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Video: Recording an orchestral game soundtrack at Abbey Road

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 3:23pm

At GDC 2012, audio professionals who worked on WB Games' Lord of the Rings: War in the North sought to shed light on what it really takes to incorporate a live orchestra into a game's production. ...

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Twitch is evolving to become more like Amazon -- and YouTube

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 2:14pm

The company announced plans today to allow broadcasters to upload videos to the platform, a la YouTube, and confirmed a new premium tie-in with the Amazon Prime subscription service: Twitch Prime. ...

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Get a job: Nintendo needs a Product Marketing Specialist fluent in Japanese

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 1:16pm

Want to be the uncle (or aunt) who works at Nintendo? The company is hiring a bilingual marketing specialist who can speak Japanese and English. ...

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What do the PS4 Pro and Xbox's Project Scorpio mean for the game industry?

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 1:01pm

Gamasutra staffers weigh in on the PS4 Pro and the Xbox Scorpio. Do these souped-up mid-cycle console refreshes foretell a fundamental change in the concept of console cycles? Or... maybe not so much? ...

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Don't Miss: When the player's screen is the game's screen

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 12:58pm

Since we took the time to play Duskers today, why not take a look back at our examination of games that turn the player's computer into a diegetic interface? ...

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Watch Gamasutra play Duskers with designer Tim Keenan

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 12:43pm

We talked with Duskers designer Tim Keenan about how he survived the process of making his own indie game, and how his game evolved from a tower defense game into a horror experience over time. ...

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Marvel Future Fight publisher Netmarble is gearing up to go public

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 10:19am

The Korean publisher hopes to be rolling in cash as it gets ready for an initial public offering on the Korean stock market. ...

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Blog: A crowdsourced guide to crowdfunding

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 9:37am

In preparation for his own Kickstarter campaign, programmer Piotr Lipert asked around 1000 creators who've used the platform a few questions. Here's what they had to say. ...

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Report: Pokemon Go may have given the mobile market a shot in the arm

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 9:24am

According to data from Newzoo, Pokemon Go may have given the mobile games market a boost by introducing new players who haven't played any major mobile games yet. ...

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At VRDC, experts share lessons learned surviving the early days of VR

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 8:02am

You can hear some of those learnings for yourself at the inaugural standalone Virtual Reality Developers Conference this November, where a group of VR/AR pioneers will share their experiences. ...

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Why is selling good games so hard? A look back at an Early Access launch

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:56am

"We are here to reveal the good, the bad, and the ugly of first two months of marketing and sales of Book of Demons, our first ever Steam published game." ...

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Blog: Generic classes in Unity

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:10am

Blindflug Studios' former game designer and programmer Tabea Iseli has put together a short beginners guide to generic classes in Unity and when they might be useful to you. ...

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Pokemon Go traffic data explains staggered launch

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:04am

A Google blog post detailing the relationship between Pokemon Go and the Google Cloud goes some way to explaining the game's stop-start launch.  ...

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Worldwide digital sales top $6 billion in August - Superdata news - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:00am
Tracking firm sees premium games getting more popular in China, with collectible card games the future of free-to-play
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Is it a problem when games are a second job for the unemployed? news - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 6:53am
Weekly recap: Economists find out-of-work men playing games more while No Man's Sky marketing comes under scrutiny
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Pokemon GO still generating about $2m a day - Newzoo news - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 6:51am
At its peak, the wildly popular game was generating revenues of $16m each day, Newzoo says
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PewDiePie working on new games with Goat Simulator designer

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 6:21am

YouTube powerhouse Felix Kjellberg, better known as "PewDiePie," has struck up a multi-game deal with Goat Simulator designer, Armin Ibrisagic. ...

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Ubisoft fends off unwanted suitor news - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 6:16am
10 Years Ago This Month: The Prince of Persia publisher attempts to stay independent from EA, and for good reason
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Amazon bets big on Twitch generation with new game line-up

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 5:25am

Amazon Game Studios has unveiled three new PC games, and it's clear the developer is gunning for the Twitch generation.  ...

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Real-life development stories: The Colosseum map

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 3:07am

"A short story based on real events about the efforts to make an external producer understand what a whitebox map is, and the pain of dealing with people not educated in real video game development." ...

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