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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild big winner at DICE Awards

22 February 2018 - 9:34pm

At the 21st DICE Awards in Las Vegas on Thursday night, Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won game of the year, in addition to three other awards. ...

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Discord expands verified server program to eSports teams

22 February 2018 - 2:39pm

Discord announced in a press release today that it will be expanding its verified server program to include eSports teams and organizations.  ...

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Net Neutrality repeal effective starting on April 23

22 February 2018 - 1:53pm

The FCC published a revocation order to the Federal Register today which dissolves net neutrality effective on April 23. ...

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GDC 2018's Session Scheduler is live -- use it to make the most of your trip!

22 February 2018 - 11:18am

Conference organizers encourage you to take advantage of the free GDC 2018 Session Scheduler to lay out our week at the show in an intuitive, easy-to-navigate fashion! ...

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Blizzard using in-game rewards to promote Overwatch League streams on Twitch

21 February 2018 - 2:14pm

In collaboration with Blizzard, Twitch announced today that in-game rewards can be earned by Overwatch League viewers. ...

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Rovio partners with GSN Games for cash-wagering Angry Birds game

21 February 2018 - 12:08pm

Angry Birds Champions requires players to pay a fee per play and potentially rewards them with a cash payout if they score well enough. ...

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European regulator: Nintendo's strict eShop refund policy is unlawful

21 February 2018 - 11:27am

Thanks to Nintendo's strict no refund policy on eShop preorders and digital purchases, the NCC has accused the game company of practices that violate European law. ...

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After 600 days of being banned, former CS:GO streamer sues Twitch

20 February 2018 - 2:25pm

Former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive streamer James 'Phantoml0rd' Varga is suing Twitch for damages after being banned indefinitely from the platform back in July 2016. ...

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Get a job: Join Jackbox Games as a Gameplay Software Engineer

20 February 2018 - 12:55pm

The Chicago-based studio is on the hunt for a Gameplay Software Engineer with at least one shipped title under their belt to architect and implement gameplay as a member of its team. ...

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Microsoft now lets viewers purchase games through Mixer streams

20 February 2018 - 12:39pm

The streaming platform Mixer has introduced a feature that prompts viewers to purchase the games being played live on stream. ...

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Add-on dev Flight Sim Labs under fire for using malware as DRM

20 February 2018 - 11:24am

The add-on dev has received a fair bit of criticism after eagle-eyed Reddit users discovered a malicious program embedded in one of its downloadable Flight Simulator X planes. ...

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Capcom will present a postmortem of Monster Hunter World at GDC 2018!

20 February 2018 - 9:14am

Yuya Takuda, a longtime Capcom game dev who served as director on Monster Hunter World, will spend an hour speaking in rare detail about how the remarkable game was designed and developed. ...

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Frog Fractions 2 ARG co-creator reflects on what makes a good alternate reality game

20 February 2018 - 4:55am

Hint: It's all about the narrative, not just the puzzles, as writer Justin Bortnick explains while he shares some of his thoughts on ARG design and his work on the ARG campaign for Frog Fractions 2. ...

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Video Game Deep Cuts: Florence & The Orange Monster Box

18 February 2018 - 8:02pm

This week's Video Game Deep Cuts highlights include a look at evocative smartphone title Florence, the anniversary of Valve's Orange Box, and a Monster Hunter buddy team-up service. ...

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EVE Online to permanently ban repeat offenders using bots

16 February 2018 - 3:30pm

In a blog posted today, EVE Online developers announce that players who create automated bots will be banned for three days and removed from the game permanently if they are repeat offenders.  ...

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Atari is entering the cryptocurrency biz with Atari and Pong Tokens

16 February 2018 - 11:12am

The noted game maker is investing in a company behind a block-chain-based digital entertainment platform and kicking off a digital currency as a result. ...

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New discount and price-based filters hit Steam Wishlists

15 February 2018 - 11:39am

The options let players sort their lists in new ways and give them filter to automatically hide titles based on price, discount, or release type. ...

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Opinion: Why there's no such thing as 'the game industry'

15 February 2018 - 11:06am

Necrosoft Games founder and Gamasutra contributor Brandon Sheffield makes the case (complete with multiple sources of data) that there is no longer a single 'game industry', if there ever was. ...

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Chat app-maker Kakao secures $130M investment for its game business

15 February 2018 - 10:50am

The noted Chinese tech giant Tencent led the funding round, held just ahead of the game division's planned IPO. ...

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One year in, For Honor surpasses 7.5 million players

14 February 2018 - 11:29am

While it is worth noting that players don't necessarily boil down to sales, Ubisoft says that the world history-inspired brawler sees at least 1 million unique players a month. ...

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