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Game source code is a teaching tool, not a trade secret, argues VGHF founder
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:00:00 -0400

†œThe industry sees source material as a trade secret,† Video Game History Foundation founder Frank Cifaldi said at GDC today. †œWe think it†™s an educational tool." ...

Crash meetings, keep a lore bible, and other narrative design tips learned at King
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:49:00 -0400

"If everyone is thinking about narrative design, no one will forget it," argues King's Tracey John during a talk about how to handle narrative design in tight projects. ...

Labor organizers share insight and tips on unionizing the game industry
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:01:00 -0400

†œI don't think it†™s much to ask, in an industry that†™s three times the size of Hollywood, to get a meaningful return on the risk you†™re taking and the opportunity you†™re creating." ...

Sweeney commits to human moderators & quality filters for Epic's Games Store
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:39:00 -0400

"So we're not going to see asset flips," the Epic founder told Gamasutra at GDC this week. "And we're going to explicitly say no to porn games or other intentionally controversial games." ...

Microsoft unveils new indie game showcase called ID@Xbox Game Pass
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:15:00 -0400

Microsoft has announced a new games showcase called ID@Xbox Game Pass hours after Sony lifted the lid on its fledgling PlayStation showcase, State of Play. ...

Retail veteran George Sherman has been named GameStop CEO
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:49:00 -0400

Sherman brings a wealth of experience to the table, having most recently served as the CEO of Victra, the largest exclusive authorized retailer for Verizon Wireless products and services. ...

Sony's new State of Play series will bring PlayStation reveals all year round
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:01:00 -0400

Sony has unveiled a new video series called State of Play that will keep fans in the loop with "updates and announcements from the world of PlayStation." ...

Devil May Cry 5 has sold 2 million copies in first two weeks
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:30:00 -0400

Capcom's stylish action effort Devil May Cry 5 has sold 2 million copies in two weeks, according to game director Hideaki Itsuno. ...

Sega removing actor from Western version of Judgment after drug scandal
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:02:00 -0400

Sega will change the voice and character model for Kyohei Hamura in the western release of Judgment, after the character's actor Pierre Taki was arrested for illegal drug use. ...

Boyfriend Dungeon dev examines why game fashion sucks, and what to do about it
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:17:00 -0400

†œI†™m not here to talk about what good fashion is,† said Kitfox Games' Victoria Tran at GDC today. †œI want to talk more about how we†™ve ignored it as a serious mechanic." ...

Overwatch saw 40% less disruptive behavior with the endorsement system
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:12:00 -0400

Research developer at Blizzard Natasha Miller shared how the studio implemented social features into Overwatch to promote positive behavior among players.   ...

Opinion: After Christchurch - What we owe our game communities
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:37:00 -0400

Katherine Cross takes a look at the recent white supremacist terrorist attack in New Zealand, and unpacks what game developers must do to keep extremist views from taking hold in their games' communities. ...

Valve is pushing new social features for Steam later this year
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:14:00 -0400

Valve's Tom Giardino outlined a handful of new and upgraded features coming to Steam in the future during GDC 2019 this afternoon. ...

Slime Rancher dev: To sell your game, give it a pulse and make it feel like home
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:50:00 -0400

†œThe idea that friction exists in the game creates friction in the mind of anyone playing your game,† dev Nick Popovich said at GDC today. †œThe solution...is to give your game a place to call home.† ...

Report: Walmart is looking to enter the game streaming business
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:53:00 -0400

Google stole the show at GDC earlier this week when it unveiled a new game streaming platform called Stadia, and fresh rumors suggest another big name might soon follow suit. ...


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