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"It's weird to grade a piece of artwork with a score. We're not making homework. We're making a video game" https://t.co/ExY9MimzzkMike Sepso on the big challenges facing esports right now: "Execution is an issue. Talent base is an issue, having… https://t.co/bC1H2u27KlWomen's rights lawyer Genie Harrison, who brought cases against Weinstein Company, joins Riot Games gender discrimi… https://t.co/IYP4isSejZCreative Assembly's senior character artist Danny Sweeney (@Dann_Sw) and lead character artist Jas Dhatt (… https://t.co/s5kLWU83a7One employee said failure to meet sales targets leads to written warnings, then termination https://t.co/wKWToKexkf"What happens to the planned launches of PS5 and Xbox Series X if the COVID-19 situation is not resolved rapidly, l… https://t.co/JgnnvVbU8M"Usually there's an agenda behind it. But here it's just a random dude picking a random game to review bomb because… https://t.co/WhK6wGN9y7From the responsibility of leadership to distinguishing between the crunch you want to do and the crunch you have t… https://t.co/xM6yUq6YaW"I think this idea that there's a valuation bubble in esports teams is truly driven by the demand of capital wantin… https://t.co/eFXZEG3IgABlack Desert Online and the diverging MMO ecosystem https://t.co/wNDZzRXSP6Need some help with character art? This video showcases the essentials of the sculpting, texturing, and general art… https://t.co/vlz1syXcwgGameStop prioritises pre-orders and tech trades as it hopes to counter falling sales - but staff say targets are to… https://t.co/hz1EdRsCgKAdapting to the evolution of esports https://t.co/Hj4cFeMD7VPlayStation is no-longer attending. Velan Ventures, Behaviour and Tripwire have been added to the bill https://t.co/KksTUs1r4z"You've been working for two years on this game. And then one guy on a Sunday afternoon with basically no effort ca… https://t.co/mnPzRKUffZNACE partners with Skillshot Media for collegiate esports program https://t.co/ozebcx2XLfToday on the https://t.co/G2UOtwOmmz Academy, join @CAGames's senior character artist Danny Sweeney and lead charac… https://t.co/O5IHtiIr2NNews-in-Brief: The Witcher 3 made $50m on Steam in just over a year, so Valve will now be tossing more coins to CD… https://t.co/4FUZgRF5O1Employees reveal GameStop's aggressive sales tactics, driven by "sheer desperation" https://t.co/wKWToKexkf"Just about every piece of hardware this business relies upon has a supply chain that passes through China at some… https://t.co/LZ5yM2JAow"There is a dangerous notion of team members being 'heroic' when individuals pile into problems and crunch like cra… https://t.co/gfEAlBAR8gNew legal counsel takes over class action lawsuit against Riot Games https://t.co/TaXPBiYi8H https://t.co/YR7cpm8lgt"We're letting people cheat their arse off... You've paid for the game, do what you like. We don't want to punish a… https://t.co/BY21oAIPPmSome changes to the Investment Summit at PAX. PlayStation is no-longer attending. Velan Ventures, Behaviour and Tri… https://t.co/QlnFLwePgTGDC says they're able to "execute a safe and successful event for our community" https://t.co/KYNEZwg9XQPokemon Home first week downloads reached 1.3m https://t.co/Rsh3hzlXKP
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Sony and Facebook exit GDC due to COVID19 concerns. Oculus to move announcements online https://t.co/KYNEZwg9XQEli Roth to direct Borderlands movie https://t.co/0toDCejMOoPrivate Division moves Kerbal Space Program 2 development to new, internal studio https://t.co/AQVDJikfGL"There's nothing we can do on screen that's more frightening than what's in your own head. It's all about feeding t… https://t.co/HPndM88nt0Metro Exodus sold 200,000 copies on Steam in just a few days, despite Epic deal making users wait a whole year https://t.co/Fe2e0tqqzUIn our latest Why I Love column, Monster Jaunt developer @Nate_Buck explains why