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Judge says first 38 Studios settlement can go forward

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:53pm

The first settlement reached in the 38 Studios case can move forward after being held up, the Associated Press reports. ...

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GOG.com Launches 50 Linux-Supported Games

Game Politics - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:31pm

GOG.com announced that it has launched support for Linux a little bit early, offering over 50 titles for the open-sourced OS. Back in March, the DRM-free digital distribution platform said that it was committed to bringing a hundred or so games to Linux in the fall.

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Report: YouTube buying Twitch

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:20pm

VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi has sourced anonymous tipsters saying the long-rumored deal between the streaming service and Google's video site has been signed. ...

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RI Judge Approves First Settlement in 38 Studios Lawsuit

Game Politics - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:10pm

A Rhode Island judge has approved the first settlement in the lawsuit brought by the state’s economic development corp. against individuals and companies involved in brokering a $75 million bond to fund former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's 38 Studios.

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Report: Google Reaches Deal to Buy Twitch

Game Politics - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:58pm

GamesBeat is reporting that Google has reached a deal to buy game-focused streaming service Twitch for $1 billion, according to "sources familiar with the matter." Rumors first surfaced about a possible all cash deal between Google and Twitch worth $1 billion back in May.

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Banner Saga dev says Apple is frustrated with race to the bottom

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:50pm

"Apple is frustrated, along with everybody else, about the mentality that's gone rampant in mobile app markets, where people don't want to pay anything." - The Banner Saga developer John Watson ...

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"PC is decimating console, just through price" - Romero

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:03pm
Doom creator talks free-to-play, VR and more as his old Apple II is added to The Strong museum
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FCC Petitioned Over State Laws That Prohibit Broadband Networks Run by Municipalities

Game Politics - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:25pm

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received two petitions this week asking the federal agency to overturn state laws that specifically limit or ban broadband built and operated by municipalities. One of the petitions is from the city of Wilson, North Carolina and the other from the EPB of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

In June FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that something had to be done about these kinds of laws; there are currently 20 states that have passed laws limiting or prohibiting broadband networks run by cities and towns.

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Research Shows Using Video Games is a Great Way to Educate Young People About HIV

Game Politics - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:52am

In an interview with Medical Research, Lynn E. Fiellin talks about how video games are helping to teach young people about risk prevention related to HIV. Fiellin is an M.D., an Associate Professor of Medicine Yale University School of Medicine, and the director of play2PREVENT Lab.

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Get a job: Obsidian is hiring a Visual Effects Artist

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:41am

Handy with Maya and 3ds Max? Irvine, CA-based Obisidian Entertainment is looking to hire a visual effects artist to work with the designers and art director of an upcoming MMORPG. ...

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Facebook committed to long-term future of Oculus VR

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:39am
"We expect to continue investing heavily and that our costs will increase"
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Don't Miss: Khris Brown on the secrets of great voice acting

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:31am

Gamasutra speaks to voice director, consultant and game industry veteran Khris Brown to better understand how high-quality voicework in games comes together from a developer perspective. ...

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In-game currency comes to Titanfall, but you can't buy it

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:21am

Respawn announced today that it will be adding in-game currency to Titanfall alongside a new market system on July 31, but you can't pay real money for it -- you have to play for it. ...

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Yet another storefront to sell your Linux games

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:32am

Gog.com finally adds Linux to its portfolio of supported platforms today, announcing that it now sells over 50 Linux-compatible games and will be adding more in the months to come. ...

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Oculus Begins Shipping Rift Development Units, But Many Will Have To Wait Until August

Game Politics - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:03am

The latest version of Oculus Rift for developers (DK2) has begun shipping to buyers, but there's some question as to whether those who purchased a DK2 will get one in this first batch of shipments. In early June Oculus VR community manager Andres Hernandez indicated that the company was unlikely to be able to fulfill all deliveries on schedule in July after receiving over 45,000 DK2 pre-orders.

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Blog: WildStar's CREDD system explained

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:01am

"WildStar CREDD can be used to lengthen a subscription by one month, allowing players to exchange game gold for game time. If players don't want to farm gold, they can just pay a regular subscription fee." ...

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Trials Fusion sells 1 million

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:57am
Ubisoft motorcycle stunt game marks occasion with free update, new features for track editor
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UK MP Calls For Laws To Deal With Large-Scale Virtual World Thefts

Game Politics - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:55am

UK Prime Minister David Cameron's chief adviser on intellectual property and Member of Parliament Mike Weatherley is pushing for penalties related to theft in virtual worlds and online. According to several reports, Weatherley, an avid World of Warcraft player, has asked members of Parliament to consider new laws that would make it so that “people who steal online items in video games with a real-world monetary value receive the same sentences as criminals who steal real-world items of the same monetary value."

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Blog: One simple hack to crack IAPs in the developing world

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:37am

"Why is it that you are able to get the same levels of engagement and retention from the developing world but not the same percentage of payers and pretty much no monetization at all?" ...

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Blog: The story these stories aren't telling

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:36am

Elizabeth Sampat takes a look at the Gamasutra Salary Survey's gender wage gap and Brianna Wu's prominent story on sexism for Polygon and explores some of the issues they don't address. ...

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