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Andrew Eisen: The Bugs and Glitches of The LEGO Movie Videogame

Game Politics - 9 min 50 sec ago

In Andrew Eisen's latest video he shows off just some of the bugs and glitches you can enjoy yourself by picking a copy of The LEGO Movie Videogame. It's fun for the whole family, unless your family isn't a fan of buggy, glitchy, anger-inducing bugs.

He's got a whole list of them over at his IGN blog.

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RockYou's new strategy: Rescue games that other publishers don't want

Gamasutra - News - 29 min 21 sec ago

RockYou is taking over Digital Chocolate and Playdom titles in two separate deals that bring 3 to 4 million players -- and some of the games' developers -- into its direct purview. ...

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Video: Breaking down the seven-year development of Antichamber

Gamasutra - News - 55 min 21 sec ago

Indie developer Alexander Bruce shares what his development philosophy and what he learned in a postmortem discussion of the development of Antichamber given at GDC 2014. ...

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'What's the best game dev educational resource you've ever used?'

Gamasutra - News - 1 hour 5 min ago

There's a lot of great educational resources out there that can help you refine your game development skills -- the trouble is knowing where to look. ...

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Kickstarter gets challenging: Cult County, and the potential for failure

Gamasutra - News - 2 hours 52 min ago

Despite spending a lot of effort on the campaign prior to launch, this post from Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham -- as well as its comments -- illustrate the challenges of funding games on Kickstarter. ...

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Blog: How DevOps can impact the experience of free-to-play games

Gamasutra - News - 3 hours 42 min ago

"There are a host of technical issues that can -- and will -- undermine the player experience, even in the best-designed games." ...

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'Battlefield 1942' for Free Through Origin This Month

Game Politics - 3 hours 57 min ago

Origin's 'On the House Program' is offering Battlefield 1942 for free this month. The game is free to download and keep, no string attached - except that you have to install and use EA's digital distribution platform. Last month EA gave away Dead Space for free.

EA plans on continuing to release full games, expansions, and more at no cost for the foreseeable future.

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The long, tricky road to release for musical exploration game Fract OSC

Gamasutra - News - 4 hours 9 min ago

Around four years in the making, psychedelic music exploration adventure Fract OSC is finally getting a well-deserved release. ...

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Nintendo sued for patent infringement over Wii U display tech

Gamasutra - News - 5 hours 17 min ago

Secure Axcess has filed a lawsuit against Nintendo and various retailers in a Texas court over sales of the company's Wii U console, alleging it infringes on a 2003 patent. ...

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If Steam is too crowded, can we create an algorithm for discovering hidden gems?

Gamasutra - News - 5 hours 36 min ago

"My twitter friends are constantly giving visibility for 'hidden gems' and I think we should keep doing that. At the same time, I think we can supplement those efforts with some mathematical tools." ...

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Blog: I went to the woods - Tracy Fullerton's Walden

Gamasutra - News - 6 hours 7 min ago

"Walden has been in development for nearly seven years, and it served as a centerpiece to Tracy Fullerton's musings on what game narrative is evolving towards." ...

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PSA: Oculus CTO John Carmack Talk at SMU on April 25

Game Politics - 6 hours 15 min ago

"Twenty Years after Doom: John Carmack on the Future of Engineering Virtual Worlds," a talk featuring former id Software co-founder and Oculus CTO John Carmack, will take place at Southern Methodist University's Lyle School of Engineering on April 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM (Caruth Hall Ground Auditorium) in Dallas Texas.

Here's more about the talk from organizers:

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Meridian: New World is a full-blown classic RTS - made by one person

Gamasutra - News - 6 hours 18 min ago

When Ede Tarsoly started development of Meridian: New World way back in July 2011, he had a main goal in mind: Create the perfect old-school styled real-time strategy game. ...

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Titanfall The Best Selling Game in March

Game Politics - 7 hours 15 min ago

The Xbox One and PC versions of Titanfall led US retail software sales in March, according to new figures released by NPD. The popular online-focused action game from developer Respawn and publisher Electronic Arts had "a solid attach rate to the Xbox One," NPD analyst Liam Callahan said.

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Federal Case Against Leland Yee and 28 Other Defendants Already Proving to Be Complicated

Game Politics - 8 hours 12 min ago

All 29 defendants in the massive federal corruption case that netted several politicians including California State Senator Leland Yee, a reformed gangster named Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, and many others, appeared in Federal court on Thursday.

The early proceedings are already proving to be very complicated for the court, with so many defendants, lawyers, documents, and evidence collected over five years by the FBI. The judge overseeing the case is trying to set up a system to manage the potentially unwieldy trial.

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How did the App Store's first 'Indie Game Showcase' affect game sales?

Gamasutra - News - 9 hours 13 min ago

Six of the developers chosen by Device 6 creator Simogo for the App Store's first Indie Game Showcase share their promotional sales data and reflect on its impact. ...

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PS4 Tops Xbox One in March

Game Politics - 9 hours 15 min ago

Monthly US retail sales of PlayStation 4 once again outpaced sales of Xbox One in March, according to NPD figures. March marks the third month in a row that Sony's PS4 beat Microsoft's Xbox One at retail in the United States, with hardware sales up overall by 78 percent compared to the same period last year.

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Ultima Online, Dark Age of Camelot might come to Steam

Gamasutra - News - 9 hours 23 min ago

Two classic RPG titles, Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot, popped up on Steam Greenlight this week, courtesy of a development outsourcing company. ...

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Father Kills Infant Son, Keeps Playing Video Games

Game Politics - 10 hours 15 min ago

A Homosass, Florida man has been arrested for murdering his 16-month-old son early Thursday morning. Citrus County police arrested 24-year-old Cody Wygant and charged him with third degree murder and willful child neglect.

At around 8:20 a.m. on April 17 paramedics arrived at the suspect's home to find his 16-month old son Daymeon not breathing. The baby was pronounced dead at the hospital later that morning.

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Rebranding beta testing with Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition

Gamasutra - News - 12 hours 42 min ago

"A massive repository of bug fixes and new features, a hungry community waiting for a patch, and limited time and resources for testing. How do you make sure the patch is stable before releasing it?" ...

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