Blog Archive

Sunday, 4 October 2020

Get a job: Join the team at Volition as a Junior Gameplay Programmer

At Volition, we have a highly collaborative team of game creators, a strong programming culture, and lots of senior programmers ready and willing to help mentor you and develop your talent. ...



Google officially ends support for Daydream VR

Google†™s short lived foray into virtual reality has come to a close, with the official launch of Android 11 ushering in the end of Daydream. ...



Don't Miss: The buzzer-beating bug fix that saved Crash Bandicoot

A coder on the original Crash Bandicoot explains how his first big game almost shipped with a destructive save-wiping bug -- and how he and the team at Naughty Dog eventually solved it. ...



20% of Ubisoft staff don't feel respected or safe at work, reveals internal survey

Ubisoft has shared the results of an internal staff survey with Kotaku, likely a reaction to the many stories of harassment and inappropriate conduct reported over the last several months. ...



Blog: Switch & Steam discount strategies? Here's some good ones

Let's look at some interesting discount and sale strategies for console and PC games - including Switch eShop discounts and Steam sales. ...



Some Epic Games Store games can now be purchased through GOG Galaxy 2.0

Now it looks like the folks at GOG are taking GOG Galaxy 2.0's mission statement one step further by testing the ability to buy games from other digital stores through the platform. ...



Q& A: The operatic art of 2D animation in Eastern Exorcist

"We had all worked on 3D projects until now, so moving to 2D with Eastern Exorcist meant we had to learn and master a lot of new techniques." ...



Video: Brenda Romero's hidden histories of women in programming

In this 2020 GDC Summer talk, Romero Games' Brenda Romero digs up the fascinating history of women in computer programming. ...



Blog: Using statistics to design balanced dice

This post into the statistics behind various dice algorithms and how they can be implemented in the design of more balanced options for players. ...



War Child UK hosting 'Game of the Girl' panel to spotlight women in games

War Child UK is hosting a 'Game Of The Girl' panel on October 7 to celebrate and support International Day of the Girl. ...



Activision Blizzard esports CEO Pete Vlastelica is stepping down

Activision Blizzard esports CEO and Overwatch League commissioner Pete Vlastelica is stepping down after little over a year. ...



Report: Roblox readies to go public in early 2021

Roblox, the company behind the massive game creation platform of the same name, is reportedly planning to go public early next year, though the exact form that action will take is still up for debate. ...



Get a job: Insomniac Games is hiring a VFX Artist

Insomniac Games is looking for its next VFX Artist! You'll work to create special effects to work and assist in the gameplay, environment, and cinematics of the game. ...



Apex Legends brings cross-play to PS4, Xbox One, and PC next week

Cross-play presents its own complications and challenges for each game, and Apex Legends is no exception. ...



Don't Miss: Interior Mapping - rendering real rooms without geometry

Modelling interiors behind every window in a city often takes too much performance, so some games use "interior mapping", a shader trick to render geometry that isn't actually there, but still achieves sharp, perspectively correct rooms. ...



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