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Get a job: Join Insomniac Games as a Senior Character TD  
by Staff [07.29.19]
Insomniac Games is after a dev to be responsible for working with the team to design, implement and maintain the animation and rigging pipeline, and create character setups.
Art, Recruitment

GitHub access restricted in Iran, Syria, and Crimea due to sanctions  
by Alissa McAloon [07.29.19]
GitHub users in Iran, Syria, and Crimea can no longer access private repositories and have restrictions placed on their paid accounts as a result of US sanctions.
Social/Online, Programming

Nintendo recasts Fire Emblem: Three Houses voice actor after abuse confessions 1
by Alissa McAloon [07.29.19]
Nintendo has recast the role of Fire Emblem: Three Houses' male protagonist after voice actor Chris Niosi was accused of and confessed to abusing former friends and romantic partners.
Console/PC

Video: A game programmer's guide to the dark secrets of RNG  
by Staff [07.29.19]
In this 2017 GDC talk, Dire Wolf Digital's Shay Pierce shares some techniques and considerations worth knowing when using random generation in games.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Video, Vault

GTA dev Rockstar Games under fire from UK tax watchdog  
by Alissa McAloon [07.29.19]
The UK-based investigative thinktank TaxWatch published a report that claims Rockstar Games has paid $0 in corporate tax while claiming £42 million in tax credits.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Hey game makers, pitch your great Visual Arts talk ideas for GDC 2020!  
by Staff [07.29.19]
If you have a great idea for a session that would fit perfectly into the Visual Arts track of talks at Game Developers Conference 2020, now is the time to submit it!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art, GDC

Bethesda removing mandatory login from Doom re-releases after fan backlash 4
by Chris Kerr [07.29.19]
How do you deftly snatch defeat from the jaws of victory? Just ask the folks over at Bethesda, who managed to score a whopping own goal over the weekend.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Microsoft CEO: Partnership with Sony was driven by the PlayStation maker  
by Chris Kerr [07.29.19]
Microsoft chief exec Satya Nadella has told Fortune the company's recent partnership with Sony was largely driven by the PlayStation maker. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Creating terrifying, memorable 2D monsters  
by Diego Arguello [07.29.19]
Devs who've worked on Battle Chef Brigade, Darkest Dungeon, Guacamelee and more share their favorite tips and techniques for designing fantastic 2D monsters.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art

Video Game Deep Cuts: GTA Online's Casino, Game Discoverability  
by Gamasutra Staff [07.28.19]
This week's roundup includes Grand Theft Auto Online's near-infinitely trailed casino addition, multiple cloud gaming analyses, & articles looking at 198X's debut and The Division 2's latest updates.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: FoxNext Games, HB Studios, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [07.26.19]
From graphic design to programming, here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Programming, Design, Production, Recruitment

Video: A dev's guide to testing game AI  
by Staff [07.26.19]
In this 2017 GDC session experts Emil Johansen, Dave Mark, Sergio Ocio Barriales and Mike Robbins share techniques for creating less brittle AI and best practices for debugging and testing that AI.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Video, Vault

A bug has tanked Team Fortress 2’s Steam Marketplace economy  
by Alissa McAloon [07.26.19]
And since items in Team Fortress 2 can be bought and sold on the marketplace for Steam Wallet Funds, the hiccup is already causing major issues.
Console/PC, Social/Online

PUBG Corp says it has buried the hatchet with Fortnite dev Epic Games  
by Alissa McAloon [07.26.19]
Despite past animosity, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer PUBG Corp says there’s no bad blood between it and Fortnite developer Epic Games.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Unity valuation hits $6 billion following latest investment deal  
by Chris Kerr [07.26.19]
Unity's valuation has climbed to $6 billion after the company signed an investment deal that will finance a $525 million tender offer to common shareholders.
Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

The Epic Games Store has started rolling out cloud saves 1
by Chris Kerr [07.26.19]
The Epic Games Store has finally starting rolling out cloud save support for a select number of titles.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Apple acquires the bulk of Intel's smartphone modem business for $1 billion  
by Chris Kerr [07.26.19]
The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, and will see Apple take on roughly 2,200 employees from Intel along with some of the company's equipment and intellectual property.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Implementing data structures - Part 1 1
by Gamasutra Community [07.26.19]
Veteran programmer Niklas Gray examines the options for storing object arrays.
Programming, Design

Q&A: Behind the new open-ended design of Wolfenstein: Youngblood 1
by Bryant Francis [07.26.19]
Wolfenstein: Youngblood executive producer Jerk Gustafsson explains how MachineGames teamed up with Arkane Studios to create a co-op Wolfenstein experience.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Don't Miss: How devs deal with making enemies that feel 'okay' to kill 5
by Staff [07.25.19]
Gamasutra chats with devs from around the industry about good enemy design, and what's involved with creating enemies that feel 'okay' to kill -- without making killing feel okay.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design