Kirby 64 ensured he will never aga… https://t.co/nu6pclHrY0Tempo Storm raises $3.3 million https://t.co/R2b2BbMGZzAnimal Crossing: New Horizons lost save files can only be recovered once https://t.co/b3hixfUWxY"If we commit to respecting the time, livelihood, and continued growth of our teams, we will not only avoid crunch… https://t.co/Q1Nw6pw50m"Details are omitted or ignored because they don't matter, and what remains is engineered to reflect an emotion, an… https://t.co/xtRdgsXjJeDownloading accounted for 57% of game sales last month https://t.co/ccwlRqZkL8Do you want to work helping the lives of children who have been affected by conflict? War Child is looking for a he… https://t.co/eVoB9ZdDRi
Retweeted by GamesIndustry"All you were doing is taking different routes to an outcome. That's not a game" Deathtrap Dungeon adaptation aims… https://t.co/7TbbVz9uLlOn Kirby 64 and Impressionism https://t.co/oqEklouzHcKixeye lays off around 20 https://t.co/yQ8S6RsDVqAmong the body's goals for 2020 is a consumer-facing website, Tutto sui videogiochi ("All About Video Games"), aime… https://t.co/v0o4gSjWiDElsewhere in earnings presentation, Embracer CEO said he was happy with Shenmue III sales but "it's clear it's not… https://t.co/u1qbvW20d1January hardware, software and accessories sales are all well down over the year before https://t.co/ccwlRrgVCG"For the young people we support, playing video games isn't just a hobby -- it can be a vital lifeline." https://t.co/9gtivS08PJ70% of voting rights in Starbreeze have been bought in the last month https://t.co/dqtg6VWfrS"It's great to have lots of input, but at the end of the day it's your company, and nobody knows more about it than… https://t.co/YcWhukV3OCNews-in-Brief: Cyberpunk 2077 coming to GeForce Now with ray tracing https://t.co/X9vBji7Wf2Australian retailers limit Ring Fit Adventure sales as resellers and coronavirus cause stock shortages https://t.co/RVhd5rSoUqhttps://t.co/Mz1KhrAeuF will be publishing a monthly UK report featuring digital and physical data supplied to GSD.… https://t.co/5bk64lYrnJMetro Exodus off to strong start on Steam, despite Epic exclusivity https://t.co/Fe2e0tqqzUThe https://t.co/Mz1KhrAeuF Academy provides tips on eradicating crunch from Bungie, Criterion, Hutch Games, and mo… https://t.co/Usyc8j87oYNetmarble's full year sales are up, but profit is down https://t.co/qkpsjUFhOt
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World War Z developer retains autonomy as Embracer's fifth subsidiary, takes total headcount to over 2,500 https://t.co/33a8SNaVIDSaber Interactive and Voxler acquisitions - plus five studio openings since Jan 1 - bring Embracer Group to over 26… https://t.co/8usaYd6NzyThe https://t.co/Mz1KhriD65 Readership Survey https://t.co/GpuS0yGRFXRockstar bringing GTA IV back to Steam next month https://t.co/UsyxGEr8ulAlways be pitching, combine internal and external projects, get a lawyer... Today on the Academy, learn about the d… https://t.co/opZrQMFPHVSony drops out of PAX East due to novel coronavirus concerns https://t.co/HB1AnDdD3oUltimatum Games shuts down https://t.co/hlz3yE8iAG @DarkDetectiveNL Thanks for the heads up. Should be fixed now.Do we provide the information and insight you need in this ever-changing industry? Let us know what you think https://t.co/GpuS0ypgOpAfter its recent acquisitions, and two openings it hasn't even announced yet, Embracer Group has 26 studios https://t.co/oPlpa5r20JProject Nova is not cancelled, it's just changing https://t.co/wnqOgSvzri"Too many people start companies with their friends or family. Instead, when we started Novarama, we sought to have… https://t.co/zjlV3dMEIfWe’re looking for designers, artists, programmers, writers and other specialists to speak with students at the… https://t.co/XHlARmuzSsGTA IV returns to Steam next month as Complete Edition https://t.co/UsyxGEIJSVEpic's market-leading battle royale title was named Media Shaker of the year, while EA's long-running football fran… https://t.co/6cenn8xuwdStillfront Group posts record annual profits https://t.co/vdEsXPutYC"We are no longer using the codename Project Nova for this game concept," says CCP as Eve Online shooter becomes fo… https://t.co/2xmy5zycQSFrom how to choose your founders to not fearing cancellations, Novarama's CEO Daniel Sanchez-Crespo (… https://t.co/2y6ozfBTUqEmbracer Group acquires Saber Interactive in $525m deal https://t.co/33a8SNaVID
