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Blizzard announces major changes to loot systems in Overwatch & Hearthstone

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 3:05pm

In one day, Blizzard announced notable changes to the IAP-based loot systems to both Overwatch and Hearthstone. ...

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3 months after launch, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds sells 4M copies

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 2:21pm

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, a game which is still in Early Access, has now sold over four million copies, according to lead developer Brendan Greene. ...

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Paradox undoes global price increase in the name of transparency

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 1:12pm

Game publisher Paradox Interactive recently implemented a global price change on its games and DLC without much warning to players, now its CEO says it's rolling back those changes. ...

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Video: Peek at the programming that made the personalities in The Sims 3

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:18pm

Take a look at the design and programming that built the character personalities behind The Sims 3. ...

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Get a job: Naughty Dog is hiring a Character Shading TD

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:09pm

Naughty Dog is looking for a Character Shading TD to take charge and make sure the surface materials of its characters look fantastic. ...

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Improving a game on the Xbox One X helps boost its One S performance, says Xbox exec

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:00pm

Microsoft's Albert Penello addresses concerns that developing Xbox One games with both the Xbox One X and Xbox One S in mind could result in one console variant holding the other back. ...

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WBIE opens WB Games New York news - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:19am
Warner subsidiary establishes cloud-based backend tech team to support its other studios' projects
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Yunoia lands $1 million in funding news - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:16am
Czech and US investors provide initial backing for B2B-focused game discoverability platform
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New VRDC VR/AR Innovation Report reveals the HTC Vive is devs' top target

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 8:00am

This data-rich survey of VR/AR/MR professionals suggests that the HTC Vive is still the most popular headset to develop for, and that interest in platform-exclusive experiences is rising. ...

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment cuts the ribbon on New York studio

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 7:46am

Developer-publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has cut the ribbon on a new studio based in New York.  ...

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Blog: Designing the combat of Silicon Void - Part 1

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 7:24am

Exploring how the time mechanics of Silicon Void, a turn based RPG in early development closely based on the combat system of Chrono Cross, are tweaked to encourage players to plan ahead. ...

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Red Hook Studios co-founder dissects the highs and lows of indie life

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 7:09am

During a recent Gamasutra Twitch stream, Red Hook Studios co-founder Chris Bourassa explained why he believes working as an indie is a more enticing prospect than being a cog in the triple-A machine. ...

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Mobile gaming is a black ocean - GungHo CEO news - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 6:12am
Kazuki Morishita explains why the Puzzle & Dragons publisher didn't double-down on mobile, and how Let it Die embodies its new global-centric approach
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel agrees to open Gamescom 2017

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 5:56am

German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel will open this year's Gamescom conference in Cologne when the event kicks off on Tuesday, August 22.  ...

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New GameMaker Studio 2 license options will give devs more choice

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 5:18am

YoYo Games is looking to give developers more ways to get their hands on its GameMaker Studio 2 game engine by adding more licensing options. ...

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Blog: Building games for the Twitch era

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 5:08am

Gameplay understanding, tension and suspense, and relatedness: Those are just some of the lessons Breakaway's development team has learned about building games for streaming. ...

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From prototype to product in less than a year news - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:33am
Indie devs reflect on how their Jamchester projects helped them learn more about routes to market
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German chancellor Angela Merkel to open Gamescom 2017 news - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 3:06am
First time the country's leader will open long-running video games expo
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Croteam: "VR-only" isn't the only way with VR news - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 3:00am
The Croatian studio is meeting the demand for bigger VR games by drawing from its existing portfolio
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Apple chip maker Imagination Technologies up for sale news - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 2:40am
Graphics specialist seeking buyer as Apple prepares to drop its services
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