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Telltale Games titles are being delisted from GOG  
by Alissa McAloon [05.23.19]
PC games storefront GOG has announced that Telltale Games' entire library will be delisted on May 27 as a result of the studio’s closure last year.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Video: Cultivating and caring for great AI behavior trees  
by Staff [05.23.19]
In this 2017 GDC talk, Bobby Anguelov, Mika Vehkala, and Ben Weber outline core principles to get the most out of your behavior trees while avoiding common issues!
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Design, Video, Vault

Don't Miss: The blessing and the curse of early buzz for Rime 5
by Staff [05.23.19]
"People compared it to Wind Waker and ICO. This is a small indie title made by 18 people. When you're compared to blockbuster masterpieces, you consider what you did wrong in terms of expectations.
Console/PC, Indie, Design

GitHub launches Patreon-like crowdfunding program GitHub Sponsors  
by Alissa McAloon [05.23.19]
The new addition lets developers on GitHub sign up to sponsor other creators on the platform and pledge recurring monthly payments.
Console/PC

Dead Cells has surpassed 2 million copies sold  
by Alissa McAloon [05.23.19]
Motion Twin's Dead Cells has officially sold over 2 million copies, an achievement that comes under a year since the game left early access and ahead of its planned launches on iOS and Android.
Console/PC, Indie

Sony CEO: Consoles a 'niche market' within the games industry 2
by Chris Kerr [05.23.19]
Sony chief exec Jim Ryan has suggested consoles now exist in a 'niche market' within the wider games industry.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Zenimax settles 'Redfall' trademark dispute with book publisher  
by Chris Kerr [05.23.19]
The two companies came to loggerheads in February after Zenimax attempted to trademark the term, which is also the name of the BookBreeze published sci-fi novel series from author Jay Falconer.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The Playdate is a new crank-clad handheld from Firewatch publisher Panic 1
by Chris Kerr [05.23.19]
Firewatch and Untitled Goose Game publisher Panic has unveiled an experimental portable games console called Playdate. 
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

Windows 10 now offers a game-focused Xbox Game Bar overlay  
by Alissa McAloon [05.22.19]
An update to Windows 10 has introduced the Xbox Game Bar, a quick access overlay that lets Windows users access music, capture tools, and Xbox Live friends while playing almost any game.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Get a job: CCP's EVE Online team is hiring a Production Director  
by Alissa McAloon [05.22.19]
CCP Reykjavik are looking for a world-class Production Director to lead production efforts on EVE Online.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Production, Recruitment

Metro Exodus made back its dev and marketing costs in under 2 months  
by Alissa McAloon [05.22.19]
4A Games' Metro Exodus managed to earn enough to cover both its development and marketing costs by the end of THQ Nordic's Q5.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

GOG Galaxy 2.0 aims to bridge the platform gap in game communities  
by Alissa McAloon [05.22.19]
The soon-to-be-in-beta client overhaul turns GOG Galaxy into a hub for games and communities spread across multiple launchers and platforms.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Don't Miss: A retrospective on the Ouya 8
by Alissa McAloon [05.22.19]
A personal story, and a retrospective on why the OUYA failed and what can be learned from it.
Console/PC

The Ouya's game store will close for good in June 2
by Alissa McAloon [05.22.19]
Razer is ending support the game stores for Ouya, Forge TV, and MadCatz Mojo on June 25.
Console/PC

Sega to resume sales of Judgment in Japan following drugs scandal  
by Chris Kerr [05.22.19]
Sega intends to resume sales of Judgment in Japan on July 18, over four months after it was pulled from shelves due to a drug scandal involving voice actor Pierre Taki.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

World War Z has sold almost 2 million copies in one month  
by Chris Kerr [05.22.19]
Saber Interactive's co-op zombie shooter World War Z has sold almost 2 million copies in its first month, according to publisher Focus Home Interactive.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

THQ Nordic acquires Gothic and Risen developer Piranha Bytes 1
by Chris Kerr [05.22.19]
The deal includes the development studio and all intellectual property rights, which means Gothic, Risen, and new franchise ELEX will now fall under the THQ umbrella. 
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Dauntless launches on consoles with full, day-one crossplay  
by Alissa McAloon [05.21.19]
Phoenix Labs’ free-to-play game Dauntless has launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a launch that includes cross-platform play and progression across both consoles and PC.
Console/PC, Social/Online

God of War has sold 10 million copies  
by Alissa McAloon [05.21.19]
Sony Santa Monica's God of War has sold over 10 million copies in a little over a year’s time.
Console/PC

Don't Miss: Designing clever single player 'co-op' play in Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons 12
by Staff [05.21.19]
The film director turned game director behind Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons has some rather different and exciting ideas about how games should be made.
Console/PC