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Gaming Faces Its Archenemy: Financial Reality
New York Times
Another development will sound familiar to anyone who once had a groovy record collection: the democratizing, disrupting effect of less expensive digital downloads has changed the business model. Nearly everywhere, it seems, people ... The video-game...

New York Times

Serious Racism Allegations Levelled at Video Game Developer
Serious Racism Allegations Levelled at Video Game Developer [Update] San Francisco studio Kixeye is at the centre of some pretty serious allegations of institutional racism, after a person claiming to be an employee wrote a lengthy blog post [Update ...

Video Game review: Despite flaws, 'Resident Evil 6' worth a shot
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Video Game review: Despite flaws, 'Resident Evil 6' worth a shot. October 3, 2012 12:15 am. Click image to enlarge ... If you've played an "RE" game, the story won't come as much as a surprise: A manufactured virus that changes humans into zombies has ...

Mobile Gizmos Hastening The Demise Of Video Game Consoles
In Austin next week video game developers will gather at a conference called GDC Online, where the console makers host lavish parties and preside over warehouse-sized booths with giant screens showing games of glory and gore with noise reverberating ...

Alone With The Crunch: How a Video Game Pushed One Man To The Brink
Alone With The Crunch: How a Video Game Pushed One Man To The Brink The crunch: it's a phenomenon most developers are familiar with. But what happens when you are deep in the crunch without a team to back you up? How does that change things?

2 NEIT students hope to hit it big with new video game
Warwick Beacon
10/2/12. Rate this. 2 NEIT students hope to hit it big with new video game. Kim Kalunian ... But that's not stopping the pair from doing what they love, and putting theirgame development and simulation programming training to use. King, 22, and Groh...

Warwick Beacon

Dishonored Interview – Technology bottlenecks, PC version and more
GamingBolt (blog)
Dishonored is a new IP from Arkane Studios and Bethesda, with the latter publishing the game this time. We interviewed Arkane's Raphael Colantonio and Harvey Smith, who are both co-creative directors of the project. The game comes out on October 9th...

GamingBolt (blog)

Review: 'Resident Evil 6' scary for wrong reasons
Overall, Resident Evil 6 is the video game equivalent of inserting the square peg into the round hole. It's clear developers want to transform the franchise into an action-heavy adventure. The problem is the game's current structure and mechanics don't ...

Tomb Raider Video: Lara Croft's Origin Story
More details about the forthcoming Tomb Raider prequel game have been revealed in avideo featuring interviews with the development team and gameplay footage. Episode two of a video series entitled Origins Of A Story, the edit gives a behind the scenes ...


Game veterans launch a two-fer “old-school RPG” game on Kickstarter (exclusive)
Video game veterans Brenda Brathwaite and Tom Hall have launched a crowdfunding campaign today to raise $1 million to make one or two “old-school RPGs,” or fantasy role-playing games that bring back the days of yore for nostalgic fantasy fans.


Valve starts selling game development software and tools on Steam
Valve's popular digital distribution platform – Steam – is mostly known for selling video games. Now, the company is all out to expand its horizons with the release of game development software on the platform. The company was originally slated to list ...


Survarium third developer diary released by Vostok Games
GamingBolt (blog)
This is the third official developer's diary video highlighting the development progress of the Survarium game project. The diary discloses Scavengers faction, Rudnya in-game level and some key features of Vostok Engine, the technology behind the game.

Barack Obama meets Madden NFL: Political ads find a home in video games
As part of an overall upswing in political video game ads, NPR reported that Obama's advertisements will be featured in Madden NFL 13,, mobile Tetris and 14 other games as Election Day nears. Exactly four years ago, the Obama team did the ...

ZombiU Developer Diary Shows the Game's Locales, Might Be the Most ...
Out of all the game's revealed for the Wii U so far, Ubisoft's ZombiU has been the most impressive -- at least for me, anyway. This latest developer diary just drives that point even more. In the video, Lead Writer and Story Design Director Gabrielle ...


