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Facebook is testing a mobile app for watching Facebook Gaming streams

12 October 2018 - 1:17pm

Facebook is currently testing a mobile spin on its Fb.gg streaming platform that groups features currently available in the company†™s Facebook Gaming web platform into a mobile-friendly app. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Facebook confirms 30 million people had personal data stolen in breach

12 October 2018 - 12:06pm

While the number is less than the company†™s original 50 million estimate, a significant chunk of the platform†™s userbase had either their contact or profile info accessed in the breach. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Tracking the evolution of Path of Exile†™s troublesome Delve mode

10 October 2018 - 3:33pm

Rock Paper Shotgun has shared an insightful interview that digs into the design and post-launch balancing struggles of the Delve game mode introduced to Path of Exile a few months back. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Improbable launches GDK to expand SpatialOS Unity integration

10 October 2018 - 1:26pm

Improbable has launched a GDK that expands the features offered by SpatialOS for developers working in Unity. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Epic is bringing a physical Fortnite bundle to store shelves for the holidays

9 October 2018 - 10:31am

Epic†™s free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite is the centerpiece of the $30 bundle it and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment plan to release both digitally and physically next month. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Video Game Deep Cuts: Uri Geller's Pessimistic Starlink

7 October 2018 - 8:52pm

This week's highlights include Uri Geller vs. Pokemon, why we need pessimistic games, a look at Ubisoft's Starlink, & lots more besides. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Icons dev Wavedash Games lays off 'majority' of staff

5 October 2018 - 4:53pm

It's a rough blow for Wavedash, which set up shop in 2015 and launched its free-to-play platform fighter Icons: Combat Arena on Steam's Early Access service earlier this summer. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

A closer look at the malware that masquerades as Fortnite cheats

5 October 2018 - 10:29am

The company behind the anti-malware software Malwarebytes has tracked down one particular scam that's been making the rounds while disguised as a Fortnite cheat and dug into what makes it tick. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Reminder: Tomorrow is your deadline to pitch talks for GDC 2019's Summits!

4 October 2018 - 11:00am

Just a quick reminder: All submissions for GDC 2019†™s Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC), GDC Summits, and Game Career Seminar are due tomorrow (Friday, October 5th) at 11:59 pm Pacific! ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

PUBG has banned 13 million cheating players to date

2 October 2018 - 12:57pm

PlayerUnknown†™s Battlegrounds has banned over 13 million players since the game's publisher started sharing ban numbers in June 2017. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Tencent testing facial recognition to enforce playtime restrictions in China

2 October 2018 - 12:32pm

Tencent is testing out a new method of identifying Honour of Kings players in order to enforce playtime restrictions for underage players that uses some level of facial recognition tech. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

How EVE Online has evolved in the era of F2P

2 October 2018 - 1:01am

We chat with some recently-promoted leads of EVE Online to learn how the long-running space spreadsheet MMORPG is faring as it transitions to F2P -- and experiments with new "Abyssal Deadspace" zones. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Seattle police try new opt-in registry system to combat SWATting

1 October 2018 - 3:30pm

This week Seattle's police department is launching a new opt-in registry system aimed at making it harder for people to harass and endanger others by filing hoax emergency reports (aka "SWATting"). ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

California's net neutrality legislation met with DOJ lawsuit

1 October 2018 - 1:08pm

California enacted a law that offered what the state called †œthe strongest net neutrality protections in the nation,† something the Department of Justice has taken issue with. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Even a decade in, GOG doesn't want to try and be the Steam-slayer

1 October 2018 - 12:21pm

GOG's managing director and global communications head reflect on the platform†™s growth and its differences from Steam in an interview with Eurogamer. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Google is testing an in-Chrome game streaming service with Assassin's Creed Odyssey

1 October 2018 - 10:57am

Google has unveiled Project Stream, a Chrome-based streaming service that aims to let players dive into triple-A caliber games while armed with only a web browser and powerful internet connection. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Video Game Deep Cuts: Uncle Buddy's Wattam Is Strange

1 October 2018 - 6:50am

This week's highlights include an overview of a very odd old Mac game, Keita Takahashi on making games in tough times, and a close look at Life Is Strange 2. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

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