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Podcast: Death threats, Brexit and football, with Miles Jacobson

GamesIndustry.biz news - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:30am
New episode available to download now, Football Manager dev tells us why his job is to predict the future
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2022 Asian Games adds eSports as medal sport

GamesIndustry.biz news - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:09am
Professional gaming will also feature in next year's event in Indonesia
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Crafting the multiple victory states of the RTS Northgard

Gamasutra - News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:01am

"Vikings are always portrayed as strong warriors, but they were also explorers and merchants, with a strong oral culture. This is translated into the game through the Lore, Trade and Fame victories." ...

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Last Of Us lighting artist offers devs a tip: set the mood with a single light

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 3:33pm

While it sounds oversimplified, if you can get a strong base for that end result as much as possible, it goes a long way," Naughty Dog lighting artist Gabe Betancourt tells 80 Level. "Less is more." ...

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Blizzard gives StarCraft a new patch and a new price: free

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 2:31pm

Nearly twenty years after Blizzard released its space-y RTS StarCraft, the studio has issued a patch for it (and its expansion pack Brood War) and made it freely available as one of its classic games. ...

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Don't Miss: How culling works

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:59pm

In this timeless feature, veteran coder Vaughan Young breaks down how different kinds of culling (frustum, occlusion and back face) work -- and how they can be applied to help devs make better games. ...

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Facebook Spaces launches today

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:43pm
The social VR app - Facebook's first attempt to merge its social platform with its VR tech - is now in beta for Oculus Rift
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Video: Lessons learned retrofitting Evolve for accessibility

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:40pm

At GDC 2017, Gaikai's Tara Voelker breaks down what Turtle Rock learned when it took steps to make the asymmetrical multiplayer shooter more accessible to more players post-launch. ...

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Facebook teases phone-powered AR game platform for later this year

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:24pm

Speaking at the F8 developer conference earlier today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg lightly detailed plans to roll out a phone-powered AR game platform before the close of 2017. ...

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New Facebook game initiatives aim to win back devs and reshape strategy

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:45am

With web-based social games years past their prime, Facebook has been looking for realistic ways to reshape its games business and rebuild interest -- and trust -- with game developers. ...

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Get a job: Vicarious Visions is hiring a Lighting Artist

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:37am

Vicarious Visions is looking for a Lighting Artist to join its Albany, New York-based team and light levels, characters, and in-game cinematics for the Destiny series. ...

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How Spelunky's designer set out to create complexity with simplicity

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:24am

The documentary series Noclip interviewed the creators of the procedurally generated platformer Spelunky to find out how the game came to be and what makes it tick. ...

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"We want to be the global community for people to play, watch and share games"

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:38am
Facebook is rolling out new features for Instant Games, Gameroom and its gaming videos
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Don't Miss: What game devs love about classic LucasArts adventure games

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 9:42am

Full Throttle is the latest LucasArts classic to see a remaster, so be sure to take a look back at this 2013 feature to find out why many game devs think these adventure games have become timeless. ...

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Netmarble setting aside $4.4 billion for post-IPO shopping spree

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 7:54am

South Korean mobile game giant Netmarble plans to set aside $4.4 billion to fund more acquisitions following next month's IPO.  ...

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Report: Twitch introducing two new subscription tiers

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:52am

The additional options will cost subscribers $9.99 or $24.99 per month, and are designed to help streamers earn a steady income through Twitch. ...

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Nintendo discontinuing NES Classic globally

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:40am
[UPDATE] Nintendo Europe and Japan confirm retro console is also being phased out in their markets despite pledge to boost production
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Finnish games market growth slows dramatically

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:36am
Year-on-year increase drops to 4% as number of new start-ups falls to lowest point since 2009
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Netmarble setting aside $4.4 billion for acquisitions

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:27am
Kabam Vancouver was just the beginning as Korean publisher ramps up post-IPO consolidation aspirations
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StandUp For GamesAid returns to London next month

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:17am
Imran Yusuf and company set for May 8th comedy event
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