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Wave of layoffs expected at Guild Wars 2 dev ArenaNet  
by Staff [02.21.19]
Update More game industry workers will soon lose their jobs, as ArenaNet confirms Kotaku's report that employees of Guild Wars 2 dev ArenaNet were warned today to expect big layoffs.

PS4-exclusive Dreams is launching into early access this spring  
by Alissa McAloon [02.20.19]
Fresh off the end of the game's public beta, Media Molecule has announced that Dreams will be launching into early access on the PlayStation 4 this spring.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Use the GDC 2019 Session Scheduler to get the most out of your show!  
by Staff [02.20.19]
Conference organizers encourage you to take advantage of the free GDC 2019 Session Scheduler to lay out our week at the show in an intuitive, easy-to-navigate fashion.
Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC

Report: Xbox Game Pass headed to the Nintendo Switch  
by Alissa McAloon [02.22.19]
The service is a pay-for-access game library on Xbox, but sources say that the Switch version will be a game streaming service powered by Microsoft's Project xCloud.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Come to GDC and see how Killer Queen built an esport on an indie budget!  
by Staff [02.21.19]
There's a healthy competitive scene around the (up to) ten-player competitive arcade game Killer Queen, and now the game's creators are coming to GDC next month to share how they pulled it off!
Business/Marketing, Design, Indie, Social/Online, GDC

Epic Games pulls Fortnite YouTube ads over child predator concerns  
by Alissa McAloon [02.20.19]
Epic Games has put a temporary halt on Fortnite advertising on YouTube, following news that its ads were running on videos used by online predators to coordinate and exploit children.
Business/Marketing, Social/Online

Tencent introduces streaming rules to stay on the up-and-up with Chinese law  
by Alissa McAloon [02.19.19]
Tencent has announced a handful of rules for streamers playing Tencent games, a move that aims to keep the company on the right side of Chinese regulations that recently went into effect.

Organizers of unsanctioned Fortnite festival facing lawsuit from Epic Games  
by Alissa McAloon [02.19.19]
Epic Games has issued a claim against Exciting Events, the organizers of a recent and unsanctioned Fortnite festival hosted in the UK over the weekend. 

Should you be considering the Epic store for your launch? The Factors Explained.  
by Michael Brown [02.22.19]
A look at choosing the right digital storefront as a developer, publisher, and marketer.
Business/Marketing Production Console/PC Serious Indie Social/Online VR

A discussion of microtransactions and game design.  
by King Link [02.22.19]
A short discussion of what microtransactions eventually lead to with a focus on game design. As well as talking about what happens when one starts down the path of microtransactions even while well meaning.
Business/Marketing Design Serious Social/Online

Help! UX fanbase ruining game industry! 1
by Andrii Honcharuk [02.21.19]
Popularity of UX(not UI/UX) in game industry affecting game designers way of thinking, more and more of them tries to apply popular UX practicies from around the web, no research, no analytics, no psychology. This leads to unforseen negative results!
Business/Marketing Design Production Console/PC Indie Social/Online

The Never-ending Challenge of Asymmetrical Design  
by Josh Bycer [02.21.19]
Asymmetrical game design can lead to some of the most unique experiences around, but it's also a never-ending challenge for designers to get even part of the way to being balanced.
Design Console/PC Indie Social/Online

A Beginner's Guide to User Testing 2
by Janessa Olson [02.19.19]
User testing is putting a product in front of a human (ideally someone who would be a potential user of the product) and watching them interact with it. By the end of this article, you'll know how to get out there and quickly test products of your own.
Business/Marketing Design Production Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet

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