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Implications of a global market on random success

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:24am

"When culture is global, and popularity is global, there is only one chart. THE chart. Everyone knows what everyone likes, and what already has coverage gets more coverage. Saturation coverage." ...

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Exhibiting my work-in-progress game at A MAZE: What I learned

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:14am

"It's interesting to talk about your game with players who have a totally different background in gaming. There were casual players, console gamers, developers and designers -- all of them gave feedback." ...

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Elderly people react to 'Mortal Kombat X' fatalities

Game Politics - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 10:48am

The latest episode of the 'Elders React' video series on YouTube gauges the reactions of older guys and gals as they watch some pretty gruesome fatalities that can be performed in Warner Bros. Entertainment's and NetherRealm's Mortal Kombat X.  

The "Elders React" regulars offers some varied responses - from disgust at the amount of blood and gore to mild amusement.

You can check out the latest "Elders React" video on YouTube or watch it to your left.

Lessons in life, leadership, and game development

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 10:47am

"Being lead designer and producer for Terrachanics was the hardest thing I have ever done... I hope this post will help others create stronger, healthier relationships in their professional and personal lives." ...

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Don't Miss: Tactical level design and the metrics of space

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 10:46am

In this classic 2012 feature, PhD and game educator McMillan examines how POV affects players, showcasing a variety of gameplay scenarios and different tactical choices players may be confronted with. ...

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Epic adds support for Valve's HTC Vive headset in Unreal Engine 4

Game Politics - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 10:40am

Epic Games announced today that its Unreal Engine 4 middleware game development tools suite can be used to create virtual reality content for Valve's SteamVR technology. Valve started sending out its HTC Vive VR headsets to game developers this week. Now those who want or already are using Unreal Engine 4 can make content for Valve's VR offering.

The support for the Vive comes from  the version 4.8 preview release that came out it week.  It promises support for SteamVR's unique features including room-scaling and laser-based tracking systems.

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How developers can change global culture, one game at a time

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 10:36am

Prince Fahad Al Saud took the stage during last week's Games For Change festival to shed some light on the power games have to shape human culture, both in the Middle East and the world at large. ...

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'Far Cry 4' dev team will match donations to the Canadian Red Cross Nepal Region Earthquake Fund

Game Politics - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 10:31am

Ubisoft and the Far Cry 4 development team said today that they will match the first $100,000 in donations given to the Canadian Red Cross for the Nepal Region Earthquake Fund, Polygon reports. The company wrote on the Canadian Red Cross web site that it decided to help out victims of the recent earthquake there because it spent a lot of time in the country taking in its scenery and culture for research related to the development of Far Cry 4.

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The time problem

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 9:48am

"When I was much younger, I had countless uninterrupted hours to spend playing games... as much as I want to, I can no longer play any of them." ...

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