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Japanese devs on 2016

Notable Japanese developers share their plans for 2016

Once again, Weekly Famitsu polled a bunch of Japanese game developers about their aspirations for the new year. Perusing this summary provided by Gematsu, a few responses stood out. "We'll safely release Persona 5 in 2016... I think," said ...

 
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Platinum Games

Making Bayonetta almost destroyed Platinum Games

Back in September, GameSpot submerged itself in the depths of Platinum Games. It has now emerged with a treasure trove of details about all of the work going into the studio's upcoming games, such as Nier: Automata, Star Fox Zero,...

 
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Rare

A lost look at Rare's scrapped SNES project that eventually became Banjo-Kazooie

With the archival nature of Rare Replay -- a collection of games on Xbox One that spans the developer's entire history -- it's natural that the studio would be digging through a lot of old boxes lately. One of those boxes (proverbial ...

 
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Remedy

I could spend all day watching Sam Lake doing Sam Lake stuff

I guess the sticking point from this here video is that Remedy's working on putting an Alan Wake easter egg in Quantum Break. A responsible writer would've focused on that, maybe crafted an SEO-friendly headline, came up with something gen...

 
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AMD

AMD was so angry at Geralt's hair, it made an open-source graphics API for developers

Nvidia’s GameWorks is a widely used toolkit that allows developers to add fancy visual effects and cool physics simulations to their game without costing them too much development time. The toolkit has some awesome effects, like PhysX...

 
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Swery

It's tequila time! Watch Swery drink and explain inspirations for his games

If you're going drinking in Osaka, Swery looks to be about the best tour guide you could ask for. If you want to know a little more about Swery's life and the inspiration behind his games, this video looks to be about the best tour guide y...

 
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Kojima

Hideo Kojima reportedly forming new studio

[Update: Hideo Kojima has confirmed that his contract with Konami was terminated as of December 15, 2015, and that he has established an independent studio called, heh, Kojima Productions. Its first game is a "new franchise" that will be co...

 
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Microsoft

Xbox boss is '100% committed' to keeping you engaged with Xbox consoles

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that Microsoft is already looking ahead to the next generation console. Talking to The Verge about the future of consoles in an age where TVs and mobile devices are becoming smarter, Spencer sa...

 
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Documentary

This Psychonauts making-of is a fun look at early Double Fine

After hearing that Double Fine was crowdfunding Psychonauts 2, the first thought to pop in my head was "Will there be another documentary?" 2 Player Productions did such a remarkable job capturing the studio's work on Broken Age and other p...

 
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Grand Theft Auto

Why doesn't Rockstar release a new GTA game every year?

Rockstar's parent company, Take-Two, has opened up about why it does not annualise the release its biggest titles like Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, and Red Dead Redemption. Talking at MKM Partners Investor Day in New York City (via Gamespot...

 
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Free eBook

Amazon has The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers for free

Just yesterday, I was reading up on a canceled decades-old Konami fighting game whose character sketches are, uh, better seen than described. What a what-if! The information originated from author John Szczepaniak and his book The Untold Hi...

 
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Swery65

Swery65 is taking a break from game development

Game designer Swery65, best known for creating Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, posted on the Access Games blog today that he will be taking a short break from game development to recover from reactive hypoglycemia. "I'm al...

 
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Konami LA

Konami Los Angeles Studio to be closed, staff laid off

According to multiple industry sources (including former Dtoid CEO Hamza Aziz!), Konami has closed its Los Angeles studio, formerly known as Kojima Productions Los Angeles. Duke Nukem creator George Broussard was one of the first ...

 
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Metal Gear

Kojima shows how he made Metal Gear Solid V's 'Nuclear' trailer

Few trailers rival the "Nuclear" video for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. I must've watched it half a dozen times when it debuted last year at E3, and probably doubled that number leading up to the game's release in September. What a...

 
Human Resource Machine
Tomorrow Corporation, the studio behind World of Goo and Little Inferno, is one of my favorite indie developers of the last couple of years. Known for creating polished indie games with accessible mechanics and interesti...   read

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Rise of the Tomb Raider

Find out more about Lara Croft in this new video series

As we countdown to the launch of Rise of the Tomb Raider, Microsoft has released a new video series called "Woman vs. Wild." The new series will offer "a deep dive into the gameplay mechanics" in Croft's journey. 

 
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Super Mario Maker

Professional game developers try their hands at Super Mario Maker

Bertil Horberg, the creator of the fantastic Gunman Clive series, was once asked if he would create a level in Super Mario Maker worthy of his premier franchise. He declined, saying he already knows how painfully difficult level design is. ...

 
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HoloLens

HoloLens dev kits are $3,000 (apply now!)

I remember hearing chatter that Microsoft's augmented-reality headset, HoloLens, would cost significantly more than an Xbox One. While we probably won't know the exact price tag for quite a while, the company has begun taking applications f...

 
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Conker

Before Conker's Bad Fur Day, there was Twelve Tales

Rare has shared another behind-the-scenes video about Conker and this one sure brings me back. Conker's Quest, as it was originally called before undergoing a name change to Twelve Tales: Conker 64, debuted at E3 in 1997. It was a lighthear...

