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Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Microsoft expects Xbox Series X and S to be in short supply until after holidays

A comment spotted by the folks over at VGC shows that Microsoft expects console shortages to continue after the holiday season. ...



Get a job: Join thatgamecompany as a Gameplay Engineer

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Steam's initial PS5 controller support doesn't include the controller's advanced haptics

Steam favoring developers looking to tap into the advanced rumble and adaptive trigger technology billed for the PlayStation 5's DualSense controller might be waiting a while to do so. ...



VR dev Resolution Games kicks off push into publishing with Odd Raven deal

Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs dev Resolution Games is moving into the game publishing business, and has signed a deal with fellow VR developer Odd Raven Studios to get that ball rolling. ...



Don't Miss: Bad crediting hurts the game industry and muddles history

Historians reflect on the game industry's bumpy track record of accurately crediting developers, and make a case for why standardizing game credits is critical if we want to understand the industry. ...



Video: Why Survios builds new tech for games like Battlewake

In this 2019 XRDC talk, Survios' Alex Silkin discuses how the company makes VR innovation a key component of game development in games like Battlewake. ...



Capcom says personal details of 350,000 potentially compromised after recent hack

Capcom says the personal information over 350,000 business partners and customers may have been compromised following a recent ransomware attack.  ...



Oxford University study finds playing games can positively impact emotional well-being

New research from Oxford University has found that playing video games can have a positive effect on a person's emotional wellbeing. ...



Thunderful acquires long-time LittleBigPlanet collaborator Station Interactive

The deal will see all 35 Station employees, along with the studio's intellectual property rights, be incorporated in Thunderful's development subsidiary. ...



Zynga opens Austin studio to work on upcoming Star Wars project

Zynga has opened new development studio in Austin, Texas, to work on an upcoming mobile game set in the Star Wars universe. ...



Data deep dive: What's the 'long tail' like for Steam games?

Data deep dive: game devs, if you have X,000 dollars at the end of Week 1 on Steam, how much do you have after Month 1, or Year 1? Survey results within... ...



New League of Legends character not based on real person, says Riot

Riot Games has denied a claim that its new League of Legends champion Seraphine is based on a real person who was briefly in a relationship with an ex-employee. ...



Police say 'hoax' emergency call prompted Ubisoft Montreal studio scare

UPDATE Employees are being safely escorted out of the building as police sources speaking to Canadian media confirm the 911 call that prompted the emergency response was a "hoax." ...



Video: Using AI to create interactive digital actors

In this 2019 XRDC Session, Deepmotion's Kevin He discusses the challenges of building an interactive character authoring tool. ...



Epic releases thousands of What Remains of Edith Finch assets for free

Epic Games has added a huge number of free assets from acclaimed narrative adventure What Remains of Edith Finch to the Unreal Engine Marketplace. ...



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