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Don't Miss: The challenges of being a mom in game development 30
by Leigh Alexander [08.02.21]
Take a look back at former Gamasutra Editor-At-Large Leigh Alexander's chat with several working moms making it in the video game business.
Console/PC, Design

In-game spending on Take-Two games jumped 15 percent during Q1 2022  
by Bryant Francis [08.02.21]
During its Q1 earnings presentation today, Take-Two announced a slight increase on GAAP net revenue boosted by a 15 percent jump on in-game spending over last year in the company’s 2022 first quarter.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Sparx* is hiring an Environment Art Team Leader  
by Staff [08.02.21]
Sparx*, one of the leading external partners in the CG industry, is seeking an adventurous Environment Art Team Leader who enjoys the challenges of traveling whilst also doing the work you love.
Console/PC, Art, Recruitment

Grand Theft Auto V has sold over 150 million copies  
by Alissa McAloon [08.02.21]
Grand Theft Auto V has surpassed 150 million lifetime sales, while the entire Grand Theft Auto family of video games has sold over 350 million since debut.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Blog: How to estimate Steam video game sales in 2021  
by Gamasutra Community [08.02.21]
This article lays out a way of estimating how many units any Steam game has sold. It's updating the well-known Boxleiter method using the largest dataset to date.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Blog: In defense of 'hard counters' in RTS games 4
by Gamasutra Community [08.02.21]
The conversation around 'soft counters' and 'hard counters' in RTS games often focuses on best case scenarios for soft counters and worst case scenarios for hard counters, but that only scratches the surface.
Console/PC, Design

Ubisoft and Bungie file lawsuit against cheat software developer Ring-1  
by Chris Kerr [08.02.21]
"Plaintiffs are informed and believe, and on that basis allege, that the Cheating Software has been downloaded and used by Destiny 2 and Rainbow Six Siege players thousands of times."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Riot opening new Shanghai studio to 'double down' on development in China  
by Chris Kerr [08.02.21]
"In China, we have a lot of passionate players for League of Legends and Riot Games. There's a reason we would like to double down in China and continue to invest here."
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blizzard vet and Undead Labs founder urges employees, industry to unionize 2
by Bryant Francis [07.30.21]
Former Blizzard employee, ArenaNet co-founder, and Undead Labs founder Jeff Strain has written an open letter to his employees and the game industry at large, urging them to unionize.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

More stories from Activision Blizzard emerge in days after walkout  
by Bryant Francis [07.30.21]
A number of current and former Activision Blizzard employees have been sharing their stories publicly since Wednesday's walkout and protest.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing


Don't Miss: Understanding the successful relaunch of Final Fantasy XIV 10
by Christian Nutt [07.30.21]
Take a look back at our chat with Final Fantasy XIV producer Naoki Yoshida about the successful relaunch of Final Fantasy XIV.
Console/PC, Production

Get a job: Bytro Labs GmbH needs a Lead Game Designer  
by Staff [07.30.21]
German developer Bytro Labs GmbH is looking for a Lead Game Designer.
Console/PC, Design, Recruitment

Blog: Directing virtual characters in Wayward Strand - Part 1  
by Gamasutra Community [07.30.21]
Exploring the design and tech behind directing Wayward Strand's character animations in Unity, including how we've set up our animator controllers to allow for continuous, complex character animation.
Console/PC, Programming, Production

Ubisoft staff claim publisher has 'sidelined' their demands and 'continues to protect known offenders'  
by Chris Kerr [07.30.21]
"Ubisoft continues to protect and promote known offenders and their allies. We see management continuing to avoid this issue."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Microsoft is pulling Forza Motorsport 7 from sale after less than four years 1
by Chris Kerr [07.30.21]
Forza Motorsport 7 has reached 'end of life' status and will be pulled from sale on the Microsoft Store on September 15, 2021.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Panic managed to sell 20,000 Playdates in under 20 minutes 1
by Chris Kerr [07.30.21]
Panic sold 20,000 of its quirky crank-laden Playdate consoles in under 20 minutes after opening pre-orders yesterday.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Opinion: Civilization VI's (Green) New Deal  
by Katherine Cross [07.29.21]
In Civilization VI's latest expansion Gathering Storm, the world fights back and your actions have far-reaching, unintended consequences down the ages and across the whole of the map.
Console/PC, Design

Get a job: SMU Guildhall is hiring a Professor of Practice  
by Staff [07.29.21]
SMU Guildhall is looking for faculty to fill a position in one of these areas of specialization: Gameplay Creator, Team Game Production, Art or Programming.
Console/PC, Programming, Recruitment

Facebook blocks Road 96 ad for being 'political messaging' 2
by Bryant Francis [07.29.21]
Road 96 developer Yoan Fanise has told Axios that Facebook rejected an advertisement for his team's upcoming game, on the grounds it contained "political messaging."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing