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Blog: Historians play Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour 1
by Chris Kerr [09.18.19]
In this live stream, historians Bob Whitaker and Kate Cook explore and discuss Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour Ancient Greece.
Design, Business/Marketing

How do people find your game on Switch?: A discoverability run-down  
by Simon Carless [09.18.19]
"Switch versions are still selling better than Steam or other console versions. But sometimes nowadays I believe that’s ‘not enough copies on Switch vs. REALLY not enough copies outside of Switch.'"
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Come to XRDC and see how augmented reality is reshaping how we shop!  
by Staff [09.17.19]
Over 2M people have used Houzz's new AR 'View in My Room 3D' tool when buying products from the company, and at XRDC in San Francisco next month you'll get the lowdown on how and why it works!
VR, Business/Marketing, XRDC

Rockstar Games now has its own game launcher on PC 2
by Alissa McAloon [09.17.19]
Grand Theft Auto dev Rockstar Games has rolled out a hub for all of its digital games on PC, accurately dubbed the Rockstar Games Launcher.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Don't delay: Pitch your best AR/VR talks for VRDC at GDC 2020!  
by Staff [09.17.19]
Hey game makers, quick reminder today that organizers of the 2020 Game Developers Conference are still accepting VRDC talk submissions -- but only until Monday, September 30th at 11:59 pm Pacific!
VR, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, VRDC, GDC

Proposed E3 revamp could turn expo into 'fan, media, and influencer festival' 1
by Chris Kerr [09.17.19]
E3 could be getting a big overhaul next year, with organizer The ESA mulling over a rebrand that would see the show become a "fan, media, and influencer festival" in 2020.
Business/Marketing

Knights and Bikes is being turned into an animated TV show 1
by Chris Kerr [09.17.19]
Knights and Bikes, the charming hand-painted adventure game from Foam Sword, is being turned into a television show by British production company Tiger Aspect.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video: Building explosive 8-bit Nintendo eSports the Tetris World Championship way  
by Staff [09.16.19]
In this 2019 GDC talk, Hitsparks Games' Chris Tang explores how the Classic Tetris World Championship format makes the most of Tetris for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

PSA: Upload your resume to Gamasutra's job boards!  
by Staff [09.16.19]
Here's a friendly reminder that Gamasutra's job boards are the best place to find your next job in the game industry - upload your resume and land the job you want!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Report: The PS4 has sold-through 30 million units in the United States  
by Chris Kerr [09.16.19]
The PlayStation 4 has now sold-through 30 million units in the United States alone, according to the latest figures from analyst Niko Partners.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

U.S. mobile developer Scopely expands into Asia with new Japan office  
by Chris Kerr [09.16.19]
U.S. mobile game developer-publisher Scopely is expanding into the Asia-Pacific region with the opening of a new office in Japan.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Apple Arcade's Blasphemous Ring Fit  
by Gamasutra Staff [09.14.19]
This week's highlights include some views on Apple Arcade, looks at the latest games, including the very gothic Blasphemous, the odd new Switch fitness title Ring Fit Adventure, & more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Sea of Thieves adds microtransaction store in latest update  
by Alissa McAloon [09.13.19]
Up until now, all new content for the Rare-developed title has been included in free updates.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: NetEase drives mobile games business in Japan, Tencent targets emerging markets 1
by Louise Shorthouse [09.13.19]
NetEase has found success in Japan with a handful of carefully tailored, stand-out mobile titles, but Chinese competitor Tencent is instead focusing its efforts on emerging territories.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

UK committee argues loot boxes should be covered by gambling regulations 5
by Alissa McAloon [09.12.19]
The findings of a series of hearings, and the committee’s reflection on them, have since been compiled into a report released today alongside the committee’s recommendation that regulation is needed.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Business/Marketing

Steam's latest discovery update tilts the algorithm away from popular games 10
by Alissa McAloon [09.12.19]
Valve has rolled out a number of tweaks and changes to Steam’s recommendation system that aim to breathe some personalization back into suggestions, and increase recommendation clicks in the process.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Meet and learn from these industry-leading sponsors at XRDC 2019!  
by Staff [09.12.19]
Meet with representatives of DeepMotion, the XR Association, and more sponsors of XRDC when it lands in San Francisco next month!
VR, Business/Marketing, XRDC

Want to speak at the GDC 2020 Indie Games Summit? Pitch a talk today!  
by Staff [09.12.19]
Just a quick reminder today that the 2020 Game Developers Conference is still accepting Independent Games Summit talk submissions -- but only through 11:59 PM Pacific on Monday, September 30th!
Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Come to XRDC and see how Childish Gambino's Pharos AR app was made!  
by Staff [09.11.19]
At XRDC you'll see how Unity and Childish Gambino created Pharos, an ARCore-powered app that lets fans step through an illusory portal and into a glowing universe of Childish Gambino's music.
VR, Business/Marketing, XRDC

The GDC 2020 Free to Play Summit needs your best talk pitches!  
by Staff [09.11.19]
Got a great idea for a talk that'd fit in well as part of the Free to Play Summit at next year's Game Developers Conference? Now's the time to pitch it!
Social/Online, Design, Business/Marketing