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Zynga launches ads that are games into its games

Gamasutra - News - 2 hours 20 min ago

They're a mobile ad engagement booster, apparently -- and so the company's players will be subjected to its new SponsoredPLAY ads, after a successful beta. ...

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Get a job: Hangar 13 is hiring an experienced Graphics Engineer

Gamasutra - News - 3 hours 45 min ago

Novato-based Hangar 13, the newest 2K Games studio, is looking for a seasoned graphics programmer to work alongside the team on Mafia III at its Novato, CA headquarters. ...

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Unity seeks to preserve old Web Player games as it kills the tech

Gamasutra - News - 4 hours 7 min ago

Unity has plotted out the end of its browser game platform in a public roadmap, while also promising to investigate alternatives for making old Unity Web Player games playable in modern browsers. ...

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Aeria Games hires two marketing execs news - 4 hours 9 min ago
Christian Streil and Johannes Rolf join the online free-to-play developer
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How are eSports gamers different? news - 4 hours 33 min ago
EEDAR research finds competitive gamers skew male, are younger, more social, more likely to work out than their counterparts
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Don't Miss: An inside look at how Valve developed Portal

Gamasutra - News - 4 hours 56 min ago

Erik Wolpaw, Kim Swift & Jeep Barnett explain how and why Valve managed to create its seminal Portal puzzle game in this classic feature reprinted from a 2008 issue of Game Developer Magazine. ...

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PopCap hops on the theme park bandwagon with a real-life PvZ arena

Gamasutra - News - 5 hours 10 min ago

EA-owned PopCap Games is the latest video game company to make eyes at the amusement park business, announcing plans today to open a Plants Vs. Zombies attraction at the Carowinds theme park. ...

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BBC Three to stream League of Legends World Championship news - 5 hours 19 min ago
Starts October 15, will "bring this massive UK event to a wider audience."
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U.N. retracts, apologizes for error-ridden cyberviolence report

Gamasutra - News - 5 hours 45 min ago

The Broadband Commission has retracted a controversial report it touted at a recent U.N. event calling for greater effort to combat online harassment & violence, especially against women and girls. ...

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PS4 price drop hits North America tomorrow

Game Politics - 5 hours 54 min ago
Tomorrow, October 9, Sony will knock $50 of the MSRP of its Playstation 4 system in the U.S. and Canada. Sony announced a price drop for Japan at the Tokyo Game Show last month so many figured other territories would soon follow suit.  Plus, a Target ad from last week let the cat out of the ... Read more

Big game events: A press coverage analysis

Gamasutra - News - 6 hours 20 min ago

"Large events are very unique beasts, they concentrate a lot of the communication happening in the game industry. It is clear they are growing in terms of their media coverage too." ...

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Creating joy: How Butt Sniffin Pugs came to life

Gamasutra - News - 6 hours 58 min ago

"If we could catalyze a multiplayer experience that revolved around joy, not only would it be memorable, but it would be fulfilling for us as developers! What better way to feel good about your game?" ...

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MinoMonsters rebrands as Mino Games, raises $2.2m news - 7 hours 31 min ago
"The funds will be used to fuel marketing Mino Monsters 2, and grow the team for our next titles”
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SAG-AFTRA Receives Majority Vote To Authorize A Strike

Game Politics - 7 hours 35 min ago
SAG-AFTRA has closed voting and the results are in. 96.52% of its members voted to authorized a strike. This vote is in response to an impasse in negotiations with the games industry. In a message to its members, SAG-AFTRA explains what this vote means. It is important to note that the referendum result does not ... Read more

ESA butts heads with UN over online harassment report news - 7 hours 58 min ago
[UPDATE] UN pulls report on cyber violence against women and girls, apologizes for errors and poor sourcing
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Scribblenauts studio joins Fig news - 8 hours 31 min ago
5TH Cell will bring new IP to funding platform
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Side-Kick Games reveals advisory board news - 8 hours 31 min ago
Mobile VR publisher welcomes advisors from Oculus, Unity and Disney
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Sony acquires gesture recognition and imaging software dev, Softkinetic

Gamasutra - News - 8 hours 47 min ago

Belgium-based gesture recognition and range imaging software developer Softkinetic has been acquired by Sony for an undisclosed fee. ...

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"If people have a voice, you're going to do well" news - 9 hours 14 min ago
Ubisoft Toronto's Alexandre Parizeau talks management strategy and how the indie boom is inspiring the next wave of AAA innovation
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Sony cuts PS4 prices in U.S. and Canada, announces holiday lineup

Gamasutra - News - 9 hours 22 min ago

Sony has dropped the price of its flagship console in the U.S and Canada in preparation for the holidays. ...

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