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Judge Rules That EA's Confidence in 'Battlefield 4' Does Not Equate to Securities Fraud

Game Politics - 1 hour 40 min ago

A U.S. District Court has ruled that Electronic Arts cannot be held liable for securities fraud for being confident about the launch of Battlefield 4. Last year two plaintiffs representing a class of investors sued EA for making "false and misleading assurances" to investors that its latest game in the Battlefield series was ready for launch.

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Designing educational games that grow up with the child

Gamasutra - News - 3 hours 41 min ago

"As we work with developers around the globe, we've come to understand that the most successful games for kids are a balance of both education and fun, but also stretch a child to reach the next level." ...

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Video blog: 10 things you need to know about game dev

Gamasutra - News - 5 hours 49 min ago

Beginners come into the industry starry-eyed at the possibilities before meeting the hard realities. This video presentation from educator Lewis Pulsipher is designed to deliver those truths. ...

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Game Design Deep Dive: How Rogue Legacy handles tutorials without being boring

Gamasutra - News - 6 hours 28 min ago

How do you teach players how to play your game without getting bogged down in boring tutorials? Rogue Legacy developer Teddy Lee shares his secrets. ...

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Psychology of video game play - low hanging fruit! news - 7 hours 29 min ago
Cyberpsychologist Berni Good explains the science behind flow
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Actor Sues 'The Simpsons' Maker For Infringing on His 'Goodfellas' Character

Game Politics - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:05pm

Actor Frank Sivero, who played Frankie Carbone in the popular movie Goodfellas, has filed a lawsuit against the creators of The Simpsons, seeking $250 million for "ripping off" the character he played in the 1990 film (the lovable gangster Louie).

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High-budget Kickstarters struggle, as Uber ends Human Resources campaign

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:47pm

With a goal of $1.4 million dollars, it seemed likely Human Resources wouldn't make it -- and now it won't, as the developer announces it's ceasing its campaign. It's not alone. ...

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Bethesda Details Extra Life Plans

Game Politics - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:45pm

Bethesda Software has an update on its official blog detailing all of its grand plans for this year's Extra Life charity marathon. While the company has long supported Extra Life, it has decided to create its own dedicated page this year - complete with a schedule of games it plans to play and stream, and some interesting prizes that donators can win.

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U.S. government releases open source gamification software

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:30pm

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has made some of its internally-developed gamification software available for free on GitHub under the MIT free software license. ...

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Mike Maulbeck Resigns From Code Avarice

Game Politics - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:17pm

Developer Mike Maulbeck, one of the guys behind Paranautical Activity, has announced his resignation from indie studio Code Avarice. For a short time yesterday, Paranautical Activity was available on Steam, but appeared as an Early Access title - even though the game had just come out of its early access phase of development. When the game was listed as "early access" on the front page of the Steam Store, Mualbeck got upset on Twitter and threatened to kill Valve founder Gabe Newell.

Valve pulled the game after learning about the tweets.

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London Mayor Slams UK TTIP Protestors

Game Politics - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:28pm

London Mayor Boris Johnson has called those critical of the US-EU trade deal (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) "numskulls" and "left-wingers." In his regular column in The Telegraph, Johnson described the protest in the UK over TTIP as spreading panic and fear. His focus is mainly on critics of the trade agreement that are worried about the "irreversible privatization" of England's national healthcare system.

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Industry vet Chris Donahue joins PlayFab as dev relations chief

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:04pm

PlayFab, the game services studio founded earlier this year by a former PopCap business chief, has scooped up game industry executive Chris Donahue to serve as its director of developer relations. ...

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Free-to-Play Version of 'Dead or Alive 5: Last Round' Rumored For Japan

Game Politics - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:59am

A free-to-play version of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, according to a new report in Gematsu (as highlighted in this story over at Videogamer).

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Local multiplayer on a global network: Porting Nidhogg to PSN

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:29am

Developer Mark Essen speaks to Gamasutra about why he entrusted a third-party studio with the task of porting his tense two-player fighting game to PSN, building a whole new engine in the process. ...

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Scripps Launches Politician-Tracking App 'Podium'

Game Politics - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:26am

Scripps has launched a handy new app for iPhone called Podium. Podium allows users to stay informed on the top political issues, and lets them follow any politician in the U.S. to see what they are doing, saying and voting on - and it lets you share your views with your elected officials and with the world through social media.

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Get a job: The Odd Gentlemen are hiring a Sound Designer

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:16am

Wayward Manor developers The Odd Gentlemen are expanding, and they're looking to hire an experienced sound designer to work alongside them in Los Angeles on the development of King's Quest. ...

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Destructoid EIC quits over disagreement with management news - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:08am
Dale North says goodbye to popular consumer website after nearly a decade
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Black Tie Ventures promises $7.5 million to Quebec City news - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:45am
Pink Martini Casino is aimed at a female demographic
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Don't Miss: Why devs share responsibility for YouTuber disclosure

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:44am

Gamasutra speaks with Mary Engle, associate director for Advertising Practices at the FTC, about what both YouTubers and publishers should be considering when it comes to disclosure. ...

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It's a good time to release high-quality mobile games in China

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:22am

In his GDC China talk, Rety Chen discusses how the business model that's right for you in China depends both on where the market is for your platform -- and where your company is in its lifecycle. ...

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