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Final Fantasy XIV devs recall the issues that led to the game's ill-fated debut

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 9:51am

Noclip spoke with a number of Square Enix developers to pinpoint some of the development issues that contributed to troubled first version of the online game. ...

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Chat with the developer of twin-stick shooter Nex Machina today at 1PM EDT

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 8:31am

We're chatting with one of the minds behind Resogun and now Nex Machina on the Gamasutra Twitch channel today at 1PM EDT. ...

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VRDC Q& A: Tilt Brush's Patrick Hackett

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 8:23am

Patrick Hackett, co-creator of the VR art application Tilt Brush, will be at VRDC Fall 2017. Here, he explains how he crossed over from Double Fine to a VR startup, and shares thoughts on future of VR. ...

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Blog: Game cities - The urbanism of Thimbleweed Park

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 8:02am

With a little help from Thimbleweed Park, I look at the novel approaches to open-world city design (and planning) for 2D adventure games. ...

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Why Microsoft says devs shouldn't write off the Xbox One X

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 7:57am

"From the get-go we knew that we wanted devs to be able to take the existing engines that they were working on on Xbox One and get those engines up and running in 4K." ...

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How Overwatch communicates character from a first-person perspective

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 5:52am

"In terms of game animation, Overwatch is a master class in character appeal. This game is all about its characters. Every single member of this cast is unique and just loaded with personality." ...

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Blog: Crowdfunding tips from Kickstarter's video game expert

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 5:12am

I talk to a ton of people who are planning to launch game projects on Kickstarter. Here's what I tell them. ...

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Corona 2D game engine is now 'completely free'

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 5:05am

Starting today anyone who downloads the toolkit through the daily builds page will get a combined package that includes the standard simulator and native-based products. ...

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With Sony's indie support in question, developers at E3 weigh in

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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Blizzard announces major changes to loot systems in Overwatch & Hearthstone

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

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

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

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

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

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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New VRDC VR/AR Innovation Report reveals the HTC Vive is devs' top target

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

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

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

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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German Chancellor Angela Merkel agrees to open Gamescom 2017

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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