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1 THQ Nordic's Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning remaster opens the door for new DLC
image THQ Nordic now plans to release brand new DLC for the game after Re-Reckoning launches later this year.
  Video: How to prioritize your dev efforts in an era of rising costs
image In this GDC 2018 talk devs Pany Haritatos, David Edery, Adrian Crook and Mario Wynands explore design, marketing, and production tactics to help control costs without diminishing your odds of success.
  Get a job: Join Game Closure as a Backend Engineer
image As a Systems Engineer at Game Closure, you will play a pivotal role in creating a platform to revolutionize the instant games development industry.
  Former Microsoft exec Peggy Johnson signs on as Magic Leap CEO
image Magic Leap has brought an ex-Microsoft exec in to fill the vacant CEO role following Rony Abovitz’s departure from the seat in May. 
  Don't Miss: Designing Destiny 2's PvEvP Gambit mode
image Bungie's Peter Sarrett dives into how Destiny 2's Gambit mode combines PvE with a smidge of PvP, and explains why it's the story of development gone delightfully right.
1 Blog: A Torchlight 3 early access launch weekend postmortem
image This Torchlight 3 postmortem takes a look back at its early access launch weekend and what it took to "kill all the zombies."
  Furukawa: Mobile is still 'contributing to the sustainable growth' of Nintendo
image Mobile is far from its most lucrative platform, but Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa says in a recent investor Q&A that its smartphone dealings have a positive impact that extends beyond just revenue and profit.
  GDC Summer welcomes a cutting-edge lineup of game industry sponsors
image Organizers are pleased to announce the industry-leading companies sponsoring GDC Summer next month, all of whom will be accessible for event attendees looking to take their career to the next level.
  Get tips and inspiration to build the next generation of mobile games at GDC Summer
image At GDC Summer next month attendees will get expert analysis of the mobile game market (including how the pandemic has shaped it) and tips on how to take advantage of it from N3twork chief Neil Young.
  Integrating 'the nobility of work' into Hardspace: Shipbreaker
image To its developers, Hardspace: Shipbreaker is more than a sci-fi shipcutting sim, it's a chance to explore the value of work while tearing spaceships apart with your bare hands.
  Get a job: Join Yacht Club Games as a Mid to Senior Gameplay Programmer
image We are on the lookout to hire a capable mid to senior level gameplay programmer with a desire to build great gameplay experiences in a small, team-centered environment.
3 Don't Miss: The Team Fortress 2 guide to keeping your game alive
image Even 8 years after publication, and now 13 after the game's release, game developers can learn a lot from listening to these tips on sustaining online games from Valve's Robin Walker.
  Analyst: Pokemon Go revenue still on the rise despite global pandemic
image Sensor Tower's latest Pokemon Go revenue estimates surmise that the game has just exited a record breaking start to 2020 and surpassed $3.6 billion lifetime revenue.
1 Report: Microsoft eyeing purchase of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
image Microsoft is reportedly eyeing Warner Bros' (also reportedly) up-for-sale Interactive Entertainment branch as a potential acquisition opportunity, at least according to sources familiar with the situation.
  Video: Tips and tools for finding inspiration when you're stuck
image In this 2018 GDC session ustwo games' Lauren Cason shares methods and word games that you can use to kickstart inspiration and get ideas flowing when you find yourself stuck in your own projects.
  Get a lesson in procedural destruction from the Control devs at GDC Summer
image Next month GDC Summer attendees will have the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Remedy achieved the procedurally destructible environments of Control's Oldest House.
  Microsoft will host an Xbox Games Showcase on July 23
image Details as to what exactly will be shown at the digital event are scarce, although it'll likely feature a range of Xbox Series X titles, including some new reveals.
  Dragon Quest Builders and SaGa developers join Type-Moon Studio BB
image Type-Moon Studio BB, an offshoot of Fate/Grand Order developer Type-Moon formed in August 2019, has made some notable hires.
3 Ubisoft exec Beland resigns after harassment and assault allegations
image Ubisoft vice president of editorial Maxime Beland has resigned from his role after being accused of sexual harassment and assault.
  Animoca Brands raises $4.1 million ahead of proposed initial public offering
image Mobile developer Animoca Brands has raised $4.1 million in funding to support a proposed initial public offering.
  Game Discoverabilityland: The Season Of Discovery
image The newest roundup on game discovery includes news on Xbox Summer Games Fest, PlayStation Indies, Apple Arcade/iOS news, and lots more.
  EVO co-founder/CEO Joey Cuellar removed after sexual abuse allegations
image EVO 2020 has been canceled after a number of sexual harassment claims were made against organization co-founder Joey 'MrWizard' Cuellar, who has since been removed from his role as CEO. 
  Understanding how to implement a prototype (or 'template') system in The Machinery
image In The Machinery, we call our templates prototypes and in this blog post, I’ll describe how our prototype system works and try to explain why we made the choices we did.
10 Blog: The subtle manipulation of mobile games
image Freemium and mobile games make use of a lot of unfortunately shady practices to get people to pay and play, and I want to talk about some of the less overt examples in today's post.
1 Take-Two Interactive’s NBA 2K21 will cost $10 more on next-gen consoles
image It's too early to tell if this new MSRP is an outlier or a next-generation norm.

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image Rahul Sehgal outlines the benefits of having a clear strategy in finding and maintaining a career in game development, and offers tips for industry newcomers.
Adding Life To Worlds With Dialogue Barks
image Lo-Fi Games narrative designer Natalie Mikkelson explores the world-building possibilities offered by character barks and incidental dialogue.
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