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Enlisting IBM's Watson as a voice actor

Gamasutra - News - 8 hours 36 min ago

"I create a free IBM Bluemix account. They have a dead simple text-to-speech API: make an HTTP request with basic HTTP authentication, get a WAV file back. Now I have a folder of WAV files." ...

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"We don't call ourselves a publisher. We're looking for friends" news - 9 hours 5 min ago
Grip Digital on why there's still a role for people making connections
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Ammo systems and BioShock

Gamasutra - News - 12 hours 4 min ago

"The more I use it the more comfortable I get with it, and thus the more I use it. This increasing preference-for/reliance-on a single gun poses a couple problems from a game design standpoint." ...

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Saltsman: The pros and cons of procedural generation in Overland

Gamasutra - News - 12 hours 5 min ago

"There are a few things that we get from procedural generation: more emergence and unpredictability, as opposed to being a roller coaster for the player to only experience the things I wanted them to feel." ...

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Chinese mobile games market is now the most valuable in the world news - 13 hours 6 min ago
Newzoo and TalkingData report pegs annual revenue for 2015 at $7.1 billion, rising to $10 billion this year
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Nvidia and Samsung settle all existing patent litigation news - 14 hours 56 sec ago
Legal back-and-forth started with an Nvidia lawsuit in 2014, settlement arrived hours before final hearing
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Deceased Oculus co-founder to be honoured at University of Maryland news - 14 hours 43 min ago
Part of Brendan Iribe's $31 million complex will be named after co-founder Andrew Reisse, who died in 2013
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Microsoft moves to boost indie devs with month-long ID@Xbox promo

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:47pm

The company pioneered downloadable independent games on the Xbox 360, and promoting them with the much-missed "Summer of Arcade" -- and now it's back with something new. ...

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The Chinese mobile game market is shifting toward core titles

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:22pm

The most popular games are still casual, but a flood of RPGs is crashing into the space, and it's going to change the lay of the land. ...

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Oculus Rift heads to retail at Best Buy stores

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 2:51pm

The next step in VR adoption? A selected number of Best Buy stores will get Oculus Rift demo units (and units for purchase, too). A larger rollout is planned for later in the year. ...

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Copenhagen professor gets €2m games research grant news - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 2:50pm
"We need models for analyzing games"
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Nintendo NX hardware will not sell at a loss

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 2:42pm

Straight from the mouth of Nintendo's president: "Next, about how we are looking at cost, we are not thinking of launching the hardware at a loss." What's the big deal? Explanation inside. ...

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GameStop co-founder Fontaine retires news - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 2:18pm
Will depart at end of current term in June 2016
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Oculus Rift arriving at retail news - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 2:04pm
VR curious can schedule demos, and purchase headsets, at Best Buy
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Nintendo's president gets grilled on its mobile business, NX plans

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 1:04pm

President Tatsumi Kimishima goes up in front of his company's investors -- and despite their best efforts, remains cagey about the company's future, even in the near-term. ...

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Video: 20 lessons learned from 20 years of making Magic: The Gathering

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:19pm

"Not a lot of people design the same game for twenty years," said venerable Magic: The Gathering head designer Mark Rosewater in his GDC 2016 game design talk. "Not a lot of games last twenty years." ...

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Blog: Consequences in games

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:59am

"Consequences are a form of constraints, and contemporary players do not like constraints. They want to do whatever they want to do, as though they were on a playground or playing with toys." ...

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Get a job: CCP Games in Atlanta seeks a VR Graphics Engineer

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:52am

The Georgia-based branch of CCP Games, CCP Atlanta, is looking to hire a graphics programmer with VR/AR experience to work as part of a small team on VR projects. ...

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Blog: Unexpected narrative in games

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:33am

"Metroid isn't the only game to use this type of storytelling. Journey, Ico, Sword & Sworcery, and others tell their stories with very little text or cinematic sequences." ...

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How Epic came to embrace free-to-play and games-as-a-service

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:24am

"I would describe it as seeing the writing on the wall," cofounder Tim Sweeney tells Polygon in a new feature. "There was an increasing realization that the old model wasn't working anymore." ...

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