Valve launches VR Portal spinoff Aperture Hand Lab

VALVE LAUNCHES VR PORTAL SPINOFF APERTURE HAND LAB

Valve has launched Aperture Hand Lab, a VR-based spinoff of the Portal series intended to teach VR newbies the ins-and-outs of the...

Valve's 'flagship' Index VR game is the Portal spinoff Aperture Hand Lab

VALVE'S 'FLAGSHIP' INDEX VR GAME IS THE PORTAL SPINOFF APERTURE HAND LAB

Valve's teased 'flagship' VR game has been revealed as Aperture Hand Lab, a VR-based spinoff of the Portal series intended to teach...

 
 
 
Get a job: Electronic Arts is hiring a UI Software Engineer

GET A JOB: ELECTRONIC ARTS IS HIRING A UI SOFTWARE ENGINEER

EA Sports Madrid is looking for a UI Software Engineer to focus on UI and feature programming for multiple game modes for the NBA Live/Madden...

Tel Aviv is now home to Nintendo's second official store

TEL AVIV IS NOW HOME TO NINTENDO'S SECOND OFFICIAL STORE

Nintendo has opened up its second official Nintendo Store, this time in a shopping mall in Tel Aviv, Israel. ...

 
 
 
Don't Miss: Unpacking The Silver Case: A Q& A with Grasshopper Manufacture

DON'T MISS: UNPACKING THE SILVER CASE: A Q& A WITH GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE

We spoke with some of the developers of The Silver Case, discussing character design, story, and its 2017 remaster. ...

Video: Tips on art directing VFX for stylized games

VIDEO: TIPS ON ART DIRECTING VFX FOR STYLIZED GAMES

In this 2017 GDC talk artists from Double Fine, Epic Games, and more discuss methods for establishing the artistic pillars of your...

 
 
 
Gumi ups investment in My Crypto Heroes dev Double Jump.Tokyo

GUMI UPS INVESTMENT IN MY CRYPTO HEROES DEV DOUBLE JUMP.TOKYO

Gumi has acquired ¥179,536,500 worth of shares in the game dev studio Double Jump.Tokyo, building on an earlier investment in the...

World War Z has topped 700,000 sales on the Epic Games Store

WORLD WAR Z HAS TOPPED 700,000 SALES ON THE EPIC GAMES STORE

Saber Interactive's co-op shooter World War Z has sold 700,000 copies on the Epic Games Store alone. ...

 
 
 
See the future of location-based AR/VR entertainment at XRDC!

SEE THE FUTURE OF LOCATION-BASED AR/VR ENTERTAINMENT AT XRDC!

Location-based experiences are a great way to introduce newcomers to AR/VR, and at XRDCÂ in San Francisco this October you'll get behind-the-scenes...

Humble has raised $150M for charity through bundles and storefront

HUMBLE HAS RAISED $150M FOR CHARITY THROUGH BUNDLES AND STOREFRONT

Humble has raised $150 million for charity since launching its pay-what-you-like game bundles back in 2010. ...

 
 
 
Blog: Localizing your game without making it suck

BLOG: LOCALIZING YOUR GAME WITHOUT MAKING IT SUCK

Don't fall into the trap of underestimating the complications of localization. Here are some tips and lessons I learned from localizing...

Square Enix partners with Gary Sinise Foundation to raise cash for first responders

SQUARE ENIX PARTNERS WITH GARY SINISE FOUNDATION TO RAISE CASH FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers developer Square Enix has launched a fundraising campaign to help support defenders, veterans, and...

 
 
 
Blog: The love-hate relationship between marketeers and social media

BLOG: THE LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MARKETEERS AND SOCIAL MEDIA

I often joke that I hate social media, but I always preface that with acknowledging the pros both for business purposes and spreading...

Building interesting emergence in Dying Light 2

BUILDING INTERESTING EMERGENCE IN DYING LIGHT 2

Lead game designer Tymone Smektala explains how a 50 percent completion rate for Dying Light has helped push Techland into making an...

 
 
 
Get a job: New World Interactive is hiring a Full Stack Game Programmer

GET A JOB: NEW WORLD INTERACTIVE IS HIRING A FULL STACK GAME PROGRAMMER

New World Interactive is looking for a programmer to develop and maintain high-volume, highly scalable distributed systems, both player-facing...

