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Here's a look at the original design pitch document for Diablo

Over the weekend game designer David Brevik published a scan of the original 1994 design proposal Condor, Inc. (which would later become Blizzard …

Indie devs discuss the pros and cons of Steam refunds

If you buy a game on Steam and play it for for less than two hours, you are allowed to ask for a full refund with no questions asked. This can be …

Game Design

Unity's VR Editor Lets You Create VR Content Like a God

At a special event at GDC this morning, Unity’s Principal Designer Timoni West showed off the latest prototype of Unity’s new Virtual Reality editor …

Virtual Reality

World's comfiest video game is controlled by pillows

Every winter I attend the Game Developers Conference where I meet as many video game creators as can be fit into a five-day itinerary. GDC isn't like E3, Tokyo Game Show, or other flashy conferences in which billion dollar publishers pulverize attendees with deafening pop remixes. The San …

Indie Gaming
Gaming Industry

Sony Forms ForwardWorks, A First-Party Development Studio For Mobile Games

For all its flaws, mobile gaming is kind of a big deal. Even world-class gaming hardware and software companies like Sony would be ill-advised to …

Vulkan API: It’s Gaming, Jim, But Not As We Know It

One API to rule them all. Wrong fantasy franchise, perhaps, but that’s the idea behind Vulkan, the snazzy open-source successor to OpenGL, …

Why Do Independent Game Developers Take So Long To Make Games?

Arnt Jensen drew sketches for <b>Limbo</b> in 2004.<p><b>He produced a concept trailer in 2006 with some help.</b><p>This led him to meet <b>Dino Patti</b>. They founded <b>Playdead</b> …

Google Docs

How the Witcher devs turn ideas into actual game features

From a certain point of view, game development is effectively the act of transmuting ideas and concepts into actual game features.<p>If you're working …

Dark Matter

Dive below the sun's surface with this new model of our closest star

Scientists have advanced in their quest to create an accurate model of the sun's inner workings, which could pave the way to a better understanding …

Astronomy

The Black Hole Collision That Reshaped Physics

The event was catastrophic on a cosmic scale—a merger of black holes that violently shook the surrounding fabric of space and time, and sent a blast …

Physics

Earth Is About To Pass Through The Tail Of Halley's Comet, Giving Us A Month Of Meteor Showers

Crane your neck up and get the coffee on; beginning in April, the early mornings and late nights are going to be splashed with meteors.<p>The Eta …

Astronomy

Solar activity sparks powerful X-ray aurorae on Jupiter

Solar activity can prompt a massive increase in the intensity of Jupiter's polar aurorae, according to a new study drawing on data collected by …

Astronomy

Martian Impact Craters Will Help Reveal How Water Shaped the Planet

In geological circles, a wedge of sediment left behind by flowing water is known as as an alluvial fan. This image, captured by NASA’s Mars …

The mysterious boundary

A black hole’s event horizon is a one-way bridge to nowhere, a gateway to a netherworld cut off from the rest of the cosmos.<p>Understanding what …

Black Holes

How astronomers could find the 'real' planet Krypton

The search for exoplanets, worlds orbiting stars other than our own, has become a major field of research in the last decade – with nearly 2,000 such …

3tags.org

Why Do The Tiniest Galaxies Have The Most Dark Matter?

When we look out at the Universe, in any direction and with a variety of methods, we find the same ratios of dark matter to normal matter all over the place: 5-to-1. Whether we’re looking at the fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background, the lensing-to-X-ray ratios of colliding clusters, the …

Dark Matter

Hubble Photo Shows Galaxies Colliding in the Nightclub of Space

Galactic collisions are a relatively common occurrence in the universe, but every once in a while an entire cluster of galaxies will smash into …

Could the sun emit a killer 'superflare'? Maybe -- a big maybe

New research suggests our star might be capable of huge solar flares that could bring modern society to a standstill. The emphasis is on "might."<p>We know eruptions on the sun can hurl energetic particles toward Earth that we see as colorful auroras when they collide with our atmosphere. The most …

Universe

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Undertale Becomes the Highest Rated PC Game of All-Time

#Temmie #VibratesGently #Undertale No, I'm not going to stop. Why do you ask? https://t.co/2tLs4ZGmf8

*UNDERTALE SPOILERRRRRS** some very messy chara (and frisk) doodles #undertalespoilers https://t.co/8cdv3h0g95

Going dress shopping and watching Undertale LPs https://t.co/6wWjjuwr1O

monster kid and sans from #undertale, for an art trade with @RinTheYordle https://t.co/l4wk6PqTxw

frisk in cute overalls + skele bros in overalls?? #undertale60min #undertale https://t.co/LGHeXclda2