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The aggressive resource management of Doom Eternal

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4994

The upcoming Doom Eternal is including new designs meant to enhance the outstanding foundation laid down by Doom 2016. We talked to id Software's Hugo Martin and Marty Stratton. ...


Ubisoft defends Watch Dogs HitRecord partnership amid spec work criticism

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4975

Ubisoft has once again partnered with the company HitRECord to solicit fan contributions to an upcoming game and, as with last time, the decision is drawing a fair amount of criticism online. ...


Don't Miss: Memoirs of a video producer who put Madden in Madden

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4975

In this classic article, Ernest Adams recounts the hilariously strange and true '90s tale of how he struggled to put legendary football coach John Madden into EA's Madden NFL Football. ...


Video: Improving game dev tool design through editor triage

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4971

In this 2017 GDC talk, tools designer Robin-Yann Storm discusses multiple approaches for tool and editor triage, intended for immediate application in a game development environment. ...


Epic awards $1.2 million to Blender Foundation through Epic MegaGrants program

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4971

Epic has given $1.2 million to the Blender Foundation through Epic MegaGrants, money that the Blender Foundation then plans to use to fund its own Professionalizing Blender Development initiative. ...


Get a job: Join Build A Rocket Boy Games as a Senior Animation Programmer

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4969

The Senior Animation Programmer is responsible for designing and implementing large scale animation systems with minimal guidance and providing technical support and mentoring to more junior members of staff. ...


PlayStation's former portfolio strategy head is now tackling game licensing at Disney

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4968

Disney has tapped John Drake as its vice president of business development and licensing for games. ...


Overwatch's new cheat detection will end matches when cheats are used

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4965

Blizzard has already been testing new changes to Overwatch†™s cheat detection system on the PTR that shuts down matches when the game detects cheating is taking place. ...

Respawn will deal with Apex Legends cheaters by making them fight each other

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4959

Apex Legends developer Respawn is looking to deter cheating by forcing those who break the rules to play together. ...


Blog: Crowdfunding and video games - A 2019 mid-year update

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4957

What is the state of Kickstarter for video games in the first half of 2019? ICO Partners' very own Thomas Bidaux has all the answers. ...


Sponsored: Learn how to streamline database deployment for your next game

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4956

Download this in-depth report and learn how Redis Enterprise can power your next worldwide game launch. ...


'Reality-focused' game dev Surrogate secures $2 million in funding

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4956

Finnish reality-focused game developer and video streaming company Surrogate has raised $2 million in funding. ...


Red Candle won't be re-releasing Devotion (yet) following China controversy

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4955

Devotion dev Red Candle claims a scandal involving an art asset that mocked Chinese president Xi Jinping has caused "immeasurable harm," and said it won't be re-releasing the game anytime soon. ...


Red Candle won't be re-releasing Devotion (yet) following China controversy

Gamasutra - July 15, 2019 4955

Devotion dev Red Candle claims a scandal involving an art asset that mocked Chinese president Xi Jinping has caused "immeasurable harm," and said it won't be re-releasing the game anytime soon. ...

Fashion in games: Why it matters

Gamasutra - July 14, 2019 4940

Fashion in games is one of the most downplayed parts of the medium, yet it provides a sense of immersion, comfort and identity in their characters while simultaneously empowering gamers of all kinds. ...


Understanding Russian Disinformation in U.S. Politics

Speed of Creativity - July 14, 2019 4931

I’m attending the “Summer Institute in Digital Literacy” (#digiURI) this week in Providence, Rhode Island. Although my flight landed too late for me to make the official opening session, thanks to Troy Hicks (@hickstro) I connected for supper with a great group of attendees and had wonderful conversations.

Video Game Deep Cuts: Switch Lite-s Up, 2019's Best Games So Far

Gamasutra - July 14, 2019 4907

This week's roundup includes a look at the Switch Lite announcement and Valve's experimental discovery mechanisms, as well as some picks on 2019's best games so far, Dragon Quest Builders 2, & more. ...


Slides: Creative Digital and Social Advertising for Politics and Advocacy

e.politics: online advocacy tools & tactics - July 13, 2019 4857

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#UnderHisEye and the erasure of Black women in the carceral system

Black Youth Project - July 13, 2019 4853

This essay contains discussions of racialized sexual violence and mentions r/pe and molestation.  by Mekleit Dix The Handmaid’s Tale is a wildly popular American Television show based on a novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. It portrays a dystopian nightmare: sterility in women becomes a widespread epidemic resulting in a break down of […]


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Gears 5 to drop depictions of smoking after urging from Truth Initiative

Gamasutra - July 12, 2019 4802

The anti-smoking organization Truth Initiative has successfully lobbied Turner's ELeague, Microsoft, and The Coalition to make the Gears franchise tobacco-free going forward. ...


Controversial freelance firm Fiverr opens game services store

Gamasutra - July 12, 2019 4800

The freelancing services company that's drawn heat for its advertising and cheap services has announced a dedicated push into the game development space. ...


Don't Miss: Devs Answer: What are the biggest lessons from Fire Emblem?

Gamasutra - July 12, 2019 4798

Developers weigh in on the core strengths of Fire Emblem, from story to the value of permadeath. ...


Blog: Charting the record $9.6B games investment over the past 18 months

Gamasutra - July 12, 2019 4797

Digi-Capital†™s new Games Investment Report Q3 2019 shows a record $9.6 billion games investment in the last 18 months. Yet at the same time games company M& As and IPOs dropped to 2010 levels. ...