fighting measures, offering fellow game devs a look at how the folks behind the landmark battle royale deal with nefarious players.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Sponsored Content
Make the most of your crowdfunding success!  
by Xsolla [02.27.19]
How do you seamlessly transition from your successful crowdfunding campaign to your own platform? Xsolla Store is the solution.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, Sponsored Article

Don't Miss: Most players won't finish your game - and that's not a bad thing! 61
by Staff [02.26.19]
Most players won't play to the end of your game. That's not a tragedy -- that's a feature of video games' design landscape.
Social/Online, Design

The duo behind the Running Man challenge are suing Epic over a Fortnite dance 2
by Alissa McAloon [02.26.19]
Epic Games has another lawsuit on its hands over a dance emote featured in Fortnite, this time over The Running Man.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Devs pull Devotion from Steam following review bombing spree 7
by Alissa McAloon [02.25.19]
Update What started as review bombing from Chinese players has escalated over the weekend, and ultimately resulted in Red Candle Games removing its latest project from the platform.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Attend GDC 2019 and get a data-driven look at why people play games!  
by Staff [02.25.19]
Quantic Foundry cofounder Nick Yee will break down the data gathered from a survey of over 400,000 game players at GDC 2019!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Devotion Of An Art Sqool Hades  
by Gamasutra Staff [02.24.19]
This week's highlights include a look at smash hit Taiwanese horror game Devotion, quirky AI art tutoring game Art Sqool, and the latest behind-the-scenes video on Supergiant's Early Access title Hades.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Report: Xbox Game Pass headed to the Nintendo Switch  
by Alissa McAloon [02.22.19]
The service is a pay-for-access game library on Xbox, but sources say that the Switch version will be a game streaming service powered by Microsoft's Project xCloud.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Wave of layoffs expected at Guild Wars 2 dev ArenaNet  
by Staff [02.21.19]
Update More game industry workers will soon lose their jobs, as ArenaNet confirms Kotaku's report that employees of Guild Wars 2 dev ArenaNet were warned today to expect big layoffs.
Social/Online

Come to GDC and see how Killer Queen built an esport on an indie budget!  
by Staff [02.21.19]
There's a healthy competitive scene around the (up to) ten-player competitive arcade game Killer Queen, and now the game's creators are coming to GDC next month to share how they pulled it off!
Social/Online, Indie, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC

Epic Games pulls Fortnite YouTube ads over child predator concerns  
by Alissa McAloon [02.20.19]
Epic Games has put a temporary halt on Fortnite advertising on YouTube, following news that its ads were running on videos used by online predators to coordinate and exploit children.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Use the GDC 2019 Session Scheduler to get the most out of your show!  
by Staff [02.20.19]
Conference organizers encourage you to take advantage of the free GDC 2019 Session Scheduler to lay out our week at the show in an intuitive, easy-to-navigate fashion.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, GDC

PS4-exclusive Dreams is launching into early access this spring  
by Alissa McAloon [02.20.19]
Fresh off the end of the game's public beta, Media Molecule has announced that Dreams will be launching into early access on the PlayStation 4 this spring.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Tencent introduces streaming rules to stay on the up-and-up with Chinese law  
by Alissa McAloon [02.19.19]
Tencent has announced a handful of rules for streamers playing Tencent games, a move that aims to keep the company on the right side of Chinese regulations that recently went into effect.
Social/Online

Organizers of unsanctioned Fortnite festival facing lawsuit from Epic Games  
by Alissa McAloon [02.19.19]
Epic Games has issued a claim against Exciting Events, the organizers of a recent and unsanctioned Fortnite festival hosted in the UK over the weekend. 
Social/Online

The Making of GDC: What are Community Spaces, anyway??  
by Staff [02.19.19]
In this "Making of GDC" blog post, GM Katie Stern opens up about the process of establishing "Community Spaces" at GDC, and what organizers are doing to help attendees find their place at the show.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing, GDC

Wizards of the Coast shares community-building tips at GDC 2019!  
by Staff [02.18.19]
Come to GDC 2019 and learn how to more effectively build communities for your games and market your brand on a variety of platforms, direct from the Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons people!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing, GDC

Video Game Deep Cuts: A Romance Crackdown, Wu-Tang Style  
by Gamasutra Staff [02.17.19]
This week's highlights include a piece on Chinese romance games for women, new titles from Crackdown 3 through Metro Exodus to Anthem, and the weird history that led to the Wu-Tang fighting game.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing