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Co-op adventure It Takes Two sells 2 million copies in under three months  
by Chris Kerr [06.17.21]
Hazelight Studios' co-op adventure It Takes Two has sold 2 million copies in less than three months.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Facebook will start testing in-headset VR adverts in video games 1
by Chris Kerr [06.17.21]
Update:: Facebook will soon begin testing in-headset VR advertisements in a small number of video games, but one game has already bowed out of the test.
VR, Business/Marketing

Five Night's At Freddy's creator retiring following political donation controversy 2
by Chris Kerr [06.17.21]
Five Nights At Freddy's (FNAF) creator Scott Cawthon has announced their retirement from game development after coming under fire for making donations to polarizing U.S. politicians.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Facebook Gaming introducing Streamer Fan Groups to help foster communities  
by Chris Kerr [06.17.21]
Facebook Gaming has launched Streamer Fan Groups to help content creators grow their communities on the social media platform.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Don't buy (Steam games) for me, Argentina... 4
by Gamasutra Staff [06.16.21]
So, this mini-investigation started after a developer GameDiscoverCo knows started asking questions about his Steam game’s sales in Argentina. The results? Intriguing...
Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Disney is apparently interested in indie devs using its IP 2
by Bryant Francis [06.16.21]
If you’re an indie developer interested in making a Disney video game, Disney might want to talk?
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Bethesda's Pete Hines is sorry for Starfield exclusivity, but notes it streamlines development 1
by Alissa McAloon [06.16.21]
There are pros and cons to Bethesda's next big IP becoming an Xbox console exclusive following Bethesda's acquisition by Xbox.

Steam's Next Fest offers up 500+ game demos for a single week 1
by Alissa McAloon [06.16.21]
Steam's latest game festival takes a break from the seasonal branding, and brings over 500 game demos to Steam for a limited time.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Recreating the marvelous mundanities of commercial flight in Airplane Mode  
by Joel Couture [06.16.21]
"We wanted to simulate the familiar space of a commercial airliner, to create a genuine experience players can reflect on," says Hosni Auji, Lead Designer for Airplane Mode.
Video, IGF

Don't Miss: How Breath of the Wild solved The Legend of Zelda's situational item problem  
by Staff [06.16.21]
Past Zelda games designed items as keys for situational locks, but the items in Breath of the Wild offer a kind of refreshing versatility not seen in the series before.
Console/PC, Design

Get a job: Yacht Club Games needs a Mid-Senior Game Designer  
by Staff [06.16.21]
Yacht Club Games is looking for a talented mid- to senior-level game designer to join our game team. We are looking for candidates eager to build great games along with us!
Console/PC, Design, Recruitment

Here's all that an Expo Pass offers at GDC 2021  
by Bryant Francis [06.16.21]
Take a look at what you can get with your expo pass at the all-digital 2021 Game Developers Conference.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Yakuza spinoff Judgment has sold over 1 million copies worldwide  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.21]
Yakuza spinoff Judgment has sold over 1 million copies worldwide since launching in December 2018.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Rockstar to shut down PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online in December  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.21]
Rockstar will shut down Grand Theft Auto Online on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in December this year.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Report: Sony's next-gen VR headset to use Samsung OLED panels, launch in 2022  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.21]
The successor to Sony's PlayStation VR headset will feature OLED panels manufactured by Samsung and launch in 2022.
VR, Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: The role of a live ops manager during soft launch at Square Enix Montreal  
by Gamasutra Community [06.16.21]
In this blog post you can find out what live ops managers do when we soft launch a game at Square Enix Montreal.
Production, Business/Marketing

Microsoft will use cloud streaming to future-proof the Xbox One  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.21]
Microsoft will use cloud streaming to prevent the Xbox One from becoming obsolete as games become reliant on next-gen hardware.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Andrew Day stepping down as CEO of game service provider Keywords  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.21]
Keywords CEO Andrew Day is stepping down with immediate effect following a health scare earlier this year.
Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

PUBG owner Krafton looking to raise $5 billion through South Korean IPO  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.21]
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds owner Krafton is looking to raise $5 billion through an incoming IPO.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Ori dev Moon Studios seeks a Senior Designer  
by Staff [06.15.21]
Moon Studios - award-winning creators of Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps - is looking for Senior Game Designers.
Design, Recruitment