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War Child UK hosting 'Game of the Girl' panel to spotlight women in games  
by Chris Kerr [10.02.20]
War Child UK is hosting a 'Game Of The Girl' panel on October 7 to celebrate and support International Day of the Girl.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Activision Blizzard esports CEO Pete Vlastelica is stepping down  
by Chris Kerr [10.02.20]
Activision Blizzard esports CEO and Overwatch League commissioner Pete Vlastelica is stepping down after little over a year.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Report: Roblox readies to go public in early 2021  
by Alissa McAloon [10.01.20]
Roblox, the company behind the massive game creation platform of the same name, is reportedly planning to go public early next year, though the exact form that action will take is still up for debate.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Get a job: Insomniac Games is hiring a VFX Artist  
by Staff [10.01.20]
Insomniac Games is looking for its next VFX Artist! You'll work to create special effects to work and assist in the gameplay, environment, and cinematics of the game.
Art, Recruitment

Apex Legends brings cross-play to PS4, Xbox One, and PC next week  
by Alissa McAloon [10.01.20]
Cross-play presents its own complications and challenges for each game, and Apex Legends is no exception.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Don't Miss: Interior Mapping - rendering real rooms without geometry 10
by Gamasutra Community [10.01.20]
Modelling interiors behind every window in a city often takes too much performance, so some games use "interior mapping", a shader trick to render geometry that isn't actually there, but still achieves sharp, perspectively correct rooms.
Console/PC, Programming, Art

Video: Maintaining your mental health while working in games  
by Staff [10.01.20]
In this 2020 GDC Summer session, Take This' Eve Crevoshay leads a wide-ranging discussion on the world of mental health and the world of video game development.
Console/PC, Production, Video

Blog: What to expect when you’re expecting (a content creator)  
by Gamasutra Community [10.01.20]
Do you want to get in touch with content creators but aren’t sure how? Here are a few pieces of advice to get you started.
Console/PC, Design

Tencent grabs 'major stake' in GTFO developer 10 Chambers 2
by Chris Kerr [10.01.20]
Tencent has acquired a "major stake" in GTFO developer 10 Chambers, and will support the studio's long-term vision moving forward. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

ProbablyMonsters opens mystery studio led by former Torchlight devs  
by Chris Kerr [10.01.20]
ProbablyMonsters has opened an unnamed next-gen studio led by a group of former Borderlands and Torchlight developers.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Has Xbox changed discoverability with its new store?  
by Simon Carless [10.01.20]
What's the new Xbox store for Xbox One - which will also roll out for Xbox Series - like? (This is a big one for the future of how people buy games on Xbox consoles.)
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: New Moon Production is hiring a Product Manager  
by Staff [09.30.20]
At New Moon Production we specialize in game development for both mobile and web. We are looking for a Product Manager to kick ass and develop awesome games.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Recruitment

Nintendo's lawsuit against Switch hack seller to land it $2 million in damages  
by Alissa McAloon [09.30.20]
A lawsuit levied by Nintendo against one seller of a popular hack that allows for piracy of Nintendo Switch games is moving toward conclusion, with a proposed final judgment ordering the retailer Uberchips to pay Nintendo $2 million.
Console/PC

Video: How Star Renegades borrowed the Nemesis system for a turn-based RPG  
by Staff [09.30.20]
Developers Ken Soto and Peter McLaren of Massive Damage dropped by the GDC Twitch channel to discuss the making of Star Renegades.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Don't Miss: How Insomniac built Marvel's Spider-Man to do whatever a spider can 2
by Staff [09.30.20]
Insomniac Games' Ryan Smith talks to Gamasutra about the game design foundations of Marvel's Spider-Man (and how far back in Insomniac Games history they go).
Console/PC, Design

Google's new $50 Chromecast won't support Stadia until sometime in 2021  
by Alissa McAloon [09.30.20]
Google has officially announced a streamlined and slightly cheaper Chromecast kit, but the $50 device doesn't support Google’s own game streaming service Stadia at launch.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Steam's next digital game festival takes aim at a single genre: digital tabletop games  
by Alissa McAloon [09.30.20]
Valve has announced its latest digital event: a week-long celebration of digital tabletop games and the developers that make them.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Video: The business of fair play  
by Staff [09.30.20]
In this 2020 GDC Summer session, Riot Games' Weszt Hart breaks down how "fair play" can be a useful measuring stick for how effective a Player Dynamics team is performing at a studio.
Console/PC, Design, Production, Video

Blog: Creating my facts-first game metrics website GameDataCrunch 2
by Gamasutra Community [09.30.20]
I'm working on a new website called GameDataCrunch.com, a new way to understand the game industry by looking at metrics and slicing them up in a bunch of different ways.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

CD Projekt backtracks on anti-crunch commitments ahead of Cyberpunk launch 5
by Chris Kerr [09.30.20]
Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has regained on its promise to avoid mandatory crunch on the long-gestating RPG.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing