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Apple now sells Xbox controllers on its official store  
by Alissa McAloon [10.10.19]
Apple's recent steps have seen it expanding the game-driven offerings of it and other Apple-owned platforms through launches like Apple Arcade, expanded controller support, and now a new store addition.

Chat with the creators of Indivisible at 3PM ET  
by Bryant Francis [10.10.19]
Chat with gamemakers Mike Z and Mariel Cartwright today on the GDC Twitch channel about their new game Indivisible.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Coming to XRDC next week? Help make it a more sustainable event!  
by Staff [10.10.19]
The environment is important, so XRDC organizers take a quick moment to talk about what's being done -- and what you can do -- to help make it a more sustainable event in a more sustainable industry.

Hitman dev IO Interactive partners with Warner Bros. on 'new game experience'  
by Chris Kerr [10.10.19]
Hitman developer IO Interactive has signed a worldwide publishing and distribution deal with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for a new PC and console title.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Steam will soon let users play local-multiplayer games over the internet 1
by Chris Kerr [10.10.19]
Steam is close to rolling out a new feature called 'Remote Play Together' that will let friends play local-multiplayer games together over the internet.
Console/PC, Programming

Blog: Rimworld, Dwarf Fortress, and procedurally generated storytelling 4
by Gamasutra Community [10.10.19]
Dwarf Fortress and Rimworld have been named story generators, a type of game in which fun does not come from reaching specific objectives but rather from seeing non-scripted stories play out.
Programming, Design

The Nintendo Switch has crossed 10 million sales in Europe  
by Chris Kerr [10.10.19]
That total includes the original Switch and the recently launched Switch Lite, a more affordable, handheld-only version of the console.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

How to get your game on the front page of Imgur: A practical guide 5
by Gamasutra Community [10.10.19]
Game marketer Chris Zukowski offers specific steps on how to use image sharing platform Imgur to market your indie game.
Indie, Business/Marketing

Devs can now use the rollback networking SDK GGPO for free in their own projects 2
by Alissa McAloon [10.09.19]
The creator of GGPO, or Good Game Peace Out in full, has released the GGPO SDK under an MIT License, essentially giving devs the go-ahead to use the netcode for both commercial or non-commercial purposes.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Get a job: Sanzaru Games is hiring Environment Artists  
by Staff [10.09.19]
As a World Architect or Environment Artist, you will work directly with the game directors and discipline leads to help define breathtaking triple-A scenery.
Art, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Building game mechanics to elevate narrative in Oxenfree  
by Staff [10.09.19]
Night School co-founder Sean Krankel delves deep into the design decisions the Oxenfree team made in the course of making a supernatural teen thriller about exploration and communication.
Console/PC, Indie, Design

Xbox Live and Game Pass CVP Mike Ybarra departs Microsoft after 20 years  
by Alissa McAloon [10.09.19]
Mike Ybarra, corporate vice president of Xbox Live, Game Pass, and Mixer, has announced his departure from both Xbox and Microsoft as a whole.
Console/PC, Social/Online

Report: Sony Interactive Entertainment lays off dozens in UK and US 1
by Alissa McAloon [10.09.19]
Sony Interactive Entertainment quietly executed a round of layoffs the same day as its PlayStation 5 announcement, affecting staff in both the US and the UK.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Catalina brings Apple Arcade to MacOS but kills support for 32-bit games 1
by Alissa McAloon [10.09.19]
This week saw the launch of MacOS Catalina, the OS update that brings a handful of video game-centric changes to the platform, some welcome additions and some less so.

An untitled Untitled Goose Game analysis 1
by Katherine Cross [10.09.19]
Columnist Katherine Cross examines the ingredients that made House House's fantastic Untitled Goose Game a runaway hit as opposed to a mere cult classic.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Video

Travel tips to help you make the most of your trip to XRDC next week!  
by Staff [10.09.19]
As everyone gets ready for XRDC to kick off in San Francisco next week, organizers wanted to quickly take a moment today to share some info which might help you plan your trip!

Amid Blizzard's Hong Kong controversy, Epic says it wouldn't censor players 3
by Chris Kerr [10.09.19]
Fortnite maker Epic Games claims it will always "support the rights of players and creators to speak about politics and human rights."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Google Stadia could sidestep latency issues by predicting button presses 8
by Chris Kerr [10.09.19]
Google Stadia will eventually have traditonal consoles beat when it comes to responsiveness, according to the platform's VP of engineering Madj Bakar.
Console/PC, Programming, Business/Marketing

Utopos raises $1 million to gamify machine learning with debut title Raivo  
by Chris Kerr [10.09.19]
Utopos Games has raised $1 million to develop a new robot-battler called Raivo that it claims will be the first video game to gamify machine learning.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Oxenfree has been downloaded 3 million times through Xbox Game Pass  
by Chris Kerr [10.09.19]
Oxenfree developer Night School Studios has given us a rare glimpse at the game's performance on Xbox Game Pass.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing