Blog: Invigorating our local game developer community

BLOG: INVIGORATING OUR LOCAL GAME DEVELOPER COMMUNITY

It can be difficult to invigorate a local community of game developers, but the benefits to a dynamic and tight-knit community are...

Designing CrossCode to stand out in the retro RPG market

DESIGNING CROSSCODE TO STAND OUT IN THE RETRO RPG MARKET

CrossCode's lead developer and composer talk to us about making and selling a retro-flavored RPG in the crowded markets of 2018. ...

 
 
 
Mobile publisher Flaregames lays off 45 staff

MOBILE PUBLISHER FLAREGAMES LAYS OFF 45 STAFF

Flaregames has laid off a portion of its staff during a restructure that has also resulted in the departure of its CEO. ...

Apply now to be a GDC 2019 Conference Associate!

APPLY NOW TO BE A GDC 2019 CONFERENCE ASSOCIATE!

GDC is now accepting applications for the GDC 2019 Conference Associate program from now until December 22nd! Associates receive a...

 
 
 
Blog: Designing a data model

BLOG: DESIGNING A DATA MODEL

In this post I wanted to take a look at the rationale and design goals behind the data model we use at The Machinery. ...

Google Play announces Games for Change design challenge finalists

GOOGLE PLAY ANNOUNCES GAMES FOR CHANGE DESIGN CHALLENGE FINALISTS

Google Play launched the competition back in March to promote gender diversity by inspiring young women as players and game makers.Â...

 
 
 
Mouse and keyboard support arriving on Xbox One this week

MOUSE AND KEYBOARD SUPPORT ARRIVING ON XBOX ONE THIS WEEK

Microsoft is bringing mouse and keyboard support to the Xbox One on November 14, after initially announcing the move back in September....

Blog: In-depth game design on Space Frontier 2

BLOG: IN-DEPTH GAME DESIGN ON SPACE FRONTIER 2

In this blog post, indie game developer Olin Olmstead takes a detailed look at the game mechanics underlying Space Frontier 2. ...

 
 
 
Video Game Deep Cuts: A Quiet Man, With Trivial Credits

VIDEO GAME DEEP CUTS: A QUIET MAN, WITH TRIVIAL CREDITS

This week's highlights include a look at the baffling The Quiet Man, a piece on HQ Trivia's struggles to continue its success, and...

Obsidian, inXile acquired by Microsoft Studios

OBSIDIAN, INXILE ACQUIRED BY MICROSOFT STUDIOS

Microsoft has announced the acquisition of RPG-centric studios Obsidian and inXile Entertainment, as part of a host of announcements...

 
 
 
Video: An apology for Roger Ebert

VIDEO: AN APOLOGY FOR ROGER EBERT

Loom creator Brian Moriarty takes the stage at GDC 2011 to deliver a thoughtful defense of critic Roger Ebert's industry-stirring...

Watch Lucas Pope discuss the making of Return of the Obra Dinn

WATCH LUCAS POPE DISCUSS THE MAKING OF RETURN OF THE OBRA DINN

Watch game developer Lucas Pope discuss the making of Return of the Obra Dinn. ...

 
 
 
Sony†™s PlayStation Classic is powered by the open-source emulator PCSX

SONY€ ™S PLAYSTATION CLASSIC IS POWERED BY THE OPEN-SOURCE EMULATOR PCSX

Sony has opted to license a long-running open-source PlayStation emulator, PCSX, to power the games on its upcoming plug-n-play PlayStation...

Don't Miss: The untold story of Lumines: Electronic Symphony

DON'T MISS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF LUMINES: ELECTRONIC SYMPHONY

Producer James Mielke walks through early concepts for the game, outlines production difficulties - including in-progress screens and...

 
 
 
Lord of the Rings Online returns to its 2007 roots with official 'Legendary Server'

LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE RETURNS TO ITS 2007 ROOTS WITH OFFICIAL 'LEGENDARY SERVER'

Lord of the Rings Online has opened up a 'Legendary Server' that rolls the modern version of the game back to match the world offered...

