Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Facebook's Oculus Quest 2 leaks ahead of official reveal

Facebook is readying to announce a new VR headset, and while doing so seems to have accidentally leaked a duo of its promotional videos online. ...



Get a job: Join Deep Silver Volition as a Senior Engine Programmer

Volition is seeking an energetic, driven, and skilled engine programmer to participate in the development of technology for our next generation of titles. ...



Mediatonic's plan to exile Fall Guys cheaters to a cheaters-only queue backfired

The plan was to have cheaters matchmake exclusively with other cheaters, but the Fall Guys team noticed its plans for Cheater Island were actually hurting the game's reputation. ...



Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 sells 1 million copies in less than two weeks

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, the recently released remake of the beloved PS1-era duo, has officially crossed 1 million sales. ...



Don't Miss: The long shadow of Super Mario Bros.

In this classic article, Nathan Altice considers the development of the original game, which celebrates its 35st birthday this month, and contrasts it with Super Mario Maker. ...



ViacomCBS sells Metacritic, GameSpot, others to Red Ventures in $500 million deal

According to Variety, the $500 million deal is expected to close later this year, and brings brands like GameSpot, Metacritic under Red Ventures ownership.  ...



Video: Unearthing Japanese arcade history for historical preservation

Learn about the adventures into rural Japan that helped Brandon Sheffield and his colleagues preserve a number of great games from Japanese arcade history. ...



Blog: The road to Ruinarch - Part 2

A follow up to my original post on launching Ruinarch in which I share some week one and two sales numbers. ...



Cloud streaming support is being added to over 150 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate titles

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to play over 150 games via the cloud as of September 15, 2020. ...



Sponsored Q& A: Do you have the right tools to reach next-gen players and scale on PC & mobile?

"You make it fun, we make it run." In this Q& A, the head of Xbox's Gaming Developer Experiences team runs down what game devs need to know to keep their games thriving across key platforms. ...



Nvidia to acquire processor and software design company Arm for $40 billion

Graphics card maker Nvidia has agreed to purchase semiconductor and software design company Arm for $40 billion. ...



Blog: Designing non-violent games

Designing non-violent games feels like we're beginning the race well behind the starting line. This article will outline solutions to solve that problem. ...



Get a job: Join Visual Concepts as a Camera Designer

Our Agoura Hills studio is looking for a Camera Designer to design and implement game cameras that make players feel like they are part of the action.  ...



Don't Miss: What did the devs of 2009 imagine video games would look like in 2020?

Entrants were tasked with naming a game that will be popular or cutting-edge tech in 2020; here's 20 of the most innovative and intriguing submissions pitched over a decade ago. ...



Apple's updated iOS App Review Guidelines basically put the kibosh on Stadia, xCloud

Under Apple†™s already-implemented App Review Guideline updates, streaming services that deliver console-hosted games to mobile over the cloud like Stadia and Project xCloud aren't allowed as-is. ...



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