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Game Politics - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 2:00am
EZK is busy moving his brood to parts unknown so Carol Pinchefsky will be joining us on the show tonight! I’ll embed the stream closer to showtime.

James Goddard saw the birth of the Street Fighter II phenomenon

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 4:59pm

"Street Fighter II inspired so many of us to make fighting games. It also founded the FGC (Fighting Game Community). I'm lucky to have a unique perspective on this legacy--I was there for its birth." ...

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Devs Answer: What objects would you want to interact with in VR?

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 4:56pm

Devs respond to our Twitter question—what objects do you really want to interact with in VR?  ...

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Play 1,000 Windows 3.1 games for free on Internet Archive

Game Politics - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 4:36pm
A year ago, the Internet Archive, a non profit devoted to creating an online library of our digital history, added a metric ton of DOS games that you can play in your browser for free. Yesterday, it expanded its collection to include over 1,000 Windows 3.1 games and programs.  All of them are emulated in your ... Read more

Get a window into classic Mac dev with Glider source code

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 3:54pm

Want to take a peek into retro game dev, and learn how 1990s Mac games were made? Want to experiment? Developer John Calhoun has released the source code for four on GitHub. ...

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Get a job: Insomniac Games is hiring a Combat Designer

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 1:03pm

Sunset Overdrive developer Insomniac is on the hunt for an experienced designer to work on combat mechanics and systems alongside the rest of the team in the studio's Burbank, CA office. ...

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A ton of classic Windows 3.1 games are now playable in your browser

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:36pm

Heads up, video game history buffs: this week the Internet Archive added more than 1,000 Windows 3.1 programs to its free collection of browser-emulated software, including a bunch of classic games. ...

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Kickstarter "maturation means more money, but not for more people" - ICO

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:31pm
ICO Partners' latest analysis of Kickstarter shows dominace by fewer, larger game projects; also mobile appears to be a dead-end
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The 3 key elements of your game's look

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:11pm

"Your game has to be instantly recognizable. It's very difficult to find a unique, intriguing style. So far, the best way I've found is to enhance the qualities unique to your game, through gameplay, but also through your art." ...

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Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima is now a YouTuber

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 11:45am

After cutting ties with longtime employer Konami last year and going independent, veteran game developer Hideo Kojima has launched his own YouTube channel. ...

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Don't Miss: What Magic: The Gathering teaches us about game design

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 11:16am

Will Luton deconstructs the original collectible card game, Magic the Gathering, and the important lessons it holds for today's video game designers in this timeless feature. ...

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Playing the field: Another look at Internet Gaming Disorder

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:52am

Psychologist Dr. Mark Griffiths: "Research into online addictions has grown considerably over the last two decades and much of it has concentrated on problematic gaming." ...

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Kongregate's Launchpad expands to fund more 'experimental' games

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:48am

Kongregate is expanding its game publishing efforts this week via Launchpad X, a new arm of the Launchpad incubator program it opened last year that will fund development of more 'experimental' games. ...

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GDC: See how DICE used photogrammetry to bring Star Wars Battlefront to life

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:07am

At GDC 2016 next month, EA DICE senior artists reveal how the studio used photography and photogrammetry techniques to create the striking visuals of Star Wars Battlefront. ...

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Vote now for the 2016 IGF and Game Developers Choice Audience Awards!

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 9:01am

Cast your votes for both the Game Developers Choice Audience Award and the Independent Games Festival Audience Award , from now until voting closes next Friday, February 19th at 11:59 PM PT. ...

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Blog: Is Steam's Early Access a ticking time bomb?

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 7:43am

"There is a ticking time bomb in Early Access, and no-one knows how big it is. The sooner Steam acknowledges that, and introduces methods to deal with it, the better the platform will be and the less effect it will have on consumers." ...

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Unraveling Coldwood's change in design philosophy

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 7:35am
Martin Sahlin, Creative Director at Coldwood, talks about Unravel's reception and why it's a game he simply needed to make
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Mattel gets Halo master license

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 7:34am
Toy manufacturer lays out plans for new Mega Bloks kits, action figures, foam dart guns, RC cars and more
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Road to the IGF: Zachtronics' Infinifactory

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 7:05am

"All of Infinifactory's mechanics were invented from scratch to create an open-ended system that resulted in solutions reminiscent of actual factories." ...

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Survey: Gamers find ‘Competition’ less and less appealing as they age

Game Politics - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 6:00am
Video game analytics group Quantic Foundry revealed some interesting data based on a survey of over 140,000 gamers who have filled out there Gamer Motivation Profile, an online survey that gathers information on each respondent’s gaming habits. After crunching the numbers, it found that among 12 motivations gamers have for playing games (Excitement, Challenge, Story, ... Read more
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