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Watch two of Elsinore's devs discuss the tragic Shakespeare simulator  
by Bryant Francis [07.31.19]
Watch two of the developers behind Elsinore discuss the making of their Hamlet-themed Shakespeare simulator.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Chrome continues to wind down Flash support with latest browser update  
by Alissa McAloon [07.31.19]
Adobe itself is set to end support for Flash in 2020, and web browsers like Google Chrome are gradually introducing features to wean users off the plugin.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Got a great idea for a Programming talk? Pitch it now for GDC 2020!  
by Staff [07.31.19]
Hey game makers: If you've got a great idea for a Programming talk that would be a good fit for the 2020 Game Developers Conference, submit it before Thursday, August 15th!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, GDC

Chat with two of Elsinore's developers at 11AM EST  
by Bryant Francis [07.31.19]
Chat with two of the developers who helped create the Hamlet-themed time-traveling game Elsinore at 11AM EST on the GDC Twitch channel.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Automation enters administration and cancels Mavericks: Proving Grounds  
by Chris Kerr [07.31.19]
UK developer Automation Games has canceled its upcoming battle royale title Mavericks: Proving Grounds after entering administration.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Creating a vegetation system that reacts to the environment  
by Gamasutra Community [07.31.19]
The Riftbreaker is the latest project from EXOR Studios. Running on their own engine, it features multiple systems that aid immersion. In this article, we take a look at the vegetation system.
Console/PC, Programming, Design

Get a job: Sucker Punch Productions is looking for a Producer  
by Staff [07.30.19]
The Producer will work with the production team and team leads across all areas of the project to manage the development process.
Production, Recruitment

Nintendo's 3DS plans remain unchanged as unit and software sales slow  
by Alissa McAloon [07.30.19]
Nintendo’s latest financial report shares recent sales figures for the 3DS and, while the system is indeed still selling, its momentum continues to slow.
Console/PC

Qualcomm and Tencent team up for future mobile game devices and content  
by Alissa McAloon [07.30.19]
Qualcomm and Tencent have announced a partnership that sees the two collaborating on a number of things in the digital entertainment space, including things like 5G and cloud-based game tech.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Live services brought EA $2.5 billion in net bookings in the last 12 months  
by Alissa McAloon [07.30.19]
Electronic Arts says that the first quarter of its 2019-2020 fiscal year beat expectations, a feat COO and CFO Blake Jorgenson says was accomplished thanks to "broad strength across our core franchises."
Console/PC, Social/Online

US tariffs on Chinese goods could raise PlayStation console prices, warns Sony  
by Alissa McAloon [07.30.19]
The ongoing trade dispute could lead to Sony increasing the cost of PlayStation hardware in the States to compensate for higher manufacturing costs, should the threatened tariffs go into effect.
Console/PC

Video: Niantic founder examines the state & future of AR games  
by Staff [07.30.19]
In this 2019 GDC talk Niantic CEO John Hanke examines the state of augmented reality, helping you imagine possible AR games & experiences that offer persistent shared experiences in the real world.
VR, Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

At XRDC you'll learn how VR is radicalizing drug design at nanoscale  
by Staff [07.30.19]
At XRDC in San Francisco this October you'll have a rare opportunity to see exactly how cutting-edge researchers are using VR to design new drugs -- at nanoscale!
VR, Serious, Design, XRDC

Both digital and packaged game sales on the rise at Sega Sammy  
by Alissa McAloon [07.30.19]
Sega Sammy reported increases in both digital and packaged game sales, growth it expects to continue as the reach of consoles, as well as new platforms and services, continue to expand outside of Japan.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Switch driving sales at Nintendo as 'foreign exchange losses' cut profits  
by Chris Kerr [07.30.19]
Profits are down at Nintendo, despite Switch hardware and software continuing to drive sales at the Japanese console maker.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

The PlayStation 4 has shipped 100 million units faster than any other console 1
by Chris Kerr [07.30.19]
The PlayStation 4 has shipped over 100 million units worldwide since launching in November 2013, according to the latest numbers from Sony.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

PlayStation 4 software revenue dips as hardware shipments hit major milestone  
by Chris Kerr [07.30.19]
Sony has released its financials for the three months ended June 30, 2019, and it looks like a slight drop off in software revenue has negatively impacted the company's video game division.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: Considerations when writing music for games  
by Gamasutra Community [07.30.19]
This article is about the elements to consider when planning the composition of game music, written from a purely compositional point of view.
Audio

The 2020 Independent Games Festival submissions are now open!  
by Staff [07.30.19]
Informa Tech, organizer of GDC 2020, is now accepting submissions for the 22nd annual Independent Games Festival (IGF), the longest running festival, summit and showcase of independent games!
Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, IGF

Making the bizarre, hilarious world of Trover Saves the Universe  
by John Harris [07.30.19]
Trover Saves the Universe was created by Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland and shows off much of his show's bizarre humor. We talk to Squanch Games to learn about world-building and judgment-free ideation.
VR, Indie, Art, Design, Production, Video