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GDC adds 3 members to Advisory Board  
by Staff [08.25.21]
The Advisory Board welcomes Liz England, Rebekah Saltsman, and Veronica Peshterianu for GDC 2022.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Blog: The increase of the crease - Mobile gaming on a foldable phone 2
by Gamasutra Community [08.25.21]
After trying out the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, I share my experience of playing five popular games, as well as my thoughts on challenges and opportunities this form factor brings to mobile gaming.
Smartphone/Tablet, Design

Sponsored Content
How to nurture a holistic, proactive approach to technology problem-solving  
by Improbable [08.25.21]
Sponsored: Just a few moments of downtime can spell a huge loss in revenue for a studio. And since every game is uniquely complicated there's a vast range of potential problems.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Production, Sponsored Article

Bungie warns latest Destiny 2 anti-cheat tech could affect performance on PC  
by Chris Kerr [08.25.21]
Bungie is adding BattlEye anti-cheat software to Destiny 2 in a bid to curb cheating, but has warned the integration of the service could affect performance on PC.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Microsoft is bringing cloud gaming to Xbox consoles later this year  
by Chris Kerr [08.25.21]
Microsoft is bringing cloud game streaming to Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One consoles later this year.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

IGN relaunches charity guide for aiding civilians in Israeli-Palestinian conflict  
by Bryant Francis [08.24.21]
Three months after the post was first taken down, IGN has reposted its charity guide with resources for readers who wish to support civilians impacted by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

California says Activision Blizzard is hampering suit, shredding documents  
by Bryant Francis [08.24.21]
Update: The California DFEH has filed an update to its lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, accusing the company of stonewalling the state regulator and shredding documents relevant to the its investigation.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Arkane Studios is hiring an Open World Level Designer  
by Staff [08.24.21]
Arkane Studios is hiring an Open World Level Designer to help make games like Deathloop and Prey.
Console/PC, Design, Recruitment

Deadline approaches for GDC 2022 Core Concepts talk submissions  
by Staff [08.24.21]
Prospective speakers have until August 31, 2021 at 11:59pm PT to send in their submissions for GDC 2022.
Console/PC, Art, Design, GDC

Unity buys acoustic intelligence company OTO to help devs curb toxicity  
by Chris Kerr [08.24.21]
Unity has acquired AI-driven acoustic intelligence platform OTO to help its developers build and foster safer, more inclusive gaming environments.
Programming, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: About narration in games 2
by Gamasutra Community [08.24.21]
A sneak peak into narratology applied to games.
Design

Facebook Gaming has reopened its Black Gaming Creator Program  
by Chris Kerr [08.24.21]
Facebook Gaming has reopened applications to its Black Gaming Creator Program to a second wave of streamers.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

EA will let devs use accessibility tech like Apex Legends' ping system for free 1
by Chris Kerr [08.24.21]
EA is letting other developers use some of its accessible game technologies, like Apex Legends' ping system, for free.
Console/PC, Programming, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Addressing crunch - The games industry's worst practice  
by Gamasutra Community [08.24.21]
In this research paper, I compile causes of crunch to better understand the reasons many developers find themselves overworking, before outlining what could be done to reduce and hopefully eliminate crunch.
Production, Business/Marketing

How do you discover when people find your game?  
by Gamasutra Staff [08.23.21]
When it comes to planning and monitoring social media, your Steam page, and websites for discovery success, what tools should you use? We look at some potential lenses.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Production

Don't Miss: What's in a name when naming your game? 1
by Erin Bell [08.23.21]
For no reason whatsoever, we're looking back at this 2009 Casual Connect panel coverage where developers discuss different methods for coming up with a good game name.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Alta VR is hiring a Senior Generalist Game Engineer  
by Staff [08.23.21]
The team at Alta VR is looking to hire a Senior Generalist Game Engineer. Is it you?
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Twitch streamers plan to protest continuing lack of action on hate raids  
by Bryant Francis [08.23.21]
A number of Twitch streamers are planning to turn their channels off on September 1st to protest Twitch's continued slow response to a spike of bigoted harassment on the site.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Report: Unity staff concerned by lack of transparency over military projects 1
by Chris Kerr [08.23.21]
Unity employees are questioning the company's lack of transparency over its military and government work
Programming, Production, Business/Marketing

New GDC Masterclass is all about getting your studio funded  
by Staff [08.23.21]
Focus on fundraising strategy and pitching your studio in Jason Della Rocca's virtual GDC Masterclass course!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing