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[Update] Unity Changes Terms of Service to Block SpatialOS Tool from Improbable

[Update] One of the games mentioned in the article below, Lazarus, is now now running again. Developer Spilt Milk Studios announced via twitter earlier today that their game Lazarus would shut down…

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Discord Joins Developer Revenue Discourse with 90/10 Split

Popular game-focused chat client Discord announced big plans for their store earlier today on their blog. In 2019 Discord will enable all self-published developers to take a 90/10 split of…

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Dead Rising Studio Capcom Vancouver Shut Down

Capcom Vancouver, the studio behind Dead Rising, has been shut down. Capcom confirmed in a statement to Kotaku earlier this week that their main western studio was being closed “as a…

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EA Wants Neural Networks To Build Games

This past week, EA’s Patrick Söderlund announced the creation of the new SEED division – but failed to explain what that meant and what SEED would be other than a…

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[Confirmed] [Updated] Platinum Games Scalebound Possibly Cancelled

Update 4: Liam Robertson has created a video sharing some of what he learned about Scalebound and the challenges it was facing. Apparently, creative differences and tensions led to several team…

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Amy Hennig Condems AAA Development Practices

As part of a much longer interview with Idle Thumbs for their Designer Notes podcast, Amy Hennig has openly criticized AAA development practices. Focusing on her extensive experience at Naughty…

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New Unity Store is Live

The new Unity Store is now live according to a post on the Unity blog. The pricing structure of the Unity engine has changed to a subscription-based model which is…

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USC Cancels Gaming Panel Due to Lack of Diversity

The University of Southern California, or USC, has recently been hit with a minor controversy surrounding their Gaming Division.  The USC school of Game Design was planning to hold an…

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Report: Hideo Kojima leaves Konami, Forms New Studio

It would appear that the next move for veteran game designer Hideo Kojima, creator of the popular series Metal Gear Solid, has been determined. According to a report from Japanese publication Nikkei,…

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Playcrafting – A Growing Resource For Game Developers

In the middle of October I had the pleasure of attending Playcrafting’s Fall Expo. Dozens of video and board game developers were getting together in Microsoft’s Times Square location in…