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Oculus grabs Beat Saber as an Oculus Quest launch title  
by Alissa McAloon [03.18.19]
Oculus has announced that the VR rhythm game Beat Saber will be landing on its upcoming standalone VR headset when it launches at some yet unannounced point this year.
VR, GDC

InnoGames looks to acquire F2P mobile titles  
by Emma Kidwell [03.18.19]
InnoGames has announced its plans to venture into a new business model of acquiring free-to-play mobile games in its early stages and help devs market the games under the InnoGames portfolio.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, GDC

Chet Faliszek and Kimberly Voll form co-op game studio Stray Bombay  
by Chris Kerr [03.18.19]
"Players are smart, they are social. But games often don’t reflect that and we think that can change. So we’re forming a new studio in Seattle that is itself co-operative."
Console/PC, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Don't miss all the cool stuff happening next week on the new GDC Main Stage!  
by Staff [03.15.19]
Media Molecule, Hello Games' Sean Murray, and industry veteran Laralyn McWilliams will be part of this inspiring GDC Main Stage event (which will also be livestreamed!) next Wednesday at 12:30 PM PDT!
Console/PC, Indie, GDC

PSA: Know and abide by your GDC 2019 Code of Conduct! 2
by Staff [03.15.19]
As you lock in your plans for GDC in San Francisco next week, take time to review and commit to the Code of Conduct, which applies to everyone at the show!
Console/PC, Indie, GDC

Come to GDC for an inside look at the AI built to playtest Battlefield V!  
by Staff [03.15.19]
Come to GDC next week to learn about the birth of AutoPlayers, autonomous bots used for playtesting Battlefield V in scenarios ranging from full 64-player soak tests to specific scripted test cases.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Programming, GDC

Steam devs can now use the networking APIs created for CS:GO and Dota 2  
by Alissa McAloon [03.14.19]
Valve has opened up the use of a handful of APIs to partnered Steam developers, granting them tools geared toward better multiplayer play.
Console/PC, Social/Online, GDC

GDC 2019 is committed to being a sustainable, environmentally-friendly event  
by Staff [03.14.19]
Ahead of the big show next week, GDC organizers share what they've been doing to try and make it a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly event!
Serious, GDC

Here's where to watch the IGF & Game Developers Choice Awards next week!  
by Staff [03.14.19]
If you can't attend in person, don't worry: the sequential award shows will be livestreamed on Twitch next Wednesday (March 20th) starting at 6:30 PM. It's always a fun, upbeat show, so don't miss it!
Console/PC, Indie, Video, GDC

Steam Link Anywhere beta drops Steam Link's local-wifi-only restriction  
by Alissa McAloon [03.14.19]
A new version of Valve’s Steam Link gives players the ability to remotely access their Steam libraries without requiring the two machines to be on the same wifi network.
Console/PC, Social/Online, GDC

Get practical advice on how to run a hit-less indie studio at GDC 2019  
by Staff [03.14.19]
At GDC 2019 next week some experienced indie studio leaders from Kitfox, Temple Gate, and Anemone Hug will share useful advice on how to run a small game studio without a surprise, breakout hit!
Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

Discord evolves verified servers with new community tools 1
by Chris Kerr [03.14.19]
Discord has made a raft of notable changes that should help game developers build stronger communities while giving them more agency when it comes to monetization. 
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Come to GDC 2019 and get expert advice on growing your game dev career  
by Staff [03.13.19]
There's a smorgasbord of great career-building opportunities available to you at GDC 2019, including the popular Game Career Seminar and the Career Development Stage!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, GDC

Don't miss all these great Classic Game Postmortems at GDC 2019!  
by Staff [03.13.19]
Catch these promising, in-depth game dev postmortems of the Panzer Dragoon series, Paperboy, Lemmings, and Command & Conquer at GDC 2019 next week in San Francisco!
Console/PC, Design, GDC

Come to GDC for a behind-the-scenes look at Pokemon GO's PvP combat design!  
by Staff [03.13.19]
Learn why Niantic chose to build this new PvP feature at this point in the game’s lifecycle (and what decisions were made to make the feature true to its roots in the Pokemon franchise) at GDC 2019!
Smartphone/Tablet, Design, GDC

See more GDC 2019 speakers try to pitch you on their talks in a minute or less!  
by Staff [03.12.19]
Each of these fun 'Flash Forward" videos is a short, personalized pitch for why you should make time in your busy schedule to check out a given talk while you're attending GDC!
Console/PC, Indie, GDC

See how God of War's combat evolved to match its new camera system at GDC!  
by Staff [03.12.19]
When Sony Santa Monica introduced a more intimate, player-controlled camera system in its latest God of War game it revamped the combat to match, and at GDC you'll get a meaty look at how they did it!
Console/PC, Programming, Design, GDC

GDC 101 is back for GDC 2019, check it out to get the most out of your show!  
by Staff [03.12.19]
For GDC 2019 later this month organizers will once again offer a special overview event -- GDC 101 -- on Tuesday, March 19th that will show you how to get the most out of your time at the show!
Console/PC, Indie, GDC

Please consider being a part of the GDC 2019 Sock Drive!  
by Staff [03.11.19]
Want to help? It’s easy: Bring a new pair of socks to GDC and drop it in a donation bin! A good pair of socks is a small, significant gift that addresses a huge need in the homeless community.
Serious, GDC

Come to GDC and see how For Honor's multiplayer is built on time travel  
by Staff [03.11.19]
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the non-authoritative architecture behind the game at GDC 2019 next week in San Francisco!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Programming, GDC