Game source code is a teaching tool, not a trade secret, argues VGHF founder

GAME SOURCE CODE IS A TEACHING TOOL, NOT A TRADE SECRET, ARGUES VGHF FOUNDER

€ œThe industry sees source material as a trade secret,† Video Game History Foundation founder Frank Cifaldi said at GDC today....

Sweeney commits to human moderators & quality filters for Epic's Games Store

SWEENEY COMMITS TO HUMAN MODERATORS & QUALITY FILTERS FOR EPIC'S GAMES STORE

"So we're not going to see asset flips," the Epic founder told Gamasutra at GDC this week. "And we're going to explicitly say no to...

 
 
 
Crash meetings, keep a lore bible, and other narrative design tips learned at King

CRASH MEETINGS, KEEP A LORE BIBLE, AND OTHER NARRATIVE DESIGN TIPS LEARNED AT KING

€ œIf everyone is thinking about narrative design, no one will forget it,† argues King's Tracey John during a talk about how to...

Labor organizers share insight and tips on unionizing the game industry

LABOR ORGANIZERS SHARE INSIGHT AND TIPS ON UNIONIZING THE GAME INDUSTRY

€ œI don't think it†™s much to ask, in an industry that†™s three times the size of Hollywood, to get a meaningful return on the...

 
 
 
Microsoft unveils new indie game showcase called ID Xbox Game Pass

MICROSOFT UNVEILS NEW INDIE GAME SHOWCASE CALLED ID XBOX GAME PASS

Microsoft has announced a new games showcase called ID Xbox Game Pass hours after Sony lifted the lid on its fledgling PlayStation...

Retail veteran George Sherman has been named GameStop CEO

RETAIL VETERAN GEORGE SHERMAN HAS BEEN NAMED GAMESTOP CEO

Sherman brings a wealth of experience to the table, having most recently served as the CEO of Victra, the largest exclusive authorized...

 
 
 
Sony's new State of Play series will bring PlayStation reveals all year round

SONY'S NEW STATE OF PLAY SERIES WILL BRING PLAYSTATION REVEALS ALL YEAR ROUND

Sony has unveiled a new video series called State of Play that will keep fans in the loop with "updates and announcements from the...

Devil May Cry 5 has sold 2 million copies in first two weeks

DEVIL MAY CRY 5 HAS SOLD 2 MILLION COPIES IN FIRST TWO WEEKS

Capcom's stylish action effort Devil May Cry 5 has sold 2 million copies in two weeks, according to game director Hideaki Itsuno. ...

 
 
 
Sega removing actor from Western version of Judgment after drug scandal

SEGA REMOVING ACTOR FROM WESTERN VERSION OF JUDGMENT AFTER DRUG SCANDAL

Sega will change the voice and character model for Kyohei Hamura in the western release of Judgment, after the character's actor Pierre...

Overwatch saw 40% less disruptive behavior with the endorsement system

OVERWATCH SAW 40% LESS DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR WITH THE ENDORSEMENT SYSTEM

Research developer at Blizzard Natasha Miller shared how the studio implemented social features into Overwatch to promote positive...

 
 
 
Boyfriend Dungeon dev examines why game fashion sucks, and what to do about it

BOYFRIEND DUNGEON DEV EXAMINES WHY GAME FASHION SUCKS, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

€ œI†™m not here to talk about what good fashion is,† said Kitfox Games' Victoria Tran at GDC today. †œI want to talk more...

Opinion: After Christchurch - What we owe our game communities

OPINION: AFTER CHRISTCHURCH - WHAT WE OWE OUR GAME COMMUNITIES

Katherine Cross takes a look at the recent white supremacist terrorist attack in New Zealand, and unpacks what game developers must...

 
 
 
Valve is pushing new social features for Steam later this year

VALVE IS PUSHING NEW SOCIAL FEATURES FOR STEAM LATER THIS YEAR

Valve's Tom Giardino outlined a handful of new and upgraded features coming to Steam in the future during GDC 2019 this afternoon....

Slime Rancher dev: To sell your game, give it a pulse and make it feel like home

SLIME RANCHER DEV: TO SELL YOUR GAME, GIVE IT A PULSE AND MAKE IT FEEL LIKE HOME

€ œThe idea that friction exists in the game creates friction in the mind of anyone playing your game,† dev Nick Popovich said...

 
 
 
Report: Walmart is looking to enter the game streaming business

REPORT: WALMART IS LOOKING TO ENTER THE GAME STREAMING BUSINESS

Google stole the show at GDC earlier this week when it unveiled a new game streaming platform called Stadia, and fresh rumors suggestÂ...

