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Friday, 20 November 2020

Nintendo axes fan-run Smash tournament over online play mod

Organizers for an online Super Smash Bros. tournament have called off the event after Nintendo issued a cease-and-desist order over use of a mod enabling online play. ...



Video: Bugsnax's devs discuss launching on the PS5

Young Horses' Kevin Geisler and John Murphy discuss the development of Bugsnax on the GDC YouTube channel. ...



Get a job: Gearbox is hiring a Senior Game Designer

Gearbox Software is seeking a passionate Senior Game Designer to join our Character, Camera, and Control team (3C). ...



Roblox moves toward IPO, discloses revenue and net losses for last three years

According to the data shared in the filing, revenue at Roblox has increased since 2018 though it has reported net losses for that same period. ...



Yakuza: Like a Dragon's turn-based combat came from an April Fools joke that went too well

It was originally pitched--and developed--with traditional Yakuza combat, but the team made a mid-development switch after an RPG-inspired April Fools joke was received better than expected. ...



Stadia plans to bypass App Store with web app iOS launch

Stadia has, like other cloud-based game streaming services, planned a somewhat unconventional launch for iOS platforms. ...



Video: Making compelling character interactions for VR NPCs

In this 2019 XRDC session, Beast Inc.'s Vivian Tan explains how to create compelling AI characters FOR vr. ...



Don't Miss: How GoldenEye 007 set a new standard for video game AI

One of the most influential FPS titles of all time, GoldenEye defied expectations and set the standard for NPC AI for future generations. ...



Analysis: Nvidia GeForce Now cloud gaming service comes to iOS

Today Nvidia launched its GeForce Now cloud gaming service on iOS in beta. Due to App Store†™s restrictions on cloud gaming services, it will be delivered as a web app though the Safari browser. ...



Report: Activision Blizzard laying off staff at Asia-Pacific offices

Activision Blizzard is preparing to lay off another 100 employees following the closure of its Versailles office in October. ...



Blog: Musical approaches to timed challenges - Part 1

Part one of this two-part article series explores musical approaches to timed challenges in Call of Champions, Hades' Star and Sports Scramble. ...



Nvidia sidesteps the App Store to bring GeForce Now game streaming to iOS

Nvidia has worked around App Store rules to bring its GeForce Now cloud streaming service to iOS devices. ...



Nintendo issues new Animal Crossing guidelines to keep politics out of the game

Nintendo wants Animal Crossing: New Horizons users to keep politics out of the cushy capitalism simulator, and has released a new set of guidelines to help organisations play within the rules. ...



5 years below minimum wage: the financial history of Awesomenauts dev Ronimo

It took us two years to make any money from Ronimo at all, four years to earn (almost) minimum wage and six years to receive a more decent monthly salary from our own company. ...



Epic CEO: App Store changes offer 'no relief to customers' from 'Apple Tax'

Tim Sweeney says that Apple's 2021 changes to its fee structure are great for indie developers, but largely won't fix the core of his complaints against the App Store's "Apple Tax". ...



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