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"I can't overstate how smartly designed everything is, and it makes the creation process feel less like work and mo… https://t.co/ZHYFP1HFn3ESL, DreamHack sign revenue-sharing deal with 13 esports teams https://t.co/nCEirc2IcxKickstarter becomes one of the first major US tech companies to unionize https://t.co/9whG1qHGCnStadia expands to support some non-Google mobile devices https://t.co/Xi7eqGBlBS"Building an ego-free environment boils down to hiring based not only on skillset but also personality, and then ta… https://t.co/r8fMrx3xLrhttps://t.co/io6kMlvoff plans to give Switch owners time to get used to Warface - then it will be working on crossp… https://t.co/PiHcpFogWV"There are absolutely games that you can create in Dreams that are as fun and polished as something you'd pay for"… https://t.co/FpSoa1mxSxGoogle reportedly spent $160m on exclusive media rights to Activision's esports events https://t.co/268mnGdfhZ"It was difficult because we're not therapists" Indie game Lydia's story about a child living with alcoholic abusi… https://t.co/YBNgVhO0Tx"You'll soon learn that trust is your team's most valuable resource, and if you can build a team that genuinely tru… https://t.co/KHZcB6L88U"We decided that in order to properly speak about the game, we must be able to immediately show it" Warface stealt… https://t.co/sF4ES60hNpFinnish studio Platonic Partnership drew on its team's real experiences growing up with alcoholic parents to make t… https://t.co/vo5deOMHR1Paradox Interactive sees record user numbers as annual profits rise https://t.co/as5wbxIicoNews-in-Brief: PlayStation closing its official forums next week. Players invited to continue conversations via Pla… https://t.co/p7m2OnByaEPrevious two-year deal for Overwatch was reportedly valued at $90m https://t.co/268mnFVEqr"When building a team, each and every employee's humility, enthusiasm and attitude matters as much as the quality o… https://t.co/Nkqz80I34k
2/18
2020
"Lydia has the ability to speak to audiences all over the world and I feel we've only reached a small percentage of… https://t.co/Dc1dmucHKg"He's really big in the theatrical improv scene. He's done a few lessons with us in the office" Heroes actor Masi… https://t.co/tVYFFhc27EThe https://t.co/Mz1KhrAeuF Podcast: The curious case of Tim Sweeney's keynote https://t.co/GLd7fSn4e3"If we can make a difference for even one child's life, what could be better?" https://t.co/EmtzCTbEq4As the games industry is unlike any other, many insurers are unwilling to cover it due to a lack of understanding.… https://t.co/jveCkIHl9u25 full-time employees affected as HQ Trivia ceases operations https://t.co/tWFxBYPdweThis year's @developconf will have a dedicated mobile track -- and speaker submissions are open until Feb 19 https://t.co/rpXxN9HYilThe https://t.co/Mz1KhrAeuF Academy and Creative Assembly explore how to create game audio that scales. This talk i… https://t.co/o8uypLDIudSonic the Hedgehog beats Detective Pikachu in US opening weekend https://t.co/LRZ8wIgPWL"There is a dark half of me that really wants to make a punk, almost nihilistic game to get that out of my system"… https://t.co/XgXWnFlsKJUPDATE: Nvidia clarifies that the initial inclusion of Activision's games was due to a "misunderstanding" https://t.co/kewYYnWncIHQ Trivia shuts down as potential acqusition falls through https://t.co/tWFxBYxCEG
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