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Blizzard and NetEase win Overwatch copyright lawsuit in China 1
by Chris Kerr [11.22.19]
Overwatch maker Blizzard Entertainment and Chinese distributor NetEase have been awarded $569,000 after a court found Chinese publisher 4399 Network guilty of copyright infringement.
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

Blog: What lessons can action games learn from Doom? 1
by Gamasutra Community [11.22.19]
A deep dive look at what lessons action games can learn from a classic like Doom.
Console/PC, Design

Check out Xbox's latest guidelines for building more accessible games  
by Alex Wawro [11.21.19]
The team at Microsoft have recently published an updated set of Xbox accessibility guidelines that offer devs a long list of potential pitfalls to avoid while building accessible games.
Console/PC

The Witcher 3 continues to sell well as CD Projekt reports rising revenue 2
by Alissa McAloon [11.21.19]
CD Projekt cites "continuing strong sales" of The Witcher 3, its expansion packs, and spin-offs like Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales and in-game Gwent sales as the driving forces behind rising Q3 revenue.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Valve releasing Source 2 tools alongside Half-Life: Alyx next March  
by Alissa McAloon [11.21.19]
The latest entry in the Half-Life series has been a long time coming, but so have more developer tools based on Valve’s current internal engine Source 2.
Console/PC

Report: Amazon plans to announce long-rumored game streaming service in 2020 1
by Alissa McAloon [11.21.19]
It’s not the first time talk of a rumored streaming service from Twitch parent company and retail giant Amazon have circulated, but recent chatter indicates an official reveal is on the horizon.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Pokemon Sword and Shield have topped 6 million sales worldwide  
by Chris Kerr [11.21.19]
Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have sold over 6 million units worldwide over the weekend, becoming the fastest-selling Switch game to date.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

'Perpetual franchises' are key to Activision Blizzard's strategy, says CEO Kotick 2
by Alissa McAloon [11.20.19]
A recent interview with Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick offers a look at the longtime exec's perspective on the video game industry, alongside a handful of curious anecdotes from his 28-year career.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Steam's online couch co-op feature Remote Play Together leaves beta  
by Alissa McAloon [11.20.19]
The Remote Play Together feature that allows Steam users to play local co-op games together has left beta, opening its use up to Steam’s entire playerbase, as well those on iOS and Android.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Don't Miss: Shenmue director Yu Suzuki shares his unique approach to game design  
by Staff [11.20.19]
In this classic video, Shenmue director and designer Yu Suzuki appears onstage at GDC 2000 to talk frankly (with the help of an interpreter) about his unique approach to game design.
Console/PC, Design, Production

Writing great video game characters with Brandon Sheffield - GDC Podcast ep. 4  
by Kris Graft [11.20.19]
Brandon Sheffield is lead writer on Lab Zero's excellent action RPG platformer Indivisible. Find out how he injects humor, emotions, and personality into Indivisible's dozens of characters.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Business/Marketing, Podcast, GDC

GDC 2020 debuts new Summit to help devs find funding and forge deals!  
by Staff [11.20.19]
The new Game Funding & Investment Summit will bring together game developers, investors, and deal-makers to help build new projects and partnerships!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

GDC YouTube Top 5: NYU Game Center director Frank Lantz  
by Kris Graft [11.20.19]
For November, we bring you the top GDC YouTube picks from Frank Lantz, director of NYU Game Center and a veteran of the game industry.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Take-Two leads $20 million funding round into Spellbreak developer Proletariat  
by Chris Kerr [11.20.19]
Spellbreak developer Proletariat has secured $20 million in Series C funding to ramp up production on the fantasy battle royale title.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Former Arkane devs Raphael Colantonio and Julien Roby set up WolfEye Studios  
by Alissa McAloon [11.20.19]
Two former key developers at Dishonored and Prey dev Arkane Studios have formed a new studio and set out to try new ideas and approaches away from the world of triple-A development.
Console/PC, Indie

Report: Pokemon Sword and Shield have sold over 1.36 million retail copies in Japan  
by Chris Kerr [11.20.19]
Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have amassed over 1.36 million physical sales in Japan during their first three days on shelves.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Designing the drunken dialogue puzzles in Night School Studio's Afterparty  
by Bryant Francis [11.20.19]
Afterparty co-director Adam Hines of Night School Studio breaks down the design direction for the game's drunken dialogue puzzles.
Console/PC, Design

Don't Miss: Inside the narrative design of Control, Remedy's least linear game  
by Diego Arguello [11.19.19]
In an effort to better understand the making of the game's striking narrative, Gamasutra chats with Remedy narrative designer Brooke Maggs about her work crafting Control's eerie setting.
Console/PC, Design

Play through the first-ever GDC Narrative Wall Twine games, created by GDC attendees!  
by Staff [11.19.19]
GDC organizers are excited to publish three Twine games created from the contributions of GDC 2020 attendees to the inaugural GDC Narrative Wall, each telling a tale of love, loss, and adventure!
Console/PC, Design, GDC

Smash Bros, Death Stranding among GOTY nominees for The Game Awards 2019  
by Alissa McAloon [11.19.19]
The folks behind The Game Awards have laid out the yearly show’s 2019 nominees, with games like Death Stranding and Control grabbing nominations across several categories, including as potential Game of the Year.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production