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Desura addresses delays in payments to developers

Game Politics - 6 hours 45 min ago

Digital games distribution platform Desura is making the news this week for not paying developers who sell their games on the platform in a timely manner - or at all - depending on who you ask. It took several developers taking to social media and highlighting an old Reddit thread for the company owned by Bad Juju to address the problem publicly.

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Starting up a game business: Contemplating processes

Gamasutra - News - 9 hours 33 min ago

A blog about "the dangers of processes, what is important to consider about them and how to avoid pitfalls when using any given methodology." ...

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How to use Photoshop Layer Styles: An advanced guide for game illustrators

Gamasutra - News - 12 hours 26 min ago

"If you're like many Photoshop users, you might not use Layer Styles much. Or maybe you think that they're only good for cheesy bevel and drop shadow effects. Actually, Layer Styles can be very powerful." ...

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Diablo III gamers steal virtual goods, suffer real life consequences

Game Politics - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:26pm
According to court documents obtained by, back in the summer of 2012, Patrick&

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Desura is not paying developers, but promises a fix

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:10pm

After devs complain publicly about not being paid, the digital download platform releases a statement saying it's "working to correct" problems. Gamasutra speaks to its head of dev relations to find out more. ...

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How Nintendo prototypes games, starring its first new IP in years: Splatoon

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 2:53pm

The road to creating the ink-based shooter -- which releases very soon -- was anything but smooth, a new interview with the developers reveals. ...

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Tapping VR's potential for putting you into an experience

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 1:49pm

"Two years from now, I guarantee you'll be standing in the middle of the Boston Marathon bombing aftermath, instead of watching it on TV." ...

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League of Legends begins testing automated 'player reform' system

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 1:02pm

For players in North America who partake of "verbal harassment," there's a new world of punishment opening up -- as Riot further aims to stamp out toxicity. ...

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Latest Humble Weekly Bundle is packed with adventure

Game Politics - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:39pm

The latest Humble Weekly Bundle sets players on a course for adventure! The Humble Weekly Bundle: Adventures! 2: Temple of Bundles lets you pay whatever you want for Secret Files: Tunguska, Stacking, Syberia, and The Novelist with "Digital Extras."

Paying more than the average price will get you The Night of the Rabbit Premium Edition, Broken Sword 5 - The Serpent's Curse, and Always Sometimes Monsters.

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Sony's 'PlayStation E3 Experience' coming to select theaters live June 15

Game Politics - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:25pm

Sony announced today via its PlayStation Blog that it will work with gaming personality Geoff Keighley to live-stream its June 15 E3 Expo press conference ("The PlayStation E3 Experience") to 75 movie theaters in the United States and Canada.

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Debunking the self-made myth news - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:19pm
The Magic Circle is nearly complete, and it couldn't have been done by the developers alone
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The Strong Museum of Play partners with Nintendo veteran Masayuki Uemara

Game Politics - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:17pm

The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York announced today that it will work with former Nintendo hardware designer and Ritsumeikan University (Japan) professor Masayuki Uemara to preserve the history of video games. The Strong Museum of Play is home to the Center for the History of Electronic Games.

Uemara, who is the program chair for the Center for Games Studies and Art Research at Ritsumeikan, will work more closely than he already does with the Strong Museum of Play to share knowledge, resources, and staff.

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Microsoft 'not looking to directly compete with Steam'

Game Politics - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:07pm

Microsoft says that the digital store it is deploying with Windows 10, Window 10 phones and devices, and Xbox platforms isn't trying to cut into Steam's business - even though it's kind of trying to cut into Steam's business. Ahem. GamesBeat, who was in attendance at the recent Casual Connect Asia in Singapore, has the dirty little details on Microsoft's digital storefront plans.

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Video: Study Sony's Morpheus Heist demo in action

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:01pm

Sony brought a Morpheus game demo to GDC this year that got a lot of people talking, and now VR-curious developers who missed it can now see how The Heist works in action. ...

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Video: Behind the scenes of Guilty Gear Xrd's striking 2D/3D art

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:31am

At GDC 2015, Guilty Gear Xrd artist Junya C. Motomura explains how the team rebuilt a classic 2D fighting game in a full-3D graphical framework, while maintaining all of its old-school 2D charms. ...

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How to manage a 2D art team

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:18am

"Here I have some tips to share of how to manage an art team. We do outsourcing work, and I think if your art team is a developer's internal team, it doesn't make much difference." ...

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Get a job: Monolith is hiring an experienced Project Manager

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:16am

The studio responsible for the award-winning Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor are looking to hire a senior-level project manager to work alongside the team in Kirkland, Washington. ...

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Don't Miss: How Rockstar almost canned the first Grand Theft Auto

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:57am

In this classic 2011 feature, Replay author Tristan Donovan interviews Gary Penn about Penn's experiences at Rockstar (then DMA Designs) and the troubled launch of the first Grand Theft Auto. ...

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NES creator signs on to help The Strong chronicle video game history

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:44am

The Strong Museum of Play is teaming up with Japan's Ritsumeikan University and ex-Nintendo hardware guru Masayuki Uemara to better preserve and exhibit the history of the video game industry. ...

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Techland shelves 'Hellraid'

Game Politics - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:30am

Eurogamer reports that Dead Island and Dying Light developer Techland has officially abandoned development on Hellraid, a first-person fantasy-themed game tentatively scheduled for release in 2015 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In a statement released this morning on its web site Techland said that the game's development progress was not meeting internal expectations.

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