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Ion Maiden becomes Ion Fury following Iron Maiden trademark lawsuit 1
by Chris Kerr [07.11.19]
3D Realms has changed the name of its first-person shooter Ion Maiden to Ion Fury after being sued by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden for trademark infringement. 
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

The Switch may be getting a new processor and flash storage 1
by Chris Kerr [07.11.19]
Nintendo's new handheld-only Switch Lite stole the headlines when it was announced yesterday, but the company also appears to be working on an upgraded version of the original Switch.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Battlegrounds has been banned in Jordan due to negative impact on players 1
by Chris Kerr [07.11.19]
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been banned in Jordan by the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC).
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

New executive directors named for both the IGDA and the IGDA Foundation  
by Alissa McAloon [07.10.19]
The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has announced new executive directors for both the IGDA and the IGDA Foundation, filling leadership vacancies left by Jen MacLean's departure in April.
Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Devs measure the enduring influence of StarCraft  
by Staff [07.10.19]
Game makers from Blizzard, Riot, Gas Powered Games, and more cast themselves back to the strange, hazy days of the late '90s to talk about how StarCraft changed the way they thought about game design.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Former Riot and EA devs form new multiplayer studio, Vela Games  
by Chris Kerr [07.10.19]
A trio of former Riot Games and EA developers have joined forces to establish new 'triple-A independent' studio, Vela Games.
Production, Business/Marketing

Nintendo: The 3DS isn't about to be replaced by the Switch Lite 1
by Chris Kerr [07.10.19]
Nintendo just unveiled the Switch Lite, a more compact version of its flagship Switch that also happens to be a dedicated handheld. So, where does that leave the long-serving 3DS?
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The compact Switch Lite is Nintendo's newest dedicated handheld 2
by Chris Kerr [07.10.19]
Nintendo has announced a more compact, handheld-only version of the Switch called the Nintendo Switch Lite.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Nintendo will move parts of Switch production from China to Vietnam  
by Chris Kerr [07.09.19]
Nintendo will move some aspects of Switch production from China to Vietnam, a company spokesperson has confirmed.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Smite and Paladins developer Hi-Rez has opened its first UK studio  
by Chris Kerr [07.09.19]
Smite and Paladins developer Hi-Rez Studios has opened a new UK studio called Red Beard Games.
Production, Business/Marketing

Former Panic Button development director opens new studio Enduring Games  
by Chris Kerr [07.09.19]
Former Panic Button general manager and development director Adam Creighton has established a new studio in Austin, Texas.
Production, Business/Marketing

PSA: Upload your resume to Gamasutra's job boards!  
by Staff [07.08.19]
Here's a friendly reminder that Gamasutra's job boards are the best place to find your next job in the game industry - upload your resume and land the job you want!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

China's biggest game devs join forces to create new age rating system  
by Chris Kerr [07.08.19]
Some of China's most prominent game developers have banded together to create a new age rating system for games.
Business/Marketing

Blog: Why Academia: School Simulator hasn't done as well as similar games 18
by Gamasutra Community [07.08.19]
I explore why Academia: School Simulator might not be doing well compared to other similar games. It turns out theme and genre fit might be our biggest problem.
Business/Marketing

Report: Struggling HQ Trivia developer cuts workforce by 20 percent  
by Chris Kerr [07.08.19]
HQ Trivia has laid off around 20 percent of its remaining staff after the mobile game show app saw downloads plummet.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Fall Guys developer Mediatonic cuts the ribbon on new Madrid studio  
by Chris Kerr [07.08.19]
The Gears Pop! and Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout developer already has studios in London, Brighton, and Guildford, and has now opened a full-fledged studio in the Spanish capital.
Production, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Speedrunning The Sea Of Solitude  
by Gamasutra Staff [07.05.19]
This week's roundup includes some amazing highlights from the Summer Games Done Quick speedrun series, a look at intriguing new title Sea Of Solitude, and lots more still.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Developers and G2A clash over the impact of grey market keys on indies 6
by Alissa McAloon [07.05.19]
The infamous key reselling site G2A has published a lengthy blog post defending its business practices after the storefront came under fire from developers and publishers.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Nintendo is 'investigating' 5G and streaming tech, but refuses to 'chase trends' 2
by Chris Kerr [07.05.19]
Nintendo is "investigating" how technologies such as cloud streaming and 5G will affect the video game landscape, but has rejected the notion that following those trends is absolutely critical.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Former Paradox CEO defends studio's continuous DLC model as 'fair and balanced' 1
by Chris Kerr [07.05.19]
Former Paradox CEO and president Fredrik Wester has defended the company's approach to DLC as "fair and balanced."
Production, Business/Marketing