Gaming

Sony's Shawn Layden to give DICE 2019 opening keynote

Gamasutra - January 17, 2019 1672

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' (AIAS) has announced five additional speakers confirmed to attend the 2019 DICE Summit to discuss this year's theme of trailblazers.  ...


A Fortnite security flaw exposed player accounts to hackers

Gamasutra - January 16, 2019 1627

It looks like Fortnite was susceptible to a series of bugs (that have since been fixed), if pieced together, could have exploited the accounts of any of its 200 million players.  ...


Epic fixes Fortnite security flaw which left all 200M+ players vulnerable

Gamasutra - January 16, 2019 1627

It looks like Epic Games' Fortnite was host to a series of bugs (that have since been fixed) which, if exploited together, could have exposed the accounts of any of its 200 million players.  ...


GDC 2019 will host a Classic Game Postmortem of Paperboy!

Gamasutra - January 16, 2019 1616

Veteran game dev John Salwitz, who's worked on everything from Rampart to Klax to Medal of Honor, will be at GDC 2019 in San Francisco the deliver a Classic Game Postmortem of Atari's arcade hit Paperboy!  ...


EA Vancouver's open-world Star Wars game has been canceled

Gamasutra - January 16, 2019 1611

The title was being built using some of the assets from Visceral's scrapped Star Wars project, which was handed over to EA Vancouver after the studio's closure in 2017.  ...


Hitman developer IO Interactive has opened a new studio in Malmo

Gamasutra - January 16, 2019 1609

The Danish company said the decision to open IOI Malmo was a "natural choice" given the region already plays home to a strong game dev community.  ...


Video: How reward systems can guide player experience in World of Warcraft

Gamasutra - January 15, 2019 1577

Blizzard Entertainment's Travis Day shares some of the hardest lessons learned about how reward systems can guide or harm player experience in games like World of Warcraft and Diablo 3. ...


Tabletop games continue to succeed on Kickstarter as video games fall behind

Gamasutra - January 15, 2019 1575

It looks as though tabletop games dominated Kickstarter in 2018, while successfully funded video game campaigns have declined.  ...


Don't Miss: Writing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to 'hold a mirror up to the world'

Gamasutra - January 15, 2019 1569

Eidos Montreal's Mary DeMarle chats about art and business of writing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, a game about conspiracy theories, terrorism, and fear released into a world awash in the same. ...


Forza Horizon 4 patches out Floss and Carlton dance emotes

Gamasutra - January 15, 2019 1569

Playground Games has patched out a couple dance emotes from Forza Horizon 4, two moves that coincidentally have become the subject of a lawsuit against Fortnite developer Epic Games. ...


Level up your free-to-play mobile game dev skills at GDC 2019!

Gamasutra - January 15, 2019 1562

At GDC 2019 in March you won't want to miss these opportunities to hone your mobile game-making skills and learn new ways of grabbing (and holding) a healthy playerbase! ...


Sergey Galyonkin clarifies how the Epic Games Store targets influencers

Gamasutra - January 14, 2019 1518

The Epic Games Store's director of publishing strategy, Sergey Galyonkin, has clarified a few points regarding how the storefront will target influencers and consumers.  ...


There are now over 30,000 games on Steam

Gamasutra - January 14, 2019 1515

Over 30,000 games have now been released on Steam, a milestone that the platform quietly crossed in the earliest days of 2019. ...


New Steam update makes browsing for DLC easier

Gamasutra - January 14, 2019 1515

Valve has updated the Steam store interface to make browsing for DLC much easier.  ...


Rocket League now allows cross-play for all platforms, including PS4

Gamasutra - January 14, 2019 1514

Rocket League is the latest game to be added into the PlayStation Cross-Play Beta program, an addition that comes after years of Sony†™s reluctance to offer the feature to multiplayer games. ...


Valve wants to overhaul discoverability on Steam with machine learning this year

Gamasutra - January 14, 2019 1513

Valve†™s year in review offers an insightful snapshot of changes that hit Steam in 2018, and how the company aims to shift the platform in the current year. ...


Epic Games Store alters refund policy to match Steam

Gamasutra - January 14, 2019 1500

The Epic Games Store has altered its refund policy so users can return games they've played for less than two hours within 14 days of purchase.  ...


Was classic JRPG grind that bad?: An in-depth analysis

Gamasutra - January 14, 2019 1488

Game designer Radek Koncewicz times various gameplay elements in JRPGs from the fourth console generation. Was the random encounter grind really that bad? ...


Video Game Deep Cuts: The Dusk Of The Bandersnatch Game Jam

Gamasutra - January 13, 2019 1479

This week's highlights include pieces on formidable '90s-style first-person shooter Dusk, the classic '80s game that inspired the Black Mirror episode Bandersnatch, and 2018's best 'game jam' games. ...


Settlement reached in long-running 38 Studios lawsuit

Gamasutra - January 11, 2019 1356

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Wells Fargo Securities said in a joint court filing yesterday that they have agreed to settle a lawsuit over 38 studios. ...


Gearbox CEO accused by former studio lawyer of taking $12M bonus

Gamasutra - January 11, 2019 1353

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford is being accused by former general counsel of the studio of receiving a secret $12 million bonus from publisher Take-Two Interactive.   ...


Weekly Jobs Roundup: Sucker Punch, Within, Skydance, and more are hiring now!

Gamasutra - January 11, 2019 1352

Studios across the globe are looking for engineers, designers, programmers, animators, artists, and more right now on the Gamasutra Job Board. ...


These were the most downloaded games on the PlayStation Store in 2018

Gamasutra - January 11, 2019 1339

FIFA 19, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and Red Dead Redemption 2 topped the PlayStation Store download charts in 2018. ...


Blog: Applying level flow in games like Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us

Gamasutra - January 11, 2019 1339

The past few months I have been doing research in the level flow and environment design in games like, Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us. This blog will discuss my findings. ...


Blizzard and NetEase extend China publishing deal until 2023

Gamasutra - January 11, 2019 1336

The pair have been working together to publish Blizzard titles in the region for the past 11 years, and have now extended their publishing agreement until January 2023.  ...


Video: Creating the characters and world of Mafia III

Gamasutra - January 10, 2019 1302

In this GDC 2017 talk, Hangar 13's William Harms discusses how the team used real history to inform Mafia III's characters and overarching narrative ...