Koei Tecmo Videos Reveal Next Neo Romance Game for Female Players
Anime News Network
Japanese game developer KOEI Tecmo revealed details and a teaser video about its latest "Neo Romance" game, Geten no Hana (Flower of the Mortal Realm), at the "Neo Romance Festa ~ Harukanaru Toki no Naka de & Kin-iro no Corda ~" event on ...

What Jay-Z Brought to NBA 2K13
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Jay-Z's contributions to the new video game NBA 2K13 amounted to more than slapping his name on the packaging next to an “executive producer” credit. Publishing label 2K Sports says the rapper influenced key aspects of design and used his clout to ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Windows 8 cloud gaming service Agawi's promising future on the Xbox 720
Digital Trends
Agawi could be the streaming video game service of choice for the Xbox 720. The cloud gamingcompany, whose name is an acronym for “any game anywhere instantly,” is actively looking to partner with browser-based MMO and social game developers to ...

Eutechnyx hits big with NASCAR Game
The Eutechnyx development team working on the NASCAR series hosts a pool of experienced developers combined with UK talent, mostly generated from Northern Universities offering graduate courses in video game development. The company offer ...


Valuation Still Attractive For Call Of Duty Developer
Activision Blizzard (ATVI – Snapshot Report) is a renowned online and console game development company. It has leading positions across all categories of the video game industry. Activision Blizzard's portfolio includes popular video games such as Call ...


Ports a problem for PC
That gave the developers at least four months to make the conversion, though possibly significantly longer since it was likely in development before the announcement. That development time leaves absolutely no excuse as to why the “Dark ... Ideally, a ...

Lego: great opportunity for more games
Do you think that Tolkien himself would want this game to be made? Do you think he'd play it if he was around? [Laughs] I would hope so. That's obviously a question of whether he'd be into video games in the first place. I would hope so. Yeah, I would ...

Another "Secret" Video for 'Oceanhorn' Surfaces, Shows A Lot of Gameplay
Touch Arcade
Early this year Cornfox & Bros. released a "secret" gameplay video of their upcoming action RPG Oceanhorn, which gave us an all-to-brief glimpse of the highly anticipated game in motion. Things had been kind of quite on the development front since then ...

Resident Evil 6, by Capcom, Makes Its Debut
New York Times
In almost any art form, a sequel that ends in the number 6 is bound to be bad, but the vector of video game sequels tends to point toward improvement. Rough ideas are refined, old gameplay is made more fun, and better technology improves graphics and...

New York Times

Valhalla returns to 'Halo 4'
This video continues the endless trail of exciting announcements the developers have had for the start to this new trilogy; and they're very rapidly wiping away everyone's doubts as to their abilities to develop an authentic Halo experience while still ...

Games I Can't Believe Don't Exist Yet
I know that many developers these days are focused on “creativity,” “ingenuity,” and other –ity words that don't necessarily involve making boatloads of cash. But that doesn't mean there aren't other game creators out there, waiting for the ... Despite ...

From Nintendo To Kickstarter: Gaming Legend Howard Phillips' Next Act
Fast Company
Howard Phillips, it is not overstating it to say, is a video game legend. As Nintendo of America's former “Gamemaster,” he was a familiar face in Nintendo Power magazine and the company's spokesman for years. In his backstage role as a Nintendo ...

Fast Company

AOL Launch Mobile Game – Clucks
Online Casino Archives
The game has been produced with the help of Nuance, the speech recognition software developers, in order to ensure that players don't cheat, and with the videoapp Viddy to post games on social networks. Players are presented with a word such as ...

Online Casino Archives

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: EA games get lift from ex-players
North County Times
The developer behind the "Madden NFL" and "NCAA Football" franchises is the undisputed champion of sports games. "Madden NFL 13" ---- a realistic football video game series ---- sold more than 900,000 copies on its first day, and has sold nearly 2 ...

