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Poll: Which Video Game Platform Are You Most Thankful For?

Game Politics - 6 hours 30 min ago

Thanksgiving.

The time of year where we take stock of what's important to us and express thanks for not only the things we have, but for the people who struggled and died to ensure we'd get the opportunity to enjoy them.

We remember the Great Turkey War.

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Happy Thanksgiving From GamePolitics

Game Politics - 7 hours 34 min ago

I wish all of our readers in the United States a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving holiday. For the rest of you who live in Canada (and already celebrated Thanksgiving back in October) as well as our friends in Europe, Asia, and other regions in this rock we call home: have a happy Thursday, I guess.

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Ubisoft yanks AC Unity season pass, placates buyers with free game

Gamasutra - News - 7 hours 48 min ago

Amidst long-running technical issues with Assassin's Creed Unity, Ubisoft has abruptly curtailed its DLC plans and made significant business concessions to appease those who purchased the game. ...

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Humble Bundle Hosting 96-Hour 'Games Against Ebola' Game Jam

Game Politics - 7 hours 53 min ago

The fine folks at Humble Bundle are serving as host to a special game jam called Games Against Ebola. The 96-hour game jam will see teams from such notable game developers as Grapefrukt, Mojang, Ludosity, Coffee Stain Studios, Glitchnap, and SLMN build games to raise money for use in the fight of this deadly and terrible disease that has killed thousands of people this year.

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Steam 'Exploration Sale' Discounts over Five-Thousand Games

Game Politics - 8 hours 4 min ago

Valve Software has kicked off its annual sale. While it doesn't call it a "Black Friday" or "Cyber Monday" sale like others do, it is intended to land on those days for maximum effect. This year's "Steam Exploration Sale" runs from November 26 to December 2 and features discounts and deals on 5,649 games right now.

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Turtle Rock: 'Evolve' Will Not Divide Its Community Based On Content Purchases

Game Politics - 8 hours 8 min ago

Evolve developer Turtle Rock Studios plans to give away all downloadable content for free and it says that its premium DLC content will not "directly exclude" players who have purchased the base game.

In an interview with IGN, Turtle Rock's Phil Robb, the creative director for Evolve, said that his company has done this so it does not fracture the community into two groups.

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Marketing Black Friday

GamesIndustry.biz news - 8 hours 13 min ago
The biggest sales day of the year is also the biggest marketing event of the year
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Get a job: BattleCry is hiring a Lead Environment Artist

Gamasutra - News - 8 hours 16 min ago

Got some chops as a leader and an artist? Austin-based BattleCry Studios is looking to hire a lead environment artist to work on its upcoming online team combat game Battlecry. ...

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North American Operations Lower Perfect World Entertainment Profits

Game Politics - 8 hours 17 min ago

China-based Perfect World Entertainment reported a decline in profits for the third quarter, citing poorly performing North American properties. During the three-month period ended September 30, 2014, Perfect World earned ¥974 billion ($158.7 million) in revenue, up by around 5 percent compared to the same period a year ago. The five percent growth was attributed to the ongoing success of DOTA2 in China, which the company operates for Valve and the successful launch of mobile games CrossGate Mobile and Forsaken World.

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Don't Miss: Double Fine's postmortem of Brutal Legend

Gamasutra - News - 8 hours 23 min ago

In this classic postmortem Double Fine outlines the production of its rock god epic Brütal Legend, taking in everything from legal troubles with Activision to nitty-gritty tool development details. ...

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Devs team up with Humble Bundle for anti-Ebola charity game jam

Gamasutra - News - 8 hours 43 min ago

'Games Against Ebola' is a 96-hour charity game jam in which Mojang and 8 other dev teams, along with one solo developer, make games about healing and sell them through Humble Bundle for charity. ...

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Apple and apps partner for World AIDS Day

GamesIndustry.biz news - 8 hours 55 min ago
Proceeds from 25 apps to go to Global AIDs Fund
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Ubisoft apologises for Assassin's Creed issues with free DLC

GamesIndustry.biz news - 9 hours 21 min ago
Discontinues sales of season pass
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IGF 2015 Student Competition sees record-setting number of entries

Gamasutra - News - 9 hours 27 min ago

Organizers have tallied over 1,000 entries submitted to the 17th annual Independent Games Festival, with entrant records now broken across the board and Student Competition entries now available for everyone to view. ...

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Report: Several Counter-Strike: Go Pro Players Banned for Cheating

Game Politics - 9 hours 29 min ago

According to this Redbull report highlighting some tips and tricks to spot cheating in Counter-Strike: Go, several pro players have been banned for cheating and have been kicked out of this weekend's Dreamhack Winter tournament.

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Ubisoft Toronto becoming key partner for other Ubi studios

GamesIndustry.biz news - 9 hours 41 min ago
Producer Lesley Phord-Toy says Toronto has raised some eyebrows in the Ubi system and they don't have enough staff to fulfill all requests
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Get ready for another Train Jam game jam in 2015

Gamasutra - News - 10 hours 12 min ago

Tickets for the second annual Train Jam, which will once again take place across 52 hours on a train from Chicago to San Francisco in advance of GDC 2015, are expected to go on sale today. ...

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Pokemon claim top spot on Japanese charts

GamesIndustry.biz news - 11 hours 2 min ago
Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire takes first and second, Dynasty Warriors 8 at 3
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U.N. To Vote On Resolution Condemning Mass Surveillance

Game Politics - 11 hours 32 min ago

According to an AFP report (by way of GIGA OM), the United Nations is set to vote on a resolution that will condemn mass surveillance activities from various governments and provide some sort of legal redress for those who have been unduly targeted by such activities.

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How important is 'clean' gameplay?

Gamasutra - News - 11 hours 40 min ago

"Once the gameplay became looser, the level of tuning required to make the game feel good changed, and it diluted the fundamental requirements for making jump and shoot gameplay as pristine as possible." ...

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