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How that game sold on Steam, using the 'NB number'  
by Gamasutra Community [08.04.20]
We would love to know roughly how many copies of games are sold on Steam. That data is not public. But the number of player reviews is public. Enter.. the 'NB number.'
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video: Capturing great footage for game trailers  
by Staff [08.03.20]
In this GDC 2018 talk trailer editor Derek Lieu shares tricks and techniques to get the best game capture for your trailers.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Monster Hunter and Resident Evil driving growth at Capcom  
by Chris Kerr [08.03.20]
New releases and digital sales are driving growth at Capcom, which just published its financials for the first quarter ended June 30, 2020.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Ubisoft exec Tommy Francois departs after misconduct allegations 2
by Chris Kerr [08.03.20]
Ubisoft editorial vice president Tommy Francois has left the company after being accused of workplace misconduct.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Halo Infinite's multiplayer is a free-to-play mode  
by Alissa McAloon [07.31.20]
Microsoft and 343 Industries look to be taking a page from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's free-to-play Warzone mode for Halo Infinite.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Enjoy live GDC podcasts hosted by Gamasutra throughout GDC Summer!  
by Staff [07.31.20]
GDC organizers are pleased to confirm that the hosts of the GDC podcast will be producing a daily, hour-long show of game industry news, discussion and interviews during GDC Summer!
Business/Marketing, GDC

New partnership will give 2K access to over 2000 NFL player likenesses 1
by Chris Kerr [07.31.20]
2K has signed a new partnership that will allow it to include the likenesses of NFL players in multiple football games. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Sega Group president and chief publishing officer Kenji Matsubara has resigned  
by Chris Kerr [07.31.20]
Sega Group Corporation president and chief publishing officer Kenji Matsubara has stepped down due to "personal reasons."
Business/Marketing

GDC Summer's Sponsor Showcase offers access to industry leaders like Tencent  
by Staff [07.30.20]
Ready for GDC Summer next week? Industry leaders like Microsoft, Google, Unity, and Tencent are all available for scheduling meetings in the GDC Summer Sponsor Showcase!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

UK retailer Game sells Belong esports network to U.S. startup Vindex  
by Chris Kerr [07.30.20]
UK retailer Game has sold its Belong esports network to U.S. startup Vindex for a reported $50 million.
Business/Marketing

Private Division signs publishing deals with Ori dev Moon Studios and others  
by Chris Kerr [07.30.20]
Take-Two Interactive's publishing label Private Division has signed three new publishing deals with developers Moon Studios, Roll7, and League of Geeks.
Production, Business/Marketing

Popular game pitch-off GDC Pitch returns for GDC Summer next week  
by Staff [07.29.20]
Game Developers Conference are excited to confirm that the popular GDC Pitch event will return in a special online-only format for next week's all-digital GDC Summer!
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

Epic Games' Sweeney calls out Apple, Google for 'exploitative' platform fees 4
by Chris Kerr [07.29.20]
Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney has branded Apple and Google "exploitative" for imposing a 30 percent store fee on their respective mobile marketplaces.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Moss developer Polyarc raises $9 million to explore AR development  
by Chris Kerr [07.29.20]
Moss developer Polyarc has secured $9 million in Series B funding to create augmented reality experiences. 
VR, Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Xbox Game Pass is all about the power of word-of-mouth marketing  
by Alissa McAloon [07.28.20]
"When people feel like you're over-delivering on value, they want to not only continue to use your service but they want to tell their friends about it."
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Get expert analysis of the State of the Industry game dev survey at GDC Summer  
by Staff [07.28.20]
Trained industry analysts at Omdia have had time to unpack the data, and at GDC Summer next month attendees will have access to their in-depth breakdown of how the coronavirus has impacted game devs.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

DIY game platform Roblox tops 150 million monthly active users  
by Chris Kerr [07.28.20]
Online free-to-play game platform Roblox now has over 150 million monthly active users, according to developer Roblox Corporation.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Op-Ed: Game development in a time of upheaval  
by Michael Chu [07.28.20]
"To create inclusive characters is not to surrender the creative vision, and to say that embracing diversity means losing that agency or that it is a creative burden is simply untrue and must be rejected," writes Michael Chu, newly-hired narrative director at 2K's 31st Union studio.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The Google Play Indie Games Festival winners have been announced  
by Chris Kerr [07.28.20]
The winners of the Google Play Indie Games Festival have been announced, spotlighting some of the best and brightest indie games on the Android marketplace. 
Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Business/Marketing

Are platforms devaluing games to gain market share? 6
by Gamasutra Community [07.28.20]
All about 'free games' and backlogs, and the stealth rise of the subscription games service. And how perhaps the one you’re not paying attention to is the one that’s going to sneak up behind you?
Indie, Business/Marketing