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Updates » Console/PC
Video: Creating the flooding effects in Uncharted 3  
by Staff [10.17.18]
In this GDC 2012 talk, Naughty Dog's Eben Cook breaks down of one the flood effects used in Uncharted 3, discussing how a fluid simulation was used to inspire the final look.
Console/PC, Design, Video

The Division developer: Politics in games are 'bad for business' 1
by Emma Kidwell [10.17.18]
According to Ubisoft Massive COO Alf Condelius​, the decision to avoid taking a political stance in video games is a purely a monetary one, as politics are "bad for business."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The uphill battle of getting Katamari Damacy noticed by Namco 1
by Emma Kidwell [10.17.18]
In an excerpt from the upcoming book Katamari Damacy, Keita Takahashi discussed the uphill battle of trying to get his pitch accepted at Namco.
Console/PC, Design

Don't Miss: Designing Dream Daddy's character creator to deepen engagement 2
by Staff [10.17.18]
"It was really important to us throughout the entirety of development of this game that we made something that felt inclusive to as many people as possible."
Console/PC, Indie, Design

Steam store pages now officially support animated gifs 5
by Alissa McAloon [10.17.18]
Valve has rolled out an update to Steam that allows devs to embed animated gifs directly into the “about” section of a game’s store page.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Loot Crate now offers a monthly indie game subscription service  
by Alissa McAloon [10.17.18]
Loot Crate is kicking off a $10 monthly subscription service that aims to connect “creative new voices” in indie dev with players.
Console/PC, Indie

GDC 2019 is now open for registration!  
by Staff [10.17.18]
Now's the time to register for GDC 2019! You'll want to look at pass options and register early to get the best price. Plus, some passes have limited quantities so if you’re interested, don't wait!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Blog: Designing the boss battles in Shovel Knight  
by Gamasutra Community [10.17.18]
In exclusive material from David L. Craddock's "Shovel Knight" published by Boss Fight Books, the author discusses how developer Yacht Club Games designed Shovel Knight's boss battles.
Console/PC, Design

China's Huawei thinks it can capture Switch market...with a $1,000 phone 3
by Chris Kerr [10.17.18]
Chinese tech outfit Huawei believes it is capable of taking on the Nintendo Switch with its new $1,000 smartphone.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Video: The narrative design of Reigns: Her Majesty  
by Staff [10.16.18]
In this GDC 2018 talk, writer Leigh Alexander shares her narrative design process around the tricky political tightrope of women's power in Reigns: Her Majesty.
Console/PC, Design, Video

GTA V cheaters' assets frozen following Australian court ruling  
by Emma Kidwell [10.16.18]
Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive crack down on GTA V cheaters after an Australian federal court granted search and seizure orders against players associated with cheating software.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Ubisoft selects new CFO to take over beginning in 2019  
by Emma Kidwell [10.16.18]
Ubisoft announced today that chief financial officer Alain Martinez will retire from the company at the end of 2018, with Frédérick Duguet taking over the role beginning in 2019.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Sega credits strong localizations for jump in worldwide game sales 1
by Alissa McAloon [10.16.18]
The latest shareholder report dives into the nitty-gritty details of the company’s future plans, but its stance on localization is worth calling attention to. 
Console/PC, Production

Don't Miss: Double Fine's postmortem of Brutal Legend 23
by Staff [10.16.18]
In this classic postmortem, Double Fine outlines the production of its rock god epic Brütal Legend, taking in everything from legal troubles with Activision to nitty-gritty tool development details.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Production

Epic sues YouTubers for using and selling Fortnite cheats 19
by Alissa McAloon [10.16.18]
Epic Games has filed a lawsuit against two YouTubers, accusing the pair of copyright infringement and breach of contract for both using and promoting the use of Fortnite cheats.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Submissions are now open for the GDC 2019 Tutorials!  
by Staff [10.16.18]
Hey devs, GDC 2019 has put out a call for submissions of lectures and panels that would be a good fit for 6 of the conference's popular Tutorials, from the Level Design Workshop to eSports Day!
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Production, GDC

Discord game marketplace and subscription service enter global beta 7
by Chris Kerr [10.16.18]
Discord has launched the worldwide beta for its fledgling game storefront and Nitro subscription service, meaning both can now be accessed by the platform's 150 million registered users.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Sony has fixed the messaging bug that's been crashing PS4s  
by Chris Kerr [10.16.18]
UPDATE In addition to sharing a way affected PlayStation 4 users can escape the text-triggered crash loop, Sony has released a firmware patch to address the bug itself.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Bandai Namco agrees to European distribution deal for Cyberpunk 2077  
by Chris Kerr [10.16.18]
Bandai will be responsible for distributing and promoting the open-world RPG in 24 countries, including France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the UK. 
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Getting the world of Sprint Vector over the finish line  
by Chris Kerr [10.16.18]
Survios technical artist Kevin Andersen discusses how to design an aesthetically distinct world that's easily readable and render-able at breakneck speeds.
Console/PC, Design, Production