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PlayStation 4 sales have exceeded 91.6 million units worldwide  
by Chris Kerr [01.08.19]
Lifetime PlayStation 4 sales have now surpassed 90 million units, with strong holiday sales pushing the console over the line.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Design lessons learned from a decade at Nintendo's EAD 2
by Staff [01.07.19]
Motoi Okamoto was a member of Shigeru Miyamoto's Entertainment Analysis and Development department for a decade. He recounts the making of many of Nintendo's best-loved (and biggest-selling) titles.
Console/PC, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

GDC 2019 to host a Classic Game Postmortem of Lemmings!  
by Staff [01.07.19]
One of the creators of the original Lemmings is coming to GDC 2019 in March to present a unique look at the making of this classic game! 
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Nintendo open to moving away from home consoles, says company president  
by Chris Kerr [01.07.19]
"In the long-term, perhaps our focus as a business could shift away from home consoles -- flexibility is just as important as ingenuity."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Welcome To 2019, Already  
by Gamasutra Staff [01.06.19]
This week's highlights include a detailed look at what 2019 may bring in terms of business trends & games - as well as a whole host of other leftover 2018 highlights, daily 'meditations' on games, a Chinese indie megahit, and lots more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

CFO Amrita Ahuja parts ways with Blizzard to join up with a mobile payment company  
by Alissa McAloon [01.04.19]
Blizzard Entertainment’s chief financial officer Amrita Ahuja has departed the company, and the game industry entirely, to join up with the mobile payment company Square as its new CFO.

Red Dead Redemption 2 leads list of GDC 2019 Choice Awards nominees!  
by Staff [01.04.19]
Other games receiving multiple nominations include Sony Santa Monica's God of War, Insomniac's Marvel's Spider-Man, and Lucas Pope's innovative puzzle whodunnit game Return of the Obra Dinn!
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Eugen Systems says devs were fired for 'misuse of tools,' not strike participation 2
by Alissa McAloon [01.04.19]
Former Eugen Systems developers say their sudden firings were the result of retaliation over labor disputes, but the company says that wasn't the case.

Half-Life 2 and Portal writer Erik Wolpaw has rejoined Valve 1
by Chris Kerr [01.04.19]
Half-Life 2 and Portal writer Erik Wolpaw has rejoined Valve nearly two years after leaving the studio. 
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

Star Control makers defend DMCA takedown against Star Control: Origins 13
by Chris Kerr [01.04.19]
Star Control designers Paul Reiche III and Robert Frederick Ford have defended their decision to issue a DMCA takedown against Star Control: Origins.
Production, Business/Marketing

Bethesda resolves copyright lawsuit against Westworld devs  
by Emma Kidwell [01.03.19]
Bethesda Softworks has resolved a lawsuit it brought against Behaviour Interactive and Warner Bros. last June for copyright infringement, breach of contract and unfair competition. 
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Japan has made reselling digital game keys illegal without creator's permission 4
by Emma Kidwell [01.03.19]
As of December, a new Japanese legal amendment has made it illegal to resell digital game keys without explicit consent from software makers.  
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Report: Nexon founder looking to sell controlling stake for $8.9 billion 1
by Chris Kerr [01.03.19]
Shares in the Tokyo-based video game company reportedly jumped by around 30 percent following the news.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Games now account for over half of entire UK entertainment market  
by Chris Kerr [01.03.19]
"The games industry has been incredibly effective in taking advantage of the potential of digital technology to offer new and compelling forms of entertainment."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

TickTock Studios acquired by Rebellion and rebranded as 'Rebellion North'  
by Chris Kerr [01.03.19]
"We've worked with the team at TickTock Games for a while now, and we know they'll continue to prosper as Rebellion North."
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Opinion: Here's what 2019 will be like for the game biz 15
by Joost van Dreunen [01.03.19]
In this opinion piece SuperData Research founder Joost van Dreunen examines 10 major trends for 2019, from a fresh wave of consolidations to a fragmentation of PC game marketplaces.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

China issues 80 new game licenses, Tencent not included  
by Emma Kidwell [01.02.19]
China announced that it approved 80 new game releases in late December, but the list of approved titles does not seem to include any releases from Tencent. 
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Fired Activision Blizzard CFO picked up by Netflix as chief financial officer  
by Alissa McAloon [01.02.19]
Netflix is hiring Spencer Neumann as its new chief financial officer, just days after he was placed on leave pending firing from that same role at Activision Blizzard.

Get expert advice on building hyper-casual mobile hits at GDC 2019!  
by Staff [01.02.19]
Come out to GDC 2019 this year to get a guided tour of what it takes to succeed in hyper-casual game design, from Double Coconut chief (and Telltale/Digital Chocolate alum) David Fox!
Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Rebellion co-founder Chris Kingsley to receive OBE  
by Chris Kerr [01.02.19]
Kingsley founded Rebellion in 1992 with his brother Jason, and has grown the company from an ambitious start-up to a globally recognized game studio with over 300 employees.