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13 data centers in key game dev areas now support xCloud, testing open for some devs

Gamasutra - May 24, 2019 4897

Microsoft has published a post that offers developers new information on its Project xCloud streaming service, detailing the steps its currently taking to make the service as accessible as possible for game developers. ...


These were the best-selling new releases on Steam in April

Gamasutra - May 24, 2019 4888

Physics-based tactics game Totally Accurate Battle Simulator and minimalist city builder Islanders were two of Steam's best-selling new releases in April, according to data from Valve.  ...


Designing for horror and hope in A Plague Tale: Innocence

Gamasutra - May 23, 2019 4872

The developers behind A Plague Tale: Innocence share some insight on developing horrifying rat swarms and meaningful narrative moments. ...


Telltale Games titles are being delisted from GOG

Gamasutra - May 23, 2019 4851

PC games storefront GOG has announced that Telltale Games' entire library will be delisted on May 27 as a result of the studio†™s closure last year. ...


GitHub launches Patreon-like crowdfunding program GitHub Sponsors

Gamasutra - May 23, 2019 4843

The new addition lets developers on GitHub sign up to sponsor other creators on the platform and pledge recurring monthly payments. ...


Sony CEO: Consoles a 'niche market' within the games industry

Gamasutra - May 23, 2019 4839

Sony chief exec Jim Ryan has suggested consoles now exist in a 'niche market' within the wider games industry. ...

Windows 10 now offers a game-focused Xbox Game Bar overlay

Gamasutra - May 22, 2019 4798

An update to Windows 10 has introduced the Xbox Game Bar, a quick access overlay that lets Windows users access music, capture tools, and Xbox Live friends while playing almost any game. ...


The Ouya's game store will close for good in June

Gamasutra - May 22, 2019 4787

Razer is ending support the game stores for Ouya, Forge TV, and MadCatz Mojo on June 25. ...


Sega to resume sales of Judgment in Japan following drugs scandal

Gamasutra - May 22, 2019 4783

Sega intends to resume sales of Judgment in Japan on July 18, over four months after it was pulled from shelves due to a drug scandal involving voice actor Pierre Taki. ...


Report: Tencent and Riot working on a mobile version of League of Legends

Gamasutra - May 22, 2019 4780

Chinese tech and video game company Tencent is working with subsidiary Riot Games on a mobile version of League of Legends. ...


Dauntless launches on consoles with full, day-one crossplay

Gamasutra - May 21, 2019 4743

Phoenix Labs†™ free-to-play game Dauntless has launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a launch that includes cross-platform play and progression across both consoles and PC. ...

Top Ten Progressive Advocacy Facebook Posts (5/13 to 5/20/2019)

e.politics: online advocacy tools & tactics - May 21, 2019 4735

Top Facebook Advocacy Posts

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Valve wasn't 'really sure what to do' following Assassin's Creed Unity review surge

Gamasutra - May 21, 2019 4732

A post from Valve addresses some of the complexities surrounding 'review bombs' and its previous rulings about the practice in the wake of a wave of positive Assassin's Creed Unity reviews. ...


Nintendo is pulling two mobile games from Belgium over loot box laws

Gamasutra - May 21, 2019 4729

Both Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes will no longer be available in Belgium due to the country†™s laws on loot box mechanics. ...


Backwards compatibility and streaming key to Sony's next-gen strategy

Gamasutra - May 21, 2019 4725

Sony has detailed its next-gen platform strategy, and it looks like backwards compatibility and cloud streaming tech will be integral to the company's plans. ...


Sony hardware demo showcases speedy next-gen load times and rendering

Gamasutra - May 21, 2019 4723

An official video showcasing the performance of Sony's next-gen console compared to the PlayStation 4 Pro has been posted online. ...


Xbox head commits to building a safe and inclusive game community

Gamasutra - May 20, 2019 4681

Xbox head Phil Spencer discusses his 'two fundamental truths' for video games and explores how Microsoft aims to promote inclusion and safety in its communities. ...


Top Ten 2020 Presidential Campaign Facebook Posts (5/10 to 5/17/2019)

e.politics: online advocacy tools & tactics - May 20, 2019 4677

Path to the White House leads through Facebook

NetEase partners with Marvel and The Pokemon Company to bring games to China

Gamasutra - May 20, 2019 4674

NetEase has formed strategic partnerships with Marvel and The Pokemon Company to help the pair launch new games in China. ...


Marvel, The Pokemon Company partner with NetEase to launch games in China

Gamasutra - May 20, 2019 4674

NetEase has formed strategic partnerships with Marvel and The Pokemon Company to help the pair launch new games in China. ...


Sony launches PlayStation Productions to turn games into movies and TV shows

Gamasutra - May 20, 2019 4671

Sony Interactive Entertainment has launched a new production studio called PlayStation Productions that will develop film and television projects based on the company's extensive video game catalog. ...


Video Game Deep Cuts: A Plague (Tale) On Minecraft Earth

Gamasutra - May 17, 2019 4536

This week's roundup includes pieces on AR game Minecraft Earth action adventure A Plague Tale: Innocence, plus Rage 2, strategy guides, and the intrigue behind Ingress. ...


CD Projekt Red talks Cyberpunk 2077 crunch, vows to be 'more humane' to devs

Gamasutra - May 17, 2019 4520

CD Projekt Red leadership says speaking publicly about crunch acts as a commitment to treat its devs more humanely. ...


The next Minecraft game is an augmented reality title called Minecraft Earth

Gamasutra - May 17, 2019 4506

Mojang has unveiled a new Minecraft game, and it's an augmented reality mobile experience called Minecraft Earth. ...