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Bungie is shutting down its Halo stats archive in February  
by Chris Kerr [01.15.21]
Bungie is taking its aging Halo statistics database, halo.bungie.net, offline over a decade after it stepped away from the franchise to work on Destiny. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Epic submits claims against Google and Apple to UK Competition Appeal Tribunal  
by Chris Kerr [01.15.21]
Epic Games is taking both Apple and Google to the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) over their decision to remove Fortnite from their respective platforms. 
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

The Switch has officially shipped 1 million units in China  
by Chris Kerr [01.15.21]
The Switch has shipped 1 million units in China, according to official figures from Nintendo's distribution partner Tencent.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Insomniac Games is hiring a Content Artist  
by Staff [01.14.21]
The Content Artist is responsible for assisting the Marketing/Community and Art departments with all aspects of marketing video creation and post production for our projects.
Art, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Don't Miss: A Bloodstained Q&A with Koji 'Iga' Igarashi  
by Staff [01.14.21]
Legendary game developer Koji "Iga" Igarashi of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night fame answers our questions about the making of his latest game, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Business/Marketing

Registration is now open for the GDC Masterclass spring sessions  
by Staff [01.14.21]
It's time for the next round of GDC Masterclass sessions! You can now register for several amazing courses taking place this spring.
Console/PC, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Getting your big break as a game composer - 2021 edition  
by Gamasutra Community [01.14.21]
Composer Winifred Phillips explores strategies for new composers to land their 1st game - with tips on educational resources, developing a solid reputation, and cultivating a network of contacts.
Audio, Business/Marketing

Educational game studio Kuato nets $6.1 million to finance VR pivot  
by Chris Kerr [01.14.21]
Educational game developer Kuato Studios has raised £4.5 million ($6.1 million) in funding to launch virtual reality title Panic Room and create future VR projects.
Production, Business/Marketing

Puzzle Quest dev Infinity Plus Two acquired by 505 Games parent Digital Bros  
by Chris Kerr [01.14.21]
505 Games' parent company Digital Bros has acquired Australian free-to-play studio Infinity Plus Two for an undisclosed fee.
Production, Business/Marketing

Universal delays opening of Super Nintendo World again due to COVID-19  
by Chris Kerr [01.14.21]
Universal Studios Japan has placed the opening of Super Nintendo World on indefinite hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions in the country.
Business/Marketing

How did Rust make $1 million in Steam revenue in a day - twice?  
by Gamasutra Staff [01.13.21]
Wouldn’t it be nice to make $1 million gross on your Steam game.. in one day? Maybe many, many years after your game originally came out? That's what Rust did the other week. Twice. But how?
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Take-Two officially ends pursuit of Codemasters following EA offer  
by Chris Kerr [01.13.21]
Take-Two has officially lapsed its offer to acquire Dirt developer Codemasters after being outbid by EA.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Tilting Point signs $10 million publishing deal with South Korean dev Storytaco  
by Chris Kerr [01.13.21]
Free-to-play publisher Tilting Point has signed a $10 million publishing deal with South Korean developer Storytaco.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Lucasfilm Games taps Ubisoft Massive to create new open-world Star Wars title 1
by Chris Kerr [01.13.21]
The recently revived Lucasfilm Games is partnering with Ubisoft studio Massive Entertainment to create a new open-world Star Wars title.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

ESA suspends political contributions after assault on U.S. Capitol  
by Bryant Francis [01.12.21]
The ESA has announced it is "pausing" political contributions from its political action committee after several donation recipients voted to overturn the results of November'
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Dolphin Entertainment acquires esports and game PR agency B/HI  
by Chris Kerr [01.12.21]
Esports and video game PR company B/HI has been acquired by Dolphin Entertainment for an undisclosed fee.
Business/Marketing

Personal information of 16,415 people compromised during Capcom security breach  
by Chris Kerr [01.12.21]
Capcom has confirmed that the personal information of 16,415 people has been compromised as the result of a cyber attack last year.
Business/Marketing


Blog: How good does your game look on a Steam search?  
by Gamasutra Community [01.11.21]
How appealing is your game on the eyes of a player search? I don't know, but I can tell you what we did about it!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

IronSource acquires ad insight platform Soomla  
by Alissa McAloon [01.11.21]
IronSource has acquired the advertising quality measurement platform Soomla, aiming to bolster its own game dev-focused advertising tools through the purchase of the like-minded company. 
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing