Blog: Five productivity tips for solo devs

BLOG: FIVE PRODUCTIVITY TIPS FOR SOLO DEVS

Working solo is hard. Procrastination, distraction and lack of motivation can destroy a project. Here are five simple tips to help...

Minecraft surpasses 100M users in China on PC and mobile

MINECRAFT SURPASSES 100M USERS IN CHINA ON PC AND MOBILE

The Chinese version of Mojang's blocky builder is a free-to-play release, and is operated by internet technology outfit NetEase. ...

 
 
 
Sony: The next PlayStation is another three years away

SONY: THE NEXT PLAYSTATION IS ANOTHER THREE YEARS AWAY

Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, the Japanese console maker has explained the next PlayStation is at least three years away. ...

Blog: Defining variance and understanding replayability

BLOG: DEFINING VARIANCE AND UNDERSTANDING REPLAYABILITY

For the final part of my look at replayability, we're going to talk about what variance is, and how games have to be designed to be...

 
 
 
Game Design Deep Dive: Rendering the player as a form of pure energy in Recompile

GAME DESIGN DEEP DIVE: RENDERING THE PLAYER AS A FORM OF PURE ENERGY IN RECOMPILE

Phigames' Phi Dinh writes about how the studio's upcoming Recompile's humanoid protagonist rendered as a form of pure energy, using...

Video: How For Honor addressed its post-launch problems

VIDEO: HOW FOR HONOR ADDRESSED ITS POST-LAUNCH PROBLEMS

In this GDC 2018 session, Ubisoft's Damien Kieken and Roman Campos Oriola discuss the story behind For Honor as it traveled from beta,...

 
 
 
EA acquires GameFly's cloud gaming service

EA ACQUIRES GAMEFLY'S CLOUD GAMING SERVICE

Electronic Arts announced its acquisition of the cloud gaming technology assets and personnel of GameFly today. ...

We Happy Few refused classification by Australian ratings board

WE HAPPY FEW REFUSED CLASSIFICATION BY AUSTRALIAN RATINGS BOARD

Australia's regulatory board that doles out ratings for games seeking release in the country has refused classification to Compulsion...

 
 
 
New studio Neon Giant launched by former Wolfenstein devs

NEW STUDIO NEON GIANT LAUNCHED BY FORMER WOLFENSTEIN DEVS

Former Wolfenstein, DOOM, Bulletstorm and Gears of War developers have teamed up to form the Swedish-based studio Neon Giant. ...

Get a job: Disbelief is hiring a Junior Programmer

GET A JOB: DISBELIEF IS HIRING A JUNIOR PROGRAMMER

Disbelief is looking for a full-time junior programmer to work on everything from gameplay to core engine programming as a member of...

 
 
 
UK government takes aim at online games in Internet Safety Strategy response

UK GOVERNMENT TAKES AIM AT ONLINE GAMES IN INTERNET SAFETY STRATEGY RESPONSE

Video games were listed among the many online spaces being scrutinized by the United Kingdom government ahead of new laws that would...

Building a light-hearted puzzle game around Friday the 13th's Jason Voorhees

BUILDING A LIGHT-HEARTED PUZZLE GAME AROUND FRIDAY THE 13TH'S JASON VOORHEES

"As with Slayaway Camp, we were aware of a fine line when doing comedy this dark," says Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle dev Nate Schmold....

 
 
 
Microsoft partnership brings video game event to Special Olympics USA Games

MICROSOFT PARTNERSHIP BRINGS VIDEO GAME EVENT TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS USA GAMES

Microsoft has teamed up with the Special Olympics to bring a video game tournament to the Special Olympics USA Games this July in Seattle,...

Blog: Drawing inspiration from a global community of game devs

BLOG: DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF GAME DEVS

For me, the best thing about game conferences is meeting fellow developers from around the world and hearing their stories. Here's...

 
 
 
Opinion: Illuminating the shadowy group celebrating Valve's latest censorship drive

OPINION: ILLUMINATING THE SHADOWY GROUP CELEBRATING VALVE'S LATEST CENSORSHIP DRIVE

Gamasutra contributor Katherine Cross digs into the history and agenda of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, a right-wing...

Blog: Making strategy games interesting to read

BLOG: MAKING STRATEGY GAMES INTERESTING TO READ

In a strategy game reading is the process of parsing the information on the board, allowing players to identify threats and opportunities....

 
 
 
Sony: PlayStation 4 is entering 'final phase' of its lifecycle

SONY: PLAYSTATION 4 IS ENTERING 'FINAL PHASE' OF ITS LIFECYCLE

Sony Interactive Entertainment chief exec John Kodera explained the PlayStation 4 is about to embark on the last leg of its journey,...

Building the boss fights of X-Morph: Defense - Part 1

BUILDING THE BOSS FIGHTS OF X-MORPH: DEFENSE - PART 1

This article is the beginning of the series in which we will describe the design and implementation of boss fights in X-Morph:Defense....

 
 
 
Avalanche forms Malmo studio to focus on 'flexible' projects

AVALANCHE FORMS MALMO STUDIO TO FOCUS ON 'FLEXIBLE' PROJECTS

The new opening will join the Just Cause developer's other offices in New York and Stockholm, and will focus on 'relatively small and...

Why the Cultist Simulator devs built their Lovecraftian game on a house of cards

WHY THE CULTIST SIMULATOR DEVS BUILT THEIR LOVECRAFTIAN GAME ON A HOUSE OF CARDS

Cultist Simulator devs Alexis Kennedy and Lottie Bevan speak to the highs and lows of designing games around cards, the value of a...

 
 
 



HTC U12 Plus vs OnePlus 6

HTC U12 Plus vs OnePlus 6

The HTC U12 Plus has just been announced. It's a big, beautiful Android phone that promises to bring a rather hefty price tag. It stands out from the fleet of competing... Read more ...

HTC U12 Plus vs. HTC U11: Is it time to upgrade?

HTC U12 Plus vs. HTC U11: Is it time to upgrade?

As fans of the HTC U11, we were excited to see what the HTC U12 Plus might offer. A year can make a big difference in tech. Join us for a look at how the two devices measure up... Read more ...

You can now hire a plumber or a cleaner on Facebook via Marketplace

You can now hire a plumber or a cleaner on Facebook via Marketplace

Burned out by Craigslist? Overwhelmed by eBay? Try Facebook instead. In May 2018, the social media site expanded its functionality, and has now dipped its toe into home... Read more ...

Unreal Mobile will soon bring unlimited data and VoIP calling to US and UK

Unreal Mobile will soon bring unlimited data and VoIP calling to US and UK

FreedomPop, a wireless carrier operating in the US and UK, has announced a new MVNO that's the direct result of Sprint and T-Mobile's joint decision to merge. It's called... Read more ...

The new AirTV wirelessly beams broadcast channels to your streaming device

The new AirTV wirelessly beams broadcast channels to your streaming device

The AirTV is a stand-alone device that takes over-the-air channels and streams them to many different streaming platforms over Wi-Fi, making it a much more flexible option than... Read more ...

Google and LG show off their high-res VR display for future headsets

Google and LG show off their high-res VR display for future headsets

Google and LG's high-res prototype VR display is official and nearly ready for future VR headsets. It's an incredibly pixel-rich, 18-megapixel OLED display at 1443 ppi, with a... Read more ...

The 25 best football games for Android

The 25 best football games for Android

Updated May 23, 2018: New entries added Football is the most popular sport in the world, so it should come as no surprise to learn that there are a lot of footy-themed mobile... Read more ...

Apple starts manufacturing its 7nm A12 chips

Apple starts manufacturing its 7nm A12 chips

Samsung and TSMC have been Apple's suppliers of chips for their iPhones for years now, but the latest report suggests that this year's 7nm A12 Apple chips will only come from... Read more ...

Konami Announces Seven Official League Licenses For PES 2019

Konami Announces Seven Official League Licenses For PES 2019

The Pro Evolution Soccer series is getting an influx of officially licensed leagues with seven announced today and two more to be unveiled later. Included in this clutch of... Read more ...

Back from the 80's, Garbage Pail Kids return for a mobile CCG outing

Back from the 80's, Garbage Pail Kids return for a mobile CCG outing

Jago Studios is looking to bring back the Garbage Pail Kids, this time in a mobile game that will be free-to-play for both Android and iOS. The game will be a card-collecting... Read more ...