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Published: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:00:02 -0500

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GAME: In UK and Spain, Switch attach rates are matching the Wii's

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:21:00 -0500

(image) The company claims that -- at least in its stores across the UK and Spain -- the Switch is rivaling the Wii in terms of attach rate, with GAME selling an average of 3 Switch games for every 1 console. ...

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11 years after launch, Titan Quest gets a new expansion pack

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:40:00 -0500

(image) It's a funny show of support for an 11-year-old game, but THQ Nordic's Reinhard Pollice tells PCGamer it's a natural next step after the company's release of Titan Quest Anniversary Edition last year. ...

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Video: Devs sound off on the 2017 Indie Soapbox

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:23:00 -0500

(image) In the course of an hour ten indie devs from around the industry take the stage at GDC 2017 to share what's on their mind, tackling everything from taste (get some!) to self-care to indie rockers. ...

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Obituary: Dragon Ball and Metal Gear Solid voice actress Hiromi Tsuru

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:16:00 -0500

(image) The Japanese voice actress behind Yakuza 0's Reina and the Dragon Ball character Bulma has passed away at the age of 57. ...

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Get a job: Yacht Club Games is hiring a Sr. 3D Art Generalist

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:49:00 -0500

(image) Yacht Club Games is looking for an experienced 3D Art Generalist to develop in-game art assets for its future projects. ...

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild leads Golden Joystick award winners

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:37:00 -0500

(image) Nintendo's open world Zelda title walked away with four awards during the show, with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Cuphead, and Horizon Zero Dawn following close behind. ...

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Don't Miss: The classic postmortem for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:55:00 -0500

(image) Creating a new type of combat system inside a 60-hour RPG was a daunting task. Yet that's exactly what BioWare did with its classic Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. ...

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SOMA dev introducing a monster-optional 'Safe Mode' to the horror game

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:56:00 -0500

(image) Developer Frictional Games has opted to introduce a 'Safe Mode' to its aquatic horror game that looks to pacify the cast of hostile monsters found in the game. ...

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Blog: Understanding early access on itch.io

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:04:00 -0500

(image) Back in October I started the Nowhere Prophet First Access campaign on itch.io. That was just over five weeks ago, so I guess it's a good time to look at how that went. ...

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Attend GDC 2018 and hear how Call of Duty: WWII was scored

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:13:00 -0500

(image) Heads up, devs: Composer Wilbert Roget will be at GDC in San Francisco next year to deliver a fascinating talk on "A Modern Take on Historical Fiction: Music for 'Call of Duty WWII.'" ...

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Blog: Evaluating monetization strategies in games

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:24:00 -0500

(image) The purpose of this article is to provide a lens for understanding and evaluating monetization strategies in games. ...

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Civ V lead designer Jon Shafer leaves Paradox after six months

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:39:00 -0500

(image) Civilization V lead designer Jon Shafer has parted ways with Stellaris developer Paradox Interactive six months after joining the studio.  ...

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Blog: Why are video games so hard to make?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:10:00 -0500

(image) More often then in other mediums, games are delayed months or years as teams learn what it is they're making. By looking at the exploratory nature of games, let's figure out how to minimize our losses. ...

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THQ Nordic acquires Biomutant developer Experiment 101

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:07:00 -0500

(image) The deal includes the development studio and all intellectual property rights to Biomutant, the post-apocalyptic action RPG scheduled to release in 2018.  ...

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Applying 'players first' logic to loot boxes and other mechanics in Hearthstone

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:04:00 -0500

(image) Hearthstone designer Dean Ayala and producer Eric Del Priore talk about the new 'recruit' card mechanic, F2P ethics, and other development insights from the upcoming expansion Kobolds and Catacomb.  ...

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