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PlayStation VR co-creator Richard Marks has swapped Sony for Google  
by Chris Kerr [07.31.18]
Marks had been with Sony for almost two decades, and in recent times helped create the PlayStation VR virtual reality headset as well as the PlayStation Move motion controller. 
VR, Business/Marketing

Sales up at Sony as PS4 software exceeds expectations  
by Chris Kerr [07.31.18]
Sony has released its financials for the first quarter ended June 30, 2018, and rising PS4 software sales have been fueling growth in the company's games division. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

No Man's Sky hit almost 100,000 concurrent players on Steam this past weekend  
by Emma Kidwell [07.30.18]
No Man's Sky hit a peak concurrent playercount of around 97,000 users this past weekend, following the release of Next, an update which added online multiplayer to the game. 
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Spectrum ISP kicked out of NY for allegedly throttling online games and streams 2
by Emma Kidwell [07.30.18]
After failing to deliver on promises made to its customers, cable and internet provider Spectrum is essentially being booted from New York following a letter issued by the New York Public Commission.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Analyst: Mobile MOBA Vainglory crosses $50M lifetime revenue  
by Alissa McAloon [07.30.18]
Sensor Tower reports that the competitive mobile game has now generated more that $50 million in revenue since its 2014 launch.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Area 35 ends legal dispute over Kickstarter embezzlement claims in settlement  
by Alissa McAloon [07.30.18]
The ex-Area 35 employee that accused CEO Hiroaki Yura of embezzling funds from the Project Pheonix Kickstarter to fund another game last year, now says his accusation was “contrary to the truth.”
Indie, Business/Marketing

Analyst estimates put Fortnite at more than 100M downloads on iOS  
by Alissa McAloon [07.30.18]
Data from the mobile analyst Apptopia suggests that Epic Games' Fortnite has been downloaded more than 100 million times on mobile, even before its Android debut.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Monster Hunter: World helps Capcom to record-breaking first quarter  
by Chris Kerr [07.30.18]
Capcom has experienced its most profitable first quarter in history thanks in part to the performance of Monster Hunter: World.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Slay The Totally Accurate Spire  
by Gamasutra Staff [07.29.18]
This week's highlights include juicy math(s) in Slay The Spire, the creation of Totally Accurate Battlegrounds, and loads more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Disney's purchase of Fox moves FoxNext into the House of Mouse  
by Bryant Francis [07.27.18]
Disney once again finds itself in the world of game publishing thanks to the acquisition of FoxNext as part of its purchase of Fox's entertainment assets.
VR, Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Fortnite cosmetics possibly taking revenue from top console games 1
by Emma Kidwell [07.27.18]
An analysis published by Superdata reports that Fortnite cosmetics are taking the competition away from other console games.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

CCP Games now developing future projects exclusively with Unreal Engine 4  
by Emma Kidwell [07.26.18]
CCP Games, the studio behind the MMO game EVE Online, announced earlier today that its currently unannounced projects will be developed exclusively with Unreal Engine 4. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Forza Motorsport 7 will not feature loot boxes  
by Emma Kidwell [07.26.18]
Turn 10 announces that loot boxes will be removed from Forza Motorsport 7 this winter.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Prominent Denuvo hacker arrested for breaching anti-piracy tech 5
by Chris Kerr [07.26.18]
Prominent Denuvo hacker Voksi, who compromised the anti-piracy tech in 2016 with a breakthrough workaround, has been arrested by Bulgarian authorities.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

See a rocket scientist apply learnings from the space program to AR dev at XRDC!  
by Staff [07.26.18]
Game dev & former rocket scientist Jim Toepel will show you how failure-mitigation techniques of the aerospace industry can be applied to individual AR products and the industry as a whole at XRDC!
VR, Production, Business/Marketing

Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle revenue tops $1B after two years  
by Chris Kerr [07.26.18]
Bandai Namco's mobile card-battler slash puzzler Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle has amassed over $1 billion in global revenue since launching in July 2015. 
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Dead Cells dev hopes to challenge exploitation with equal pay model 2
by Chris Kerr [07.26.18]
"If a project finds success, people are basically paid more in bonuses, and everyone is paid the absolute same way."
Production, Business/Marketing

Video: The Game Outcomes Project: How teamwork, leadership and culture drive results  
by Staff [07.25.18]
In this GDC 2016 session, Mothership Entertainment's Paul Tozour discusses the Games Outcome Project, highlighting important data about the nature of game development workplaces.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

PUBG Mobile reaches $30M in revenue 4 months after launch  
by Emma Kidwell [07.25.18]
PUBG Mobile has generated more than $30 million in revenue since it first launched four months ago.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Blog: Being a solo indie in a post-Steam Greenlight world 30
by Gamasutra Community [07.25.18]
Moving into the "Post-Steam Greenlight" era where do solo indie developers go? Are they a dying breed destined to fade away into the ocean of games that Steam has become?
Production, Business/Marketing