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Users of Lizard Squad's DDoS attack tool arrested in UK news - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:42pm
National Crime Agency says six people targeted over Lizard Stresser software
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UK cops arrest PSN, Xbox Live DDoS attackers

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:12pm

The UK's National Crime Agency has picked up six teens who allegedly participated in attacks against PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and other online services. ...

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Humble Bundle 'End of Summer Sale' includes free game

Game Politics - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:58pm

The Humble Bundle store End of Summer Sale is live and is kicking off with a free game.  From now until August 31st, you can download a free copy of Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones.  This includes a Steam key, a DRM-free version, the game's soundtrack, and some wallpapers.

Humble Bundle touts discounts on over 1000 games and browsing around, we're seeing discounts as high as 85% on some titles.

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Mobcrush scores $10m in funding - report news - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:49pm
Mobile livestreaming service hits jackpot
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Mobile users are spending less time gaming

Game Politics - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:39pm

According to an analysis performed by Flurry Analytics, while the amount of time American consumers are spending on mobile devices has increased, a smaller percentage of that time is being spent gaming.

In Q2 2015, mobile users spent 35% more time on their mobile devices than they did the previous year.  The additional minutes have seen a 50% increase in the time spent playing around in messaging and social apps such as Facebook, a 240% increase in time spent utilizing entertainment apps such as YouTube, and a 36% decrease in gaming.

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Get a job: Wargaming is aiming to hire an experienced UI Engineer

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:19pm

World of Tanks maker Wargaming is looking for an experienced engineer to fill an open Senior UI Engineer position at its studio in Hunt Valley, Maryland and work on PC/console games. ...

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Video: Concocting The Witcher 3's dynamic crafting-based economy

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:57am

CDPR's Matthew Steinke speaks at GDC Europe 2015 about how he led design of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's crafting system and how he made it play nice with the game's dynamic economy. ...

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Disney: Roughly half of Disney Infinity players are girls

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:37am

A Disney exec notes the company was surprised to find that Disney Infinity's playerbase is roughly 50/50 girls and boys. In response, Disney is developing the games to appeal more strongly to girls. ...

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Don't Miss: The story of Blizzard's first-ever Warcraft multiplayer match

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:58am

"Something changed when I played the first multiplayer game of Warcraft." - Patrick Wyatt, programmer of Warcraft: Orcs vs. Humans, writes in the opening to this excellent 2012 feature. ...

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How our game about the migrant crisis, Passengers, took shape

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:53am

"We wanted simple, factual stories. Some are sad, some are hopeful. We didn't want to bring any judgment or moral justification in the game. We just let you decide what you will do." ...

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Disney Infinity audience split 50/50 male-female news - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:51am
VP behind toys-to-life franchise says appeal also balanced between young and old
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Report: U.S. average daily mobile game time drops over 30% in a year

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:34am

A Flurry report suggests that while the average daily time Americans spend on mobile devices continues to increase, average time spent playing mobile games has dropped significantly in the past year. ...

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How Heat Signature has shifted focus away from...heat signatures

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 9:55am

We talk to Tom Francis about what happened when the central mechanic of his game Heat Signature--the mechanic that he named the game after--ceased to be the central mechanic ...

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Video blog: UX without UI - Creating user experiences in action games

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 8:55am

"It's kind of a 30 minute crash course in some obscure aspects of systems design, namely: the importance of making controls ergonomic, responsive, and intuitive." ...

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XCOM 2 delayed until 2016 news - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 8:45am
"We just need a little more time to make it the best possible game"
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Funding for smaller developers: Tips from the Game Career Guide

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 8:25am

In this article from the 2015 annual Game Career Guide, Brandon Sheffield of Necrosoft Games offers tips on incremental funding strategies for smaller developers. ...

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Borderlands getting a feature film news - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 8:07am
Movie rights for Gearbox shooter franchise obtained by Lionsgate; Avi Arad and son to produce
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The top 6 ways mobile developers use cohort analysis

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 7:50am

"The idea of cohort analysis can seem a bit intimidating. It shouldn't. The whole point of cohort analysis is to make it quick and easy to understand what's really going on within an app and to draw conclusions." ...

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Report: Sony accidentally kills stream archiving for PS4-exclusive 'Until Dawn'

Game Politics - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 7:47am

PS4-exclusive horror game Until Dawn released this week and gore-happy gamers have been sharing the spooky adventure game with their fans on Twitch.

Well, the ones that were available for the live broadcasts anyway.  As it turns out, the streams didn't archive.  The pic to the left is more than a simple screen shot of Until Dawn, it is a dramatization of a gamer who just learned that her play session was lost... forever.

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