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Back to School: 10 PC Games to Play With Your Roommates

Friendships forged in the fire of gaming.<p>School is almost back in session, and with it comes new friends and potentially awkward introductions. What …

Make your childhood dreams come true and become a video game developer

If you love playing video games, then making video games is probably your dream job. But it doesn’t have to just be a dream. With the 2017 Zero to …

Game Development

Best Steam Summer Sale Day 2 Deals: 7 indie game recommendations for under $20

Steam's summer sale is hot. It's so hot that there are too many games to keep track of, let alone the games that are on sale. We've highlighted the …

Blue Socks Media Adds Virtual Reality to New Series As Kickstarter Campaign Gathers Momentum

<i>[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource …

What can student game devs do to avoid crunch?

<b>"You have to learn what you're capable of creating in what amount of time and how you're going to create a quality game in 'x' amount of hours."</b><p><i>-</i> …

An introduction to Firebase - build powerful, cloud-enabled Android apps

Google I/O 2017 is rapidly approaching and taking a look at the scheduled sessions, it’s apparent that Firebase will be featuring heavily. This is something of a clue as to how Google views Firebase. In short: it’s kind of a big deal. And Google is right to want to promote the service. Firebase is …

Apps

Universities finally realize that Java is a bad introductory programming language

CS 106A is Stanford University’s introductory programming course. The module – which is also available to view on YouTube – introduces the fundamentals of coding in an accessible way, and lays the foundations for future growth.<p>Throughout its existence, the course was taught using the Java …

Reefill wants you to drink more tap water

Reefill is a New York-based company that wants you to stop buying bottled water. Their system, which will be installed in delis and fast food restaurants, lets you refill your water bottle for free with filtered tap water that should, in theory, be better than the swill you currently get from water …

How to Stay Focused and Eliminate Distraction

Having a hard time focusing lately? You’re not alone. Research shows interruptions occur about every twelve minutes in the workplace, and every three …

Unsung Heroes of the Games Industry: Tools Programmers

Do you want to help make games for a living? This feature series explores some of the roles you may not have considered.<p>It’s easy to forget how much …

Gaming Industry

17 obscure Steam tips and tricks that can power up your PC gaming

Let’s cut to the chase: For many people, PC gaming is synonymous with Steam. Valve’s ubiquitous gaming client is both storefront and service, delivering a one-stop shop for buying games, playing and managing those games, and even building out a friends list to chat with while you game.<p>But that’s …

Operating Systems

State of Android Gaming 2017

This past year may go down as a banner year for Android gaming. We saw some big tech advancements in virtual reality and augmented reality, a great …

The best games of 2016 you didn't play

I said it about 2015 and I feel as if it's even more true of 2016: this was a great year to play video games. The general landscape of the industry …

UK Daily Deals: PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Network Cards, Fallout 4, Xbox One Hard Drive

Help us get to 2000 likes! Like our page to get the latest deals straight to your news feed and also look out for exclusive codes for our readers.<p><b>The</b> …

8 keys to a long career in games

Are you working in the games industry by chance, or do you see this as your calling and your career?<p>If you're in it for the long haul you'll be happy …

Independent By Design: Art & Stories of Indie Game Creation

If you’ve ever spent five minutes day-dreaming about creating your perfect video game – or have recently made a new year’s resolution to start making …

Game Design

Final Fantasy I to XV: Ranking the series from worst to best

Now that Final Fantasy XV is finally out, it’s time to see where it stands with other games in this landmark role-playing game series that debuted in 1987.<p>Final Fantasy is unique in the gaming world. Despite spanning 15 games, each one is essentially a reboot. They don’t feature the same characters …

Final Fantasy

Geek’s Guide to Gaming Gifts

It’s that time of year, the weird stretch between the Graduations and Back to School. If you’re looking for gifts for the gamer in your life (or even …

Retrogaming

Best Game Development Software Tools to Make Your Own Games

To be a professional game developer, you'll need great creativity and skills; here are the Best Game Development Software Tools to Make Your Own …

Roblox Is Giving Young Video Game Developers A Chance To Shine (And Make Big Money)

Roblox is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year.<p>The family-friendly user-generated-content gaming platform launched back in 2006, and a lot’s changed between then and now according to CEO and founder David Baszucki.<p>When the gaming platform launched a decade ago, the company envisioned it as …

4 free games engines to download today

Getting into the games industry used to be an expensive business, but if you have the skills and dedication, the good news is that you can now get a …

How passion for the work undermines game industry labor practices

<i>"I think games in a sense is worse because it’s easier to use the passion of the people making the product to their disadvantage."</i><p><i>- BioWare cofounder</i> …

What is Kodi and is it legal? A beginner's guide to the home media server

Whether you've only just begun the process of digitising your movie and music collection, or long since abandoned physical media, chances are you've …

Raspberry Pi

7 video game escapes you desperately need today

Hey, video games. Remember those?<p>Sometimes you just need to escape. We won't presume to guess at the reasons you might want to do that today, of all …

Non-violence

‘You Name’ (‘Kimi no Na wa’): Film Review | Tokyo 2016

Two body-swapping teens face an eco-disaster in Makoto Shinkai’s runaway anime hit.<p>A shoo-in for highest-grossing anime film of 2016 and a challenger …

Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition Perfects Video Game Nostalgia

It took long enough for the company to release a retro console, but it got all the little details right.<p>In the days of eight-bit gaming, Nintendo was the undisputed king of gaming. Before it became the company of Wii and DS, games like <i>Super Mario Brothers 3</i> and <i>Duck Hunt</i> dominated the industry. This …

Why It’s So Hard To Make A Video Game

For most of their lifespan, video games look like grey boxes and compromises.<p>It doesn't have to be hard to make a video game.It doesn't have to take years of labor, months of overtime and a team of hundreds to make a dot on a screen move and jump towards a goal. But stacked against games like …

Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition is a lovely piece of self-contained 80s nostalgia

Nintendo’s got a gift for repurposing. In the 30+ years since it was first released, the NES and its beloved range of intellectual properties have been repackaged in just about every way imaginable – and heck, even that system’s most beloved protagonist was on-loan from a platformer about a giant …

100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

But narrowing it down to just movies, you can put a good dent in some classics, if you have the right guide.<p>Well, that's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all of the titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, and we put together the 100 movies streaming on Netflix you have to watch …

Paramount Pictures