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Switch OLED profit margins won't rise compared to the original Switch 1
by Chris Kerr [07.19.21]
The Nintendo Switch OLED Model won't deliver greater profit margins for Nintendo, according to a tweet from the Japanese company.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Tencent agrees to buy UK game company Sumo Group for $1.27 billion  
by Chris Kerr [07.19.21]
Tencent has agreed to purchase UK video game company Sumo Group for £919 million ($1.27 billion) in cash through its Sixjoy Hong Kong Limited subsidiary.
Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Staying Alive: How some indies are setting their studios up for survival 1
by Bryant Francis [07.16.21]
Look back at how some indie studios still kicking it today did their best to try and set themselves up for long-term existence.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Insomniac Games is hiring for a Creative Fellowship  
by Staff [07.16.21]
The Insomniac Games Creative Fellowship offers extraordinary individuals the opportunity to make an oversized impact on the creative vision and execution of a high-profile game.
Console/PC, Design, Recruitment

Be sure to review the GDC Code of Conduct before GDC 2021  
by Staff [07.16.21]
Take time to review the Game Developers Conference Code of Conduct before you attend GDC 2021.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Analyst: Despite similarities, Steam Deck 'not in competition' with Switch 5
by Bryant Francis [07.16.21]
According to one industry analyst, it doesn't seem like the Steam Deck will be directly competing with the Nintendo Switch for market share.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Learn about GDC's goal to improve its environmental and social impact with this year's show  
by Staff [07.16.21]
Find out how the GDC team is working to ensure GDC 2021 has a positive social and environmental impact with this year’s all-digital event.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Free Fire has topped 1 billion downloads on Google Play  
by Chris Kerr [07.16.21]
Free Fire, a freemium battle royale title for mobile platforms, has been downloaded over 1 billion times on Google Play alone.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Valve boss Gabe Newell says pricing the Steam Deck was 'painful'  
by Chris Kerr [07.16.21]
Valve boss Gabe Newell has indicated that finding the right price point for its new console, the Steam Deck, was a rather painful process.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Guilty Gear Strive has crossed 500,000 worldwide sales in just over a month  
by Chris Kerr [07.16.21]
Guilty Gear Strive has sold over 500,000 units worldwide since launching on June 11, according to developer Arc System Works.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Using photography to document the end of the world in Umurangi Generation  
by Joel Couture [07.16.21]
"...what is going on is obvious to anyone walking through it, but you see things like political discourse and marketing try to talk around the problem and make the populace feel comfortable..."
Console/PC, Design, Production, Video, IGF

Genvid raises $113 million to run more interactive live events  
by Bryant Francis [07.15.21]
Genvid Technologies’ parent company, Genvid Holdings, has raised $113 million in funding, and added former Netflix exec Cindy Holland to its senior staff.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Robot Gentleman is hiring a Writer  
by Staff [07.15.21]
Robot Gentleman, the independent games developer known for the atomic dark comedy adventures 60 Seconds! and 60 Parsecs!, is looking for a writer.
Console/PC, Design

Analysis: Let's talk about Steam Deck, shall we? 4
by Gamasutra Staff [07.15.21]
Ah, look, Valve has released its plans for a Steam-related handheld. What's all that about, then? We look into the announce and what is means for platforms...
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Valve debuts Steam Deck, a portable Steam device 3
by Bryant Francis [07.15.21]
UPDATED: Valve has suddenly dropped information and pre-orders for Steam Deck, its portable Steam library player.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Time is running out for GDC 2021 general registration  
by Staff [07.15.21]
You've only got a few days left for GDC 2021 general registration. Prices will go up after July 16th at 11:59PM PT.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Head in the cloud: Flight Simulator's cutting-edge tech, today and tomorrow 1
by Kris Graft [07.15.21]
With the console release of Flight Simulator on the horizon, we speak with Microsoft Flight Simulator head Jorg Neumann about how the game aspired to "twin" the planet, and potential for cloud computing in future games.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Production, Video

Blog: A dive into to the gameplay of Legends of Runeterra 1
by Gamasutra Community [07.15.21]
In this blog, we explore the mechanics of Legends of Runeterra, the mechanics of its closest competitors, how the game has solved their problems, and which are its key innovations.
Design, Production

Nintendo will spend an estimated $10 more per unit building the OLED Switch  
by Chris Kerr [07.15.21]
That modest increase on the production line combined with a rather notable price hike could see Nintendo boost its (already healthy) profit margins.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Auto-aim cheat makers halt development after catching the eye of Activision  
by Chris Kerr [07.15.21]
The developers of an auto-aim cheat tool called User Vision have torched the project at the request of Call of Duty publisher Activision.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing