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Hearthstone game director Ben Brode departs Blizzard  
by Alissa McAloon [04.20.18]
Brode, who has worked on Hearthstone for 10 of his 15 years at Blizzard, has announced that he is leaving Blizzard to 'take a crazy risk' and help start a game development company of his own.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Sponsored: Join this free live webinar on cross-platform multiplayer game dev!  
by Amazon GameLift [04.17.18]
In this free webinar, join AWS and Amazon GameLift and learn how to support cross-platform play for your multiplayer game. Register now!
Audio, Sponsored Article, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Thanks to a cosmetic change, Epic accidentally rebalanced Fortnite's shotguns 12
by Alissa McAloon [04.19.18]
Epic Games decided to change the rarity ranking of Fortnite's in-game shotguns, and the result was an unprecedented change in how each weapon was used.
Design, Console/PC, Social/Online

Exploring the rise and eventual fall of Xbox's early teenage hackers  
by Alissa McAloon [04.17.18]
“As much as I consciously made the decisions I did, I never meant for it to get as bad as it did,” one hacker, David Pokora, told Wired for an in-depth story about his group's actions.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Video Game Deep Cuts: Dancing Below The Ceiling?  
by Gamasutra Staff [04.15.18]
This week's highlights include an update on Capy's much-discussed Below, how Valve gets you to look up in their first-person shooters, and lots more.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Sponsored: Designing architecture to support cross-platform play  
by Bruce Brown, Peter Chapman [04.12.18]
Experts from the Amazon GameLift team take an informative deep-dive into the architecture of cross-platform multiplayer games.
Programming, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Sponsored Article

Building a multiplayer game entirely around economic systems 7
by Gamasutra Community [04.10.18]
Game develoer John Krajewski pens a fascinating blog post about how the creation and growth of an economy as a tool for achieving your goals forms the backbone of multiplayer play in his game Eco.
Indie, Social/Online

Sponsored: With a name like N3TWORK, it has to be good  
by N3TWORK [04.10.18]
From its relatively flat and transparent company structure to its aggressively player-oriented approach, N3TWORK has a unique take on what game development can be -- and they're hiring!
Business/Marketing, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Sponsored Article

Game clones in Eastern Europe: here's why.  
by Orchidee Stachelig [04.19.18]
Eastern Europe: talented devs, lack of original ideas. Why? A possible explanation follows.
Business/Marketing Design Indie Social/Online

Tencent dominated $22 billion games deals market in last 12 months  
by Tim Merel [04.18.18]
In games deal making there’s Tencent and there’s everyone else. Tencent participated in >$4 of every $10 invested and >3/4 of all M&A value for games globally in the last 12 months. Plus Q1 saw total games market record >$2.1B investment and >$14.4B M&A.
Business/Marketing Console/PC Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR

Well Played: Designing Countermoves in PvP Games  
by Jiajun (Jeremy) Liu [04.17.18]
As game designers, how do we encourage players to play better and longer in our games? One effective way is to design countermoves— emergent solution to specific problems.
Design Console/PC Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet

GDC2018: Professional Ethics for Game Designers 1
by Sande Chen [04.17.18]
Do you believe game designers have an ethical obligation to their players?
Business/Marketing Design Console/PC Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet

The Basics of Localization, Part 5 1
by Michelle Deco [04.16.18]
Good UI in a game is sometimes hard to find. Great UI is even harder when it pertains to text. In Part 5 of my Basics in Localization series, I'll walk through the challenges of localizing UI for video games.
Design Programming Art Console/PC Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR

Game Closure — Mountain View, California, United States
System Software Engineer

Cogswell College, LLC — San Jose, California, United States
Faculty - Game Design & Development

Take-Two Interactive Software - CA — Novato , California, United States
Sr. Security Engineer
2K Security is looking for a Senior Security Engineer that can contribute to the conceptualization, design and maintenance of a global network, and bring it to life with existing and next generation security technologies and techniques.