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OFT's kids games principles all about 'building confidence with parents', says games lawyer

With the consultation period for the Office of Fair Trading's (OFT) draft principles for childrens appsset to run for a month and a half, one lawyer …

Worth Reading: 10/11/2013

This doesn’t have anything to do with video games, but I can’t stop listen to Lorde’s “Pure Heroin” album. She’s only 16-years-old? Jeez.<p>The second …

Raindrop is Stalker, Dear Esther, and despair rolled into one

With Stalker 2 now a distant pipe dream we need to look elsewhere for our toxic environment survival fix. Wasteland 2 will cater to the folk that …

Deadly Premonition iPad book out Oct. 15

<i>Deadly Premonition</i> publisher Rising Star Games is releasing tomorrow a 350 page iPad book detailing the making of the title, the company announced.<p><i>Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut Official Visual Companion</i> will look into the development of the game under Swery65 and is said to include …

5 Reasons Why Pocket Trains is Better

Let me start by saying I love NimbleBit games and the studio as a whole. I, like many of you, was hooked when I discovered Tiny Tower. I love the …

Microconsole Generation Video

I couldn't attend the Future is Games conference in Arizona this week for reasons, so instead I put my microconsole talk together as a video. It was …

The marketing divide between Android and iOS is growing

Last week, MoPub -- which operates one of the largest mobile real-time bidding exchanges and was recently acquired by Twitter -- released its …

Inebriated Olympics | Keyboard Geniuses

Keyboard Geniuses is our weekly glance at a few intriguing, witty, or otherwise notable posts from the Gameological discussion threads. Comments have …

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Arena Tactics announced

October 14, 2013 5:00 AM | Konstantinos Dimopoulos / Gnome<p>Squid in a box, the dev responsible for my favourite twin-stick shooter of all time (that'd …

Genres and Conventions: Known Patterns of What Works

Hating on Genres<p>Game designers sometimes speak poorly of genres. I strongly suspect that this same dialog has occurred and continues to occur in all …

A green-eyed monster appears!

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Ian Livingstone leaves Eidos after 20 years

Development icon focusing on new projects such as The Livingstone Foundation

Activision Blizzard completes share buyback

Activision Blizzard and an investor group led by CEO Bobby Kotick has completed its share buyback from parent company Vivendi.<p>The deal was finalised …

Retail Principles for Free-to-Play Games

<i>This is a guest post by John Griffin of Game Sparks, cross posted from his blog.</i><p>Free-to-Play is the most radical model being adopted by many of the …