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Unity partnering with Tencent to help its devs make waves in China

Gamasutra - March 19, 2019 4761

Unity has partnered with Tencent to support Tencent Cloud, and hopes the move will give its developers a better shot at penetrating the lucrative Chinese games market. ...


EA opens 'multi-million dollar' esports broadcast studio

Gamasutra - March 15, 2019 4541

"We knew for us to be a leader in competitive gaming, we needed to increase both the quantity and quality of content we were producing. This is a monumental moment." ...


Inclusion in games a pressing concern for players, according to survey

Gamasutra - March 12, 2019 4376

"These findings should validate and encourage game developers to incorporate inclusive content in their games." ...


Video Game Deep Cuts: Sekiro's Rising Trials In Urban Planning

Gamasutra - March 10, 2019 4291

This week's highlights include some early looks at From Software's anticipated Sekiro, the goofiness of GaaS bike sequel Trials Rising, and how SimCity inspired a lot of urban planners, & more. ...


Get a job: Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics, and more are hiring now!

Gamasutra - March 08, 2019 4168

Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board. ...


EA will be at GDC to share an inside look at building tools for Frostbite

Gamasutra - March 08, 2019 4158

Come to GDC 2019's Tools Tutorial Day for a rundown of the high-level technical challenges EA's Frostbite team faced as they adapted their workflows to work with everything from FIFA to Dragon Age to Battlefield! ...


Get a job: Skybox Labs is looking for a Sr. Gameplay Animator for Halo Infinite

Gamasutra - March 04, 2019 3948

Skybox Labs is looking for an experienced Senior Gameplay Animator to help create high-quality character and creature animations on Halo Infinite. ...


Report: Amazon, Comcast, and EA now among potential Nexon buyers

Gamasutra - February 27, 2019 3667

Reuters reports that each of the three companies has submitted initial bids for NXC Corp, the holding firm that houses Nexon. ...


Funcom enters partnership with Legendary to create Dune games

Gamasutra - February 26, 2019 3624

Funcom released the financial report for its fourth quarter earlier today, saying that it was the most profitable year in the company's history. ...


Report: EA makes substantial layoffs at Australian mobile studio FireMonkeys

Gamasutra - February 22, 2019 3383

Between 40 to 50 staffers have reportedly been laid off, and remaining workers are apparently operating under the belief that the entire studio will soon be closed down. ...


Report: EA makes layoffs at Australian mobile studio FireMonkeys

Gamasutra - February 22, 2019 3383

Between 40 to 50 staffers have reportedly been laid off, and remaining workers are apparently operating under the belief that the entire studio will soon be closed down. ...


Respawn has already banned over 16,000 cheaters from Apex Legends

Gamasutra - February 18, 2019 3166

Community manager Jay Frechette broke the news on Reddit, and told players the studio is keen on the idea of a dedicated reporting tool. ...


Video Game Deep Cuts: A Romance Crackdown, Wu-Tang Style

Gamasutra - February 17, 2019 3138

This week's highlights include a piece on Chinese romance games for women, new titles from Crackdown 3 through Metro Exodus to Anthem, and the weird history that led to the Wu-Tang fighting game. ...


Ubisoft isn't worried about an influx of new games stealing Rainbow Six Siege's thunder

Gamasutra - February 14, 2019 2953

The company totes strong player engagement as one noticeable sign that its games had some staying power throughout a competitive holiday season. ...


Blog: How does the future of the streamer-developer relationship look?

Gamasutra - February 13, 2019 2905

There isn't necessarily a clear answer on how game devs can best work with streamers to promote their games. In this post, Clever Endeavour†™s Richard Atlas breaks down and explores that evolving relationship. ...


EA CEO claims poor marketing, delays, and battle royale woes hurt Battlefield V

Gamasutra - February 07, 2019 2563

"If I think about Battlefield V more holistically, I think we did not do a great job of building momentum early in the project." ...


EA will lean harder on Anthem and Apex Legends after a 'difficult quarter'

Gamasutra - February 05, 2019 2468

Electronic Arts published its latest earnings report today, and it was a weaker-than-expected third quarter based on the fact that the company has lowered its revenue outlook for the future. ...


Attend GDC for a behind-the-scenes look at the Classic Tetris World Championship!

Gamasutra - February 05, 2019 2454

Come to GDC next month to see exactly how NES Tetris is played like a modern esport, and how the CTWC's positive culture strengthens the value of both the event and the modern Tetris community! ...


Blog: Software challenges and effective game design

Gamasutra - February 05, 2019 2446

Specialists in every industry needs professional tools to do their job right. There are special IDEs for devs, pro software for artists, but there aren't any for game designers. So, what can we do? ...


Apex Legends attracts 1 million unique players in under 8 hours

Gamasutra - February 05, 2019 2446

Apex Legends was simultaneously unveiled and launched yesterday for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and Respawn said it was keen to keep the project under-wraps for fear of alienating skeptical players. ...


Keeping the spirit of Lionhead alive in the gorgeous 2D world of Kynseed

Gamasutra - February 05, 2019 2434

PixelCount Studios' Matt Allen explains the trials, tribulations, and lessons from developing Kynseed, an Early Access game that is packed with charm, even in its unfinished state. ...


Get a job: Housemarque is looking for a Lead Designer

Gamasutra - February 04, 2019 2406

The ideal candidate will have a strong game design background, multiple game credits and a passion for shipping high-quality products with a fun, collaborative team. ...


Blog: $5.7 billion games investment in 2018 doubles previous record

Gamasutra - January 30, 2019 2124

Digi-Capital†™s Games Report Q1 2019 tracked games companies raising $5.7 billion in 2018, which was over twice the previous record investment from 2017. ...


EA amends FIFA loot boxes in Belgium after regulators increase pressure

Gamasutra - January 29, 2019 2063

The publisher had initially refused to remove or amend loot boxes in its FIFA titles, but "after further discussions with Belgian authorities" has agreed to pull FIFA points from sale by January 31. ...


How a game engine switch-up brought Starbreeze to its knees

Gamasutra - January 28, 2019 2011

"There wasn't even a file open button when we got Valhalla. It was impossible to use, and this is when it all started to get a bit fucked up." ...