• Video Game Deep Cuts: The Game Developers Conference Aftermath By Gamasutra   -   Mar 25, 2019

    VIDEO GAME DEEP CUTS: THE GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE AFTERMATH

    The weekly update rounding up the best longread & standout articles & videos about games tackles GDC 2019, from Google announcements...

    Google
  • Game source code is a teaching tool, not a trade secret, argues VGHF founder By Gamasutra   -   Mar 22, 2019

    GAME SOURCE CODE IS A TEACHING TOOL, NOT A TRADE SECRET, ARGUES VGHF FOUNDER

    € œThe industry sees source material as a trade secret,† Video Game History Foundation founder Frank Cifaldi said at GDC today....

  • Sweeney commits to human moderators & quality filters for Epic's Games Store By Gamasutra   -   Mar 22, 2019

    SWEENEY COMMITS TO HUMAN MODERATORS & QUALITY FILTERS FOR EPIC'S GAMES STORE

    "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...

  • Crash meetings, keep a lore bible, and other narrative design tips learned at King By Gamasutra   -   Mar 22, 2019

    CRASH MEETINGS, KEEP A LORE BIBLE, AND OTHER NARRATIVE DESIGN TIPS LEARNED AT KING

    € œIf everyone is thinking about narrative design, no one will forget it,† argues King's Tracey John during a talk about how to...

  • Labor organizers share insight and tips on unionizing the game industry By Gamasutra   -   Mar 22, 2019

    LABOR ORGANIZERS SHARE INSIGHT AND TIPS ON UNIONIZING THE GAME INDUSTRY

    € 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...

  • Microsoft unveils new indie game showcase called ID Xbox Game Pass By Gamasutra   -   Mar 22, 2019

    MICROSOFT UNVEILS NEW INDIE GAME SHOWCASE CALLED ID XBOX GAME PASS

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

    Xbox, PlayStation
  • Retail veteran George Sherman has been named GameStop CEO By Gamasutra   -   Mar 22, 2019

    RETAIL VETERAN GEORGE SHERMAN HAS BEEN NAMED GAMESTOP CEO

    Sherman brings a wealth of experience to the table, having most recently served as the CEO of Victra, the largest exclusive authorized...

  • Devil May Cry 5 has sold 2 million copies in first two weeks By Gamasutra   -   Mar 22, 2019

    DEVIL MAY CRY 5 HAS SOLD 2 MILLION COPIES IN FIRST TWO WEEKS

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

  • Sony's new State of Play series will bring PlayStation reveals all year round By Gamasutra   -   Mar 22, 2019

    SONY'S NEW STATE OF PLAY SERIES WILL BRING PLAYSTATION REVEALS ALL YEAR ROUND

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

    PlayStation
  • Sega removing actor from Western version of Judgment after drug scandal By Gamasutra   -   Mar 22, 2019

    SEGA REMOVING ACTOR FROM WESTERN VERSION OF JUDGMENT AFTER DRUG SCANDAL

    Sega will change the voice and character model for Kyohei Hamura in the western release of Judgment, after the character's actor Pierre...

  • Overwatch saw 40% less disruptive behavior with the endorsement system By Gamasutra   -   Mar 21, 2019

    OVERWATCH SAW 40% LESS DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR WITH THE ENDORSEMENT SYSTEM

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

  • Boyfriend Dungeon dev examines why game fashion sucks, and what to do about it By Gamasutra   -   Mar 21, 2019

    BOYFRIEND DUNGEON DEV EXAMINES WHY GAME FASHION SUCKS, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

    € œI†™m not here to talk about what good fashion is,† said Kitfox Games' Victoria Tran at GDC today. †œI want to talk more...

  • Opinion: After Christchurch - What we owe our game communities By Gamasutra   -   Mar 21, 2019

    OPINION: AFTER CHRISTCHURCH - WHAT WE OWE OUR GAME COMMUNITIES

    Katherine Cross takes a look at the recent white supremacist terrorist attack in New Zealand, and unpacks what game developers must...

  • Valve is pushing new social features for Steam later this year By Gamasutra   -   Mar 21, 2019

    VALVE IS PUSHING NEW SOCIAL FEATURES FOR STEAM LATER THIS YEAR

    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 By Gamasutra   -   Mar 21, 2019

    SLIME RANCHER DEV: TO SELL YOUR GAME, GIVE IT A PULSE AND MAKE IT FEEL LIKE HOME

    € œThe idea that friction exists in the game creates friction in the mind of anyone playing your game,† dev Nick Popovich said...

  • Report: Walmart is looking to enter the game streaming business By Gamasutra   -   Mar 21, 2019

    REPORT: WALMART IS LOOKING TO ENTER THE GAME STREAMING BUSINESS

    Google stole the show at GDC earlier this week when it unveiled a new game streaming platform called Stadia, and fresh rumors suggestÂ...

    Google
  • WarDucks raises $3.8 million to expand studio and create location-based AR game By Gamasutra   -   Mar 21, 2019

    WARDUCKS RAISES $3.8 MILLION TO EXPAND STUDIO AND CREATE LOCATION-BASED AR GAME

    In a notable move, the Irish studio has brought in Doom co-creator John Romero to help shape its mystery project. ...

  • Report: Microsoft's disc-less Xbox One S gets name and launch date By Gamasutra   -   Mar 21, 2019

    REPORT: MICROSOFT'S DISC-LESS XBOX ONE S GETS NAME AND LAUNCH DATE

    Microsoft's long-rumored disc-less Xbox One S now has a name and launch date, according to fresh leaks from Windows Central. ...

    Xbox, Windows
  • Blog: Shape theory in level design By Gamasutra   -   Mar 21, 2019

    BLOG: SHAPE THEORY IN LEVEL DESIGN

    Shape Theory is something we're all aware of subconsciously. Here I break down how it can be used for level design, and how it might...

  • God of War wins Game of the Year at the 2019 Game Developers Choice Awards By Gamasutra   -   Mar 21, 2019

    GOD OF WAR WINS GAME OF THE YEAR AT THE 2019 GAME DEVELOPERS CHOICE AWARDS

    Game dev veterans Amy Hennig and Rieko Kodama were also honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Pioneer Award during the Game...