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Video: High-performance animation transitions in Gears of War  
by Staff [06.23.20]
In this 2018 GDC session, Microsoft's David Bollo presents a new high-performance approach to animation transitions that the Microsoft team developed for Gears of War 4.
Console/PC, Art, Video, Vault

Ubisoft 'deeply concerned' with sexual assault allegations against multiple employees
by Chris Kerr [06.23.20]
Ubisoft said it is "deeply concerned" by the sexual harassment and assault allegations leveled against two of its employees.
Console/PC

Discuss key game industry topics with your peers in GDC Summer's new Roundtables  
by Staff [06.23.20]
Part of the all-digital GDC Summer's new lineup of interactive sessions, each of these Roundtables promises to be 45 minutes of lively, constructive conversation with expert moderation!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, GDC

New App Store review processes will let devs challenge guideline violations  
by Chris Kerr [06.23.20]
Apple is attempting to improve support for its developer community by introducing some new App Store review processes.
Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing

Are YOU prioritizing your Steam tags?  
by Gamasutra Community [06.23.20]
Thought it was worth putting out a new piece on something that’s been getting a lot of traction over the past few days - Steam’s subgenre/attribute tag system, and how you may be 'messing it up'!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Join Insomniac Games as a Lead Lighting Artist  
by Staff [06.22.20]
The Lighting Lead is responsible for maintaining quality and artistic consistency by establishing high visual standards and cohesive project style as defined by the Art Director.
Console/PC, Art, Recruitment

Lone Echo developer Ready at Dawn acquired by Facebook  
by Alissa McAloon [06.22.20]
Facebook has acquired the game dev studio behind The Order: 1886 and Lone Echo.
VR

Microsoft is shutting down Mixer, redirecting its users to Facebook Gaming 1
by Alissa McAloon [06.22.20]
Microsoft is getting out of the live streaming game, with Xbox head Phil Spencer saying in a blog post that the company’s Mixer platform lacked the crucial ability to scale.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Activision follows Crash Bandicoot remakes with the first new Crash game in a decade  
by Alissa McAloon [06.22.20]
There's another Crash Bandicoot game in the works and, unlike the last few releases in the series, it's an entirely original game that picks up where the classics left off.
Console/PC, Video

Dying Light 2 writer Chris Avellone accused of sexual assault and harassment
by Chris Kerr [06.22.20]
Update: Prominent game designer Chris Avellone has been accused of sexually assaulting and harassing multiple women.
Console/PC

Learn to diversify skills and clinch your next job interview at GDC Summer  
by Staff [06.22.20]
Phoenix Labs' Garrett Fredley will be at GDC Summer in August to give you practical advice for avoiding skill set pitfalls, highlighting strengths, and maximizing your odds in your next job interview!
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC

How playtesting influenced the last days of Control's development 3
by Gamasutra Community [06.22.20]
Fine-tuning Remedy's award-winning game design in the playtest lab, and a look at how the observations there helped inform the game dev decisions made in Control's final months of development.
Console/PC, Design, Production

Sponsored: Leveraging Google Cloud to create readily scalable online games  
by Google Cloud [06.21.20]
Learn what Google Cloud can offer game developers, and how devs can use those tools to free up their own development resources, ahead of the full webinar on June 30.
Social/Online, Webinar, Whitepaper

Video Game Deep Cuts: Summer In Mara's Shipbreaker Wildfire 1
by Gamasutra Staff [06.20.20]
The latest Video Game Deep Cuts (new games/best links of the week!) features Summer In Mara, Beyond Blue, and... 3D graphics card box art?
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: innogames needs a Java Software Developer  
by Staff [06.19.20]
The folks at innogames are looking for a Java Software Developer.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Creating the unique visuals of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak 1
by Staff [06.19.20]
In this 2017 GDC session, Blackbird Interactive's Yossarian King breaks down the use of 2D simulations and 3D graphical presentations to create the visuals of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Facebook prepares to wage war over release of Gaming app on iOS  
by Bryant Francis [06.19.20]
Facebook is locking horns with Apple over the latter company's refusal to publish the Facebook Gaming app.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Come to GDC Summer for expert advice on cultivating female talent in AAA studios  
by Staff [06.19.20]
Come to GDC Summer this August attendees and enjoy a game dev veteran's guidance on how to implement practical strategies for cultivating and supporting women in your own workplace.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

The Sims 4 records peak high of 10 million monthly active users 3
by Chris Kerr [06.19.20]
The Sims 4 is proving that age is but a number after attracting over 2.5 million new players over the past two months.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Lack of Smart Delivery won't prevent PS5 owners from playing Cyberpunk 2077  
by Chris Kerr [06.19.20]
Anybody who picks up a copy of Cyberpunk 2077 on the PlayStation 4 will be granted a PlayStation 5 version when the next-gen console launches.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing