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Survey: Women MMO players love The Old Republic, aren't really into World of Warcraft

Gamasutra - News - 5 hours 48 min ago

Video game consultancy Quantic Foundry has published another analysis of data gathered from its survey of 270k game players that purports to break down which genres of games women play most. ...

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South Sudan will participate in the Global Game Jam, and peace is the mission

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:32pm

"We are focusing on creating local games," South Sudanese game dev Lual Michael Mayen tells The Next Web, with the goal of developing "more games exposing the dangers of war." ...

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Battlefield 1 lead 2016 US game sales - NPD

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:30pm
The industry saw sales slump by 15% in December, according to the data firm
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Blog: Creating Antegod's procedural plants in Unity3D

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 2:49pm

How to generate cool plant patterns in Unity3D with Substance Designer by Antegods' lead artist Tom Rutjens. ...

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Microsoft debuts free Pix graphics tool beta for DX12 & Windows 10

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 2:03pm

Microsoft has launched a new blog dedicated to its Pix game graphics debugging/optimization tool alongside the public release of a free beta version of the tool for Windows 10 and DirectX 12. ...

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Video: How game devs can use level design tools expressively

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 1:39pm

At GDC 2015 game developer Forrest Dowling delivers an intriguing, succinct talk on how level design tools can be used to both express ideas or moods and afford players spaces to express themselves. ...

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Get a job: Playstudios is hiring a Game Server Engineer

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 1:30pm

Playstudios is seeking a Game Server Engineer to join the server development team in Austin, Texas in a role that focuses on creating and improving server-side game logic. ...

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Open-source toolkit turns Tilt Brush into a game dev tool

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 1:13pm

An open-source toolkit released by Google aims to help developers painlessly import assets created with the VR gameTilt Brush into Unity. ...

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Catch cutting-edge sponsored sessions from AMD, Intel, Nvidia and more at GDC 2017

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:29pm

Don't miss the great sponsored sessions at GDC 2017 -- everyone from Nvidia to Intel will be there talking about cutting-edge game tech like deep learning AI, DX12 multi-GPU rendering, and more! ...

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Fig secures $7.84M in funding to 'accelerate' crowdfunding platform

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:10pm

The crowdfunding platform has raised $7.84 million in funding from a Series A financing round led by venture capital firms Spark Capital and Greycroft. ...

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GDC 2017 announces Narrative Summit poster session winners!

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:01pm

Organizers of GDC and the Game Narrative Summit are happy to announce the 2017 Student Narrative Analysis Competition winners, who all receive passes to this year's conference! ...

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Don't Miss: Understanding the AI design behind Ubisoft's biggest games

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:05am

Ubisoft veterans Julian Varnier and Gabriel Robert, who led AI teams on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Far Cry 4, chat with Gamasutra about the state of big-budget open-world game AI design. ...

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Portal designer Kim Swift picked up by EA-owned Motive Studios

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:39am

Kim Swift, well known for her part in the creation of Portal and Left 4 Dead at Valve, has departed from Amazon Game Studios to join EA. ...

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Road to the IGF: Heart Machine's Hyper Light Drifter

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 9:33am

Gamasutra catches up with Heart Machine's Alex Preston to chat about the state of indie games and the design of Hyper Light Drifter, Heart Machine's debut game that's up for 3 IGF awards this year. ...

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Portal designer Kim Swift hired as design director at EA's Motive Studios

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 9:10am
"I could not be more excited to welcome an all-star like Kim," says GM Jade Raymond
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Did Nintendo download a Mario ROM and sell it back to us?

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 9:05am
Video: Eurogamer's Chris Bratt investigates a bizarre story of self-piracy
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Hone your storytelling skills at GDC 2017's Game Narrative Summit!

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 9:03am

With GDC 2017 drawing nigh, organizers highlight some great Game Narrative Summit talks on everything from writing Final Fantasy XV to crafting great, memorable characters. ...

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Valve, CCP and Team17 add core slant to Casual Connect Europe

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 8:59am
Next month's event will also host GREE's Andrew Sheppard, Square Enix Montreal's Patrick Naud and King VP Stephen Jarrett
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Unity Hires Dave Rhodes as Chief Revenue Officer

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 8:36am
Rhodes was Executive Vice President at Paradigm and President of the Americas and Worldwide Engineering Services Sales at Autodesk
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Blog: Analyzing narrative choices in Telltale's The Walking Dead

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 8:17am

A short analysis of narrative choices presented in Season 2 of Telltale's The Walking Dead. ...

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