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Production fundamentals

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 9:59am

"I've been working in Production for 5 years now. Over this time I've learnt a lot of lessons, been intrigued by a few fads, and butchered SCRUM more ways than I can count." ...

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Obituary: Exidy founder Pete Kauffman

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 9:57am

Gamasutra has learned that H.R. "Pete" Kauffman, the founder of long-time arcade game company Exidy, passed away last week. He is survived by his wife, daughter and grandchildren. ...

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Minecon breaks records with 10,000 attendees

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 9:56am
"Largest convention for a single videogame," says Guinness World Records
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Square Enix pulls 'Final Fantasy 14' for Mac from sale, offers refunds

Game Politics - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 9:42am

Square Enix has pulled the Mac version of Final Fantasy XIV from sale and apologized to customers for the number of bugs and glitches that plague the game. In a forum post Square Enix apologized and put a fair share of the blame on Open GL.

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Procedural level generation in The Dungeoning

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 9:32am

Tips and tricks for creating a procedural 2D level generator from a dev of a game who's already done it: "this blog addresses the methods I used, warts 'n' all." ...

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Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium opens new German studio

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 9:05am

Cloud Imperium Games, the independent game company co-founded by Chris Roberts in 2012, has opened a new office in Frankfurt, Germany as it continues crowdfunding development of its ambitious space sim Star Citizen. ...

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Survey: Sweden and the UK are Europe's top game development hubs

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 8:06am

European developers responding to the GDC Europe 2015 State of the Industry survey say Sweden is making the best games in Europe right now, with the UK, Germany and Finland close behind. ...

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The war is over: Andrew Eisen proclaims the Wii U the winner of exclusives

Game Politics - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 7:36am

Making the case that the Wii U is the winner in the war of exclusives, Andrew offers some evidence in his latest video "Exclusive Games: Wii U Wins the War."

"Wii U has more than double the exclusives of either the Xbox One or PS4," declares Andrew Eisen in his latest video. "Hell, it has more than both of them combined!"

I think them is fighting words, but I'm afraid to argue with Andrew because he might bludgeon me to death with an old Wii Balance Board he has lying about his apartment.

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'Prescription Pixel' offers a space for gamers to talk about mental health issues

Game Politics - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 7:08am

This Kotaku Australia article highlights a new web site dedicated to creating a safe space for people who like gaming and want to discuss mental health issues called Prescription Pixel. Speaking to Kotaku Australia, founder "Jennifer" (described as a YouTube broadcaster and a psychologist in her day job) says the site is meant to serve as an important resource to gamers who might find themselves isolated, feeling alone and depressed.

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Mad Catz expresses "substantial doubt" about future

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 6:52am
CFO downplays situation as company filings say it's relying on Rock Band 4 to help it continue as a going concern
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NCAA players' video game lawsuit inches closer to being settled

Game Politics - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 6:32am

A settlement between former college players Electronic Arts, Collegiate Licensing Company and the NCAA is nearing the final stretch. College players sued the aforementioned parties claiming that EA video games used their likenesses without providing any proper compensation. EA decided to settle last year and U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken gave it preliminary approval last July.

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'Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition' announced

Game Politics - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 5:24am

A special beta for the Windows 10 version of Minecraft will be launched on July 29, Mojang announced at its Minecon event in London over the weekend. The beta for the Windows 10 enhanced version of the game will be launched alongside the operating system which is set to be given away for free worldwide on July 29.

If you already own the PC version of the game, it will be a free upgrade - and if you don't own it you can get it for $10.

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Adventures in black and white: Developing and showing off Missing Translation

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 3:07am

Missing Translation was developed by a small global team and has had some success in local events. Here's the story of a small, dedicated development team collaboration, and how it's done. ...

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Square Enix pulls Mac Final Fantasy XIV from sale

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:27am
Incorrect system requirements were published in the "chaos" of Heavensward's multi-platform launch
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Next-gen cel shading in Unity 5

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:00am

"With the arrival of Unity 5, it's never been so easy to get high quality visuals in our game. In a small amount of time we 'hacked' the new Unity Deferred pipeline to completely change our visual style." ...

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Using guinea pig games to size up Apple's new App Analytics

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:00am

"With regard to our little guinea pig experiment, it's safe to say that Apple's new App Analytics provide valuable information that no other tool can provide." ...

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Ourpalm acquires Animoca stock for $2.3 million

GamesIndustry.biz news - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 11:32pm
Chinese publisher buys an 11 per cent stake in the brand-focused mobile developer
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Sony: For VR to make progress people who make content have to make money

GamesIndustry.biz news - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 10:50pm
Find out why Shuhei Yoshida hasn't taken his Morpheus headset home just yet
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UK industry stabilises as start-up and closure rates fall

GamesIndustry.biz news - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 3:01pm
Number of new studios drops by over half since 2013, but region employs 10% more workers
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