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Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Apple totes the new iPhone 12 and its 5G as a game changer for mobile games

This latest line is split across four models of varying size, but all all promise access to 5G networks and Apple†™s shiny new A14 Bionic chip. ...



Video: Bridging the gap between UX and game design

In this 2018 GDC session, Epic Games' Jim Brown discusses the intersection between game design and UX on games like Fortnite. ...



Here's how backwards compatible titles will look on the Xbox Series S and X

In a new blog post, Microsoft has finally shown has its backwards compatibility upgrades will look on screen. ...



Roblox quietly submits draft registration for proposed public offering

Roblox has submitted a draft registration statement for a proposed public offering, effectively confirming it intends to go public. ...



The weirdest Steam refund messages (& lessons for game devs!)

Many Steam refund comments are legitimate, and definitely worth reading to give you an idea of sentiments around the game or technical issues. But others.. oi. Here's a survey of them! ...



Unity launches Game Growth Program to help indie mobile devs flourish

Engine maker Unity is looking to support indie developers on mobile with the launch of a new Game Growth Program. ...



Report: Ni No Kuni dev Level-5 winds down North American presence

According to a report from GamesIndustry, layoffs scattered over the last year or so have left Ni No Kuni developer Level-5 with only a "skeleton crew" at its NA studios. ...



Get a job: Strange Loop Games is hiring a (remote!) Programmer

Strange Loop is looking to hire experienced Unity programmers at various levels to help build the online multiplayer game Eco. ...



UK regulator bans misleading Homescapes, Gardenscapes pin puzzle ads

The UK ad authority has put the kibosh on a certain format of ads used by Playrix, arguing that the ads for each wildly misrepresent the gameplay of each title. ...



Crackdown 2 dev Ruffian Games is now a Rockstar Games studio

After a year-long courtship, Rockstar Games has full-on acquired Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian Games and rebranded the new subsidiary as Rockstar Dundee. ...



Don't Miss: The making of Crackdown 2

Mission designer Martin Livingston of Crackdown 2 inheritor Ruffian Games talks developing the sequel within a tight cycle, the studio's mindset about the game, how players influenced the design and more. ...



Blog: Steam Game Festival kicks into high gear

OK, so with the Steam Game Festival - Autumn Edition now running (until October 13th), I thought it was worth peeking into changes for this edition and how it†™s being received on †˜the Internet†™ so far. Plus more news! ...



Video: Tips for building diverse teams

In this 2020 GDC Summer AMA, Revelation Interactive's Carl Varnado leads a discussion on representation in games and discusses how developers can create safe spaces for people who make games. ...



Epic vs. Apple judge warns of 'serious ramifications' for console makers

The legal battle between Apple and Epic Games over the former's decision to remove Fortnite from the App Store could have "serious ramifications for Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft." ...



Behavior trees and the future of intelligent control

From game logic to game AI, discussing the design of a tightly integrated BT library. ...



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