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Action Henk devs would rather you torrented their games than buy from resellers

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:56pm

The developers of Action Henk tell players to torrent their games instead of buying them from third-party key resellers. ...

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Valve not letting Steam users gift Counter Strike: GO during Summer Sale

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:20pm

Valve has cut off players from gifting each other CS:GO during the Steam Summer Sale, says it has to do with community building. ...

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Blog: Here's (probably) why VR made you sick at E3

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 2:32pm

I just want to make sure you know why you felt barfy after playing virtual reality games at E3. ...

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Devs Answer: How will the Brexit decision impact your business?

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 2:19pm

We ask game developers on Twitter for their thoughts on how the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union. ...

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Get a job: Industrial Light & Magic seeks a Gameplay Programmer

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:50am

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Lucasfilm's VFX/animation studio, is looking to hire a programmer to write game code alongside a team of artists and designers at its San Francisco, CA office. ...

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Brexit: UK game developers share their concerns

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:40am
"The negative revolves around skilled talent not wanting or being able to stay, or come to UK."
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Life Is Strange leads this year's Games For Change award winners

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:33am

Last night Dontnod Entertainment took home multiple awards for its 2015 game Life Is Strange at the 13th annual Games For Change Festival's award ceremony in New York. ...

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MachineGames gives Quake a new episode for its 20th birthday

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:03am

To celebrate Quake's 20th, Wolfenstein: The New Order studio MachineGames (which, like id Software, is now owned by ZeniMax Media) released a new Quake episode this week. ...

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Oculus swears off the use of hardware checks as DRM on PC

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:44am

Oculus VR eased up on its DRM policies by updating its software client so that it no longer checks to see if an Oculus Rift headset is connected to a player's PC before allowing them to launch a game. ...

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Halo Wars 2 and the challenge of bringing new players into the RTS genre

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:22am

343 and Creative Assembly think they've figured out how to attract new players to the strategy genre with their latest entry in the Halo Wars series. ...

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Learn why 'idle games' click with players at GDC Europe 2016

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:05am

At GDC Europe 2016 Kongregate's Anthony Pecorella will study how "idle games" have evolved -- and what lessons game devs can learn. Prepare to get inexplicably excited about seeing numbers go up! ...

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Blog: Classic vs. modern horror in video games and beyond

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 6:51am

The horror medium has changed dramatically over the last two decades. So what has the game industry learned (and can still learn) from the horror genre? ...

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Brexit, M&A and VR exclusivity

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 5:30am
Weekly roundup: Tencent extends its empire as Britain chooses isolation
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Blog: The difference between Team Fortress 2 and Overwatch's classes and heroes

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 5:05am

Brazilian game programmer Arthur Canzi Zeferino offers an analysis of how Team Fortress 2 classes and Overwatch heroes relate to each other. ...

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UKIE reassures British game devs following Brexit

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:58am

"UKIE will continue to work hard with colleagues in government and other sectors to ensure we continue to have the best possible business environment for our sector." ...

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Jobs roundup: Robert Khoo leaves Penny Arcade

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:50am
Elsewhere, Jason Rubin expands his focus beyond games at Oculus, Facebook makes a big hire in its eSports push, and Nintendo UK has a new boss
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How much time and money should QA take (pt. 2)?

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:33am

Project planning sets the scope of the game and its features and, through those, the amount of effort, time and money that is planned for it. ...

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Virginia Territory: Variable State's indie debut

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:20am
"Game development is a very exclusive club"
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Nintendo is closing servers for Devil's Third

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 2:27am
After surviving THQ's collapse, the end is officially nigh for Valhalla Game Studios' beleaguered debut project
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TIGA calls for government to reassure UK games industry

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 12:30am
Post-Brexit Britain will be a harder place to do business, warns body
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