XRDC speaker Q& A: Charles Yust on the potential of interactive AR exhibits

XRDC SPEAKER Q& A: CHARLES YUST ON THE POTENTIAL OF INTERACTIVE AR EXHIBITS

Charles Yust, principal design technologist at frog, gives a preview of his upcoming XRDC talk about the power of interactive AR exhibits...

Report: Guild Wars 2 in-game currency no longer available in Belgium

REPORT: GUILD WARS 2 IN-GAME CURRENCY NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN BELGIUM

The issue appears to be unique to Belgium, as some players in the country have succeeded in buying gems by using a VPN to make it seem...

 
 
 
Blog: Examining the debate behind loot boxes

BLOG: EXAMINING THE DEBATE BEHIND LOOT BOXES

With more concerns regarding regulating loot boxes, today's post takes a look at the appeal, design, and debate of this polarizing...

Halo 5 multiplayer design lead departs 343 Industries for First Strike Games

HALO 5 MULTIPLAYER DESIGN LEAD DEPARTS 343 INDUSTRIES FOR FIRST STRIKE GAMES

Metten will be stepping into the role of design director at multiplayer-focused studio First Strike Games, which was founded by a...

 
 
 
Meet the pioneering Japanese indie behind La-Mulana

MEET THE PIONEERING JAPANESE INDIE BEHIND LA-MULANA

"We†™ve created this with the belief that while times and trends may change, there are always going to be players who want games...

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Unavowed Ninja's Red Redemption

VIDEO GAME DEEP CUTS: THE UNAVOWED NINJA'S RED REDEMPTION

This week's highlights include analysis of adventure title Unavowed, a cover story on Fortnite streamer Ninja, & detailed impressions...

 
 
 
Telltale Games initiates 'majority studio closure'

TELLTALE GAMES INITIATES 'MAJORITY STUDIO CLOSURE'

Update Telltale Games, the studio behind games like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, is all but closing its doors, the company...

Video: Designing Titans, the 'moving' levels in God of War III

VIDEO: DESIGNING TITANS, THE 'MOVING' LEVELS IN GOD OF WAR III

In this classic GDC 2012 talk, Sony Santa Monica's Chris O'Neill and Bruno Velazquez share the development story of making God of...

 
 
 
The Walking Dead developer Telltale Games shutting down

THE WALKING DEAD DEVELOPER TELLTALE GAMES SHUTTING DOWN

Update Telltale Games, the studio behind games like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, appears to be closing its doors according...

Stillfront acquires Imperia Online developer for $11M

STILLFRONT ACQUIRES IMPERIA ONLINE DEVELOPER FOR $11M

The Swedish development firm Stillfront Group announced today that it has acquired developer Imperia Online, known for the medieval-themed...

 
 
 
Report: The Walking Dead developer Telltale Games shutting down

REPORT: THE WALKING DEAD DEVELOPER TELLTALE GAMES SHUTTING DOWN

Telltale Games, the studio behind games like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us appears to be closing its doors, according to social...

Google exploring 6DoF and other features for Daydream VR

GOOGLE EXPLORING 6DOF AND OTHER FEATURES FOR DAYDREAM VR

The in-development features could open up augmented reality and additional tracking possibilities for the standalone VR headset. ...

 
 
 
Don't Miss: Exploring the rise and appeal of Roguelikes

DON'T MISS: EXPLORING THE RISE AND APPEAL OF ROGUELIKES

In this 2014 feature, Gamasutra speaks to a number of game devs to explore the appeal of Roguelikes, both for players and developers....

Blizzard's Diablo series tapped for possible Netflix show

BLIZZARD'S DIABLO SERIES TAPPED FOR POSSIBLE NETFLIX SHOW

Activision and Netflix look to be pulling together a team to develop an animated series based on Diablo, at least according to a now-deleted...

 
 
 
Blog: The interplay between order and chaos in games

BLOG: THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN ORDER AND CHAOS IN GAMES

Game designer and engineer John Nelson Rose takes a look at games from the dual processes of bringing order and wreaking chaos. ...