Bungie pushes back Destiny 2 fix to maintain dev work-life balance

BUNGIE PUSHES BACK DESTINY 2 FIX TO MAINTAIN DEV WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Creative director Luke Smith offered a brief comment on how the studio frames its conversations about crunch during a recent live stream....

 
 
 
Sea of Thieves is the game it is today because of Game Pass, says Xbox head

SEA OF THIEVES IS THE GAME IT IS TODAY BECAUSE OF GAME PASS, SAYS XBOX HEAD

"As Game Pass continues to grow, it†™s been an interesting way to watch our whole dynamic of, †˜What does it mean to engage customers...

Don't Miss: 20 essential real-world games to study

DON'T MISS: 20 ESSENTIAL REAL-WORLD GAMES TO STUDY

In this classic feature we profile games like Chess and Go through pen-and-paper RPGs like Call of Cthulhu, European games like The...

 
 
 
Steam ending support for Ubuntu over 32-bit compatibility

STEAM ENDING SUPPORT FOR UBUNTU OVER 32-BIT COMPATIBILITY

Future versions of the Linux distribution Ubuntu won't be supported by Steam, a decision that follows Ubuntu's announcement that it...

Sponsored: How Lord of the Rings Online cranked up store conversions

SPONSORED: HOW LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE CRANKED UP STORE CONVERSIONS

Here are some best practices that, alongside a partnership with Xsolla, helped Lord of the Rings Online developer Standing Stone Games...

 
 
 



Steam's 2019 summer sale discounts popular games like Devil May Cry 5...

Steam's 2019 summer sale discounts popular games like Devil May Cry 5, Soulcalibur VI, and more

Steam's annual summer sale has begun , and it's a great time to save on several popular PC games - if you can get the store to load. As far as the new-ish releases that are... Read more ...

Best Prime Day smart home deals: Expect Google Home and Amazon Echo sales

Best Prime Day smart home deals: Expect Google Home and Amazon Echo sales

Amazon Prime Day 2019 starts July 15 and runs for 48 hours through July 16, so it's time to start working on planning your strategy. If you have electronics on your wish list... Read more ...

The Office will stream exclusively on NBCUniversal's service in 2021

The Office will stream exclusively on NBCUniversal's service in 2021

The US adaption of hit television show The Office will stream exclusively on NBCUniversal's future streaming service starting in 2021, the company has announced. That's bad... Read more ...

Fortnite: Where To Dance At Different Beach Parties - 14 Days Of Summer...

Fortnite: Where To Dance At Different Beach Parties - 14 Days Of Summer Challenge Locations

Alongside a new content update for patch 9.30 , Fortnite's new event- 14 Days of Summer -is now live. Despite the name, it runs for three weeks and, among other things... Read more ...

San Francisco is now the first city in the U.S. to ban the sale of e-cigarettes

San Francisco is now the first city in the U.S. to ban the sale of e-cigarettes

San Francisco has become the first city in the U.S. to ban the sales of e-cigarettes in stores and online. The ban is the first of its kind in the U.S. and does not include... Read more ...

Here's what Samsung's Galaxy Fold 2 could look like

Here's what Samsung's Galaxy Fold 2 could look like

If you rewind the clock back a bit to before Samsung's disastrous aborted launch of its Galaxy Fold smartphone that was supposed to have been in April, you may recall the... Read more ...

Microsoft makes OneDrive more secure with Personal Vault for Android and iOS

Microsoft makes OneDrive more secure with Personal Vault for Android and iOS

Microsoft has just announced it's making OneDrive more secure with the addition of Personal Vault, a protected area that can only be accessed by the owner of the account, which... Read more ...

16-inch MacBook Pro release date, rumours, features, and price

16-inch MacBook Pro release date, rumours, features, and price

Apple might totally switch up its MacBook Pro lineup with a new 16-inch model. Earlier this year, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is usually spot-on with his... Read more ...

New SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Featurette Focuses on The New Suits and There...

New SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Featurette Focuses on The New Suits and There are 2 New Posters

Spider-Man: Far From Home is closer and closer to releasing every day. That means that the promotional pieces are not going to be slowing down which is not always a bad thing... Read more ...

Why wait for Prime Day? Amazon slashes price on iRobot Roomba 614 robot vacuum

Why wait for Prime Day? Amazon slashes price on iRobot Roomba 614 robot vacuum

With its no-nonsense operation and solid cleaning power, you can't go wrong with the iRobot Roomba 614 Robot Vacuum. Order yours today on Amazon for only $199 and enjoy clean... Read more ...