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Microsoft "wins" E3 coverage race

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:30am
ICO Partners finds Xbox One X helped platform holder garner most ink, with Nintendo and Ubisoft posting strong showings as well
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Blog: Weaving a compelling environmental narrative in games

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 5:15am

A game development article explaining the various ways in which spatial storytelling can be effectively applied to beget a believable and cohesive virtual environment. ...

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Swedish entertainment giant MTG buys Kongregate for $55M

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 5:14am

Swedish entertainment group MTG, the owner of leading eSports companies Dreamhack and ESL, has agreed to purchase Kongregate for $55 million.  ...

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How PlayLink opens PS4 to mobile developers

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:35am
Wish Studios CEO Caspar Field talks us through the opportunities offered by PlayStation's new mobile-to-console range
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TopWare defends Two Worlds 2's surprise microtransactions

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:28am
Developer insists RPG has not been transformed into pay-to-play, that IAPs are optional
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Hutch hires former Codermasters, Gameloft devs

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 2:55am
Producer Rachael Edwards and senior designer Corentin Delprat join the team
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Tencent's five-year plan for a ¥100bn Chinese esports industry

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 1:57am
Riot Games parent pushing for unified standards, more leagues and esports-themed industrial parks
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MTG to acquire GameStop's Kongregate for $55m

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 1:51am
Nordic firm to add Kongregate to its recent InnoGames acquisition
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Fuze Code Studio teaches Nintendo Switch owners to develop games

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 1:03am
New software will even enable users to create titles that use motion controls
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EA restructure bolsters Geneva HQ, cuts local teams

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:16am
Publisher is re-thinking its PR and marketing plans
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Blog: The importance of choice, consequence, and planning in game design

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:52pm

This article goes over why it is so important for choices to matter in a game and how it all has to do with planning. ...

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EA Tiburon's Jon Sullivan killed

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:08pm
26-year-old Madden developer shot to death in parking lot dispute
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HTC Vive now available through BestBuy, Walmart websites

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:46pm
Four new online retailers are "a testament to VR's march toward the broader consumer market"
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Waypoint publisher Vice Media takes $450m investment

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:36pm
CEO Shane Smith listed gaming as one area of expansion in bid to build "the largest millennial video library in the world"
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Pokémon Go Fest tickets sell out in minutes, scalpers rejoice

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 9:57pm
$20 tickets for Pokémon Go's anniversary event are now changing hands for hundreds of dollars
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Nine Australian indies funded by Film Victoria

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 9:17pm
Government of Victoria believes funding will create 40 jobs and generate $1.2 million for the state
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US games spending fell 11% on weak software market - NPD

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 9:13pm
Switch drove hardware gains in May, but Injustice 2's success couldn't prevent a 20% drop in software sales
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How the Streets of Rage composer got funding for his studio: he asked his mom

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 3:47pm

Heads up, devs: There's a really nice feature up on Polygon today about Yuzo Koshiro, the well-known Japanese game composer who's also been quietly making games his entire adult life. ...

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Fuze to release a Switch game that teaches players to make Switch games

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 3:02pm

UK coding education firm Fuze is planning to release a game next year for Nintendo's Switch console that will teach players how to make games for the Switch, using Fuze's custom language and toolset. ...

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Obituary: Madden developer Jonathan Sullivan

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 1:19pm

A local paper reports that Jonathan Sullivan, a developer at EA Tiburon who served on the gameplay team of the Madden franchise, was shot and killed this weekend. He was 27.  ...

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