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Respawn has already banned over 16,000 cheaters from Apex Legends

Gamasutra - February 18, 2019 4967

Community manager Jay Frechette broke the news on Reddit, and told players the studio is keen on the idea of a dedicated reporting tool. ...


Video Game Deep Cuts: A Romance Crackdown, Wu-Tang Style

Gamasutra - February 17, 2019 4939

This week's highlights include a piece on Chinese romance games for women, new titles from Crackdown 3 through Metro Exodus to Anthem, and the weird history that led to the Wu-Tang fighting game. ...


Get a job: Nintendo, Wizards of the Coast, and more are hiring now!

Gamasutra - February 15, 2019 4815

Here are just some of the companies looking to fill positions in programming, marketing, and more on the Gamasutra Job Board. ...


Apex Legends already beat Fortnite's single-day viewership record on Twitch

Gamasutra - February 14, 2019 4758

Respawn's free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends clocked 8.28 million hours of Twitch viewership on February 12, just 8 days after the game first launched ...


Ubisoft isn't worried about an influx of new games stealing Rainbow Six Siege's thunder

Gamasutra - February 14, 2019 4754

The company totes strong player engagement as one noticeable sign that its games had some staying power throughout a competitive holiday season. ...


Road to the IGF: Polyarc's Moss

Gamasutra - February 14, 2019 4753

In Moss, a little mouse sets off on a grand VR adventure, the player alongside her, using their shared abilities to solve puzzles and overcome monsters that they couldn't tackle alone.  ...


Video: How to invite player creativity through game mechanics

Gamasutra - February 13, 2019 4705

At GDC 2017 game designer Holly Gramazio shares a dozen different ways games can encourage player creativity, as well as some guidance on how to make your players feel comfortable being creative! ...


Layden recalls PS3 'Icarus moment,' looks ahead to expanding PlayStation's audience

Gamasutra - February 12, 2019 4644

At DICE Summit 2019, Shawn Layden offered a brief survey of PlayStation's past, present, and future, and touted a "quality above all" approach to shipping video games. ...


Starbreeze sells back publishing rights to System Shock 3

Gamasutra - February 11, 2019 4600

Starbreeze announced today that it has sold the publishing rights for System Shock 3 back to developers OtherSide Entertainment. ...


Attend GDC and check out a thought experiment using auto-generated games

Gamasutra - February 11, 2019 4584

Indie devs Alex Schwartz & Ziba Scott will take the stage at GDC 2019 to tell you what happened after they flooded the market with over 1,500 auto-generated slot machine games. Turns out, a lot! ...


PUBG takes home Steam Awards 2018 Game of the Year

Gamasutra - February 08, 2019 4430

Valve's third annual Steam Awards was live-streamed earlier today, with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds taking home the award for 2018 Game of the Year.  ...

Master the nuances that make a mobile F2P game story great at GDC 2019

Gamasutra - February 07, 2019 4364

Come to GDC 2019 and enjoy an earnest look at the little tricks and narrative nuances that make stories sing -- even if players only engage with your game for a few minutes at a time! ...


Blog: Writing non-player characters for Double Cross

Gamasutra - February 06, 2019 4302

The process of making a new character is long and goes through several people. This is how four of Double Cross' characters were crafted, as told by the writer. ...


Packaged sales continue to rise at Sega, but profits are in decline

Gamasutra - February 05, 2019 4251

Sega claims new titles like Football Manager 2019 and Judgment delivered the goods at retail, with existing franchises also chipping in with catalog sales. ...


Video: Wrangling development teams at Bungie for Destiny 2

Gamasutra - February 04, 2019 4214

Bungie's Linda Fane shares how the studio tackled the monumental challenge of building Destiny 2 at scale, and how dedicated "planning days" saved the game's development. ...


Get a job: Housemarque is looking for a Lead Designer

Gamasutra - February 04, 2019 4207

The ideal candidate will have a strong game design background, multiple game credits and a passion for shipping high-quality products with a fun, collaborative team. ...


Chat with Mages of Mystralia's devs at 3PM ET

Gamasutra - February 01, 2019 4035

The devs behind Mages of Mystralia are taking your questions starting at 3PM ET on the GDC Twitch channel! ...


See how Blizzard brought new HotS hero Orphea to life at GDC 2019

Gamasutra - January 31, 2019 3979

Blizzard has a reputation for filling its games with charming, colorful characters, and at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in March you'll get a rare look at how a new Blizzard hero is designed. ...


Nintendo lowers full-year hardware forecast for Switch

Gamasutra - January 31, 2019 3974

Nintendo claims bumper software sales have "invigorated" the Switch in its latest financials, but that hasn't stopped the company from lowering the console's full-year sales forecast. ...


Halo and Call of Duty co-developer Certain Affinity expanding into Canada

Gamasutra - January 30, 2019 3920

The company is best known for its work as a co-developer on the Halo, Call of Duty, and DOOM franchises, but is now looking to create its own original titles from scratch.  ...


See what ray tracing can do to a game like Quake 2

Gamasutra - January 29, 2019 3886

Quake 2 has never been lit like this. ...


EA amends FIFA loot boxes in Belgium after regulators increase pressure

Gamasutra - January 29, 2019 3865

The publisher had initially refused to remove or amend loot boxes in its FIFA titles, but "after further discussions with Belgian authorities" has agreed to pull FIFA points from sale by January 31. ...


'BOY' does GDC 2019 offer more great God of War talks than you can shake an axe at!

Gamasutra - January 28, 2019 3821

An axe won't be the only thing you recall after you check out some of the 15+ fantastic God of War talks on offer at GDC 2019, each of which offers a unique look at the game's design and development! ...


DeepMind AI faces off against (and defeats) StarCraft II pro players

Gamasutra - January 24, 2019 3604

A DeepMind AI agent trained on the ins and outs of StarCraft II went head to head with a pair of StarCraft Pro players to showcase the potential of the Google-owned artificial intelligence tech. ...


Master the art of creating and managing great live games at GDC 2019

Gamasutra - January 23, 2019 3545

Don't miss all the great GDC 2019 talks aimed at helping you become a better live game developer! Catch these talks from folks who've worked on Fallout 76, Armello, Path of Exile and more! ...


NCSoft makes layoffs at mobile developer Iron Tiger Studios

Gamasutra - January 21, 2019 3423

NCSoft established Iron Tiger back in 2015, and tasked the Califonia-based studio with developing original mobile games inspired by its existing franchises.  ...