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IGN relaunches charity guide for aiding civilians in Israeli-Palestinian conflict  
by Bryant Francis [08.24.21]
Three months after the post was first taken down, IGN has reposted its charity guide with resources for readers who wish to support civilians impacted by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

California says Activision Blizzard is hampering suit, shredding documents  
by Bryant Francis [08.24.21]
Update: The California DFEH has filed an update to its lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, accusing the company of stonewalling the state regulator and shredding documents relevant to the its investigation.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Arkane Studios is hiring an Open World Level Designer  
by Staff [08.24.21]
Arkane Studios is hiring an Open World Level Designer to help make games like Deathloop and Prey.
Console/PC, Design, Recruitment

Deadline approaches for GDC 2022 Core Concepts talk submissions  
by Staff [08.24.21]
Prospective speakers have until August 31, 2021 at 11:59pm PT to send in their submissions for GDC 2022.
Console/PC, Art, Design, GDC

Facebook Gaming has reopened its Black Gaming Creator Program  
by Chris Kerr [08.24.21]
Facebook Gaming has reopened applications to its Black Gaming Creator Program to a second wave of streamers.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

EA will let devs use accessibility tech like Apex Legends' ping system for free 1
by Chris Kerr [08.24.21]
EA is letting other developers use some of its accessible game technologies, like Apex Legends' ping system, for free.
Console/PC, Programming, Production, Business/Marketing

How do you discover when people find your game?  
by Gamasutra Staff [08.23.21]
When it comes to planning and monitoring social media, your Steam page, and websites for discovery success, what tools should you use? We look at some potential lenses.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Production

Don't Miss: What's in a name when naming your game? 1
by Erin Bell [08.23.21]
For no reason whatsoever, we're looking back at this 2009 Casual Connect panel coverage where developers discuss different methods for coming up with a good game name.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Alta VR is hiring a Senior Generalist Game Engineer  
by Staff [08.23.21]
The team at Alta VR is looking to hire a Senior Generalist Game Engineer. Is it you?
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Twitch streamers plan to protest continuing lack of action on hate raids  
by Bryant Francis [08.23.21]
A number of Twitch streamers are planning to turn their channels off on September 1st to protest Twitch's continued slow response to a spike of bigoted harassment on the site.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

New GDC Masterclass is all about getting your studio funded  
by Staff [08.23.21]
Focus on fundraising strategy and pitching your studio in Jason Della Rocca's virtual GDC Masterclass course!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Gamasutra is becoming Game Developer
by Kris Graft [08.23.21]
The time has come to respectfully lay to rest the name Gamasutra, a title that's been around for nearly 25 years and has become known as a leading resource and reference for game development and industry knowledge.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Using Passwordless Authentication for safe and convenient login (Spons.)  
by Xsolla [08.23.21]
As password leaks in the games industry become increasingly common, it's never been more important to secure your players' data. Here's what developers need to know about Passwordless Authentication.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Whitepaper

Stunlock Studios and Riot devs form new PC game studio Box Dragon  
by Chris Kerr [08.23.21]
A group of former Stunlock Studios and Riot developers have formed a new studio called Box Dragon.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Halo Infinite won't have co-op or Forge Mode at launch  
by Bryant Francis [08.20.21]
343 Industries has announced that Halo Infinite won’t feature co-op or a Forge Mode level editor right away when it launches.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Seismic Squirrel is hiring a Tactical Systems Designer (Remote)  
by Bryant Francis [08.20.21]
The team at Seismic Squirrel is looking to hire a Tactical Systems Designer for a remote position.
Console/PC, Design, Recruitment

Nearly a decade later, 38 Studios employees start getting their final paychecks 3
by Bryant Francis [08.20.21]
According to a report, employees former employees of 38 Studios have begun to receive the last paycheck from Curt Schilling's doomed RPG studio.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Bungie sues trio of Destiny 2 cheatmakers  
by Alissa McAloon [08.20.21]
Bungie is taking legal aim at several of the companies responsible for the creation or distribution of Destiny 2 cheats.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Don't Miss: A taxonomy of fishing mini-games 11
by Davide Aversa [08.19.21]
Davide Aversa breaks down different methods for designing fishing mini-games in this 2018 blog.
Console/PC, Design

Roblox faces criticism for 'exploiting' young game developers  
by Bryant Francis [08.19.21]
A Roblox corporation rep declined to directly comment on a YouTube video alleging that the company's business model 'exploits' young game developers.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video