Blog: My time at Telltale Games

BLOG: MY TIME AT TELLTALE GAMES

I worked QA at Telltale games during Tales from the Borderlands, Game of Thrones, and Minecraft. I was a regular QA tester, and it...

 
 
 
Nintendo is ending video streaming support on the Wii

NINTENDO IS ENDING VIDEO STREAMING SUPPORT ON THE WII

The change sees support for all video streaming applications, including Netflix, cut from Nintendo†™s 2006 console. ...

Strategy guide publisher Prima Games is shutting down

STRATEGY GUIDE PUBLISHER PRIMA GAMES IS SHUTTING DOWN

The shutdown comes as a result of what parent company DK described as a †œsignificant decline† in its video game business. ...

 
 
 
HTC targeting businesses as Vive Focus headset launches worldwide

HTC TARGETING BUSINESSES AS VIVE FOCUS HEADSET LAUNCHES WORLDWIDE

HTC's standalone Vive Focus virtual reality headset, which initially launched in China, has now been rolled out worldwide. ...

Blog: Designing an intelligent AI for Conflict0: Revolution

BLOG: DESIGNING AN INTELLIGENT AI FOR CONFLICT0: REVOLUTION

This post looks at how we created an engaging artificial intelligence in our last turn-based strategy title, Conflict0: Revolution....

 
 
 



Best John Lewis deals for Black Friday 2018

Best John Lewis deals for Black Friday 2018

Black Friday is a great time to snatch the best deals from many retailers, but John Lewis and Partners offer a huge amount of top-notch items over Black Friday and Cyber... Read more ...

Canadian born Ryan Reynolds plays cute version of Detective Pikachu in...

Canadian born Ryan Reynolds plays cute version of Detective Pikachu in movie's new trailer

Though Pokémon Detective: Pikachu was originally a Nintendo 3DS game released back in 2016, the spin-off title has evolved into so much more. A trailer for Pokémon Detective... Read more ...

OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple likely to launch in India, suggests official tweet

OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple likely to launch in India, suggests official tweet

In the previous month, OnePlus had launched its OnePlus 6T and it has been only a few weeks since its launch and the device is already buzzing high in the Indian market... Read more ...

Surface Go with LTE preorders now available, starting at $679

Surface Go with LTE preorders now available, starting at $679

You can preorder the Surface Go with LTE just in time for the holidays. When the Surface Go with LTE was first announced in July 2018 a version with 4G LTE Advanced was... Read more ...

OnePlus 6T in Thunder Purple is real and you'll be able to buy it this week

OnePlus 6T in Thunder Purple is real and you'll be able to buy it this week

OnePlus launched its latest flagship phone two weeks ago, but the company only introduced it in Mirror Black and Midnight Black. Those looking to buy the OnePlus 6T in a more... Read more ...

Walmart Canada announces its early Black Friday tech deals

Walmart Canada announces its early Black Friday tech deals

Following other retailers in delivering its ‘Early Black Friday” offers, Walmart Canada has unveiled its discounted tech items. The sale starts November 15th at 12:01am EST or... Read more ...

Spyro Reignited Trilogy remasters some classic games

Spyro Reignited Trilogy remasters some classic games

Spyro is back and better than ever. A few years ago, Activision released Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on PlayStation 4. Since then, rumors have suggested that the publisher... Read more ...

12.9in iPad Pro vs 11in iPad Pro

12.9in iPad Pro vs 11in iPad Pro

Michael Grothaus 12/11/2018 - 2:55pm How do 2018's pro iPad models compare? Apple's latest iPads are out and they are freaking amazing. I'm of course talking about the all-new... Read more ...

Some Pixel 3 XL's Are Growing Second Notches

Some Pixel 3 XL's Are Growing Second Notches

Damien McFerran 30/10/2018 - 8:43am As if one wasn't bad enough... As we've already established, the 'notch' has gone from becoming Apple's workaround for the edge-to-edge... Read more ...

The plug-and-play PC Classic joins the retro console bandwagon

The plug-and-play PC Classic joins the retro console bandwagon

Gaming company Unit-e is creating the PC Classic, a plug-and-play retro console that will come bundled with around 30 of the best DOS games. The system will support gamepads... Read more ...