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Game Developer magazine shutters, layoffs at Gamasutra [update]

UBM Tech has decided to end print publication of Game Developer magazine with its July 2013 issue. The company also notes it will be ceasing distribution of digital issues. So, in short, Game Developer magazine is done after 19 years. Legacy content will shift over to 'Game Developer on Gamasutra' ...

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Valve economist breaks down hiring, firing and in-between

Valve tends to keep as hush-hush as possible on a number of things, not least of which are matters of personnel. So EconTalk's chat with the company's economist, Yanis Varoufakis, in which he explains in elucidating detail how the company hires, fires, and pays its employees, is particularly enligh...

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Science picks Dead Space 2 as 360's scariest game

You could rely on your friends, game critics or helpful GameStop sales associates to tell you which games are scary, but that's so two-thousand-and-late. We're sticking with science, thanks to this helpful feature from Gamasutra, which used player feedback and biometric data to rate not only the ...

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Analysts consider dance genre 'bubble,' Ubisoft says more 'The Experience' games possible

Ubisoft's Just Dance and its successful clones like Michael Jackson: The Experience, along with Harmonix's Dance Central, have established the dance genre as a viable market for milking. Now the industry must play the delicate game of sucking the marrow dry without creating a zombie. Gamasutra...

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Former Blizzard dev starts Atomic Operations game studio

Industry veteran Chris Millar has been around -- he's been with Blizzard since the WarCraft II days, and has worked on everything from Black and White 2 to Fat Princess – but now he's off to head up his own company called Atomic Operations. In this quick Q&A with Gamasutra, he says that t...

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Plummeting PS2 and PSP sales shrunk Sony's market share in 2009

For many, 2009 was the year Sony started turning things around: the PS3 finally dropped to an affordable price with an ad campaign that didn't give children nightmares. However, Gamasutra's Matt Matthews points out that in terms of revenue, 2009 is one of the worst years for the company. Whereas So...

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Nintendo to Greenpeace: We do care about the environment

Greenpeace harshed on Nintendo's eco-coolness last week, and this week the House that Miyamoto Built is firing back. It's released a statement to Gamasutra saying that it takes environmental responsibilities seriously, and that the company is committed to saving energy, making both of its consoles ...

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Capcom: Wii is 'a tough market to crack'

Capcom spoke to Gamasutra recently about the difficulty in taking advantage of the Wii's huge user base -- it and other third-party developers have struggled for a long time to sell games to the casual folks who bought Nintendo's console, and Capcom's senior director of communications Chris Kramer ...

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Gamasutra compiles the 99 best free games of 2009

These days and weeks after the holidays are traditionally some of the tightest fiscally, but Gamasutra reminds us that it's still possible to have fun without cracking open the ol' pocketbook with its recently released list of the best free games of 2009. We understand that we're probably losing yo...

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Report: Average CoD World at War player has spent $9 on DLC [update]

If there were any doubt left in your mind that Call of Duty is a popular franchise, a recent report from Gamasutra should firmly cement the fact in your mind. According to the piece, Call of Duty: World at War's three DLC packs digitally pushed 6.5 million units between March and mid-August of 200...

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