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Cuphead sells over 3M copies nearly a year after launch  
by Emma Kidwell [08.10.18]
Cuphead has sold over 3 million copies since launching last year.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The Strong museum's eGameRevolution exhibit now features a Wargaming collection  
by Alissa McAloon [08.10.18]
Wargaming has provided The Strong museum with a number of materials documenting the developer’s history and creations.
Social/Online

Proposed Fortnite changes aim to group mouse-and-keyboard players together 2
by Alissa McAloon [08.10.18]
Fortnite dev Epic Games has a matchmaking tweak in the works that will pair players up according to the peripherals they use to play.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Nintendo narrows down Switch Online launch to the 'second half of September'  
by Alissa McAloon [08.10.18]
The service was given a tentative launch window of September 2018 months after being delayed from its original late 2017 release.
Console/PC, Social/Online

One month in, Pokemon Quest has brought in over $8 million on mobile  
by Alissa McAloon [08.10.18]
The mobile release of Game Freak’s free-to-play blocky brawler Pokemon Quest has brought an estimated $8 million in revenue since it launched just one month back.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: 'Make me think, make me move': Doom's deceptively simple design 11
by Staff [08.10.18]
Doom's apparent simplicity belies a core design that is difficult to achieve. Gamasutra caught up with Id Software's Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin to talk demon-slaying game design.
Console/PC, Design

ZeniMax-owned Escalation Studios is now Bethesda Game Studios Dallas  
by Alissa McAloon [08.10.18]
The team at Escalation Studios has officially been absorbed into Bethesda itself after being acquired by ZeniMax early last year.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

We're talking to the duo behind Salt and Sanctuary at 3PM EDT  
by Bryant Francis [08.10.18]
We're talking to the two-person dev team behind Salt and Sanctuary at 3PM EDT!
Console/PC, Design, Video

Adaptive gameplay aesthetics part 1: A disruptive game design framework 1
by Gamasutra Community [08.10.18]
I wanted to provide a disruptive game design framework based on shape language and traditional composition for heightening physical empathy. Here's how I did it.
Design, Production

Q&A: What devs should know about making games for Magic Leap  
by Alex Wawro [08.10.18]
Aleissia Laidacker, Brian Schwab, Jeremy Vanhoozer and other longtime game devs who now work at Magic Leap share their advice for devs interested in making mixed-reality games for Magic Leap One.
VR, Design, Business/Marketing

Video: How audio and movement were synced in Sunset Overdrive  
by Staff [08.09.18]
Kristen Quebe and Bryan Higa discuss the customizable movement system created for Sunset Overdrive, and how an audio system was developed to match the many different kinds of movement in the game.
Console/PC, Art, Design, Video

Publishing platforms need policies around not-for-profit game devs  
by Emma Kidwell [08.09.18]
In an interview with Polygon, Glitch executive director Evva Kraikul discusses the hurdles that not-for-profit organizations face when negotiating with platform holders to publish their games. 
Indie, Production, Business/Marketing

GameMaker Studio 2 now offers Switch support in open beta 1
by Alissa McAloon [08.09.18]
Game devs working with YoYo Games’ 2D engine GameMaker Studio 2 can now create and export games for the Switch through the open beta, with a full launch due this year.
Console/PC, Indie

Monster Hunter: World debuts on PC, becomes Steam's biggest new launch of 2018 1
by Emma Kidwell [08.09.18]
After several months of waiting, Monster Hunter: World was released on Steam today and has already become the platform's biggest launch of 2018. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Ubisoft quietly ends development on planned Steep Switch release  
by Alissa McAloon [08.09.18]
Ubisoft no longer plans to bring its snowboarding game Steep to Nintendo’s platform, as revealed via Twitter today.
Console/PC

Get a job: Sony PlayStation is looking for a Head of Global Account Management  
by Staff [08.09.18]
This position will oversee all global account management teams across the world, with representation in Sony's SIEA, SIEE and SIEJA offices.
Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Don't Miss: The making of the original Harvest Moon for SNES 5
by Staff [08.09.18]
Take a look back at this 2012 talk from Yasuhiro Wada where he discusses the development of the original Harvest Moon for the Super Nintendo, which released on this day in 1996.
Console/PC, Design, Production

Perfect World-owned Echtra Games is behind the next Torchlight game  
by Alissa McAloon [08.09.18]
That game is Torchlight Frontiers and will take place in a "shared, persistent, and dynamically generated" world, a new addition to the series that had previously only offered co-op multiplayer play.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Blog: Evolving classic RTS interactions for VR - Part 1  
by Gamasutra Community [08.09.18]
Here's how we sought to evolve the real-time strategy genre for virtual reality, while ditching our preconceptions along the way.
Design

Sony has sold over 525 million PlayStation systems since 1994  
by Alissa McAloon [08.09.18]
Sony has announced that it has sold over 525 million PlayStation systems since the line debuted 20+ years ago with the original boxy gray PlayStation console.
Console/PC