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Making StarCraft, 'we just threw a bunch of crap at the wall and saw what stuck'

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:18pm

"When we made these races, we just threw a bunch of crap at the wall and saw what stuck," longtime Blizzard artist Samwise Didier says in a new StarCraft retrospective published by the company. ...

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Gamasutra examines the Prey demo

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:30pm

Game demos aren't used to promote games as often as they used to be, so why did Bethesda choose to release one for the upcoming game Prey? ...

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Video: Conveying character via first-person animations in Overwatch

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:50pm

At GDC 2017 Blizzard's Matthew Boehm breaks down how to convey a sense of character in a first-person game. It comes down to answering tricky questions like: How would McCree reload a revolver? ...

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Get a job: Mindshow is hiring a 3D Character Modeler

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:49am

Mindshow is looking for a full-time 3D Character Modeler to realize 3D VR characters based on concept art and more in Los Angeles, California. ...

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A closer look at the animation that moves Horizon Zero Dawn's robotic fauna

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:27am

Lead animator Richard Oud has assembled an animation reel featuring some of the 'Machines' he worked on during the six-year-long development of Horizon Zero Dawn. ...

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Don't Miss: A postmortem for the tree-trimming puzzle game Prune

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:39am

"Prune is a tiny mobile game about the simple pleasures of growing and cultivating trees. It's a delicate dance to remove that which does not matter in favor of that which does." ...

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Nintendo sold 2.3 million NES Classic Editions

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:12am

Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Amié says the console sold over 2 million units before being discontinued after five months as Nintendo focuses on driving its 'key areas.' ...

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Why the ex-Rare devs behind Yooka-Laylee didn't roll their own engine

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:07am

You would think that with loads of Kickstarter cash, the minds behind Yooka-Laylee might have decided to roll their own game engine. Here's why they didn't. ...

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20 million PlayStation 4 consoles were sold in just the last year

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:31am

An increase in PlayStation 4 sales means that the system has sold roughly 60 million units since its debut in November 2013. ...

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We're streaming the Prey demo at 3PM EDT

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:09am

Bethesda has released a demo for Prey, but why? We'll be playing the demo and talking about the company's recent marketing moves and the challenges of selling games in 2017. ...

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A little more conversation: Hearthstone director implores devs to talk to players

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 7:47am

"I have a belief that, sometimes, you get into a vacuum and a void where if nobody's talking people sometimes assume the worst." ...

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Profits up in Sony's games division as PS4 sales near 60M

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:48am

Sony says the positive showing was primarily due an increase in PlayStation 4 hardware and software sales, and rising digital sales. ...

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Chat with the developers of Yooka-Laylee today at 11AM EDT

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:24am

We're chatting with the developers of Yooka-Laylee today at 11AM EDT. ...

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DICE veterans found new studio, Fall Damage

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 5:36am

A group of four DICE veterans, including co-founder Markus Nyström, have established a new game studio in the heart of Stockholm.  ...

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Blog: 2016 Mobile Gaming Trends Report

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 5:11am

SEGA Networks and Sensor Tower present the 2016 Mobile Gaming Trends Report: an analytical look at market segmentation and trends in the mobile gaming market. ...

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Get a job: Microsoft is hiring a Senior Technical Artist

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:51am

Microsoft's Xbox Design Studio is looking for an experienced Senior Technical Artist to join its Avatars Team in Redmond, Washington. ...

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Longtime Nintendo game and hardware designer Genyo Takeda to retire

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:34am

Genyo Takeda, the influential producer and hardware designer behind a number of Nintendo innovations, is retiring after 46 years with the company. ...

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Don't Miss: Dealing with malicious game clones

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:38am

What happens when your game earns its own ad-ridden malware clone? We explore the issue on the basis of Robot Gentleman's experience with a clone of 60 Seconds!. ...

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Capcom looks to boost digital sales as revenue and profits rise

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:11am

Capcom reported year-over-year increases in both net sales and profit for the fiscal year ending March 31, thanks in part to the success of its 'Digital Contents' video game arm. ...

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Join us as we stream the original Morrowind today at 3 PM ET!

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:26am

Next week marks the 15th birthday of Bethesda Game Studios' sprawling odd-world RPG The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. To mark the occasion, we thought it might be fun to stream it for a bit. ...

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