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Monday, 16 November 2020

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 wellbeing

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. ...



Valve adds extensive developer commentary to Half-Life: Alyx

Valve has added a three-hour long developer commentary to Half-Life: Alyx that delves into how the acclaimed VR adventure came to be.  ...



Blog: Spilt Milk Devlog 06 - Fascism Fighters 4000 (Part 1)

Strap in, because this is a perfectly-timed and completely open postmortem on the development and release, two weeks on, of our Tango Fiesta DLC. ...



Microsoft to begin testing Project xCloud in new regions including Australia and Japan

Microsoft will begin testing xCloud game streaming in major new territories including Australia, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico later this month. ...



Discovery takeaways from the new PlayStation 5 store?

Now that the PlayStation 5 is out in the wild, we all get a chance to check out the brand new PS5 Store for discoverability, navigability, and various other factors. What's it like? ...



Ghost of Tsushima has topped 5 million sales in under four months

Ghost of Tsushima has sold over 5 million copies in under four months, according to PlayStation Worldwide Studios boss Hermen Hulst.  ...



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