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Gamasutra's Best of 2014: Brandon Sheffield's Top 5 'research' games

Gamasutra - News - 5 hours 5 min ago

"In order to make sure I'm on the right track, sometimes I like to ground myself by playing games that have similar systems or elements to what what we want to achieve." ...

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Mining data to understand Street Fighter's balance and meta-game

Gamasutra - News - 5 hours 32 min ago

"This post is an the analysis of the game balance in Super Street Fighter IV. We analyze it using statistical methods and machine learning techniques." ...

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On 'comprehensive game criticism' and plastic ghosts of the past

Gamasutra - News - 6 hours 20 min ago

A step toward formulating a useful game criticism, by looking at a weird, old game: "The first word that comes to mind when I think of Perfect Dark: 'bloated.' It's also highly hypocritical, game design-wise." ...

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Zampella: Almost Eight Million Playing 'Titanfall' Now

Game Politics - 6 hours 23 min ago

Respawn Entertainment founder Vince Zampella admits that he may have erred on the decision to make the PC version of Titanfall Origin-only and revealed just how many people are currently playing the game. Zampella tells Game Informer describes the game as "obviously pretty successful."

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Nintendo prevails in yet another patent suit

Gamasutra - News - 6 hours 29 min ago

Though it suffered a major setback in a case against Philips recently, the video game giant has yet again won a case that could have stopped sales of the Wii U. ...

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EFF Celebrates 'Crossword Day' With a Puzzle About Copyright

Game Politics - 6 hours 32 min ago

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is celebrating Crossword Day by creating one of their own - related to copyright. You can grab a printable PDF version here, or play the interactive version hosted on Github by The Dod.

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Blizzard Considering In-Game Gold Trading for Game Time in 'World of Warcraft'

Game Politics - 7 hours 1 min ago

In a lengthy Battle.net post on some of its World of Warcraft plans for 2015, Blizzard Entertainment suggested that it might allow WOW subscribers to exchange in-game currency for real-world currency.

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Get a job: Oculus VR is hiring a Gameplay Engineer

Gamasutra - News - 7 hours 28 min ago

Got a passion for virtual reality? Oculus VR is looking for an experienced developer to join the team in its Seattle, WA office and work on creating "game-like experiences" for the Oculus Rift. ...

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Titanfall boasts 8 million unique players

GamesIndustry.biz news - 7 hours 47 min ago
Respawn's Vince Zampella has second thoughts on decision to make PC version Origin-only, says future games not necessarily exclusive
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How to solve the PC resolution problem

Gamasutra - News - 7 hours 51 min ago

"One of the biggest problems with creating a PC game is figuring out what resolution to use, and how to give the users the same experience regardless of the size of screen with which they view the game." ...

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Video: How games reflect the tension between our hearts and minds

Gamasutra - News - 8 hours 9 min ago

In a wide-ranging GDC 2014 talk, NYU Game Center chief Frank Lantz explored how games are made, played and talked about in an effort to better understand the ways in which people look at the world. ...

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Our indie game bombed... But a year later, we've sold 100,000 copies

Gamasutra - News - 8 hours 25 min ago

A year after bombing, a developer comes back to report: "One year ago we released Ethan: Meteor Hunter on PC -- we sold 127 units. As of today, we have sold 112,567 units." ...

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Best of 2014: The Rolodex

Gamasutra - News - 8 hours 28 min ago

"We should hire based on merit rather than gender." It's a great idea in theory, but can it work in practice? Jenn Frank discusses in this outstanding blog post. ...

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CISA Supporters Use Sony Pictures Security Breach To Push Bill

Game Politics - 8 hours 44 min ago

We knew it wouldn't be long before some politicians and bureaucrats took the opportunity to use Sony Pictures' recent security breach as a way to push questionable cybersecurity legislation. The White House declared the Sony security breach a "national security issue" yesterday and today the FBI claimed that North Korea was directly involved in the hack.

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Take care of yourself: A tip from the 2014 Game Career Guide

Gamasutra - News - 9 hours 3 min ago

In this edition, Frog Fractions developer Jim Crawford offers some advice for indies and student developers: take care of yourself and your team, so you (and your game) don't fizzle out! ...

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PSA: 'Marvel Vs. Capcom Origins' Will Be Removed From XBLA, PSN By Month's End

Game Politics - 9 hours 13 min ago

Capcom's Unity Blog is reminding PlayStation and Xbox family console owners that one of its games will be removed from those marketplaces later this month. In other words, if you want to buy Marvel Vs. Capcom Origins from Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network you'd better do it sooner rather than later.

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For Miyamoto, games are more about systems than stories

Gamasutra - News - 9 hours 18 min ago

Nintendo frontman Shigeru Miyamoto spoke briefly with the AP last week about the company's plans for the future, shedding some light on its approach to development in the process. ...

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Former Codemasters Exec Joins Redbox

Game Politics - 10 hours 5 min ago

Games are an important part of video rental kiosk company Redbox, which is why the company has brought in a seasoned pro from the video games industry to spearhead efforts in that department. Redbox announced today that it has appointed former Codemasters executive Bill West as vice president of video games. West spent nine and a half years at Codemasters as general manager for the Americas and as VP of corporate strategy. Prior to working at Codemasters, West worked with Climax Group, Acclaim Entertainment, The Jim Henson Company, and The Walt Disney Company.

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Former 38 Studios Board Member Gets Fined for Unregistered Lobbying Activity in Rhode Island

Game Politics - 10 hours 46 min ago

After a defeat in the Rhode Island Superior Court (details here), outgoing Secretary of State Ralph Mollis has approved a decision concluding that a former 38 Studios board member engaged in unregistered lobbying.

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Chris Roberts launching BAFTA LA Games Masterclass series

GamesIndustry.biz news - 10 hours 59 min ago
Cloud Imperium founder and CEO to give first in 2015 series of talks examining game development
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