Keeping up to date with the current happenings of the industry is paramount to being a good developer. Here are a variety of sites that report on the industry.
Gamasutra has focused on all aspects of game development since 1997, and runs GDC along with maintaining the GDC Vault. As one of the highest-profile news and information sites for game developers, Gamasutra maintains a steady watch on the industry and reports on it faithfully.
GamePolitics is a selectively curated site that focuses on news pertaining to the video game industry and culture with a particular focus on the unique governmental and political issues that arise.
GamesIndustry is a curated online magazine that revolves around news pertaining directly to the games industry. With active contributing and a devoted surrounding community, GamesIndustry maintains a finger on the pulse of the games industry.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, IndieGames focuses almost exclusively on the indie scene, reporting on events like Ludum Dare and Global Game Jam as well as conducting interviews with prominent figures in the indie scene.