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VR motion tracking firm OptiTrack opens European office

GamesIndustry.biz news - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:14am
New division based in Paris and led by Dr. Francois Asseman
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Keywords moves into software engineering with GameSim acquisition

GamesIndustry.biz news - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:07am
Yet another company bought by the industry services provider
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Paradox opens mobile studio in Sweden

GamesIndustry.biz news - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 2:48am
Strategy games veterans wants to create 'deep, challenging experiences' on smartphones
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MotoGP owner aims to create "the most important racing esport championship"

GamesIndustry.biz news - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 2:30am
Dorna Sports, Milestone and Sony unite for ambitious esports project
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Crafting the bizarre, off-kilter gameworld of Little Nightmares

Gamasutra - News - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:08am

"We want it to feel like you could almost reach into the rooms and touch things, but maybe also wonder whether you should," says Little Nightmare's's senior narrative designer Dave Mervik. ...

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Jagex signs Improbable's SpatialOS technology for future projects

GamesIndustry.biz news - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:00am
The tech will be used for the firm's multiplayer gaming projects
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PS4 free-to-play game Let It Die secures 3m downloads

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:55pm
Grasshopper Manufacture's hack and slash finds free-to-play audience on console, but revenue figures are unknown
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Steam cracks down on Trading Card abuse to combat "fake games"

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:36pm
Trading Card farming is hurting the discovery algorithms
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Grasshopper's F2P PS4 game Let It Die surpasses 3 million downloads

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:03pm

For comparison's sake, last month Sony reported that the total number of PlayStation 4 consoles sold to date was approaching 60 million worldwide. ...

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Minecraft dev sacrifices Nirvana in-joke to save players' parrots

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:23pm

Here we are now, entertain us -- but please don't encourage us to unwittingly poison our pets. ...

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In the name of the algorithm, Valve nerfs Steam Trading Cards

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 2:35pm

As part of its ongoing efforts to revamp Steam, Valve today outlined how the platform's Trading Cards system will be withheld from games until they reach a certain "confidence metric." ...

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Oculus promises developers better communication

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:38pm
VR company revamps developer site and documentation efforts
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Video: Composing the music and sound of Hyper Light Drifter

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:28pm

At GDC 2017, audio wizards Akash Thakkar and Rich Vreeland (aka Disasterpeace) opened up about how they found the right soundscape for Hyper Light over the course of 3 years and countless revisions. ...

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Get a job: Sony PlayStation is hiring a Sr. Programmer for VR

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:48am

Sony is looking for an ambitious, self-motivated Senior Programmer to help craft unique player experiences as a member of its Virtual Reality team in San Mateo, CA. ...

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How Prey's designers turned technical limitations into inspiration

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:32am

How do developers like Arkane Studios manage their own creative ambitions against the realistic limitations of game development? ...

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Q& A: The indie curator behind the '1000 Game Makers' Twitter feed

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:15am

"A big goal with all of my work is to demonstrate just how many videogames slip through the cracks," says Steve Cook, creator of the 1000 Game Makers thread on Twitter. ...

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Resident Evil 7 gets 10 million sales target

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:08am
Survival horror game missed launch window expectations, but Capcom believes lifetime cumulative sales can measure up to those of Resident Evils 4, 5, and 6
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Don't Miss: Injustice 2 and the balancing act of adding gear to a fighting game

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:23am

Take a look back at this conversation with Adam Urbano to find out why NetherRealm made anotherÊInjustice and what Urbano has learned about building a balanced, tournament-grade fighting game. ...

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Blog: The rapidly changing landscape of accessibility for blind gamers

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:23am

Accessibility for blind gamers is a tricky business. There's an under-served audience who want content, developers willing to offer it, yet an unnecessary technical barrier between all three. ...

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Ubisoft says half of all its sales last year were digital

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:00am

Both digital and back catalog sales are on the up for Ubisoft according to its latest financial results, with each making up 50 percent and 44.5 percent of its overall sales, respectively. ...

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