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HP debuts $600 Reverb G2 VR headset with Valve, Microsoft tech built in  
by Bryant Francis [05.28.20]
HP's new $600 VR headset packs in some impressive tech from Valve on a bigger display.
VR, Production, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Mario Steamroller Monster Train 2
by Gamasutra Staff [05.24.20]
The latest link roundup incudes the notable games of the week, Mario steamrolling bootleg Nintendo cartridges, and a unique new FMV game based around delivery driving, among others!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Magic Leap withdraws conditional layoff notices after raising $350 million 3
by Chris Kerr [05.22.20]
Augmented reality company Magic Leap has raised $350 million in funding from existing and new investors.
VR, Business/Marketing

10 games, including Moss and Pistol Whip, have surpassed $2M revenue on Oculus Quest  
by Alissa McAloon [05.18.20]
It's been a year since Oculus launched both the standalone Oculus Quest and its upgraded PC-tethered VR kit the Oculus Rift S, prompting Oculus to share a peek at how games have fared on those devices since their debut.
VR

Video: How to run your own career fair on a tiny budget  
by Staff [05.18.20]
In this GDC 2020 virtual panel Chris DeLeon, David Mullich, Dru Erridge, and Tiffany Otto explain how to run and operate your own career fair to help developers in your community. 
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Ghost Of Id's Pro Skater  
by Gamasutra Staff [05.16.20]
The latest Video Game Deep Cuts rounds up the notable games released this week, plus delves into the history of Id Software, the return of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater & more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: Using deep reinforcement learning for NPCs and playtesting  
by Staff [05.12.20]
In this GDC 2020 virtual talk Unity's Jeffrey Shih explains how deep reinforcement and imitation learning can be used for scaling playtesting and NPC creation in games.
VR, Programming, Art, Video, Vault

Gaining fans for your game? A marathon, not a sprint 2
by Simon Carless [05.12.20]
There is no silver bullet in having people find your game. If you’re relying on one thing to change your fortunes radically - you’re using the wrong strategy to develop & market your game.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Donkey Kong Snowrunning Team  
by Gamasutra Staff [05.09.20]
The latest roundup of interesting games, articles & videos from the last week includes new titles like Snowrunner & old beefs like the Donkey Kong high score lawsuit.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: Behind the beautiful audio of PSVR game Paper Beast  
by Staff [05.08.20]
In this 2020 GDC Virtual Talk, Pixel Reef's Clement Duquesne shares how they crafted the detailed systems that breathe aural life into Paper Beast's animated creatures and dynamic landscapes.
VR, Console/PC, Audio, Video

Tokyo Game Show 2020 cancelled amid coronavirus pandemic  
by Kris Graft [05.08.20]
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, September's Tokyo Game Show 2020 has been cancelled, organizers announced Thursday.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Games, psychology, and UX with Celia Hodent - GDC Podcast ep. 8  
by Kris Graft [05.06.20]
For Celia Hodent, a psychology PhD, author, and freelance user experience consultant whose credits include Fortnite, Assassin's Creed games, and more, UX is everywhere.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Podcast, GDC

Report: Facebook is working on an updated version of its Oculus Quest VR headset  
by Alissa McAloon [05.05.20]
Facebook reportedly is toying with a smaller size and increased refresh rate for the next iteration of its standalone Oculus Quest VR headset, sources close to the matter tell Bloomberg.
VR

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Streets Of Rage-aholic Wasteland  
by Gamasutra Staff [05.02.20]
Lots of great things to see this week, from Streets Of Rage's surprising comeback to an Animal Crossing talk show & far beyond.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

GDC Summer is going fully digital  
by Staff [04.30.20]
While GDC organizers look forward to meeting again in person as soon as possible, this August's GDC Summer will be transformed into an all-digital event in order to best serve our community.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

SuperData trims $1.4B off 2020 XR revenue projections as COVID-19 impacts supply  
by Alissa McAloon [04.27.20]
Industry analyst SuperData has lightly adjusted its XR revenue projections for 2020, ultimately lowering this year’s expectations due in no small part to COVID-19.
VR, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: XCOM's Cloudpunk Industries Of Titan  
by Gamasutra Staff [04.25.20]
The latest piece rounding up the week's notable writing and videos in games includes pieces on new games from Cloudpunk to Industries Of Titan, plus a bunch of neat historical writing & research.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: Making your game look beautiful on the Oculus Quest  
by Staff [04.24.20]
Funomena's Allena Hail shares techniques for creating art and rendering pipelines which perform well on the Oculus Quest but still achieve a game's visual target.
VR, Design, Video

Games, psychology, and UX with Celia Hodent - GDC Podcast ep. 8  
by Kris Graft [04.22.20]
For Celia Hodent, a psychology PhD, author, and freelance user experience consultant whose credits include Fortnite, Assassin's Creed games, and more, UX is everywhere.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Podcast

Magic Leap lays off staff in bid to 'adapt to new market realities' 4
by Alissa McAloon [04.22.20]
CEO Rony Abovitz doesn't share how many people are included in those layoffs but says the wave of staff reductions touch "every level of our company, from my direct reports to our factory employees."
VR