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Blog: Things to consider when porting to consoles  
by Gamasutra Community [09.07.18]
I give a overview of the small but important console features that we have not considered when we were developing Lightfield for PlayStation4 and Xbox One.
Console/PC, Programming, Design

We're talking to Bad North's lead developer at 12PM EDT  
by Bryant Francis [09.07.18]
The lead developer of Bad North is taking your questions at 12PM EDT on the Gamasutra Twitch channel.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Blog: Could Red Dead Redemption 2 and Fortnite be Trojan Horses? 6
by Morgan Jaffit [09.07.18]
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be the biggest release of the year, and there's no reason to believe it won't launch on Steam. But what happens if it doesn't?
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: The importance of games that make us think 1
by Gamasutra Community [09.07.18]
What is the common point between Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator, Spielberg’s ET and Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables? They are all seen as masterpieces in their respective genre, but why?
Design

Obituary: Square Enix America and Europe COO Mike Sherlock  
by Chris Kerr [09.07.18]
"Mike was a principled and charismatic leader who led by example. He was extremely proud of the progress and success we have shared over the years."
Console/PC

Devs recount the making of Golden Axe: Beast Rider, a crunch-ridden $15M flop 2
by Alex Wawro [09.06.18]
"That was a firefighting exercise," one dev tells Variety in this look back at the game's crunch-ridden development. "That took the crunch out of me. I’m not doing crunches anymore."
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

New LA Times owner makes big esports investment into Daybreak Games  
by Bryant Francis [09.06.18]
The new owner of the Los Angeles Times has bought a controlling stake in a new joint venture with Daybreak Game Company.
Console/PC, Design

Get a job: Spatialand is hiring a Lead Technical Artist  
by Staff [09.06.18]
Spatialand is looking for a Lead Technical Artist with a skill set that includes some Unity expertise to help shape the future of immersive experiences, global V-Commerce, and interactive media. 
VR, Console/PC, Art, Recruitment

Honour of Kings to require players use real names to comply with new Chinese policies  
by Alissa McAloon [09.06.18]
The system will check registered players against China’s public security database to ensure that children don’t exceed playtime restrictions put in place.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Don't Miss: Taking the sting out of failure in Supergiant's Pyre 2
by Alissa McAloon [09.06.18]
"In life, we all learn through failure and not just through success. It was important for our characters to survive these confrontations and face their adversaries again." - Greg Kasavin, Creative Director at Supergiant.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design

NCSoft shuts down WildStar dev Carbine Studios  
by Alissa McAloon [09.06.18]
The coming closure will ultimately leave around 50 developers out of a job and the studio’s massively multiplayer online game WildStar is to shut down after 4 years of operation.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Roblox raises $150 million and sets sights on China  
by Alissa McAloon [09.06.18]
Roblox, the company behind the social game platform of the same name, has raised an additional $150 million in funding through a funding round led by Greylock Partners and Tiger Global. 
Console/PC

Submit your talks now for the GDC 2019 Community Management Summit!  
by Staff [09.06.18]
Submit your talk pitches for next year's GDC Community Management Summit, which presents sessions and panels aimed at giving community management pros room to share knowledge and hone their craft.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

Xbox testing voice commands for Xbox One via Amazon Alexa and Cortana  
by Alissa McAloon [09.06.18]
This allows Xbox owners to turn their system on or off, launch games and apps, control media, grab screen-captures, start and stop Mixer broadcasts, and more using compatible smart assistant devices.
Console/PC

Good news, everyone: XRDC early reg deadline extended to Friday!  
by Staff [09.06.18]
XRDC's discounted early registration period has been extended to this Friday, September 8th at 11:59 PM Pacific, so don't miss this fresh opportunity to register now at a discounted rate!
VR

Valve's new Steam content filters have finally arrived 3
by Chris Kerr [09.06.18]
The news is notable for both consumers and devs, with Valve recently choosing to withhold certain 'adult' titles from the marketplace while it worked on these changes. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: Assessing the impact of China's changing game regulations  
by Gamasutra Community [09.06.18]
On August 30th, China's Ministry of Education issued a notice aimed at preventing myopia among minors, and it could have a significant impact.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

THQ Nordic has acquired the rights to Kingdoms of Amalur 2
by Chris Kerr [09.06.18]
The Swedish publisher seems intent on filling its roster with forlorn fan favorites, having also recently picked up the rights to Timesplitters.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The art of planning, and why it never works out 2
by Gamasutra Community [09.06.18]
In this blog post, I talk about why we always fail to meet our deadlines, why our plans never work out, and how you might try to counter the unknown.
Production

Blog: Understanding my approach to modding in Reset Hard  
by Gamasutra Community [09.06.18]
Some technical background on how I'm approaching modding in Reset Hard, and why I've made some unconventional choices.
Console/PC, Programming, Design