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Don't Miss: A water interaction model for great video game boat physics

Gamasutra - March 12, 2019 5997

Boat physics! In this timeless, meaty programming feature, Avalanche Studios' Jacques Kerner (Just Cause 3) walks us through coding "a simplified model that captures the important features of a boat." ...


Sega removing actor from Western version of Judgment after drug scandal

Gamasutra - March 22, 2019 4921

Sega will change the voice and character model for Kyohei Hamura in the western release of Judgment, after the character's actor Pierre Taki was arrested for illegal drug use. ...


EA opens 'multi-million dollar' esports broadcast studio

Gamasutra - March 15, 2019 4541

"We knew for us to be a leader in competitive gaming, we needed to increase both the quantity and quality of content we were producing. This is a monumental moment." ...


Sega pulls Judgment from sale in Japan following drug arrest

Gamasutra - March 13, 2019 4427

Sega has pulled its Yakuza spin-off Judgment from sale in Japan after voice actor Pierre Taki admitted to illegal drug use. ...


Fellow Traveller announces online-only conference, LudoNarraCon

Gamasutra - March 12, 2019 4384

Publishing label Fellow Traveller has announced its new online-only conference LudoNarraCon, which will celebrate both developers and players of narrative-driven games.  ...


Inclusion in games a pressing concern for players, according to survey

Gamasutra - March 12, 2019 4376

"These findings should validate and encourage game developers to incorporate inclusive content in their games." ...


Get a job: Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics, and more are hiring now!

Gamasutra - March 08, 2019 4168

Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board. ...


King shares lessons learned mapping the mobile game market at GDC 2019

Gamasutra - March 08, 2019 4164

Candy Crush maker King is coming to GDC 2019 to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what the company has learned from mapping what sorts of games its audience likes to play. ...


EA will be at GDC to share an inside look at building tools for Frostbite

Gamasutra - March 08, 2019 4158

Come to GDC 2019's Tools Tutorial Day for a rundown of the high-level technical challenges EA's Frostbite team faced as they adapted their workflows to work with everything from FIFA to Dragon Age to Battlefield! ...


Konami building esports centre to help Japan catch up with Western 'pioneers'

Gamasutra - March 08, 2019 4157

"The people who participate in esports will in the future, stand side by side with those participating in real-life sports like soccer, or even surpass them." ...


Valve laid off 13 staff and terminated 'a portion' of contracted devs last month

Gamasutra - March 07, 2019 4109

In a statement, Valve called the decision "an unfortunate part of business" but said that the cut does not "represent any major changes at the company." ...


See how Ubisoft made Starlink ships handle like real toys at GDC 2019

Gamasutra - March 07, 2019 4103

Come out to GDC in San Francisco this month for a rare look at how Ubisoft Toronto designed and coded Starlink: Battle for Atlas so that it feels like playing with toy spaceships! ...


Report: Nintendo is telling mobile development partners to stop players overspending

Gamasutra - March 06, 2019 4043

"Nintendo is not interested in making a large amount of revenue from a single smartphone game. If we managed the game alone, we would have made a lot more." ...


Don't Miss: A look back at Sony's vision for 'the future of the PlayStation' from 2000

Gamasutra - March 05, 2019 4002

Former and longtime Sony exec Phil Harrison's fascinating GDC 2000 Sony keynote, given ahead of PlayStation 2's Western launch -- right before the console went on to win the world. ...


Vivendi has sold off its final Ubisoft shares

Gamasutra - March 05, 2019 3999

Vivendi has sold the last of its stock in Ubisoft, ending a years-long saga that at one time had the Assassin†™s Creed developer concerned that a hostile takeover was imminent.  ...


THQ Nordic group CEO apologizes for perturbing 8chan AMA

Gamasutra - March 04, 2019 3937

"I have spent the past several days conducting an internal investigation into this matter. I assure you that every member of the organization has learned from this past week†™s events." ...


Get a job: Ascendant Studios, Insomniac Games, and more are hiring now!

Gamasutra - March 01, 2019 3782

Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board! ...


Come to GDC and see how Blizzard fights toxic player behavior with machine learning

Gamasutra - February 27, 2019 3670

Come to GDC next month for a behind-the-scenes look at how Blizzard has applied machine learning to combating toxic behavior -- and why that's had a meaningful impact on the company's business! ...


Report: Amazon, Comcast, and EA now among potential Nexon buyers

Gamasutra - February 27, 2019 3667

Reuters reports that each of the three companies has submitted initial bids for NXC Corp, the holding firm that houses Nexon. ...


THQ Nordic inexplicably hosts AMA in a notorious internet cesspool

Gamasutra - February 26, 2019 3617

THQ Nordic found itself in a public relations predicament after deciding to hold an AMA on notorious internet cesspool 8chan, leaving many game devs confused and upset. ...


EA and Activision Blizzard CEOs featured in 'The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs' report

Gamasutra - February 22, 2019 3395

The chief executive officers of two major video game companies have found their way onto a report that uses pay data to call out pay disparities in publicly traded American companies. ...


Avalanche co-founder Christofer Sundberg is leaving the studio

Gamasutra - February 22, 2019 3381

Sundberg, who also serves as chief creative officer, announced his departure on Twitter yesterday, and said he'll be stepping down at the end of April.  ...


Report: Wave of layoffs expected at Guild Wars 2 dev ArenaNet

Gamasutra - February 21, 2019 3346

More game industry workers may lose their jobs as this week, as Kotaku reports that employees of Guild Wars 2 dev ArenaNet were warned today to expect big layoffs. ...


THQ Nordic issues new shares to raise $225 million for future acquisitions

Gamasutra - February 21, 2019 3328

The company issued 11 million new Class B shares, all of which were snapped up by existing investors and newcomers alike. ...


Revenue and profit up as Paradox experiences best year to date

Gamasutra - February 19, 2019 3218

"Continuous updates and expansions give our games a long life, both in terms of number of players and recurring revenue." ...


Employees at Blizzard's France location unsure if their jobs are safe

Gamasutra - February 15, 2019 3017

Due to French labor laws, an estimated 400 employees at Blizzard's Versailles, France location could be left waiting for months to see if they've lost their jobs or not.  ...