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5 trends that defined the game industry in 2018

17 December 2018 - 7:48am

The year 2018 lasted approximately 30 normal years. From studio closures to the Fortnite phenomenon, here are the trends that defined the game industry in the longest year in the history of humankind. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Video Game Deep Cuts: Below The Ashen Mutant Hades

16 December 2018 - 9:03pm

This week's highlights showcase Below, Mutant Year Zero, Hades, Gris, and Ashen - all of which have standout features - with reviews in the round-up, as well as more 'best of the year' & more besides. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Blizzard pulls devs off Heroes of the Storm and cuts eSports support

13 December 2018 - 4:33pm

Today Blizzard announced plans to pull developers off of its free-to-play MOBA Heroes of the Storm and discontinue Heroes eSports events in a bid to position the game for "long-term sustainability." ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Twitch sells Curse Media after two years

13 December 2018 - 1:46pm

Wiki hosting service Fandom (formerly known as Wikia) announced that it is currently in the process of acquiring Curse Media, which hosts a collection of gaming websites. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

League of Legends will no longer support Windows XP and Vista in 2019

13 December 2018 - 12:41pm

League of Legends is officially ending support for Windows XP and Vista as of May 14, 2019.  ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Black Desert Online dev Pearl Abyss to open California office to handle Western affairs

12 December 2018 - 10:43am

Pearl Abyss, parent company of EVE Online dev CCP Games, has set up its first North American office. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Ubisoft ends automatic bans for offensive language in Rainbow Six Siege

11 December 2018 - 11:03am

The company says it†™s making the switch to more hands-on anti-toxicity measures by pairing chat filters with human moderation. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Catch new & classic GDC talks broadcasting live on the GDC Twitch channel

10 December 2018 - 10:22am

The official Game Developers Conference Twitch channel has begun broadcasting gems from the GDC Vault of game development talks, roundtables, and postmortems, and you can tune in live now to watch! ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

See BioWare deconstruct the flight and movement of Anthem at GDC 2019

10 December 2018 - 8:58am

At GDC 2019 BioWare's David Hoang & Daniel Nordlander will reveal the process they used to create some of the more exotic traversal abilities players have at their disposal in Anthem: flight and swim. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Video Game Deep Cuts: Smash That Punch-Out, Hard

9 December 2018 - 12:44pm

This week's surprisingly video-heavy highlights include a great mini-doc about the history of the Punch-Out franchise, a looks at the latest acclaimed Smash Bros. game, & a multitude of other neatness. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Black Ops 4's 'Battle Edition' offers only classic multiplayer and Blackout for $30

6 December 2018 - 1:16pm

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Treyarch†™s multiplayer-only Call of Duty game, is now offering a †˜Battle Edition†™ for $30 that only features two of the three game modes offered in the full game. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Enabling ads in Street Fighter V boosts in-game currency rewards

6 December 2018 - 11:54am

All in all, Capcom says that optional ads will hit the game on December 11 and will "be displayed in several locations in-game to remind you about costumes, bundles, and the Capcom Pro Tour." ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Epic Games is being sued over one of Fortnite's dance emotes

5 December 2018 - 1:47pm

Backing up legal threats from last month, the rapper 2 Milly has filed a legal complaint alleging that Fortnite's 'Swipe It' dance move infringes on his recently filed copyright on the 'Milly Rock' dance ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Epic Games is no longer actively developing Unreal Tournament

5 December 2018 - 10:45am

After doubling down on Fortnite's ongoing development earlier this year, Epic head Tim Sweeney has now confirmed that the game is no longer being actively developed at the company. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

PUBG Mobile grabs Best Game in 2018 Google Play Awards

4 December 2018 - 12:31pm

Google Play has announced its Best Apps of 2018, a list that includes a good number of mobile games released on Android this year. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Valve's Steam Link app lands on Raspberry Pi

4 December 2018 - 11:45am

Valve has rolled out Raspberry Pi support for its Steam Link app in beta, allowing anyone with access to the microcomputer the ability to remotely tap into an instance of Steam on another machine. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Get an inside look at the making of Destiny 2: Forsaken at GDC 2019

4 December 2018 - 10:13am

Bungie recently released a big overhaul to its biggest game yet with Destiny 2: Forsaken, and at next year's Game Developers Conference you'll get a frontrow seat to see how they pulled it off. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

GDC 2019's new Game Discoverability Day will help you get your game noticed!

4 December 2018 - 9:02am

Next year's Game Developers Conference will debut a special Game Discoverability Day, a full day of talks discussing practical case studies and strategies for devs to get their games noticed. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Video: Designing UX for board games

3 December 2018 - 3:22pm

In this GDC 2018 session, Foxtrot Games' Randy Hoyt explores the many details that board game publishers and producers consider when turning solid game prototypes into great product experiences. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Don't Miss: Fostering camaraderie in game communities from the ground up

3 December 2018 - 11:28am

Smash Sisters founders Emily Sun and Lil Chen share practical learnings from their side events organized for women, by women in the Super Smash Bros. community. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design