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Twitch kicks off the open beta for its all-in-one desktop app

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:45am

The open beta has begun for the Twitch Desktop App that seeks to combine chat servers, Twitch streaming, and eventually digital game sales into one program. ...

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The worldwide console market shrank by 2.5 percent in 2016

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:18am

The worldwide console market shrank by 2.5 percent in 2016, with consumer spending totaling $34.7 billion across hardware, content, and services. ...

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Chat with the developer of Early Access hit Northgard today at 3PM EDT

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 8:49am

If you want to know how a strategy game can shoot up the Steam best-selling list while still in Early Access, you should join us as we chat with the developers of Northgard today at 3PM EDT. ...

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Blog: Creating gameplay variation using mechanical values

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 7:57am

Gameplay variation is an important aspect to keep the game experience fresh. The following post will try to provide helpful tips on how to develop gameplay variation for your game design in a structured way. ...

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Alibaba spends $145M to form distribution network for mobile games

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 7:24am

Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba will invest $145 million to establish a global distribution network for mobile games. ...

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PlayStation 3's lifespan winding down

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 6:57am
Sony Japan says shipments for its previous generation console will be ending soon
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Green Man Gaming launches Community Platform

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 3:38am
Retailer's new gamer hub to combine gameplay stats with Twitch streams
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Brenda and John Romero lead Develop:Brighton line-up

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 3:27am
Molly Carrol, Tim Wicksteed, Mata Haggis, Dan Abnett, Tony Yang and Rex Crowle also on the list
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Alibaba investing $145m in global network for mobile games

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 2:52am
Chinese online giant forms "Global Strategic Alliance of Game Distribution" with four international companies
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For Honor and GTA V come out top in quiet February for UK games retail

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 2:16am
A drop in releases equals a drop in sales
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Nintendo set to double Switch production - report

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:09am
Total raised to 16 million units for next fiscal year, on expectation of 10 million sales
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King's chief legal officer joins Improbable

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:05am
Rob Miller hired after five years at King, Michael Bannon appointed CFO
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How Episode became the world's biggest interactive fiction platform

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:00am

By offering young women a platform for playing animated interactive stories, plus simple tools to create their own stories, Pocket Gems' Episodes created an unsung blockbuster platform for IF ...

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Microsoft and Sony set sights on the Netflix model

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:27am
A subscription service providing ongoing revenue could be a win-win for creators and platform holders; can MS or Sony make this model work?
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Appodeal buys Corona Labs

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:28pm
Mobile ad firm brings maker of Corona SDK in-house, will add enterprise version to current free options
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Dwarf Fortress dev: 'It always comes back to surprising ourselves'

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:48pm

Dwarf Fortress developer Tarn Adams speaks at length to PC Gamer about the charms and challenges of trying to incorporate a robust magic system into the procedurally-generated, dwarf-centric game. ...

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Experts say publisher involvement is key to effective eSports regulation

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:00pm

"Without the publisher's full cooperation, any oversight body is hugely limited in its scope," Genius Sports' Christopher Dougan told Kotaku in a lengthy new feature on the state of eSports gambling. ...

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Ubisoft's For Honor tops US game sales during tough February - NPD

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 2:30pm
Software sales fell 14% and hardware sales dropped 30% year-over-year
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Video: A primer on designing better cameras for games

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:38pm

At GDC 2017, Robotoki's Simon Unger tries to help fellow game makers design better game cameras by offering an abbreviated primer on actual cameras and composition techniques. ...

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Get a job: Hangar 13 is hiring a UI Engineer

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:54am

Hangar 13 is looking for a seasoned and passionate programmer who enjoys a collaborative and creative work environment and is looking to develop, write, implement, and debug code in Novato, CA. ...

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