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Paid betas hurt Early Access - Tripwire

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 6:13am
Killing Floor 2 studio's Alan Wilson says some developers are disrespecting customers and Valve by charging for broken, buggy games
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Windward is what happens when Sid Meier says it's ok to 'copy' his game

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 5:54am

When Sid Meier spoke at GDC one year about the virtues of borrowing ideas from other games, Michael Lyanshenko asked him if he could "copy" Sid Meier's Pirates!. Meier said yes, so he did. ...

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Bungie raises over $1 million for Nepal earthquake relief

Game Politics - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 5:39am

The last time we checked in on Bungie's efforts to generate money for Nepal earthquake relief for the Red Cross, the campaign powered by Destiny t-shirts and in-game apparel had raked in over $800,000. Today Bungie revealed that it has raised over $1 million.

"All told, your collective power has raised over $1,000,000," said community manager David "DeeJ" Dague.

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Blog: App keywords are not dead

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 5:14am

"Why should you listen to us? We have been able to get over 9 million players to play our mobile games without any platform feature or paid UA, only on the strength of ASO and a little cross promotion." ...

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Dota 2 tournament prize-pool is the largest in eSports

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 5:10am
The International breaks $11 million, on course for $15 million
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Desura's parent company has filed for bankruptcy

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 5:02am

Bad Juju, the parent company of game bundle seller Indie Royale and digital distribution storefront Desura, has filed for bankruptcy. ...

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Valve dates Steam Machines, Controllers, Steam Link

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 4:47am
In-store launches for all three set for November 10, Valve releases video of final controller
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Indie lessons from the Fallout 4 announcement

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 3:08am

"It's my belief that while small game studios can't -- and shouldn't -- emulate the marketing strategies of the AAA houses, we can still learn from whatever campaign happens to be rolling out all over the internet." ...

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The App Store is changing - for the better

GamesIndustry.biz news - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 2:53am
"Apple's move shows that it is serious about reversing the race to the bottom, and putting companies that treat players like cattle in the back seat"
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Haxe and OpenFL are coming to game consoles: The details

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:05am

Lars Doucet shares details on the work that'll let games like his Defender's Quest and the award-winning Papers, Please onto consoles. ...

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Exorcising game development demons with The Magic Circle

Gamasutra - News - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:04am

We talk to Question, made up of Jordan Thomas, Kain Shin and Stephen Alexander, about The Magic Circle, and how it exposes the frustrations of game development. ...

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The persistent myth of the "MOBA market"

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 11:00pm
With Valve and Blizzard struggling to carve out niches and Warner Bros cutting its losses, MOBAs are stalled
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Take a look at the Steam Controller in action

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 3:14pm

Alongside preorders for all of the upcoming the Steam hardware, Valve has put up a slick video demonstrating the final version of its controller. ...

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Bungie Foundation raises $1m for Nepal

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 3:08pm
Destiny players dig deep to help Direct Relief's disaster recovery
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Steam refunds: Friend or foe?

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 1:02pm

Examining the potential, unintended effects of the new Refund system: "It appears that the refund system is going to impact the design of games on Steam." ...

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The Federal Trade Commission's guidelines for YouTubers are strict

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 12:56pm

The government agency wants people who play games for pay in streams and videos to be very clear about when they're paid to do so. ...

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