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What’s the gaming M&A market like in 2023? – GamesIndustry.biz


Earlier this month, the Montreal International Games Summit featured a panel focusing on the state of the mergers and acquisitions market in 2023. Despite recent waves of layoffs increasing overall cautiousness in the market, panelists were optimistic about both interest and funding availability in the coming year.


Infinity Ward expands again with new studio in Austin, Texas – VideoGamesChronicle.com


Infinity Ward has opened a new studio in Austin, Texas, and is recruiting for work on the Call of Duty series. “The studio will work on creating new and innovative experiences for Call of Duty and create state of the art technology to power them,” according to recent employment advertisements from the company.


A case for building your own tech | Opinion – GamesIndustry.biz


Are there benefits to eschewing off-the-shelf solutions in favor of developing in-house tech for a studio? Dan Baker, co-founder of Oxide Games, discusses the merits of developing in-house, debunks custom engine myths, and discusses the economic benefits of making your own tools.


How Red Wings Collaborated With Nintendo To Make Mario’s Real World Shoes – GameInformer.com


Nintendo recently teamed up with Red Wings Shoes to create a real-life version of Mario’s iconic leather shoes. The shoes were built by the Red Wings Team over a few months using 3D-printed models of the shoes from The Mario Movie and are on display at the official Nintendo Store in New York City.