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GDC 2019 is now open for registration!  
by Staff [10.17.18]
Now's the time to register for GDC 2019! You'll want to look at pass options and register early to get the best price. Plus, some passes have limited quantities so if you’re interested, don't wait!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Rockstar debacle prompts devs to spotlight their crunch-free games  
by Chris Kerr [10.17.18]
One particularly interesting response to the Rockstar debacle came from Vlambeer co-founder Jan Willem Nijman, who implored his fellow devs to spotlight their crunch-free projects.
Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Sega credits strong localizations for jump in worldwide game sales 1
by Alissa McAloon [10.16.18]
The latest shareholder report dives into the nitty-gritty details of the company’s future plans, but its stance on localization is worth calling attention to. 
Console/PC, Production

Don't Miss: Double Fine's postmortem of Brutal Legend 23
by Staff [10.16.18]
In this classic postmortem, Double Fine outlines the production of its rock god epic Brütal Legend, taking in everything from legal troubles with Activision to nitty-gritty tool development details.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, Production

Submissions are now open for the GDC 2019 Tutorials!  
by Staff [10.16.18]
Hey devs, GDC 2019 has put out a call for submissions of lectures and panels that would be a good fit for 6 of the conference's popular Tutorials, from the Level Design Workshop to eSports Day!
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Production, GDC

See how to improve your MR apps with Microsoft's Azure at XRDC!  
by Staff [10.16.18]
XRDC organizers highlight one particular sponsored session from partner Microsoft that you'll want to see if you're at all curious about how cloud computing can help supercharge your work!
VR, Production

Blog: Exhibiting at GDEX 2018 - The great postmortem  
by Gamasutra Community [10.16.18]
It's hard to show off your game at an expo. It's even harder when you're a solo indie dev. It's absolutely ridiculous when your game is a JRPG, one of the hardest genres to demo. Here's my experience.
Production, Business/Marketing

Bandai Namco agrees to European distribution deal for Cyberpunk 2077  
by Chris Kerr [10.16.18]
Bandai will be responsible for distributing and promoting the open-world RPG in 24 countries, including France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the UK. 
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Getting the world of Sprint Vector over the finish line  
by Chris Kerr [10.16.18]
Survios technical artist Kevin Andersen discusses how to design an aesthetically distinct world that's easily readable and render-able at breakneck speeds.
Console/PC, Design, Production

Canceled version of a Shenmue HD remaster shows what could've been  
by Emma Kidwell [10.15.18]
A video compares footage from the canceled, unreleased HD remake of Shenmue against the shipped and finalized product to reveal graphical and technical differences.
Console/PC, Production, Video

Crunch isn't required, claims Rockstar co-founder after 100-hour weeks comment 12
by Chris Kerr [10.15.18]
UPDATE Rockstar's Dan Houser says crunch is optional, and the 100-hour weeks previously mentioned were only senior writers during the last three weeks of the project.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Smash That Magic Spiderweb  
by Gamasutra Staff [10.14.18]
This week's highlights include a neat Smash Bros interview, a review of Magic Leap's reveal party, and words of wisdom from Spiderweb Software, among many others.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: BioWare's postmortem look at the making of Star Wars: The Old Republic  
by Staff [10.12.18]
At GDC 2012, BioWare Austin leads Richard Vogel and Dallas Dickinson share how Star Wars: The Old Republic positioned itself to break into the World of Warcraft-dominated MMO game market.
Social/Online, Design, Production, Video, Vault

Valve under investigation by Brazilian gov't over violent political game 14
by Emma Kidwell [10.12.18]
Valve is under investigation by the Brazilian government after a violent political game was published to Steam last week.
Console/PC, Production

Report: Blizzard considering bringing cross-platform play to Diablo 3  
by Emma Kidwell [10.12.18]
Update A Blizzard rep said the company is in talks with Sony and Microsoft to enable cross-platform play across competing consoles with the arrival of Diablo 3 on the Nintendo Switch.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Working with local devs to gain experience in games user research 3
by Gamasutra Community [10.12.18]
Landing an entry-level job in GamesUR is difficult, so having experience can set you apart from other candidates. This post outlines several best practices and principles for getting started in GamesUR.
Design, Production

Making cars and writing code: Production Line's refreshing dev approach  
by Joel Couture [10.12.18]
Gamasutra chats with veteran indie Cliff Harris (aka Cliffski) about the work that went into turning car manufacturing into an engrossing game in his Early Access puzzler Production Line.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Bringing Camouflaj's République to PlayStation 4  
by Paul Alexander [10.11.18]
The curious story of how Camouflaj's episodic game République made its way from iOS in 2013 to Steam and then onto PS4 involves an engine overhaul, a port house, and a tricky overseas deal.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

PlayStation users will be able to change PSN ID starting 2019  
by Emma Kidwell [10.10.18]
Starting in early 2019, PlayStation users will be able to change their PSN ID.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Redundant translations in video games and anime
by Clyde Mandelin [10.10.18]
There are common situations in entertainment translation that turn ordinary text into redundant messes. Here's some insight into how that happens, particularly in the world of anime and video games.
Production, Business/Marketing