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"AR will be the biggest technological revolution in our lifetimes" news - 3 hours 15 min ago
Epic's Tim Sweeney sees VR being overtaken in just 10 years
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Fergal Gara resigns as managing director of SCE UK news - 3 hours 27 min ago
20 Year Sony veteran Warwick Light to replace him in role
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Sega narrows its losses in games in Q1 news - 4 hours 52 min ago
But the sluggish performance of its Pachinko business drags the company into the red
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Beauty in simplicity: The maps of Jelly Splash

Gamasutra - News - 5 hours 17 min ago

"The art style is cute and simple. The artwork takes minimal time and budget to finish. For developers who seek a good budget and quality balance, Jelly Splash gives very good inspiration." ...

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Uncovering innovation in the hidden picture genre

Gamasutra - News - 5 hours 18 min ago

Serbian studio Eipix proves that there's a lot of innovation happening right now in the genre known as HOPA (hidden object puzzle adventures). You just have to know where to look for it... ...

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"If I'm truthful, I think our player group is...obsessive would be a word" news - 6 hours 10 min ago
War sim specialist Slitherine on serving a dedicated market
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When guarantees go wrong, developers get hurt news - 6 hours 23 min ago
Razer's rescue of Ouya's devs highlights the need for much greater scrutiny of such schemes
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How are Steam refunds shaking out?

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 2:53pm

Developers offer some thoughts on Steam refunds just a couple of months after their introduction, positive and negative both. ...

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'War Thunder' producer takes YouTube channel hostage with DMCA takedowns

Game Politics - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 2:47pm

Polygon weaves a fascinating (but true) tale about Gaijin Entertainment and a rogue gameplay producer at the company who used multiple DMCA take-downs to hold the channel of Russia's most popular YouTube personality hostage.  

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Sony's PS4 business keeps getting better and better

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 2:29pm

Despite depressed sales of the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation 4 more than makes up for it -- with a significant leap for the company's games business. ...

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Ubisoft: female protagonist in 'Assassin's Creed Syndicate' not in response to critics

Game Politics - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 2:19pm

In a recent conversation with GameSpot, Ubisoft's Marc-Alexis Cote rebuffed claims that the company was somehow pressured into including a female protagonist in its latest AC title, Assassin's Creed Syndicate.  Creative director Marc-Alexis Cote said Evie Frye, one of the games two playable characters, is not an effort to appease critics.

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Capcom has the power of gambling to thank for its latest gains

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 1:56pm

A Resident Evil 6 gaming machine launch helps grow Capcom's revenues, contributing to a 52 percent gain year-on-year. ...

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Sony: 25.3 million PS4s shipped worldwide to-date

Game Politics - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 1:38pm

As part of its latest earnings report released today, Sony announced that it shipped three million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide during the quarter that ended June 30.

Adding those three million units into previous numbers reported by Sony, that brings the total number of PS4s shipped worldwide to around 25.3 million systems.

And while those numbers are healthy for a console that began shipping in November of 2013, it's got a long way to catch up with the 80 million PS3s that are out in the world.

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'ZombiU' coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One as 'Zombi'

Game Politics - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 1:28pm

It looks like a game that was once a Wii U exclusive is finally getting released to a wider audience, and getting a slight name change to reflect its non-exclusivity to the Wii U. The Ubisoft-published Wii U game ZombiU has been rebranded as Zombi so it can be released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on August 18.

The zombie apocalypse survival game that features "permadeath" will be getting a few upgrades on current-generation platforms including "upgraded graphics" and "refined gameplay."

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EA doing well on digital revenues... for now

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 1:25pm

No matter how you look at it, the company has transitioned to digital from packaged games, and is making money -- but Wall Street isn't thrilled all the same. ...

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Consumers complain to FCC about 'data caps'

Game Politics - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:33pm

According to a National Journal report, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received over 2,000 complaints in the first month the new net neutrality rules went into effect. The new net neutrality rules went into effect in early June, despite a federal court challenge by trade groups and ISPs seeking an injunction while they sued the FCC over their legality. The court declined that request.

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EA beats guidance but sales slip news - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:29pm
Quiet first quarter strong enough to prompt publisher to raise expectations for full fiscal year [UPDATE: Star Wars pre-orders "extremely strong"]
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Marvel: Contest of Champions tops $100 million revenue news - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:59am
Mobile fighting game is Kabam's fastest-growing game ever, hitting milestone in seven months
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Ouya, Razer, and the Free The Games Fund

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:46am

Is Razer really devs' savior? "It's probably nothing revelatory to come out and say that the slow death and sale of portions of OUYA has been a fair disaster." ...

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The difficulty with game difficulty: Advice from the 2015 Game Career Guide

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:34am

Looking for advice on how to tackle game difficulty? Klei Entertainment designer and programmer James Lantz offers a slew of practical advice on the topic, in our free-to-download Game Career Guide. ...

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