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Developers protest intolerance of diversity

GamesIndustry.biz news - 2 hours 42 min ago
Almost 1400 devs sign an open letter calling for an end to harassment and death threats
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Why games are revealed so early in development

GamesIndustry.biz news - 2 hours 46 min ago
The pros and cons of announcing AAA titles so early, and why this trend may be reversing
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Blog: The difficult balance of creating games in Brazil

Gamasutra - News - 3 hours 4 min ago

"The point is that by having a newborn industry, Brazil doesn't offer that many opportunities for people who love developing games to have high financial returns - be it as an employer or an entrepreneur." ...

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What developers can learn from that Night Trap Kickstarter

Gamasutra - News - 3 hours 56 min ago

Gamasutra speaks to the organizer of the troubled Night Trap ReVamped Kickstarter and comes away with some useful lessons for developers looking to launch their first crowdfunding campaign. ...

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Game Developers Call on Gaming Community to Support Diversity

Game Politics - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:48pm

An open letter signed by a number of game developers is asking the gaming community at large to respect everyone who plays, criticizes, and makes games. The thrust of the letter is that people should respect each other even when they disagree, and should never tolerate harassment or threats.

The letter is signed by a number of game developers working for such companies as BioWare, Bungie, Boss Key, Google, Sports Interactive, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Oculus VR, Ubisoft, Spry Fox, Vlambeer, EA, Kickstarter, Humble Bundle, and many more.

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This Week in Video Game Criticism: Tropes vs Anita Sarkeesian and the Demise of 'Gamers'

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:28pm

This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from Kris Ligman on topics ranging from the continued attacks against critic Anita Sarkeesian to Kotaku's decision to block support of indies through Patreon. ...

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Happy Labor Day!

Game Politics - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:02am

On behalf of everyone at the Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) and the staff here at GamePolitics, I wish you, our wonderful readers, a happy and safe Labor Day!

We'll be back tomorrow! Until then, I hope you are enjoying your day off - assuming you were lucky enough to get one - doing something fun, exciting or interesting (the days off get pretty thin between now and November, so we have to enjoy them when they come along!) Be good to yourselves and others today.

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Super Podcast Action Committee Episode 112 - Hulu Hate

Game Politics - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 9:54am

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 112), you can watch the video replay on YouTube or download it below.

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Video: Arma 3 and the dark side of Early Access

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 9:33am

Using a range of examples from the development of Arma 3, Bohemia Interactive's James Crowe examines the failures and successes of his studio's early access strategy in this GDC Europe 2014 talk ...

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Rumor: Activision in Talks to Buy Take-Two

Game Politics - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:45am

GamesIndustry International talks to two financial analysts who closely watch the video games industry sector about what they make of rumors that Activision could possibly acquire Take-Two. This rumor began circulating over the weekend after Mike Hickey, an equity researcher for the Benchmark Company, sent a note to investors on Friday claiming that the two companies were engaged in what he categorized an "emerging romance."

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BuzzFeed Spending Some of Its $50 Million Funding on Casual Games

Game Politics - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:15am

BuzzFeed will use some of the $50 million it secured last month to develop games. According to this TechCrunch report, BuzzFeed will use that investment to develop casual games - just one measure the company is working on to expand its audience.

BuzzFeed vice president of product Chris Johanesen tells TechCrunch that games are just one more part of an overall strategy to get visitors to do more than consume its content. In other words, it's a move towards more engagement.

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Bringing your game to Gamescom: An Indie Megabooth diary

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:55am

For a whole week, we were guests in a wild mix of games, Let's Play shows and character cosplay. We were also part of the famous Indie Megabooth. ...

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The September Issue of Game Informer Examines Net Neutrality

Game Politics - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 5:53am

Net Neutrality gets some much needed love in the September 2014 issue of Game Informer. Game Informer is the number one gaming magazine in the United States, so it's good to see it taking a closer look at how fast lanes, data caps, and general discrimination of traffic by ISPs can affect everyday consumers.

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SOWN, Indie Game Area developers chosen for Tokyo Game Show 2014

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 5:41am

The Tokyo Game Show organizers have chosen those developers who will be showing their games at the Sense of Wonder Night and Indie Game Area portions of the upcoming game show. ...

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Former Rovio, Remedy veterans form new 'mid-core' mobile studio

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 5:31am

A team of former mobile game industry veterans has banded together to build free-to-play "modern mobile games" in Helsinki, Finland. ...

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Metro Redux muscles in at UK number one

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:26am
Madden also gives strong showing with debut at 6
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Over 40 games in Sony's pre-TGS presentation

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:08am
And more than 100 games coming to Vita before end of FY
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BuzzFeed to start developing casual games

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:06am
$50 million funding will give rapidly growing site an advantage in game development
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Sony goes heavy on the games at its pre-TGS conference

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:51am

At its pre-Tokyo Game Show conference today, Sony went heavy on the games, rattling through over 40 titles in around 90 minutes. ...

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Integrating Google analytics in a Cocos2d-x game

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:05am

"Without this information it is like flying a plane in the blind and depending on your luck. Even if we end up creating a reasonable game, competition against big companies is unsustainable. But we can try. Let's try." ...

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