Blog: How Ragna Cycle turned into All-Star Troopers

BLOG: HOW RAGNA CYCLE TURNED INTO ALL-STAR TROOPERS

A look into how Norsfell's latest mobile game, All-Star Troopers, started out as a very different project called Ragna Cycle. ...

 
 
 
Jagex fires RuneScape moderator for stealing player gold

JAGEX FIRES RUNESCAPE MODERATOR FOR STEALING PLAYER GOLD

"During our rigorous routine system checks, irregular activity was identified on small number of accounts, including the movement of...

Record 78.3 million people played Fortnite in August

RECORD 78.3 MILLION PEOPLE PLAYED FORTNITE IN AUGUST

It's a tidbit that highlights the enduring popularity of Epic Games' last-person-standing shooter, which launched in July 2017. ...

 
 
 

INSIDE THE AWESOMENAUTS MATCHMAKING ALGORITHM

Joost van Dongen, lead programmer and co-founder at Ronimo Games, addresses the question at the core of online matchmaking: who should...

Blog: A tale of two bugs

BLOG: A TALE OF TWO BUGS

Games industry veteran Niklas Grey gives a detailed account of hunting down two bugs in The Machinery alpha. ...

 
 
 



Apple Shazam acquisition closes with a treat to celebrate

Apple Shazam acquisition closes with a treat to celebrate

Apple's acquisition of Shazam has been completed, bringing the music-identifying service in-house and promising a pleasant treat for users in the process. The deal was... Read more ...

Roku Premiere and Premiere+ bring 4K HDR streaming for under $50

Roku Premiere and Premiere+ bring 4K HDR streaming for under $50

Roku has added two new 4K streaming boxes, the Roku Premiere and Roku Premiere+, to its line-up, as well as updating its flagship Roku Ultra player. While rival set-top boxes... Read more ...

The iPhone XS Fails Drop Test - But There's a Big Problem

The iPhone XS Fails Drop Test - But There's a Big Problem

Just how durable is the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max? One new drop test doesn't seem very trustworthy. Read more ...

Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Pro bundle announced

Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Pro bundle announced

We've seen a lot of big-name games get a PS4 bundle of some sort, and as of today, we can add Red Dead Redemption 2 to that list. Even though Red Dead Redemption 2 isn't going... Read more ...

Microsoft Search will power search results across Office, Windows, and more

Microsoft Search will power search results across Office, Windows, and more

Microsoft is unveiling an ambitious effort to overhaul its search experience in Office, Windows, Bing and more today. Dubbed Microsoft Search, the new search experience will... Read more ...

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 can be upgraded with a CPU cartridge

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 can be upgraded with a CPU cartridge

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 will officially arrive in the second quarter of next year - but not in the way you expect. During its Ignite conference today, the company revealed... Read more ...

Salesforce and Apple stole some thunder from a big Microsoft event by...

Salesforce and Apple stole some thunder from a big Microsoft event by announcing a new partnership

Apple and Salesforce have a new partnership. Apple will help the enterprise technology giant create apps for specific industries and better training. The announcement comes the... Read more ...

SiriusXM will acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion to create world's largest...

SiriusXM will acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion to create world's largest audio entertainment company

It's the perfect climate for big deals and it looks like another media company is looking to seize the opportunity. SiriusXM on Monday morning announced that it plans to... Read more ...

Roku devices will soon get Google Assistant voice control

Roku devices will soon get Google Assistant voice control

Roku is rolling out several new features over the coming months that will add automatic volume levelling, new music channels and Google Assistant support for the US. Roku TVs... Read more ...

‘Death Stranding' adds Troy Baker to its star-studded cast

‘Death Stranding' adds Troy Baker to its star-studded cast

Death Stranding's latest trailer sans gameplay footage has debuted at the Tokyo Games Show. Again, the talking point is the game's star power, with one Troy Baker the latest... Read more ...