Quickspin Video Slots Developer Gets AGCC Approved Certificate
Casino Scam Report
The Alderney Gambling Control Commission has given Quickspin, a Swedish gamestudio developing innovative video slots for the free to play social and the online gambling market a Core Service Provider Associate Certificate. The certificate will enable ...

Casino Scam Report

Game Guys review - Hotel Transylvania
Developer WayForward could probably argue that this type of game mechanic is designed so younger players don't get discouraged while playing, but many of today's adult gamers played Super Mario Bros. and it's three lives and turned out just fine. This ...

Forza Takes us Beyond the Horizon
CarBuzz - Car News and Reviews
The developers behind the upcoming video game Forza Horizon explain why Colorado has the best driving roads. Last month we brought you the first episode in a series of videos from Turn10 Studios that took us behind the scenes in the making of the ...

CarBuzz - Car News and Reviews

Preview: 007 Legends (Xbox 360)
It seemed like a tall order, but after seeing a demo of the first mission of the game, developerEurocom has managed to at the very least set the table for a story worth following. The demo begins with a minor spoiler for those eagerly waiting to watch ...

Tax move to deliver major benefits to Dundee's video games industry
The Courier
... video games industry. Dundee's video games industry has been given a major boost, after plans to introduce tax relief for developers took a giant step forward. ... The Department of Culture, Media and Sport is now seeking views on a proposed ...

Directly record your iPhone games with Kamcord
“You can't market a video game without video,” Kamcord co-founder Aditya Rathnam told GamesBeat. “The prevalent solution to app discovery is to pay outrageous amounts of money to get bursts of low-quality installs to eventually rise up in the charts ...

Fantasy Flight Studios Wants To Get Elder Sign On Steam
Recently Fantasy Flight Games, leading developer of amazing tabletop entertainment, released a game for the iOS, Mac OS X, and Google Play called Elder Sign: Omens. It's basically their Elder Sign board game that's been ported into avideo game format.


Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Review (blog)
That simple statement tells you everything you need to know about where the minds from Razer's concept and design teams focus. You'll know Razer as ... Now that the sun is all but setting on the PS3 and Xbox as newer and more powerful tech emerges, I... (blog)

First non-game titles now available on Steam, game dev tools lead the charge
Valve Software -- maker of the iconic Half-Life series and proprietor of digital storefront Steam -- today released Steam's first non-video game software (originally scheduled to launch in early September). ArtRage Studio Pro, CameraBag 2, GameMaker ...

Halo, Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed III Up Next
Boise Weekly
So far 2012 has had some pretty impressive video game releases. We have great sequels and new franchises. Among the games topping the sales lists have been Diablo III, Mass Effect 3, UFC Undisputed 3, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Street Fighter X ...

Boise Weekly

NBA 2K13 Release Date: The Game Supposedly Has A Few Bugs
Other video gamers are reporting the same issue on message boards, the comment section of video game websites and on 2K Sports NBA 2K13 forum. Game Informer reached out to the game's developer Visual Concepts but has yet to receive a comment.


The Deadly Rooms of Derek Yu
... in his own game, too? Demanding, rigorous, thrillingly riddled with barbed complexity, both titles feel like characterful expressions of a very similar approach to design. ... "And part of it, I think, has to do with the nature of all the best ...

The 3 Best iPad Games Of 2012 So Far [MUO Gaming]
As the technology for iOS devices continue to improve, video game creators are stepping theirgames up along with it. ... It is proof for other developers that you can deliver a console-quality experience on iPad without compromising anything. I look ...

The PA Report - Video game music composed on a banjo: The man ...
If you've ever wanted to create music for video games, Prunty has some tips for that ... You ...

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Video 30 - Gamer To Game Developer
Multiplayer FPS game development video tutorials, spanning a complete project, using the standard (free) version of the Unity game development engine.

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