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Enjoy musical performances from these remarkable artists during GDC 2021
Live concerts are returning to GDC 2021! You can see MEga Ran, Mariachi Entertainment System, and Matt TheBanjoPlayer at this year's show.
06.09.21 | News | Staff
God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man among Writers Guild award nominees
The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for its annual video game writing award, with the winners to be announced February 17th.
01.06.19 | News | Emma Kidwell
GDC 2018 Level Design Workshop: An expert roundtable Q&A
To prepare for the big GDC 2018 Level Design Workshop on Tuesday, March 20th, a handful of the speakers wanted to warm up by chatting (via email) about some of the finer points of level design. 
02.22.18 | News | Staff | 3 Number of Comments 
Atari 7800 engineer reflects on losing the American console market to Nintendo
In 1984, before the NES had made it to the West, Atari laid plans to launch a brand-new console for the holidays: the Atari 7800 ProSystem. What if it had actually happened then, instead of in '86?
04.25.16 | News | Alex Wawro | 4 Number of Comments 
GameStop: New hardware sales to shrink by 10% in 2016
On the back of a flat year for the company's game business, its execs are projecting further shrinkage in consoles and games for the year.
03.24.16 | News | Christian Nutt
All the growth at GameStop is outside its game business
Year-on-year, there's not much change in sales -- and the company's big gains were made in its mobile and collectibles businesses.
03.23.16 | News | Christian Nutt
Where the $600 Oculus Rift stands in the pantheon of console prices
How does the Oculus Rift's $600 price tag stack up in the history of U.S. console launch prices? For fun, Gamasutra takes a quick look back through the ages to find out.
01.05.16 | News | Alex Wawro | 14 Number of Comments 
Nintendo continues to open new digital storefronts in the West
Nintendo UK has struck a deal with UK-based online game retailer Green Man Gaming to begin selling download codes for Wii U and 3DS games via the GMG storefront.
09.22.15 | News | Alex Wawro
Tracking the huge decline in GameStop's new software sales
"New software sales -- the fuel for GameStop's core used software business -- are already declining and have been doing so for the past three years."
08.31.15 | News | Matt Matthews
Nintendo opens a digital game storefront on Amazon in the West
This week Nintendo launched an Amazon storefront that allows customers to directly purchase codes for digital versions of (mostly first-party, for the moment) Wii U and 3DS games.
08.31.15 | News | Alex Wawro | 1 Number of Comments 
Yearly revisions the secret to Nintendo's handheld biz
Analyst Matt Matthews charts how the company's flagship console products keep on keeping on, thanks to a yearly upgrade cycle.
08.02.15 | News | Gamasutra Community
PlayStation 4, Xbox One games growing at UK retail - nothing else is
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews crunches the numbers and finds that only two platforms have shown retail growth of late: Microsoft and Sony's latest boxes.
07.27.15 | News | Gamasutra Community
This Week in Video Game Criticism: Why is Gotham so empty?
This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from Kris Ligman on topics ranging from a Kill Screen review of Adam Sandler's Pixels to the strange emptiness of Arkham Knight's city streets.
07.26.15 | News | Kris Ligman | 3 Number of Comments 
Tracking the performance of all-digital publishers
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews takes a close look at companies like King and GungHo, and charts their performance -- as well as GameStop's.
06.07.15 | News | Gamasutra Community
Analysis: How the big console publishers are doing with digital revenues
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews takes a look at how traditional console publishers like EA, Activision, Capcom and more have been performing in the digital download age.
06.04.15 | News | Gamasutra Community
GameStop sees profits rise as it moves beyond retail games
The retailer continues to expand beyond its core remit of selling physical copies of games to embrace digital distribution and test out physical storefronts dedicated to merchandise other than games.
05.28.15 | News | Alex Wawro
Making sense of Nintendo's latest results
Nintendo is back in the black, but how did it get there, and what are its prospects? Gamasutra's Christian Nutt takes a look.
05.07.15 | News | Christian Nutt | 8 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Nintendo's turned around its digital business
According to Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews, "Nintendo is finally all-in on digital sales," and he here provides a historical analysis of the company's performance in the digital download realm.
01.29.15 | News | Matt Matthews
Analysis: Hardware revisions not stopping the decline of the 3DS business
Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews shows in his new post that the 3DS business has been in steady decline: "the continued erosion of their active hardware base is a serious issue," he writes.
01.29.15 | News | Matt Matthews
GameStop: Players expect to pay just $35 for triple-A game downloads
What players expect to pay for digital downloads of triple-A games is a much lower price than publishers would most likely want them to, according to GameStop.
11.20.14 | News | Christian Nutt | 15 Number of Comments 
Video: Rebuilding Crimewatch, EVE Online's player policing system
In this GDC 2014 talk, CCP Games' Matt Woodward explores how "Crimewatch," EVE Online's policing and aggression management system, got into such a bad state -- and how his team went about redesigning it.
07.17.14 | News | Staff
Analysis: Digital won't save Nintendo
"Whereas software and service companies like EA and Activison Blizzard are well on their way to getting half of their annual revenue from digital sources, Nintendo has hit a ceiling at 10 percent."
05.08.14 | News | Matt Matthews
The brick wall: No close encounters with Nintendo's indie exec
Senior contributor Brandon Sheffield has gotten up-close and personal with Sony and Microsoft's indie guys -- but when it comes to Nintendo, he hit a wall. He explores the issue in this editorial.
04.24.14 | News | Brandon Sheffield | 47 Number of Comments 
One Life Left vs. Gamasutra: GDC 2014 #1 - San Francisco Skyline Edition
Recorded on the evening of the 17th of March 2014, live from the 32nd floor of the Parc 55 hotel, One Life Left presents the first of its GDC 2014 shows.
03.17.14 | News | Staff | 2 Number of Comments 
Big revenues for Rust and Garry's Mod dev Facepunch
Facepunch Studios founder Garry Newman says he's already made more revenue in two months of selling Rust on Steam's Early Access service than he has in eight years of selling Garry's Mod on Steam proper.
02.23.14 | News | Alex Wawro

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