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Mortal Kombat dev Ed Boon recalls the uppercut that started it all

Gamasutra - News - 23 hours 16 min ago

"The big thing was this uppercut," remembers Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon. "The screen shook and the guy flew up in the air then like suddenly everybody is coming into my office 'Aw, let me see the game!'" ...

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How South Park: The Stick of Truth steeled Obsidian for making Tyranny

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:39pm

The fart jokes, sexual delinquency and lightly-salted racism of South Park: The Stick of Truth helped Obsidian grapple with the morally repugnant acts players can commit in Tyranny. ...

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Alleging theft of trade secrets, Zynga takes 2 ex-employees to court

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:32pm

This week Zynga filed a lawsuit against ex-employees Massimo Maietti and Ehud Barlach, as well as their new employer Scopely, alleging that the pair pilfered valuable trade secrets when they quit. ...

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Blog: Why indie devs should approach new game concepts like product managers

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:04pm

How indie game developers can use product management principles to save time, money and help them to make games people love (and pay for!). ...

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Opinion: Moon Hunter's quiet, compassionate feminism

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 1:56pm

Like any fable, Moon Hunters' story is a tidy thing, tied off in a flawless knot. The message is that retribution only begets more pain, while forgiveness makes us whole. ...

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Blog: Can video game music make you smarter?

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 1:44pm

Can music enable players to think tactically, stay focused and make smart decisions? Over the next three articles, I'll try to answer that question. ...

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South Korea cracks down on cheaters with law targeting illicit game mods

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 1:36pm

Anyone caught creating or distributing illicit game modifications in South Korea could now face more than just an in-game ban thanks to a newly amended law. ...

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Get a job: Cold Iron Studios is hiring a Senior Animator

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 1:25pm

Cold Iron Studios is seeking an experienced Senior Animator to create animations, build custom rigs and skeletons, and more in Santa Clara, California. ...

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The many issues that stand in the way of video game preservation efforts

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:13pm

Decades of video game history are at risk of being lost forever, thanks to a combination of aging physical media and legal or ethical issues. ...

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Come out to GDC 2017 and get hard-won Early Access tips from a DayZ dev

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:20am

At GDC 2017, DayZ creative director Brian Hicks will go over the top (and sometimes most painful) lessons learned from DayZ's transition through Early Access. ...

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Don't Miss: What Lies Beyond - Doorways in Gaming

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:07am

This 2013 feature examines how the door affects the human mind, and how games have used that transition in the past. ...

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Come chat with Tyranny director Brian Heins today at 3PM EST

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 9:49am

We're asking the man who led the development of Obsidian's latest RPG Tyranny why they made a game where it's good to be bad. ...

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'Mysterious Game Mysteries' is the theme of the all-new GDC 2017 Movie Night!

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 9:00am

The 2017 Game Developers Conference will debut its inaugural Movie Nights program (free for GDC passholders) with two evening showings of movies that delve into the unknown: The Game and Clue! ...

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DoomRL creator says ZeniMax threatened legal action news - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 8:13am
Creator of Doom-inspired rogue-like told to remove trademark-infringing content from site
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Blog: Strategies for showcasing your indie game

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 8:09am

Sand Sailor Studio's community manager, Andreea Vaduva, shares a few tips on how to best showcase your indie game at an event. ...

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Blizzard the big winner at The Game Awards 2016

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 7:25am

Blizzard cleaned up at this year's Game Awards, coming away with the Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best eSports Game, and Best Multiplayer awards for its work on Overwatch.  ...

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GAME teases new Central London 'experience' news - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 6:56am
“We're excited to be opening a brand new experience in Wardour Street before Christmas and will be announcing further details in the coming weeks”
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Zenimax threatens legal action against Doom-inspired roguelike, DoomRL

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 6:39am

Zenimax Media, parent company of Bethesda, has threatened legal action against DoomRL, a free browser-based Doom roguelike inspired by the popular FPS.  ...

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Blog: Using the Game Project Canvas as a production cheat sheet

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 6:00am

Starting a new project requires a lot of thinking to get all the pieces of the puzzle together. The Game Project Canvas is a cheat sheet for helping with that. Here's how it works. ...

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That Dragon, Cancer co-dev: “You chose to love us through our grief” news - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 4:53am
Ryan Green gave a heartfelt acceptance speech as tale of child cancer picked up Game Award
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