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Updates » Business/Marketing
Come and be a part of making XRDC a more sustainable event!  
by Staff [10.10.18]
The environment is important, so XRDC organizers take a quick moment to talk about what's being done -- and what you can do -- to help make it a more sustainable event in a more sustainable industry.
VR, Business/Marketing

Nintendo hacks The Legend of Zelda to make it more accessible 1
by Chris Kerr [10.10.18]
The new version of the 1987 classic gifts players a ton of rupees and items from the start, making it more accessible for those keen to wander through Hyrule with minimal fuss.
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

Skybound vague on future of Telltale partnership  
by Chris Kerr [10.10.18]
Skybound Interactive has offered some more (admittedly vague) details as to how its proposed deal with Telltale Games might shape up.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video: How studios can set up accessibility-centric spaces  
by Staff [10.09.18]
In this GDC 2018 talk, Mixer's Tara Voelker and 343 Industries' Brannon Zahand discuss the value of a dedicated inclusive technologies space at Microsoft.
Serious, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

Sony CEO claims next-gen hardware is 'necessary' 1
by Chris Kerr [10.09.18]
The chief exec claimed it's absolutely "necessary to have a next-generation hardware," though stopped short of christening that device the PlayStation 5.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Microsoft unveils Project xCloud game streaming technology
by Chris Kerr [10.08.18]
"Our vision for the evolution of gaming is similar to music and movies -- entertainment should be available on demand and accessible from any screen."
Business/Marketing, Video

Skybound Games will finish work on Telltale's The Walking Dead  
by Chris Kerr [10.08.18]
While the terms of the deal are still being ironed out, Skybound has confirmed that members of the original development team will be brought back onboard to finish the project.
Production, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Uri Geller's Pessimistic Starlink  
by Gamasutra Staff [10.07.18]
This week's highlights include Uri Geller vs. Pokemon, why we need pessimistic games, a look at Ubisoft's Starlink, & lots more besides.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Icons dev Wavedash Games lays off 'majority' of staff  
by Alex Wawro [10.05.18]
Update It's a rough blow for Wavedash, which set up shop in 2015 and launched its free-to-play platform fighter Icons: Combat Arena on Steam's Early Access service earlier this summer.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Blog: A crash course in conducting interviews 5
by Gamasutra Community [10.05.18]
Recently, a colleague came to me with a conundrum. It went something like this: "Hey I have to interview someone in 30 minutes. Give me a crash course." This is that crash course.
Business/Marketing

Nintendo has patented a Game Boy case for smartphones 1
by Chris Kerr [10.05.18]
Nintendo has patented a Game Boy-style phone case that's would seemingly let smartphone owners transform their handset into the classic handheld.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Breaking fences, escaping dinosaurs?! Oh my, it's Parkasaurus' developers  
by John Harris [10.05.18]
Gamasutra spoke to one half of Washbear and co-developer of Parkasaurus, Chris McQuinn to explore the design and intent of the slightly-silly dino zoo sim Parkasaurus.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

Get a job: Digital Extremes is looking for a Product Marketing Manager  
by Staff [10.04.18]
As Product Marketing Manager you will be responsible for the inbound and outbound marketing activities for the company's published games.
Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Michael Gallagher is stepping down as CEO of the ESA  
by Alissa McAloon [10.04.18]
Michael Gallagher is leaving his post as the CEO and president of the Entertainment Software Association after over a decade with the organization
Business/Marketing

Report: Telltale Games lays off remaining 'skeleton crew' 4
by Bryant Francis [10.04.18]
If reports are correct, Telltale Games' "studio majority closure" is edging closer to being a full shutdown.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Report: Telltale wants another studio (and ex-The Walking Dead devs) to finish the game  
by Alissa McAloon [10.04.18]
Sources speaking to Kotaku say that that there is a deal being organized that would hire ex-Telltale devs as contract employees to finish The Walking Dead under a different company.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: A primer on dissolving a company 1
by Chris Kerr [10.04.18]
So the company didn’t work out. It happens. With all of the recent studio closures, I thought I would put together this brief guide to shutting down.
Business/Marketing

See new and innovative ways of using AR/VR for good at XRDC!  
by Staff [10.04.18]
At XRDC in San Francisco later this month you'll get the inside track on two exciting and innovative new projects that use AR/VR tech to combat Alzheimer's and underage smoking.
VR, Business/Marketing

Opinion: Will Telltale's fate be a catalyst for industry reform? 6
by Mitch Bowman [10.04.18]
Amid a string of layoffs and studio shutdowns, journalist Mitch Bowman asks if Telltale's closure is the tipping point for game industry labor reform.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

EA partners with the Premier League for new esports competition  
by Chris Kerr [10.04.18]
It's a notable deal for EA and esports in general, with the Premier League generally regarded as the most high-profile football league in the world.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing