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Color Switch joins Skillz mobile eSports platform

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:33am
With almost 200 million downloads, mobile hit has designs to become "a full-fledged eSport"
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Paradox insists price hikes “create a more equal price point”

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:15am
UPDATE: Crusader Kings publisher reverses decision, intends to honour refunds
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With Sony's indie support in question, developers at E3 weigh in

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:01am

"The bottom line is they need to do what's best for their business. And unfortunately maybe doing indies is not that right now. And that's unfortunate, but there's not much we can do." ...

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Is PlayLink the PS4's missing link to casual consumers?

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:00pm
Missing in action at E3, PlayLink might be Sony's best effort yet at capturing the thus-far ignored casual market
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GameMaker Studio 2 adds new license options

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:50pm
Devs can pay for PS4 and Xbox One exports separately, or for all platforms under new "Ultimate" license
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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

GamesIndustry.biz 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

GamesIndustry.biz 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

GamesIndustry.biz 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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