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You can get U.S. government grant money for your educational game

Gamasutra - News - 6 hours 22 min ago

"Eight years ago, our program's portfolio didn't include a single educational-themed game or project. Today, about half of those projects are educational games." ...

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Warcraft movie delayed again

GamesIndustry.biz news - 6 hours 45 min ago
Legendary confirms new summer 2016 release date
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Video: VR game design for indies

Gamasutra - News - 6 hours 48 min ago

As part of the GDC 2015 Independent Games Summit, a panel of indie developers with VR development experience try and shed some light on the idiosyncracies of making VR games. ...

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Atlus making 'minor edits' to U.S. release of 'Dungeon Travelers 2'

Game Politics - 7 hours 6 min ago

Siliconera reports that Atlus will make four specific edits to the U.S. version of its upcoming first-person, turn-based RPG, Dungeon Travelers 2.

Atlus issued a press release explaining the "minor edits" to the game - a move it made to make sure the game avoided creating offense to Western audiences and to avoid an "Adults Only" rating by the ESRB. Here's what the company said:

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Tripwire takes heat for 'Killing Floor 2' EULA

Game Politics - 7 hours 21 min ago

Killing Floor 2 developer Tripwire has upset some fans over a clause in the End User License Agreement (EULA) that gives them the power to ban abusive players and take away the game they purchased.

Many fans are unhappy about this and have taken to the community forum for the game to complain about it. Here's the part of the EULA that has some in the community up in arms:

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GOG.com's massive weekend sale offers up to 75 percent off big titles

Game Politics - 8 hours 2 min ago

GOG.com is offering a weekend sale that discounts over 25 games by up to 75 percent. That list of games includes Wizardry 6 & 7, Wizardry 8. Desktop Dungeons, Divinity: Dragon commander, Mark of the Ninja, Dustforce DX, Triple Town, The Ball, The Banner Saga, and a whole lot more.

These and a bunch of other DRM-free PC games will be available for drastically reduced prices until Tuesday, April 28 at 3:59am GMT. As always many of the titles on sale come with digital extras like hint books, maps, desktop art, icons, and more.

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In defense of Valve's new Steam Workshop storefronts

Gamasutra - News - 8 hours 5 min ago

"I'm currently working on a mod right now. I plan to release my mod for free once it's done. But as a creator, it's also nice to know that there may be an option to make some income off of future projects." ...

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Obituary: Artist Francis Tsai

Gamasutra - News - 9 hours 6 min ago

Artist who worked on games such as Myst III and the Tomb Raider franchise succumbs to ALS after a five-year struggle. ...

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Humble Underground Book Bundle offers 18 books for cheap

Game Politics - 9 hours 21 min ago

This week's bundle of books from Humble Bundle offers 18 books for as little as $15. The Humble Underground Book Bundle (presented by Last Gasp) offers $164 worth of underground books in one lovely package.

Pay whatever you want to get Revolutionary Letters, A Cynic's Guide to a Rich and Full Life, Pop Surrealism: The Rise of Underground Art, The Original Art of Basil Wolverton, and Mitch O'Connell: The World's Best Artist.

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First paid 'Skyrim' mod pulled from Steam marketplace

Game Politics - 10 hours 23 min ago

With the introduction of paid community DLC and mods coming to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim this week it was only a matter of time before some modder ran afoul of the rules and have his or her mod yanked from the marketplace. The first mod to secure this dubious distinction is the "Fishing Mod" according to this Destructoid report.

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New board member for European Gaming League

GamesIndustry.biz news - 10 hours 33 min ago
Andy Payne joins eSports board
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Everywear Games' debut Apple Watch game released

Game Politics - 10 hours 43 min ago

Everywear Games, a studio whose claim to fame is being dedicated to making games for smartwatches, has released its very first game for Apple Watch today. Its debut title is Runeblade, an Apple Watch exclusive fantasy adventure game. Runeblade promises "simple pick-up-and-play design with increasing depth and complexity over days, weeks and months of gameplay."

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Tears in rain: Remembering the Blade Runner game

Gamasutra - News - 11 hours 1 min ago

"There wasn't anything quite like Blade Runner back when it launched in 1997. Worse yet, there still isn't. The game deserves to be influential but remains virtually unknown." ...

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'Video game developer' the top career choice for children in Hasbro survey for 'Game of Life'

Game Politics - 11 hours 20 min ago

A recent national survey by Hasbro has resulted in children choosing a whole new set of career paths for the company's popular family-friendly board game, The Game of Life. But the most interesting thing to come out of the survey? The most popular profession choice was "video game developer."

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Lasting connections: Enduring games, enduring relationships

Gamasutra - News - 12 hours 23 min ago

"The game wants you to connect with the players around the table. That's why we gather for board games, right? These connections don't define us, but they are the finite moments of life." ...

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Skyrim paid mod pulled from Steam

GamesIndustry.biz news - 13 hours 36 min ago
One of Valve's featured user-made mods removed for using animations from another mod without permission
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PSA: 'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' free to play on Steam all weekend

Game Politics - 13 hours 36 min ago

Bethesda's hit role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, will be free to download and play on Steam all weekend. The free weekend coincides with the launch of paid mods on the service. From now until Sunday April 26th at 1PM Pacific you can download the game on Steam and play it for free. After that deadline if you want to continue playing the game you'll have to buy it.

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No, MS-DOS games weren't widescreen: Tips on correcting aspect ratio

Gamasutra - News - 14 hours 18 min ago

"Let us all agree that next time we present a screenshot of game from the '80s and early '90s, we should at least keep 4:3 images as 4:3 images!" ...

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Comcast officially abandons Time Warner Cable merger plans

Game Politics - 15 hours 4 min ago

The $45 billion merger deal between Comcast and Time Warner Cable is officially dead. Comcast announced this morning that it would abandon the deal in the face of growing opposition from the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission. Because Comcast didn't have a separation agreement, it does not have to pay Time Warner Cable any sort of separation fee.

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"At that time I started making this terrible mistake"

GamesIndustry.biz news - 16 hours 45 min ago
Molyneux keynote at Reboot entertains, but avoids the elephant in the room
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