WarDucks raises $3.8 million to expand studio and create location-based AR game

WARDUCKS RAISES $3.8 MILLION TO EXPAND STUDIO AND CREATE LOCATION-BASED AR GAME

In a notable move, the Irish studio has brought in Doom co-creator John Romero to help shape its mystery project. ...

 
 
 
Report: Microsoft's disc-less Xbox One S gets name and launch date

REPORT: MICROSOFT'S DISC-LESS XBOX ONE S GETS NAME AND LAUNCH DATE

Microsoft's long-rumored disc-less Xbox One S now has a name and launch date, according to fresh leaks from Windows Central. ...

Blog: Shape theory in level design

BLOG: SHAPE THEORY IN LEVEL DESIGN

Shape Theory is something we're all aware of subconsciously. Here I break down how it can be used for level design, and how it might...

 
 
 
God of War wins Game of the Year at the 2019 Game Developers Choice Awards

GOD OF WAR WINS GAME OF THE YEAR AT THE 2019 GAME DEVELOPERS CHOICE AWARDS

Game dev veterans Amy Hennig and Rieko Kodama were also honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Pioneer Award during the Game...

Return of the Obra Dinn takes Grand Prize at the 21st IGF Awards!

RETURN OF THE OBRA DINN TAKES GRAND PRIZE AT THE 21ST IGF AWARDS!

Announced tonight, the 2019 IGF Awards featured an eclectic and impressive group of winners, from Lucas Pope's Return of the Obra Dinn...

 
 
 



UFC Nashville live stream: how to watch Thompson vs Pettis from anywhere

UFC Nashville live stream: how to watch Thompson vs Pettis from anywhere

UFC's new home on ESPN+ continues today with the latest Fight Night event. The card is jam-packed in the Octagon, culminating in a huge welterweight main event between Stephen... Read more ...

Final Fantasy XIV Online Shadowbringers Expansion: New Race, Job, Raid...

Final Fantasy XIV Online Shadowbringers Expansion: New Race, Job, Raid, Trailer, Screens, And More Revealed At Fan Fest

The 2019 Final Fantasy Fan Fest in Tokyo began today with a keynote address from game director Naoki Yoshida, and the 90-minute briefing was packed with news and insight on the... Read more ...

FoxNext VP On Marvel Strike Force's First Year, The Disney Acquisition, And...

FoxNext VP On Marvel Strike Force's First Year, The Disney Acquisition, And The Road Ahead

Marvel Strike Force, the mobile character-collection title from FoxNext, is coming up on its one-year anniversary. While the community has criticized various aspects of the... Read more ...

Shazam Review: The Best DC Movie Yet

Shazam Review: The Best DC Movie Yet

Shazam isn't the first DCEU movie that's enjoyable, but it's arguably the first one that's truly good. I recognize in retrospect that my positive take on 2017's Justice League... Read more ...

Daily Deal - Serious Sam Franchise, 80% Off

Daily Deal - Serious Sam Franchise, 80% Off

Today's Deal: Save 80% on the Serious Sam Franchise !* Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications... Read more ...

Power Rangers Fighting Game Battle For The Grid Starts Rolling Out Next Week

Power Rangers Fighting Game Battle For The Grid Starts Rolling Out Next Week

If you've got nostalgia for Power Rangers, and love fighting games in the vein of Marvel Vs. Capcom, next week has a nice little surprise for you. Developer and publisher nWay... Read more ...

Alpina makes its AlpinerX smartwatch even more attractive with new colors

Alpina makes its AlpinerX smartwatch even more attractive with new colors

Alpina has introduced four new colors to its AlpinerX smartwatch range, breaking the usually sporty watch out into a more everyday casual design, and given the tech a slight... Read more ...

The Best Indie Games of GDC 2019

The Best Indie Games of GDC 2019

Every year, many of the best and brightest minds in video games converge in San Francisco to attend the Game Developers Conference. Many of them bring along brand new games... Read more ...

Atlus Drops Teaser Trailer For Persona 5: The Royal

Atlus Drops Teaser Trailer For Persona 5: The Royal

Atlus has been teasing something called "Persona 5 R" for some time, but their latest teaser trailer gives us a bit more info the title. Now titled Persona 5: The Royal, it's... Read more ...

Huawei P30 Pro is shown on another hands-on video

Huawei P30 Pro is shown on another hands-on video

If you thought that the Huawei P30 Pro leaks were over, well, you were really wrong. The leaks and the renders of the new flagship... Read more ...