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Game source code is a teaching tool, not a trade secret, argues VGHF founder

†œThe industry sees source material as a trade secret,† Video Game History Foundation founder Frank Cifaldi said at GDC today. †œWe think it†™s an educational tool." ...

Posted on 22 March 2019 | 11:00 pm

Crash meetings, keep a lore bible, and other narrative design tips learned at King

"If everyone is thinking about narrative design, no one will forget it," argues King's Tracey John during a talk about how to handle narrative design in tight projects. ...

Posted on 22 March 2019 | 7:49 pm

Labor organizers share insight and tips on unionizing the game industry

†œI don't think it†™s much to ask, in an industry that†™s three times the size of Hollywood, to get a meaningful return on the risk you†™re taking and the opportunity you†™re creating." ...

Posted on 22 March 2019 | 7:01 pm

Sweeney commits to human moderators & quality filters for Epic's Games Store

"So we're not going to see asset flips," the Epic founder told Gamasutra at GDC this week. "And we're going to explicitly say no to porn games or other intentionally controversial games." ...

Posted on 22 March 2019 | 4:39 pm

Microsoft unveils new indie game showcase called ID@Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft has announced a new games showcase called ID@Xbox Game Pass hours after Sony lifted the lid on its fledgling PlayStation showcase, State of Play. ...

Posted on 22 March 2019 | 4:15 pm

Retail veteran George Sherman has been named GameStop CEO

Sherman brings a wealth of experience to the table, having most recently served as the CEO of Victra, the largest exclusive authorized retailer for Verizon Wireless products and services. ...

Posted on 22 March 2019 | 3:49 pm

Sony's new State of Play series will bring PlayStation reveals all year round

Sony has unveiled a new video series called State of Play that will keep fans in the loop with "updates and announcements from the world of PlayStation." ...

Posted on 22 March 2019 | 3:01 pm

Devil May Cry 5 has sold 2 million copies in first two weeks

Capcom's stylish action effort Devil May Cry 5 has sold 2 million copies in two weeks, according to game director Hideaki Itsuno. ...

Posted on 22 March 2019 | 2:30 pm

Sega removing actor from Western version of Judgment after drug scandal

Sega will change the voice and character model for Kyohei Hamura in the western release of Judgment, after the character's actor Pierre Taki was arrested for illegal drug use. ...

Posted on 22 March 2019 | 2:02 pm

Boyfriend Dungeon dev examines why game fashion sucks, and what to do about it

†œI†™m not here to talk about what good fashion is,† said Kitfox Games' Victoria Tran at GDC today. †œI want to talk more about how we†™ve ignored it as a serious mechanic." ...

Posted on 21 March 2019 | 11:17 pm

Overwatch saw 40% less disruptive behavior with the endorsement system

Research developer at Blizzard Natasha Miller shared how the studio implemented social features into Overwatch to promote positive behavior among players.   ...

Posted on 21 March 2019 | 11:12 pm

Opinion: After Christchurch - What we owe our game communities

Katherine Cross takes a look at the recent white supremacist terrorist attack in New Zealand, and unpacks what game developers must do to keep extremist views from taking hold in their games' communities. ...

Posted on 21 March 2019 | 9:37 pm

Valve is pushing new social features for Steam later this year

Valve's Tom Giardino outlined a handful of new and upgraded features coming to Steam in the future during GDC 2019 this afternoon. ...

Posted on 21 March 2019 | 9:14 pm

Slime Rancher dev: To sell your game, give it a pulse and make it feel like home

†œThe idea that friction exists in the game creates friction in the mind of anyone playing your game,† dev Nick Popovich said at GDC today. †œThe solution...is to give your game a place to call home.† ...

Posted on 21 March 2019 | 7:50 pm

Report: Walmart is looking to enter the game streaming business

Google stole the show at GDC earlier this week when it unveiled a new game streaming platform called Stadia, and fresh rumors suggest another big name might soon follow suit. ...

Posted on 21 March 2019 | 4:53 pm