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Video: How Capcom localizes games like Monster Hunter

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 11:54am

At GDC 2016, Capcom's Andrew Alfonso spoke to how Capcom's localization directors do their jobs, using the localization of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate as a guiding example. ...

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Sponsored: Optimizing RoboBlastPlanet with Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 11:39am

RoboBlastPlanet is a free social-block-builder vs. multiplayer-action-game. A developer discusses how they improved the performance of their games using Intel's Graphics Performance Analyzer. ...

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UKIE's big UK game biz concern post-Brexit: Access to game dev talent

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 11:29am

UKIE reports that access to high-skilled talent (think: software engineers) 'is the number one pre-and post-referendum concern for Ukie members' in a new advisory to officials orchestrating Brexit. ...

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Don't Miss: Revisiting unsung classic The Last Express

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 10:40am

Jordan Mechner's adventure game The Last Express is a cult classic; in this timeless feature, Gamasutra catches up with the game's producer and technical designer to document its fascinating genesis. ...

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Born from Shinra's ashes, interactive streaming startup Genvid raises $1.5M

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 10:18am

Formed by ex-Shinra execs, NY-based Genvid Technologies has now raised $1.5 million from investors as it seeks to build a platform for delivering interactive broadcasts of people playing video games. ...

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Blog: Weathering the bad times as an art outsourcer

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 9:51am

It's a tough time for Chinese art outsourcers. But there are some ways to weather the tough times, says Junxue Li, CEO of a game art outsourcing company. ...

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Gen Con Report: Shadowrun and the democratizing of game-stuff

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 9:36am

As video games become ever more virtual in their distribution, it's comforting to see the endurance of tactile accessories on display at Gen Con. ...

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Survey: Over 20% of VR/AR devs are working on platform exclusives

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 8:55am

21.9 percent of the 500 VR/AR professionals surveyed for the debut VR/AR Innovation Report say they're working on platform-exclusive projects. You can learn more in the full (free) report! ...

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Long Gone Days: RPG explores war's emotional impact on soldiers

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 8:55am

Camila Gormaz, creator of military RPG Long Gone Days, wanted to explore the life of the soldier, but not through action and gunplay. She focused on the emotional impact that war has on soldiers. ...

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Japan twice as good as U.S. at monetizing mobile players

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 8:37am

The latest report from mobile analytics outfit App Annie shows that when it comes to average revenue per user (ARPU), Japan is leading the way -- and by quite some margin. ...

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Blog: 'Social stealth' vs. traditional stealth in Assassin's Creed

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 7:09am

Assassin's Creed is not, and has never been, a social stealth game or series, says Ubisoft game designer Stanislav Costiuc. ...

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ModDB pulls GameFront back from the brink

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 6:10am

Mod database and sharing site GameFront has been saved thanks to a late intervention from fellow mod haven, ModDB.  ...

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Yahoo eSports and ESL partner to create new events and ramp up coverage

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 5:42am

Leading eSports broadcaster and organiser the Electronic Sports League (ESL) has entered into an two year partnership with fledgling reporting site, Yahoo eSports. ...

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Blog: An inside look at the closure of Ubisoft Casablanca

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 5:11am

After working in the studio for six years, I had left a year ago because the smell of fire was on the air. One year later Ubisoft Casablanca was closed. ...

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Deus Ex tops the UK retail chart

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 4:16am
But Mankind Divided has fallen short of Human Revolution's "much stronger" debut week
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Blog: Salvage your game trailer

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 3:00am

Often, you just need one readjustment for your game's trailer to come together. These tricks can get you to that moment. ...

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“We know how to talk about these games. All we need are talented developers”

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 2:39am
11 bit Studios' Paweł Feldman on becoming the "first choice" publisher for meaningful games
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ModDB acquires Gamefront

GamesIndustry.biz news - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 2:08am
Mod site's database to be preserved
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How do you know when the time is right to remake your game?

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 12:16am

When is it justifiable to remake one of your titles? Scott Brodie of Heart Shaped Games just did that with Hero Generations: ReGen, and he talks us through what the process was like for his team. ...

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Which Steam games are slow burners, and which are swift droppers?

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 4:04pm

What is hype, but a miserable pile of secrets? Fortunately a few charts from Steam Spy offer a little data on what separates the different kinds of hype and what secrets they may contain. ...

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