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Get a job: Electronic Arts is hiring a UI Software Engineer  
by Staff [06.25.19]
EA Sports Madrid is looking for a UI Software Engineer to focus on UI and feature programming for multiple game modes for the NBA Live/Madden franchises.
Programming, Recruitment

Valve launches VR Portal spinoff Aperture Hand Lab  
by Alissa McAloon [06.25.19]
Valve has launched Aperture Hand Lab, a VR-based spinoff of the Portal series intended to teach VR newbies the ins-and-outs of the Index’s offerings.
VR, Console/PC

Tel Aviv is now home to Nintendo's second official store  
by Alissa McAloon [06.25.19]
Nintendo has opened up its second official Nintendo Store, this time in a shopping mall in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Console/PC

Don't Miss: Unpacking The Silver Case: A Q&A with Grasshopper Manufacture 1
by Brandon Sheffield [06.25.19]
We spoke with some of the developers of The Silver Case, discussing character design, story, and its 2017 remaster.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design

Video: Tips on art directing VFX for stylized games  
by Staff [06.25.19]
In this 2017 GDC talk artists from Double Fine, Epic Games, and more discuss methods for establishing the artistic pillars of your game's VFX, using specific examples from iconic games!
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Video, Vault

Gumi ups investment in My Crypto Heroes dev Double Jump.Tokyo  
by Alissa McAloon [06.25.19]
Gumi has acquired ¥179,536,500 worth of shares in the game dev studio Double Jump.Tokyo, building on an earlier investment in the company from late 2018.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

World War Z has topped 700,000 sales on the Epic Games Store 1
by Chris Kerr [06.25.19]
Saber Interactive's co-op shooter World War Z has sold 700,000 copies on the Epic Games Store alone.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

See the future of location-based AR/VR entertainment at XRDC!  
by Staff [06.25.19]
Location-based experiences are a great way to introduce newcomers to AR/VR, and at XRDC in San Francisco this October you'll get behind-the-scenes insight into how to make them fun and successful.
VR, Design, Business/Marketing, XRDC

Blog: Localizing your game without making it suck 1
by Gamasutra Community [06.25.19]
Don't fall into the trap of underestimating the complications of localization. Here are some tips and lessons I learned from localizing Kenshi in seven languages.
Production

Humble has raised $150M for charity through bundles and storefront  
by Chris Kerr [06.25.19]
Humble has raised $150 million for charity since launching its pay-what-you-like game bundles back in 2010.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Square Enix partners with Gary Sinise Foundation to raise cash for first responders  
by Chris Kerr [06.25.19]
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers developer Square Enix has launched a fundraising campaign to help support defenders, veterans, and first responders in the United States.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: The love-hate relationship between marketeers and social media  
by Gamasutra Community [06.25.19]
I often joke that I hate social media, but I always preface that with acknowledging the pros both for business purposes and spreading messages. Let's look at that complicated relationship.
Business/Marketing

Building interesting emergence in Dying Light 2 1
by Bryant Francis [06.25.19]
Lead game designer Tymone Smektala explains how a 50 percent completion rate for Dying Light has helped push Techland into making an emergent, choice-driven sequel.
Console/PC, Design, Video, E3

Get a job: New World Interactive is hiring a Full Stack Game Programmer  
by Staff [06.24.19]
New World Interactive is looking for a programmer to develop and maintain high-volume, highly scalable distributed systems, both player-facing and internal and more as part of its Calgary-based team.
Programming, Recruitment

Sea of Thieves is the game it is today because of Game Pass, says Xbox head  
by Alissa McAloon [06.24.19]
"As [Xbox] Game Pass continues to grow, it’s been an interesting way to watch our whole dynamic of, ‘What does it mean to engage customers with that game?’"
Console/PC

Bungie pushes back Destiny 2 fix to maintain dev work-life balance  
by Alissa McAloon [06.24.19]
Creative director Luke Smith offered a brief comment on how the studio frames its conversations about crunch during a recent live stream.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Production

Don't Miss: 20 essential real-world games to study (and play!) 33
by John Harris [06.24.19]
In this classic feature we profile games like Chess and Go through pen-and-paper RPGs like Call of Cthulhu, European games like The Settlers of Catan, and more -- each with a unique design lesson.
Design

Steam ending support for Ubuntu over 32-bit compatibility  
by Alissa McAloon [06.24.19]
Future versions of the Linux distribution Ubuntu won't be supported by Steam, a decision that follows Ubuntu's announcement that it is ending support for 32-bit programs.
Social/Online

Sponsored: How Lord of the Rings Online cranked up store conversions  
by Xsolla [06.24.19]
Here are some best practices that, alongside a partnership with Xsolla, helped Lord of the Rings Online developer Standing Stone Games level up their store conversions and prevent fraud.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Blog: An archaeologist considers Heaven's Vault  
by Gamasutra Community [06.24.19]
Bob Whitaker talks with archaeologist Andrew Reinhard about Heaven's Vault, the latest game from Inkle Studios. Topics include archaeology, archaeologists in games, and artifact colonialism.
Design