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Analyst: Mobile games generated 1 billion downloads each week in Q2 2020  
by Chris Kerr [07.09.20]
According to the latest figures from market intelligence company App Annie, during the first week of Q2 2020 mobile games were downloaded a record 1.2 billion times worldwide. 
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Finnish mobile studio Traplight nets $9 million to support Battle Legion  
by Chris Kerr [07.09.20]
Finnish mobile studio Traplight has netted $9 million in funding after launching its latest title, Battle Legion
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

VGDC: Em Reed's 'All Time Greats' article/video picks  
by Simon Carless [07.08.20]
Writer & cultural commentator Em Reed contributes some really interesting links that straddle history, art, academia and culture adeptly.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: A microtransaction design primer for game devs  
by Staff [07.08.20]
In this GDC 2018 talk ArenaNet's Crystin Cox shares her experience leading microtransaction design efforts for games like Guild Wars 2 and MapleStory to help you design high-quality microtransactions.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Attend GDC Summer to learn how a newbie solo dev landed a game on Xbox Game Pass  
by Staff [07.08.20]
It's not easy to get your game noticed, but at GDC Summer next month you'll have a front-row seat to the story of how a solo, newbie dev managed to land their game on Xbox's popular Game Pass service!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Infinity Ward has removed the controversial 'OK' gesture from Modern Warfare 11
by Chris Kerr [07.08.20]
Infinity Ward has pulled the controversial 'OK' gesture from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Mobile game discovery - Why it's tricky for indies 5
by Gamasutra Community [07.08.20]
Mobile games grossed almost $70 billion in 2019. But why aren't lots of small and medium indies without experience jumping into the space? Here's some good reasons.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: How to prioritize your dev efforts in an era of rising costs  
by Staff [07.07.20]
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.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Blog: A Torchlight 3 early access launch weekend postmortem 2
by Gamasutra Community [07.07.20]
This Torchlight 3 postmortem takes a look back at its early access launch weekend and what it took to "kill all the zombies."
Design, Business/Marketing

GDC Summer welcomes a cutting-edge lineup of game industry sponsors  
by Staff [07.07.20]
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.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Get tips and inspiration to build the next generation of mobile games at GDC Summer  
by Staff [07.07.20]
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.
Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC

Microsoft will host an Xbox Games Showcase on July 23  
by Chris Kerr [07.06.20]
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.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Dragon Quest Builders and SaGa developers join Type-Moon Studio BB  
by Chris Kerr [07.06.20]
Type-Moon Studio BB, an offshoot of Fate/Grand Order developer Type-Moon formed in August 2019, has made some notable hires.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Ubisoft exec Beland resigns after harassment and assault allegations 3
by Chris Kerr [07.03.20]
Ubisoft vice president of editorial Maxime Beland has resigned from his role after being accused of sexual harassment and assault.
Business/Marketing

Animoca Brands raises $4.1 million ahead of proposed initial public offering  
by Chris Kerr [07.03.20]
Mobile developer Animoca Brands has raised $4.1 million in funding to support a proposed initial public offering.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Game Discoverabilityland: The Season Of Discovery  
by Gamasutra Staff [07.03.20]
The newest roundup on game discovery includes news on Xbox Summer Games Fest, PlayStation Indies, Apple Arcade/iOS news, and lots more.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

EVO co-founder/CEO Joey Cuellar removed after sexual abuse allegations  
by Chris Kerr [07.03.20]
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. 
Business/Marketing

Take-Two Interactive's NBA 2K21 will cost $10 more on next-gen consoles 3
by Alissa McAloon [07.02.20]
It's too early to tell if this new MSRP is an outlier or a next-generation norm.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

'Change starts today' says Ubisoft CEO, after years of allegations arise  
by Bryant Francis [07.02.20]
Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot has announced a series of changes after years-worth of allegations of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse emerged.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Westworld creators take aim at Fallout in upcoming Amazon Studios series  
by Alissa McAloon [07.02.20]
The minds behind HBO's Westworld adaptation are working with Amazon on a live action show based on Bethesda's Fallout series. creators
Console/PC, Business/Marketing