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Publishers are "the most valuable piece of the puzzle" right now
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Shadow upgrades its cloud computer for gamers and opens signups to everyone
TechCrunch • Romain Dillet
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp just hit iOS and Android a day early
TechCrunch • Brian Heater
There’s no good reason for the new PlayStation VR headset to exist
Ars Technica • Kyle Orland
Wargaming's symbiotic relationship with education and marketing
Game Industry International
Magic: The Gathering is Sesame Street
Game Industry International
Clicker Heroes developer drops free-to-play model over ethical concerns
Game Industry International
BrightLocker wants to go beyond Kickstarter and Early Access
Game Industry International
Steam overhauls user reviews to counter spam bots
Game Industry International
Government to respond to British Games Institute proposal
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Publishers are "the most valuable piece of the puzzle" right now
Game Industry International
There was a time when you could ask people in the games industry what the hardest part of the job was and be reasonably assured the answer would come back as some version of "making a great game." From indies to AAA...
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Consumer Electronics, Gaming Software
Shadow upgrades its cloud computer for gamers and opens signups to everyone
TechCrunchRomain Dillet
French startup Blade, the company behind Shadow, announced at a press conference that it is launching new offers, updating specifications and the ability to become a client and buy a subscription without any waiting list. Shadow is a gaming PC in the...
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Gaming Software, Mobile
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp just hit iOS and Android a day early
TechCrunchBrian Heater
No doubt hoping to get a jump on that holiday traffic, Nintendo’s latest mobile opus, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has hit iOS and Android a day ahead of schedule. The latest installment of one of the game company’s most adorable franchises was...
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There’s no good reason for the new PlayStation VR headset to exist
Ars TechnicaKyle Orland
You'd be forgiven if you didn't realize that Sony released the second version of its PlayStation VR headset this month. The new version (model number CUH-ZVR2) was announced with minimal fanfare in October because there's really not much to make fanfare about....
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Gaming Software
Wargaming's symbiotic relationship with education and marketing
Game Industry International
Since their inception, virtual and augmented realities have been billed as the brave new frontier of video games. Dating all the way back to the ill-advised Virtual Boy, the games industry has longed for these technologies to revolutionise gaming. Despite the huge...
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Magic: The Gathering is Sesame Street
Game Industry International
Why I Love is a series of guest editorials on GamesIndustry.biz intended to showcase the ways in which game developers appreciate each other's work. This column was contributed by Bruno Dias, designer of the mobile sci-fi RPG Voyageur and a writer on...
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Gaming Software
Clicker Heroes developer drops free-to-play model over ethical concerns
Game Industry International
Clicker Heroes developer Playsaurus has announced that it will be abandoning the free-to-play model for its upcoming sequel, citing ethical reasons. In an impassioned blog post, Playsaurus expressed remorse at the abuse of those with addiction at the hands of developers capitalising...
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Gaming Software
BrightLocker wants to go beyond Kickstarter and Early Access
Game Industry International
CEO Ruben Cortez on a platform that will open up the creative process to gamers, and unlock new revenue streams for developers In an ever more digital world, the "elevator pitch" is an increasingly important concept. Open platforms, accessible tools and friction-free...
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Steam overhauls user reviews to counter spam bots
Game Industry International
Steam has taken further steps to readdress the issues with user reviews on the platform. Under the old system there was a small set of users that were rating more than 10,000 reviews as helpful or unhelpful on a single game. "This...
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Gaming Software
Government to respond to British Games Institute proposal
Game Industry International
Plans for a British Game Institute have taken a key step forward today as the team behind the proposal has secured enough support to prompt a government response. The ongoing campaign around the BGI has centred on a Change.org petition, which has...
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