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Google distances itself from Stadia creative director's comments  
by Kris Graft [10.22.20]
Google on Thursday distanced itself from tweets issued by the creative director of Stadia's Montreal Studio, who said game streamers should be paying devs and publishers of games they stream.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

We need to talk about Steam & China  
by Gamasutra Staff [10.22.20]
What's going on with Steam in China, and what's going to happen in the future? Take a trip though the possibilities, the government licensing complexities, and more!
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Question is hiring a Level Designer  
by Staff [10.22.20]
The folks at Question are looking for a talented Level Designer for their team. Apply now!
Console/PC, Design, Recruitment

30 years later, Nintendo is localizing the first Fire Emblem game  
by Bryant Francis [10.22.20]
For the first time ever, Nintendo is selling the original Fire Emblem game outside of Japan.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video: The lighting technology of Detroit: Become Human  
by Staff [10.22.20]
At GDC 2018, Quantic Dream's Guillaume Caurant discussed the technology behind the lighting of Detroit: Become Human.
Console/PC, Programming, Video

Building concept art workflows with neural net-powered 'generative adversarial networks'  
by Max Schulz [10.22.20]
We all love the fact that computers can execute annoying work for us. Work we already know how to do. And now there’s a new kid in town: Style-GAN’s - short for Generative Adversarial Networks that can support the creative vision of your team.
Art, Production

Why bringing Donkey Kong 64 into the third dimension required a mental shift  
by Chris Kerr [10.22.20]
Donkey Kong 64 is about to turn 20, and to celebrate that marvelous but inevitable milestone, GameSpot had a sit down chat with some of the creative leads behind the beloved platformer. 
Console/PC, Art, Production, Business/Marketing

EA hit with class action lawsuit in Canada over loot box usage  
by Chris Kerr [10.22.20]
A class action lawsuit has been filed against EA in Canada accusing the publisher of breaching the country's Criminal Code by including loot boxes in its games. 
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Join Remedy as a Sr. Material Artist  
by Staff [10.21.20]
As a Senior Material Artist you'll be responsible for the creation of high quality textures and materials within a cross discipline team.
Art, Recruitment

Rune 2 lawsuit alleges deliberate sabotage from Bethesda, ZeniMax  
by Alissa McAloon [10.21.20]
Accusations of fraud and breach of contract are aimed at Human Head as well as at Bethesda and ZeniMax, the owners of the studio that sprung up over night after Human Head's closure.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Video: The developers of Ghostrunner discuss the making a cyberpunk platformer  
by Staff [10.21.20]
Check out this conversation with the folks behind the upcoming cyberpunk platformer Ghostrunner.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Ubisoft Connect announced as a 'refreshed' replacement for Uplay and Ubisoft Club  
by Alissa McAloon [10.21.20]
Following in the footsteps of EA's rebranding of Origin, Assassin's Creed developer Ubisoft has announced that Uplay and Ubisoft Club are being dissolved into an entirely new tool: Ubisoft Connect.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Don't Miss: The designer is god--or the devil--in The Talos Principle 4
by Staff [10.21.20]
The Talos Principle presents players with theological questions as well as puzzles. 'The Garden of Eden is a perfect fit for a story about creating a new intelligence,' says co-writer Jonas Kyratzes.
Console/PC, Indie, Design

Build beautiful creatures in Jonah Lobe's GDC Masterclass  
by Staff [10.21.20]
Improve your character art skills and learn how to make iconic creatures in this GDC Masterclass with artist Jonah Lobe!
GDC

Devolver Digital acquires Serious Sam dev Croteam  
by Alissa McAloon [10.21.20]
Devolver Digital has acquired Serious Sam and The Talos Principle dev Croteam, a joining of forces that Devolver says builds on years of collaboration between key members of both teams.
Business/Marketing

Learn how Supergiant brought Hades' hand-painted characters to life  
by Chris Kerr [10.21.20]
Hades developer Supergiant Games has put together a video to showcase how it turned hand-painted character art into the full character models players see in-game.
Art, Video

Data Deep Dive: Meteorfall: Krumit's Tale on Steam  
by Gamasutra Community [10.21.20]
Want lots of real-world Steam data on Meteorfall: Krumit’s Tale, a deckbuilding roguelike title that recently launched out of Early Access. That's what we're giving you here!
Business/Marketing

Devolver brings in head of licensing to put Fall Guys 'on the licensing map'  
by Chris Kerr [10.21.20]
Devolver Digital has named former Dunlop Sports licensing manager Fee Heyer as its new head of licensing.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is running an Among Us stream to drive voter turnout  
by Bryant Francis [10.20.20]
New York House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is hosting a stream of Among Us to drive voter turnout.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Join Deep Silver Volition as a Narrative Designer  
by Staff [10.20.20]
Volition is searching for a talented narrative designer for the Saints Row franchise. The ideal candidate is adept at interactive writing and storytelling for AAA open world action games.
Production, Recruitment