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Blog: A trailer analysis of Blasphemous  
by Gamasutra Community [01.10.20]
The strongest genre characteristics for Blasphemous aren't as easy to catch as you might think. This video analyzes the best trailer for the game, and even includes a handy transcript.
Business/Marketing

Comical career sim Job Simulator has crossed 1 million sales  
by Chris Kerr [01.10.20]
Owlchemly Labs' tongue-in-cheek VR title Job Simulator has sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
VR, Business/Marketing

Steam's year in graphs: An in-depth 2019 breakdown 3
by Gamasutra Community [01.10.20]
I collected data on almost every game on Steam and estimated their revenue. Get access to the data as well as my analysis and a tool for marketing research.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video: How to be a better leader in game dev  
by Staff [01.09.20]
In this 2017 GDC session, Schell Games founder Jesse Schell presents simple principles of game studio leadership that can help anyone become a better leader, no matter how big or small the team.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

UK retailer GAME likely to close 40 stores amid 'challenging retail market'  
by Alissa McAloon [01.09.20]
UK video game retailer GAME plans to close 40 stores in the UK and has already informed around 27 locations it'll be closing down.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Analyzing the top Steam tags  
by Simon Carless [01.09.20]
Based on Danny Weinbaum's Steam tag research, what I wanted to do was comment on the tags by revenue that stood out to me - and actually might be something you’d want to target when making games.
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

Hamburg creates $2.2 million fund to support local game developers  
by Chris Kerr [01.09.20]
The German city of Hamburg has established a new €2 million ($2.2 million) funding initiative to help support its local games industry.
Production, Business/Marketing

SIE boss: The 'biggest, more unique' PS5 features have yet to be revealed  
by Chris Kerr [01.09.20]
We already know a fair bit about the next-generation PlayStation 5, but according to Sony boss Jim Ryan the console's "biggest" and "more unique" features are still being kept under wraps. 
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

A former Microsoft exec is PlayStation's new head of global business operations  
by Chris Kerr [01.09.20]
Sony Interactive Entertainment has appointed former Microsoft and Dell exec Veronica Rodgers as its new senior vice president of global business operations. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Death Stranding leads the pack of 2020 Game Developers Choice Awards nominees 4
by Staff [01.08.20]
Control, Outer Wilds, Disco Elysium, and Untitled Goose Game are also among the many remarkable games up for honors at the 2020 Game Developers Choice Awards during GDC 2020!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

The Universim dev Crytivo makes revenue pledge to help Australian wildfire relief  
by Chris Kerr [01.08.20]
The Universim developer-publisher Crytivo has pledged to support those affected by the Australian wildfires by donating two months' worth of revenue to the cause. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Twitter reveals which games dominated the online chatter in 2019  
by Chris Kerr [01.08.20]
Fate/Grand Order was the most talked about video game on Twitter during 2019, beating out the likes of Fortnite, Minecraft, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Enter the Gungeon has topped 3 million sales in just under four years  
by Chris Kerr [01.08.20]
Dodge Roll Games’ bullet hell roguelike Enter the Gungeon has sold over 3 million copies in just under four years.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Brass Lion aims to build hype for its debut game with a premium podcast  
by Alex Wawro [01.07.20]
Brass Lion Entertainment is working with subscription-based podcast platform Luminary and Marginal Mediaworks to produce a scripted podcast set in the universe of its debut game Corner Wolves.
Indie, Business/Marketing

Fantasy Flight Interactive to close after company-wide layoffs  
by Alex Wawro [01.07.20]
Updated: Fantasy Flight Interactive, the Fantasy Flight Games branch overseeing the tabletop game company's digital games, will close next month after a number of employees were laid off.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Labor union CWA takes steps to organize game workers  
by Bryant Francis [01.07.20]
The Labor Union Communication Workers of America is stepping into the ring to help organize video game and tech developers.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Here are your finalists for the 2020 Independent Games Festival Awards!  
by Staff [01.07.20]
With big honors for Mutazione, Eliza, Untitled Goose Game, and more, IGF organizers are excited to announce all the finalists for the 22nd annual IGF Awards!
Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC, IGF

Platinum Games will use Tencent investment to 'explore self-publishing'  
by Chris Kerr [01.07.20]
Bayonetta and Nier: Automata developer Platinum Games has accepted an undisclosed capital investment from Tencent as the basis for a partnership.
Production, Business/Marketing

PlayStation VR sales have topped 5 million units worldwide 1
by Chris Kerr [01.07.20]
PlayStation VR headset sales have topped 5 million units worldwide, according to the latest figures from Sony.
VR, Business/Marketing

Sony reveals PlayStation 5 logo, touts PlayStation 4 sales milestones 1
by Chris Kerr [01.07.20]
Sony shared a deluge of PlayStation tidbits during its CES 2020 press conference, including a first-look at the PlayStation 5 logo and some impressive PlayStation 4 sales milestones.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing