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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has topped $1 billion in sell-through revenue  
by Chris Kerr [12.18.19]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has brought in over $1 billion in sell-though revenue worldwide, less than two months after it hit shelves.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

GDC YouTube Top 5: Wooga's Jana Sloan van Geest  
by Kris Graft [12.17.19]
For December, we bring you the top GDC YouTube picks from Jana Sloan van Geest, senior game writer at Berlin, Germany-based studio Wooga and writer on Guerrilla Games' Horizon Zero Dawn: Frozen Wilds.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, GDC

Apple Arcade rolls out $50 yearly subscription option  
by Alissa McAloon [12.17.19]
Up until now, Apple’s subscription game library had only offered a monthly payment option.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Best of 2019: Former Fortnite UX lead digs into ethical game design 1
by Bryant Francis [12.17.19]
Former Fortnite UX lead Celia Hodent talks to Gamasutra about building a more ethical games industry, and what it would take for lead developers to shift the way they monetize their games.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Design

Industry vet Kate Edwards to be honored with Ambassador Award at 2020 GDCAs!  
by Staff [12.17.19]
Organizers of the 20th annual Game Developers Choice Awards are excited to announce that the 2020 Ambassador Award will be given to game industry vet Kate Edwards during GDC 2020!
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

Keywords expands game service line with $12.5 million triple acquisition  
by Chris Kerr [12.17.19]
Keywords Studios has acquired translation technology developer Katan, creative marketing company Ichi Holdings, and recording studio Syllabes for a combined €11.2 million. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Sony has designed a pair of programmable back buttons for the DualShock 4 1
by Chris Kerr [12.17.19]
Sony has unveiled a new DualShock 4 attachment that brings an extra bit of functionality to the gamepad with the addition of two programmable back buttons.
Console/PC, Video

Undead Labs setting up new studio, game development academy in New Orleans  
by Alissa McAloon [12.16.19]
State of Decay developer Undead Labs is opening up a new studio in New Orleans, an expansion that aims to double as a game developer academy to bring non-dev folks into the industry.
Console/PC

Best of 2019: Designing the gameplay and aesthetic of Diablo IV 2
by Bryant Francis [12.16.19]
Diablo IV lead systems designer David Kim and lead lighting artist Sean Murphy share insights into how the development of Blizzard's latest loot-driven RPG is proceeding.
Console/PC, Design

Video: Inside the UX of onboarding and player engagement  
by Staff [12.16.19]
In this 2016 GDC session, UX researcher Celia Hodent cover the common onboarding pitfalls in game design, provide guidelines and discusses best practices with examples from games like Fortnite.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Video, Vault, GDC

Learn how Remedy built Control's mind-bending Oceanview Motel at GDC!  
by Staff [12.16.19]
If you played Remedy's mind-bending occult action game Control, you know it does some remarkable things with level design and dream logic, and at GDC you'll have the opportunity to learn how!
Console/PC, Design

Playable Gothic prototype will let fans decide direction of possible remake 1
by Chris Kerr [12.16.19]
THQ Nordic has taken the unusual step of releasing a playable Gothic prototype to gauge interest in a remake of the classic RPG.
Console/PC, Design, Production, Video

Final Fantasy XIV Online has passed 18 million registered players  
by Chris Kerr [12.16.19]
Final Fantasy XIV Online has surpassed 18 million registered players, according to developer-publisher Square Enix.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Redesigning the iconic Pumpkin King boss for the modern MediEvil remaster 2
by Alex Gold [12.16.19]
Learn how the designers at Other Ocean brought the Pumpkin King boss back to life in the MediEvil remake for PS4.
Console/PC, Design

Video Game Deep Cuts: (More Of) The Best Games Of 2019 1
by Gamasutra Staff [12.15.19]
The latest highlights include varied articles counting down the best games of 2019, as well as pieces on Roblox culture, pop-up arcades, Pokemon NPC fashion, and a great deal more besides.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Watch the lead dev of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition break down the game's rebirth  
by Bryant Francis [12.13.19]
Forgotten Empires lead developer Bert Beeckman discusses the making of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition in this video interview.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Chat with Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition lead dev Bert Beeckman at 3PM EST  
by Bryant Francis [12.13.19]
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition lead developer Bert Beeckman is answering your questions today on the GDC Twitch channel at 3PM EST.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Sekiro claims GOTY, but Disco Elysium leads The Game Awards winners  
by Alissa McAloon [12.13.19]
This year’s edition of The Game Awards wrapped up last night, offering up a slew of new reveals (including an official Xbox Series X debut) and several award announcement to the masses.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie

A QA breakdown of The Outer Worlds' elusive companion killing bug 1
by Alissa McAloon [12.13.19]
A Twitter thread from QA lead Taylor Swope thread chronicles the team’s many efforts to figure out why some companions were being marked as dead in-game.
Console/PC, Production

Xbox's next-gen Project Scarlett revealed as Xbox Series X 1
by Alissa McAloon [12.12.19]
Xbox revealed a new name and look for the console that until now has been known only under the codename Xbox Scarlett. That next-generation console is Xbox Series X, due out Holiday 2020.
Console/PC