Game Design

Andromeda dev chalks up some of the game's problems to a lack of diversity

<i>"My brown ass got talked to all the time about speaking up."</i><p><i>- Veteran game dev Manveer Heir, reflecting on his time at BioWare during a recent</i> …

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Oculus SDK gains 8 new, experimental modes of VR locomotion

Hey VR devs, if you missed the news -- Oculus updated its SDK this month with a sample application that showcases 8 new (to Oculus, anyway), …

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The best PlayStation exclusive games for the PS4

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Max Pixel/Business Insider</i><p><b>The Insider Pick:</b><p><b>The PlayStation 4 is one of the best gaming consoles around, and it has tons of amazing</b> …

Uncharted

Devs tell tales of what happens when you give your game to pirates

<i>"It’s definitely been a good decision. Your game is going to end up on piracy websites regardless, and you might as well have fun with it, and in a</i> …

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Say what? Playing a puzzle video game could help improve your hearing

Play this game and call me in the morning<p>For elderly gamers, this could be the biggest hit since <i>Wii Sports</i>: a new video game helped older people with hearing loss get better at tracking speech in noisy environments, new research says.<p>The game had players complete a puzzle by listening for clues as …

Hearing Loss

Wolfenstein 2 Designer Explains Why The Single-Player FPS Is Dying

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is out October 27 and we're very excited, but as huge fans of the single-player story-based FPS, it hasn't escaped …

In praise of bad game design

There is a certain language we too often use around video games, a particular body of criteria and expectations. You could call it the cult of …

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Sex Kick, Chicken-Blocking And Other Weird Fighting Game Terms Defined

Like any subculture, the one that's sprung up around competitive games like <i>Street Fighter</i> and <i>Guilty Gear</i> has slowly developed its own special …

Martial Arts

Switch update brings video capture and pre-purchasing

Nintendo's latest Switch update (version 4.0.0) has ushered in some interesting features including video capture, data transfer, and pre-purchasing, …

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Can Capcom's Puzzle Fighter Deliver a K.O? - by Anil Das Gupta

Renowned Japanese developer Capcom has brought back it's 90's classic Puzzle Fighter game to mobile, but how does it stack up?

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Avoiding 3 common pitfalls of AI development

Sometimes, the best ways to design artificial intelligence in games run counter to expectations of what "good AI" should look like.<p>At GDC 2016, …

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Keywords acquires software development specialist d3t for $4M

Game service provider Keywords has acquired software development company d3t ltd for £3 million ($3.96 million).<p>According to GamesIndustry.biz, the …

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'Etrian Odyssey V' Is Incredibly Difficult, But Honest About the Danger

In order to survive, sometimes you need to treat a battle more like a puzzle, rather than a numbers game.<p>Etrian Odyssey, you might recall, is the series of games where you draw maps by hand, a very simple and beautiful way to use the 3DS. Usually the game would do something like this for you, but …

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Does Visceral's closure prove AAA single-player games are dying?

What does EA's decision to close Visceral Games and redirect the development of the single-player Star Wars game they were working on say about the …

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Developer Spotlight: Layton Hawkes and 'Campfire Cooking'

It feels like we've been following the development of <i>Campfire Cooking</i> [$3.99] forever now through various progress updates that have been posted on …

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Analysis: The Psychology Behind Item Collecting And Achievement Hoarding

[<i>Item-collecting has been a staple of video games for many years. What is it inside gamers' heads that makes us want to accumulate items and chase</i> …

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Report: WB winding down Lego Dimensions ahead of schedule

The toys-to-life series was originally planned for a three-year arc, but sources say that development of the game is ending after just two. ...

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How Raw Data was born: College dreams and a jury-rigged VR headset

"I remember when I went off to college...thinking, 'I love virtual reality. It doesn't exist right now, but my goal in life is to figure out how to …

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War postmortem — Monolith’s Michael de Plater explains it all

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is one of the biggest games of the fall, and it made a big splash when it debuted on October 10 on consoles and PC.<p>To Tolkien geeks, this is all we have. Peter Jackson isn’t making any more movies. So we played our hearts out. I played all 63 missions in the campaign and …

RPGs

An In-Depth Interview with Jonas Kaerlev, Creator and Lead Developer of 'A Hat in Time'

<i>A Hat in Time</i> is the first game released by indie studio, Gears for Breakfast, but the collective background of the development team is impressive. …

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Blog: Creating full motion video for Full Throttle Remastered - Part 1

This is an overview of the full motion video pipeline for Full Throttle Remastered. Starting from the 20-year old LucasArts archives, we'll …

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T3 Interview: Wolfenstein II's Senior Game Designer Andreas Öjerfors talks sci-fi, Nazism, and powerful, combo weaponry

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus releases on October 27 and, quite frankly, it looks awesome. T3 absolutely loved the grim, hyper-violent …

Science Fiction

EA closing Visceral Games and overhauling its Star Wars game

Update Electronic Arts is closing down the studio and handing its Star Wars project to EA Vancouver to shift it from a linear adventure to a 'broad …

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Blog: Working with generic room-based matchmaking

Most major platforms offer similar generic room-based matchmaking. In this post I explore how they work, and discuss the pros and cons of using those …

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Building a need for sleep into survival game Distrust

In the survival game Distrust, which was inspired by the 1982 film The Thing, players must stay warm and well-rested. Staying awake too long causes …

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New website aims to provide game trailer specs for all major platforms

The current version covers platforms like Steam, the Sony and Xbox storefronts, and Apple's App Store, as well as some useful pointers on getting the …

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Chinese firm buys 20% stake in Halo 4 co-developer Certain Affinity

Chinese firm Leyou Technologies has acquired a 20 percent stake in Austin-based developer Certain Affinity for $10 million.<p>Established by a group of …

Game Development

Dead Target VR won the “Best Technical Achievement” award at the IMGA SEA 2017!

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

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Blog: VR music tips for the game composer

Strategies for implementing music in VR projects were offered during the Virtual Reality Developers Conference this year, so let's look at some of …

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Heads up, Unreal devs: Improbable pushes its UE4 SDK into open beta

Improbable announced today that its flagship product, the virtual world-building platform SpatialOS, has been updated -- and with that comes an open …

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