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Minecraft beats Fortnite and GTA as YouTube's most-watched game of 2019  
by Alissa McAloon [12.05.19]
Sandwiched between ASMR and K-pop clips, YouTube’s 2019 Rewind roundup shares a peek at the most popular video games featured in videos on the platform.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Latest Rocket League update replaces loot boxes with an item store  
by Alissa McAloon [12.05.19]
The latest update to hit Rocket League wipes out the game’s loot box system entirely, replacing it with a premium storefront and a new blueprint system.
Console/PC, Social/Online

The $0 marketing game guide 2
by Victoria Tran [12.04.19]
Unpacking some marketing strategies Kitfox Games has used for over 3 profitable games — and counting!
Business/Marketing, Indie, Social/Online

Video Game Deep Cuts: PlayStation's 25th, Top Games Of 2019  
by Gamasutra Staff [12.08.19]
This week's roundup includes the PlayStation's 25th anniversary, multiple new 2019 'best of' game lists, and great articles on Katana Zero, Shovel Knight, Knights Of The Old Republic modders & more.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Review aggregator site GameRankings is shutting down  
by Alissa McAloon [12.05.19]
The 20-year-old review aggregator site GameRankings will cease to be on December 9, and instead redirect to sister site Metacritic following that shutdown.
Social/Online

Video: How Eve Online addressed exploit abuse with customer care  
by Staff [12.05.19]
In this 2018 GDC talk, CCP Games' David Einarsson discusses the handling of an impactful exploit in EVE Online and the many challenges entailed therein.
Business/Marketing, Social/Online, Video, Vault

CD Projekt Red ending Gwent console support to focus on PC and mobile  
by Alissa McAloon [12.05.19]
Console support is on the chopping block, partially for fear CD Projekt wouldn’t be able to tackle feature parity on mobile, PC, and console with so many different versions of Gwent in the mix.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Report: A cheaper Project Scarlett alternative remains in Xbox's next gen plans  
by Alissa McAloon [12.04.19]
Rumors about a cheaper Project Scarlett console continue to ebb and flow as insiders now tell Kotaku a lower-powered next-gen system is still in the cards.
Console/PC, Social/Online



Video Game Deep Cuts: PlayStation's 25th, Top Games Of 2019  
by Simon Carless [12.08.19]
This week's roundup includes excellent pieces on the PlayStation's 25th anniversary, multiple new 2019 'best of' game lists, and great articles on Katana Zero, Shovel Knight, Knights Of The Old Republic modders, Mario Maker 2, and lots more.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

PixelCast 14, Comics, Live Games, and Personal Challenges...  
by Jeremy Alessi [12.05.19]
In episode 14, Jeremy dives into the Swap Fire Comic, specifically with regard to the PixelFest ad that will appear in it. He also talks about solving a Rubik's Cube, beating Street Fighter II without losing, and the essence of personal challenge.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Serious Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

How to Attract New Followers to Your Twitch Channel  
by Jori Hamilton [12.05.19]
For the past few years, the streaming website Twitch has been the go-to site for inspiring gamers to show off their gaming prowess and build a following. Here's how you can go about building a following of your own.
Business/Marketing Console/PC Indie Social/Online

8 Most beautiful Farm Games you can learn from  
by Iuliana U [12.04.19]
The most beautiful and artistically unique farm games we can learn and get inspired by.
Design Art Social/Online

Together, we built a successful digital board games business. Here are 5 crucial lessons we learned.  
by Mike Willis [12.03.19]
How we built a digital board game studio, the lessons we’ve learned, and how we’ve managed to sustain a successful mobile game development and publishing business without feeling the need to succumb to the dark arts of free to play mechanics & consuma
Business/Marketing Design Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet


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