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Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:00:01 -0500

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HTC pledges $10 million to VR projects that affect positive change

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:58:00 -0500

(image) Virtual reality heavyweight HTC has set aside $10 million to create new VR tech and experiences that will "create positive impact and change." ...


How Skyward Sword inspired Breath of the Wild's vast open-world

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:30:00 -0500

(image) The scale of Breath of the Wild's expansive map has been a huge talking point among fans, and now game producer Eiji Aonuma has explained why the team decided to open up Hyrule like never before.  ...


Blog: Video game canon - How to deal with over 40 years of backlog?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:13:00 -0500

(image) What to do when you want to delve into the history of video games, but there's over 40 years of releases to learn about? ...


Blog: How to do Early Access the right way

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:15:00 -0500

(image) This article explores how Hive Jump did Steam Early Access the right way, and how your game can too. ...


William Pugh's journey from The Stanley Parable into Crows Crows Crows

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:00:00 -0500

(image) William Pugh of Crows Crows Crows talks about life afterThe Stanley Parable, establishing himself separate of Davey Wreden, and building a wave of good will that he hopes to translate into success. ...


Report: Internet-breaking DDoS worm traced to chief of Minecraft-focused DDoS guard firm

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:48:00 -0500

(image) Security expert Brian Krebs reports the author of the "Internet-breaking" Mirai DDoS botnet malware -- and indeed, the business of conducting DDoS attacks in general -- is intertwined with Minecraft. ...


Learn what one VC investor looks for when funding game studios

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:59:00 -0500

(image) Looking for funding for your next game? If you're building a company, learn what one investor looks for when funding new developers. ...


Nintendo seems to be going 'gacha' with F2P Fire Emblem mobile game

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:49:00 -0500

(image) In a Direct video today Nintendo pitched its mobile F2P game Fire Emblem Heroes, and alluded to optional in-app purchases that appear akin to the mega-popular "gachapon"-style monetization scheme. ...


Video: Steve Golson's postmortem of the classic Ms. Pac-Man

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:04:00 -0500

(image) "I know this is supposed to be a postmortem, but postmortem means somebody died. So maybe it's a postpartum," said original game engineer Steve Golson at GDC 2016. "Ms. Pac-Man lives on." ...


Get a job: Digital Extremes is hiring a Weapons Artist

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:23:00 -0500

(image) Digital Extremes is looking for an experienced artist with a strong understanding of hard surface techniques to create models, textures, and materials for weapons and vehicles in London, Ontario, Canada. ...


Here are the exhibitors for GDC 2017's all-new GDC Retro Play showcase!

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:08:00 -0500

(image) From the 3DO Game Showcase to MAGFest to The Video Game History Foundation, here are the exhibitors at GDC 2017's all new GDC Retro Play interative space, a haven for all things retro games! ...


A layer-by-layer breakdown of League of Legends' rendering process

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:49:00 -0500

(image) Riot Games' engineering blog is frequently a goldmine for interesting technical breakdowns of League of Legends systems, and a recent post explaining the game's rendering process is no exception. ...


Don't Miss: A developer's journey to create 100 games in five years

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:01:00 -0500

(image) James Earl Cox III, a student in USC's Interactive Media & Games division, set an ambitious goal for himself: over the next five years, he would develop one hundred games. ...


Report: Talking Tom dev Outfit7 acquired by Chinese chemical firm

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:45:00 -0500

(image) Chinese chemical manufacturer and supplier Zhejiang Jinke Entertainment Culture has reportedly purchased mobile developer Outfit7 for just over $1 billion. ...


See Final Fantasy XV's selfie system deconstructed at GDC 2017!

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:02:00 -0500

(image) As GDC 2017 draws nigh, organizers want to make sure you don't miss out on one of the more intriguing talks of the show -- about the auto-generated selfies in Square Enix's Final Fantasy XV! ...