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Little Devil Inside dev apologizes for racist stereotypes shown in trailer  
by Chris Kerr [06.15.20]
Little Devil Inside developer Neostream has apologized for including racist stereotypes in the teaser trailer shown during the PlayStation 5 showcase.
Console/PC, Design

Pokemon Go dev Niantic delays plans to end support for 32-bit Android devices  
by Chris Kerr [06.15.20]
Update: Pokemon Go developer Niantic will discontinue support for 32-bit Android devices at a later date than initially planned after players expressed concerns about the move.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

For sale to good home: Warner Bros' gaming division 4
by Bryant Francis [06.12.20]
According to CNBC, AT&T has decided that it doesn't need a video game division anymore, and is looking to offload Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Last Of Us, The First Little Orpheus 2
by Gamasutra Staff [06.12.20]
The latest links of the week include new games The Last Of Us Part II & Little Orpheus, plus PC shareware relic Ken's Labyrinth & lots more!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Disbelief is hiring a Programmer  
by Staff [06.12.20]
Cambridge, MA-based developer Disbelief is looking for a programmer.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Making Insomniac's Spider-Man do what a spider can 2
by Bryant Francis [06.12.20]
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

Wednesday is your last day to register early for GDC Summer at a discounted rate!  
by Staff [06.12.20]
Early registration for August's all-digital GDC Summer event ends Wednesday, ​June 17th at 11:59 PM PT, so conference organizers encourage prospective attendees to register now at a discounted rate!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, GDC

Data suggests almost half of Xbox One users also own a PlayStation 4 2
by Bryant Francis [06.12.20]
New data from Ampere Analysis suggests a strong overlap in console ownership across Xbox and PlayStation owners.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

GTA Online is getting a standalone release on PlayStation 5  
by Chris Kerr [06.12.20]
Although GTA V will also be making the next-gen leap, Rockstar explained the lucrative online mode will be getting a standalone release on next-gen machines in the second half of 2021. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Resident Evil becomes first Capcom franchise to surpass 100 million sales  
by Chris Kerr [06.12.20]
Resident Evil has become the first franchise in Capcom history to surpass 100 million worldwide sales.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: Starcom: Nexus postmortem, an indie dev journey 4
by Gamasutra Community [06.12.20]
The story of a web dev who decided to become an indie dev and create his "dream game."
Console/PC, Design, Production

The itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality has surpassed its $5M goal 1
by Chris Kerr [06.12.20]
The massive itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality has surpassed its target of raising $5 million for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and the Community Bail Fund.
Business/Marketing

Sony unveils PlayStation 5 design, but remains silent on price 3
by Alissa McAloon [06.11.20]
Sony's PlayStation 5 game showcase revealed the look of the next generation console and, as with its accompanying DualSense controller, the system makes quite the first visual impression.
Console/PC

Get a job: Join InnoGames as a Java Software Developer  
by Staff [06.11.20]
As Java Software Developer, you work closely with our game teams to shape the foundation of our next big hits and contribute as a productive member of an agile development team in all phases of the development lifecycle. 
Programming, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Creating the 'hidden horror' of Observer  
by Staff [06.11.20]
Observer is a cyberpunk horror game from Polish studio Bloober Team. They stress that it isn't a survival horror experience--they prefer to call it "hidden horror" or "catharsis 2.0."
Console/PC, Indie, Design

Applications are open for Humble's $1 million Black Game Developer Fund 3
by Alissa McAloon [06.11.20]
Humble has opened up applications for the Black game dev-focused publishing fund announced last week, and shared a handful of details on how the program will work.
Indie, Production, Business/Marketing

Attend GDC Summer for practical advice on hiring & retaining women leaders in games  
by Staff [06.11.20]
This August GDC Summer will host a talk from King's Sabrina Carmona that offers practical, actionable advice on how to diversify your studio's leadership team and empower more women leaders in games.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, GDC

Playable Worlds raises $10 million to beef up cloud-based game tech  
by Alissa McAloon [06.11.20]
Playable Worlds, the studio founded by MMO vet Raph Koster last year, has raised $10 million in Series A funding to power the development of its unannounced sandbox MMO.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Virtual concert company Wave nets $30 million to stage more interactive gigs  
by Chris Kerr [06.11.20]
Virtual concert company Wave has raised $30 million in funding to help artists stage interactive gigs in cyberspace, according to a VentureBeat report.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Never Mind The Bollocks: Here's The Game Devs 1
by Simon Carless [06.11.20]
What can we learn from controversial Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren about how to make your video game popular? Some experimental thoughts.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Business/Marketing