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  GDC 2020 offers practical tips on hiring and keeping women leaders in games
image It's never been more vital for game makers to make active, sustained efforts to diversify their leadership teams, and at GDC 2020 in March you'll get the latest tips and tools to do so!
  Microsoft pledges to wipe out its carbon footprint by 2050
image Microsoft has outlined plans to not just reduce, but completely remove its carbon footprint in an attempt to combat the climate crisis.
  Following Cyberpunk delay, CD Projekt Red expects dev team crunch
image Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has said that delaying the game until September won’t negate the need for crunch.
The top 7 reasons women quit game development
image Game development-focused feminist non-profit Pixelles highlights problem areas--and solutions--in retaining women within game development studios.
  Google expects 120 games to hit Stadia this year, including some exclusives
image Google has shared a bit of a roadmap on what features will arrive on Stadia this year, including a ballpark estimate on how many games will launch for the cloud based game platform within the next 12 months.
  Get a job: PlayStation is hiring a Digital Analytics and Monetization Manager (Esports)
image In this role, you will need to drive narrative, solve ambiguous problems, and communicate extremely effectively in order to be able to evangelize and champion Esports across PlayStation up to the Executive level.
2 Report: PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn could come to PC
image Sources speaking to Kotaku say that Horizon Zero Dawn is heading to PC later in 2020.
  Devs, submit your games now for GDC 2020's Day of the Devs showcase!
image Hey game devs, good news: Double Fine and iam8bit's popular game showcase Day of the Devs returns to GDC this year, and organizers are now accepting submissions from devs who want to participate!
  Don't Miss: Designing the stealth, economy, and encounters of Horizon Zero Dawn
image Horizon Zero Dawn designer Eric Boltjes shares some of the lessons learned making an open-world game filled with machines meant to act like living creatures.
  Video: How to talk about games with those who don't approve
image In this 2019 GDC talk educators Lindsay Grace, Mia Consalvo, Roger Altizer, and Andy Phelps provide devs with the facts they need to competently reply to those opposed to the game industry.
2 CD Projekt Red delays Cyberpunk 2077 from April to September
image The delay moves a massively anticipated game from one corner of 2020 to the other, and brings the launch closer to the end of the current console generation.
  Report: The Switch Lite topped 1 million sales in Japan in three months
image The Switch Lite surpassed 1 million sales in Japan alone during its first three months on shelves.
  Hideo Kojima will reveal his Death Stranding design philosophy at GDC 2020!
image Kojima Productions won widespread acclaim for its debut game Death Stranding, and today we're excited to announce that studio founder Hideo Kojima will be at GDC 2020 to deconstruct its design!
  Xbox marketing head Aaron Greenberg named honorary VP at SpecialEffect
image SpecialEffect, a UK-based charity that works to bring games and accessibility tech to players with disabilities, has named Xbox Marketing head Aaron Greenberg an honorary vice president.
3 OpenCritic reviews have been added to the Epic Games Store
image The Epic Games Store has integrated OpenCritic reviews so that shoppers can see which titles come recommended by the review aggregator.
  Blog: Resources for video game music composers - The big list 2020
image Game composer Winifred Phillips presents a collection of resources for game composers and game audio pros, including links to game audio communities, conferences, academia, and software resources.
  Designing the mind-bending perspective puzzles of Superliminal
image Superliminal lead designer Albert Shih breaks down the logic behind the game's perspective-driven scaling mechanic and its unique puzzles.
  Get a job: ArtCraft Entertainment is hiring a VFX Artist
image ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. is looking for a VFX artist to be responsible for bringing all of the combat, spells and magic in its MMO Crowfall to life.
  Gio Corsi is now IllFonic's Chief Product Officer
image PlayStation's previous global second party games head and noted PS Vita advocate Gio Corsi has joined up with IllFonic as the studio’s new product chief.
  Blog: How monster design influences player behavior and level design
image Former DICE level designer Emil Glans' look at how monster design influences player behavior and level design.
  Phoenix Games acquires Promotion Software and Emergency dev Sixteen Tons
image Promotion and Sixteen Tons CEO Ralph Stock says in a statement the decision to join up with Phoenix was "not a question of money" and instead "a question of trust."
  Video: How Call of Duty handles automated testing and profiling
image In this 2018 GDC talk, Activision's Jan van Valburg outlines how Activision's continuous integration tooling for Call of Duty works under the hood, and how it differs from other common solutions.
  RuneScape saw 1.1 million paid subscriptions in 2019, an all-time high
image RuneScape developer Jagex says the game, or rather the duo of games that make up the modern RuneScape brand, crossed a new subscriber milestone in 2019, nearly two decades after the online world got its start.
1 Don't Miss: How Monster Hunter: World's director breathed new life into the series
image "The most appealing aspect of...new hardware was its memory & processing power," says game director Yuyu Tokuda. "Without this, the rich, living ecosystem we envisioned...would not have been possible."
  HTC permanently trims $200 off Vive Pro price tag
image HTC has dropped the price of its Vive Pro headset from $799 to $599, marking the first price cut the high-end VR headset has seen since its 2018 debut.

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  Resources for Video Game Music Composers: The Big List 2020
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Sharing Accessible Narratives Through Environmental Design
image Level designer Sukhraj Johal takes a critical look at memorable scenes from Dead Space, God of War, and other games that effectively showcase environmental storytelling.
DreamHack Atlanta Showcase Postmortem
image Victor Burgos shares his experience showcasing Neko Ghost, Jump! at DreamHack Atlanta, breaking down player stats, costs, and other key metrics.
How Audio Design Enhances Diablo 2
image In this excerpt from Stay Awhile and Listen: Book II, author David L. Craddock examines the role sound design plays in Blizzard's classic Diablo 2.
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