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Blizzard pulls devs off Heroes of the Storm and cuts eSports support 5
by Alex Wawro [12.13.18]
Today Blizzard announced plans to pull developers off of its free-to-play MOBA Heroes of the Storm and discontinue Heroes eSports events in a bid to position the game for "long-term sustainability."
Business/Marketing, Social/Online

Twitch sells Curse Media after two years  
by Emma Kidwell [12.13.18]
Wiki hosting service Fandom (formerly known as Wikia) announced that it is currently in the process of acquiring Curse Media, which hosts a collection of gaming websites.
Business/Marketing, Social/Online

League of Legends will no longer support Windows XP and Vista in 2019  
by Emma Kidwell [12.13.18]
League of Legends is officially ending support for Windows XP and Vista as of May 14, 2019. 
Design, Social/Online

Black Desert Online dev Pearl Abyss to open California office to handle Western affairs  
by Alissa McAloon [12.12.18]
Pearl Abyss, parent company of EVE Online dev CCP Games, has set up its first North American office.
Social/Online

Ubisoft ends automatic bans for offensive language in Rainbow Six Siege  
by Alissa McAloon [12.11.18]
The company says it’s making the switch to more hands-on anti-toxicity measures by pairing chat filters with human moderation.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Catch new & classic GDC talks broadcasting live on the GDC Twitch channel  
by Staff [12.10.18]
The official Game Developers Conference Twitch channel has begun broadcasting gems from the GDC Vault of game development talks, roundtables, and postmortems, and you can tune in live now to watch!
Audio, Video, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

See BioWare deconstruct the flight and movement of Anthem at GDC 2019 1
by Staff [12.10.18]
At GDC 2019 BioWare's David Hoang & Daniel Nordlander will reveal the process they used to create some of the more exotic traversal abilities players have at their disposal in Anthem: flight and swim.
Design, Console/PC, Social/Online, GDC

Video Game Deep Cuts: Smash That Punch-Out, Hard  
by Gamasutra Staff [12.09.18]
This week's surprisingly video-heavy highlights include a great mini-doc about the history of the Punch-Out franchise, a looks at the latest acclaimed Smash Bros. game, & a multitude of other neatness.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing



Horses, Heists, and Guns... Oh My!  
by Michael Carroll [12.14.18]
An examination of the player motivations that are present within Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2.
Design Production Console/PC Social/Online

Kliuless #15: Winner Winner, Epic Dinner  
by Kenneth Liu [12.13.18]
Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I share with other Rioters, including Riot’s senior leadership. This edition is the public version that I publish broadly every week as well. Opinions are mine.
Business/Marketing Design Production Console/PC Serious Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet

Resources for Video Game Music Composers: The Big List  
by Winifred Phillips [12.11.18]
Game composer Winifred Phillips presents an annual resource list for game composers. Included: game music concert tours for inspiration, communities and forums for advice, popular software tools, and conferences/academia resources for advanced learning.
Audio Console/PC Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR

An IKEA guide to STEAM product page that simply works. 2
by Patryk Grzeszczuk [12.11.18]
The role of your game's store page varies depending on the stage of your marketing campaign you are in at the moment. Whatever role it plays, it proves to be a handy tool in your marketing/business toolbox.
Business/Marketing Social/Online

The Chinese Gamer, The Buyer  
by SherryLi Wiitrans [12.11.18]
Despite big jumps in the numbers of Chinese gamers each year, the market has not received the attention it deserves.
Audio Business/Marketing Console/PC Serious Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet


Cignition — Palo Alto, California, United States
[12.14.18]
Game Programmer
We are looking for innovative gameplay programmers to join our team. Cignition is a growing startup, passionate about blending gameplay and neuroscience to create immersive learning experiences.

Fox Cub Games — Remote, California, United States
[12.14.18]
VFX Artist


Sucker Punch Productions — bellevue, Washington, United States
[12.14.18]
Senior Community Manager


CI-VS — Henderson, Nevada, United States
[12.12.18]
Technical Lead


Disruptor Beam, Inc. — Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
[12.11.18]
Senior Producer


Ubiquity6 — San Francisco, California, United States
[12.10.18]
Augmented Reality Prototyper
We are looking for a developer with experience rapidly building games or other complex experiences in Unity, Unreal or Javascript. 3D experience is strongly preferred.

Wargaming Sydney — Broadway, New South Wales, Australia
[12.09.18]
Gameplay Programmer, C++ - Vehicle Physics
Gameplay Programmer, C++ - Vehicle Physics

innogames — Hamburg, Germany
[12.06.18]
Unity Developer for a New Mobile Game


University of York — York, England, United Kingdom
[11.28.18]
Games Software Engineer


Weta Digital — Wellington, New Zealand
[11.26.18]
Environment Modeller