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Join the first-ever live Gamasutra Webcast feat. Innersloth's Victoria Tran!  
by Kris Graft [11.24.20]
Victoria Tran, community director at Among Us developer Innersloth, will be presenting a talk live with Gamasutra next month on how to convey your game's value in today's noisy marketplace.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Only six days left to register for GDC Masterclass!  
by Staff [11.24.20]
You only have six days left to sign up for the first-ever GDC Masterclass program. Register now before time runs out!
Console/PC, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

The forgotten Flash Website movement (when websites were 'the new emerging artform') 3
by Nathalie Lawhead [11.24.20]
Net artist and game designer Nathalie Lawhead shares a short history of Flash, its decline, and what they (as someone intimately familiar with Flash's heyday) believe led to its eventual demise.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Rockstar is turning Red Dead Online into a standalone game  
by Chris Kerr [11.24.20]
Rockstar is launching Red Dead Online, the online multiplayer portion of Red Dead Redemption 2, as a standalone game on December 1, 2020. 
Console/PC, Social/Online

Epic Games launches 'Fortnite Crew' monthly subscription plan  
by Chris Kerr [11.24.20]
Epic Games is launching a Fortnite subscription that will cost $11.99 per month and include "can't-miss" game content.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Join Treyarch as a Senior Gameplay Engineer  
by Staff [11.23.20]
Treyarch is looking for a talented engineer with a passion for gameplay and a critical eye for game design.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Controller use on Steam has 'more than doubled' since 2018  
by Alissa McAloon [11.23.20]
A recent update on Steam's DualSense controller support offers a couple of interesting tidbits on how more and more Steam users are using good ol' fashioned gamepads when playing games through Steam.
Console/PC

Steam beefs up DualSense support with LED, rumble, and more  
by Alissa McAloon [11.23.20]
On the developer side of things, the Steam team says that devs already using the Steam Input API won't need to do a thing to add support for the DualSense controller into their games.
Console/PC

Don't Miss: The story behind Remedy's viral dog mocap star 1
by Staff [11.23.20]
In this classic piece, Some folks from Control dev Remedy recap how they began experimenting with mocapping a dog, what they learned about putting pups in mocap suits, and how to use the results!
Console/PC, Production

Aiming to curb DMCAs, CDPR builds copyrighted music toggle into Cyberpunk 2077 1
by Alissa McAloon [11.23.20]
Its soundtrack features a good amount of licensed music which unfortunately leads to complications once the game starts showing up on streaming platforms.
Console/PC, Audio

Blog: The art of compelling quest design in Ghost of Tsushima  
by Gamasutra Community [11.23.20]
This article explores how Ghost of Tsushima's side quests are structured and what designers can learn from them.
Console/PC, Design

Former Ubisoft, EA, and BioWare devs set up shop as indie dev Yellow Brick Games  
by Alissa McAloon [11.23.20]
Four devs from the likes of Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, and BioWare have teamed up to form Yellow Brick Games and take aim at developing indie games with a "craftsmanship approach".
Console/PC, Indie

Does Apple's 15% platform cut change the game? 3
by Gamasutra Staff [11.22.20]
Apple has announced the App Store Small Business Program, a major change to the flat 30% platform cut for apps and games on iOS App Store. What does it mean for Apple & other game platforms?
VR, Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Nintendo lawsuit takes aim at yet another Nintendo Switch hack seller  
by Alissa McAloon [11.20.20]
Nintendo has filed a lawsuit against another person selling hack hardware for its Nintendo Switch, this time against a seller on Amazon it had previously tried to stop via a DMCA.
Console/PC

Don't Miss: Defining direction, writing, art and music on Yakuza 4  
by Staff [11.20.20]
In this 2011 interview, the developers behind Yakuza 4's art, music, and story talk with Gamasutra about crafting the acclaimed game's ensemble cast, dangerous but exciting environments, and more.
Console/PC, Art, Audio, Design

Desert Bus for Hope raises $986k for charity over 164 hours of play  
by Alissa McAloon [11.20.20]
Annual variety fundraiser Desert Bus for Hope has raised a record $986,793 for Child's Play during this year's event.
Console/PC

Blog: Power of storytelling in blockbuster casual games?  
by Gamasutra Community [11.20.20]
This data driven analysis looks at newly emerging player needs, fuelling the appetite for narrative & storytelling. We analyse common trends & patterns emerging in modern day storytelling of blockbuster casual games.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Deep Dive: Evolving the UX/UI of A Total War Saga: Troy using player feedback 1
by Alex Tokmakchiev [11.20.20]
With the latest content drop for A Total War Saga: Troy, I figured it was a good time to talk about how user testing and community feedback have helped us evolve the UI/UX of Troy both pre- and post-release.
Console/PC, Art, Production, Deep Dive

A quick UX lesson from GDC Masterclass teacher Celia Hodent  
by Staff [11.20.20]
UX expert Celia Hodent answers a couple of questions about UX design in advance of her December GDC Masterclass.
Console/PC, Design

Nintendo axes fan-run Smash tournament over online play mod 6
by Bryant Francis [11.19.20]
Organizers for an online Super Smash Bros. tournament have called off the event after Nintendo issued a cease-and-desist order over use of a mod enabling online play.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing