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Australian Classication Board reverses Outlast 2 ban

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:59am
After refusing to rate survival horror game, regulators have now cleared it to launch as R18+ title
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Animators Roundtable: The Mass Effect: Andromeda pile-on

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:58am

"On a AAA project of this scope, most of the smaller cut scenes are never seen by the animators. Instead, you create a system for designers to use and trust the designers to script everything properly." ...

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Nintendo Switch's path ahead is still unclear

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:18am
From unwarranted gloom to wild optimism; Nintendo inspires strangely strong emotions in the industry, but we could all do with a dose of balance
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GameStop: Switch demand 'incredibly strong', Zelda attach rate 'almost 1:1'

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:50pm

GameStop's Tony Bartel said the company is seeing "incredibly strong" demand for Nintendo's newest console, sharing some notable (if vague) data the company has about how Switch games are selling. ...

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Mad Catz is being delisted from the New York Stock Exchange

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:02pm

Peripheral maker Mad Catz has received notice the NYSE is working to have it removed from trading due to its "abnormally low" stock value, and the company says it will not appeal the process. ...

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Amid falling earnings, GameStop chief says Switch has 'potential to be Wii-like'

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 2:38pm

GameStop today reported its earnings for the final quarter and the full 12 months of its 2016 fiscal year, and sales and profits are down across the board for the retail giant. ...

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GameStop expects Switch shortages all year

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 2:05pm
Executives tell investors each shipment sells out in hours, "we're going to be chasing supply this entire year"
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Take a look at how Blizzard decides which mods live and die

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:25pm

For game developers protecting intellectual property is no easy feat. But things can get complicated when trying to maintain a healthy modding community at the same time. ...

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How do you make being a moral person a challenge? A look back at Deus Ex

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:14pm

Being good in the real world isn't easy, but video games tend to laud you with praise for doing it. But Deus Ex has some design choices that may help you create moral ambiguity in your next game. ...

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Video: How Respawn evolved the Titan combat in Titanfall 2

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:59pm

At GDC 2017, Respawn game designer Carlos Pineda speaks about how the studio balanced Titans in the game so that Titanfall 2 combat is satisfying -- whether players are fighting in robots or on foot. ...

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GameStop blames sales dip on "weak" game category

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:48pm
Specialty retailer sees game revenues down across the board as collectibles and mobile tech business each up more than 50% year-over-year
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Brian Fargo plans to retire after Wasteland 3

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:28pm
inXile boss says when the game ships in 2019, it'll mark the end of a 38-year career
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Xbox first-party is "critical" for Scorpio, says Spencer

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:23am
Xbox boss Phil Spencer notes that he recognizes the value of a strong first-party
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Playtonic removes controversial YouTuber JonTron from Yooka-Laylee

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 9:09am
“We do not endorse or support JonTron's personal viewpoints”
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Blog: The Mass Effect paradox - Love it, or hate them

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 8:11am

Is it possible to respect developers while disliking some aspect of their work? Is criticism tantamount to disrespect? Why are we all so on edge after the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda? ...

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VRDC Fall is happening this September, and the call for talks is open!

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 8:07am

The call for submissions to present at VRDC Fall 2017, happening in San Francisco September 21st & 22nd, will remain open through Friday, April 21 at 11:59 PT. That's roughly a month away! ...

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Blog: Composing video game music to build suspense - Part 2

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 7:32am

Video game composer Winifred Phillips shares strategies from her GDC 2017 talk, touching on the implementation of jump scares, bumpers, and whooshes. ...

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Phil Spencer: Microsoft 'very focused' on first-party development

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 7:30am

Microsoft's head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, says the company is "very focused" on first-party development with the launch of Scorpio in sight.  ...

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“Consumers at home are only part of the picture for VR”

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 7:15am
Kuju's head of studios Brynley Gibson encourages developers to look beyond games when getting to grips with virtual and augmented reality
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Finnish mobile dev Traplight nets $2.7M to expand portfolio

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 6:35am

Finnish mobile studio Traplight has secured $2.7 million in funding, taking the developer's total lifetime investment to $5 million.  ...

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