 
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Havok

Intel is selling Havok to Microsoft

Microsoft is purchasing physics engine maker Havok from Intel for an undisclosed sum. The company confirmed with IGN that the technology will continue to be licensed to "the broad AAA games industry," including companies making titles for S...

 
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Gettin' Medieval

Rare opens up about its unreleased Conker game

After finishing work on Conker: Live & Reloaded, Rare pursued another project set in that universe called Conker: Gettin' Medieval. It was going to be an Xbox multiplayer game, not a direct continuation of the Bad Fur Day storyline that...

 
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Documentary

Upcoming film explores Japan's indie scene

I'm always searching for new documentaries, preferably ones that cover subjects, stories, or processes I don't yet know much about. As of last night, I have my eye on Branching Paths. It examines the growing independent video game scene in ...

 
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Hohokum

Hohokum dev Honeyslug disbands after 7 years

After seven years in business, Hohokum studio Honeyslug is splitting up, with co-founders Ricky Haggett, Nat Marco and Mark Inman going their separate ways to pursue solo careers. In addition to Hohokum, the team is responsible for similarl...

 
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From Software

From Software opening new studio in Fukuoka

From Software is establishing a new studio in Fukuoka, the company announced today. The satellite, formed to expand the company's existing development capabilities, intends to focus its efforts on "creating 3D CG assets for games while work...

 
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UK Industry

UK tax relief has 'positive impact' on UK games development

Though the UK games industry still needs to be "on par" with the British film industry, tax relief is already having a positive impact on the UK games industry. "In 2014 the European Commission gave the green light and the tax break was int...

 
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FNAF dev is a nice guy

Five Nights at Freddy's dev delivers motivational speech

Love it or hate it, the Five Nights at Freddy's series is a roaring success, and is surely raking in even more cash after the recently released fourth game. Developer Scott Cawthon has taken to the Steam Community forums to answer...

 
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Ouya

Update: Razer/Ouya deal means no money for indies, devs encouraged to not talk to press

[Update: In a call with Polygon, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan confirmed that the company would be looking into fulfilling the contracts made by Ouya. "We are going to try and make good on this fund and give these developers an option. [...] ...

 
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Deus Ex men united

Deus Ex creators play the original 15 years later

The Deus Ex YouTube took a break from giving me fodder for Mick Foley jokes to host some of creators of the original game for a "Let's Play" down memory lane. Project director Warren Spector, writer Sheldon Pacotti, and lead programmer Chr...

 
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The Last of Us

Naughty Dog devs thought The Last of Us would ruin the studio's name

The Last of Us was the game that proved to a lot of people that Naughty Dog could handle a mature narrative. Its writing explores the human condition and examines the child/guardian protective emotional bond. Upon release, it was righ...

 
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Electronic Arts

Jade Raymond joins EA to open new studio

Jade Raymond, formerly of Ubisoft, has taken a post at Electronic Arts to open a new studio. "I’m happy to announce that I’m joining Electronic Arts and opening Motive, a new development studio in my home town of Montreal, ...

 

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There are two rules to remember if you want to have a good time. Rule #1: Never run out of Colt 45. Rule #2: Never forget Rule #1.

 

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Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

Hitman: Sapienza"Molto buono"

 

Ray Gigant"Challenge not included"

 

Soda Drinker Pro"Like explaining an inside joke to someone else"

 

King's Quest: Once Upon a Climb"A tale of two princesses"

 
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DISCUSSIONS | setupPosts by everyone - post yours

lokhe

Watching blind LPs of Souls games is a bittersweet Sometimes, they find shit you completely missed and impress you, while at other times they cant see the answer when its staring them in the Oh the sweet furstration! xD

 
DanteKinkade

Person of Interest had a really great season opening episode, for one they managed to make a super computer using several PS3s, it also showed that Root is probably one of the few people who had hers running on

 
Nekrosys

Ive gone back to playing As it were, I want to build myself a Tonitrus/Holy Moonlight Sword-using Wasnt too keen on the Bowblade for some Oh

 
whatsacow

God help me, Im addicted to Hearthstone Its been a year since I last played and a lot has One thing hasnt though - I still fucking despise

 
Fenriff

If you havent heard, Overwatch is Zarya and Mercy for

 
Dangus Taargus

Anyone want Affordable Space Adventures or Shantae TPC? North American Humble bundle

 
Fuzunga

Battleborn day-one update is only 470mb!

 
Indestructoidable

Killed the Abyss Watchers in an epic

 
klaw616

Hooooow can I explain, when there are feeeeewwww words I can choooooose Come on, you all know the words!

 
Sr Churros

Madonna oficially became a female MMO character now

 
taterchimp

Going to make a site that allows people to raise money to get virgin dudes

 
Terry 309

So I posted a 4v4 RT game on youtube just to show what its like to

 
BigDoniel

Fair to say the Dota 2 addiction is Have no idea why, the game just never seems to get

 
TheAngriestCarp

I was so stoked to finally see Dreamweaver sharing his artwork with the community that I had the urge to try drawing his catgirl OC, Mayuki, So if youre reading this Dream, consider it a gift from one fledgling artist to another!

 
Agent9

I wish the Storm ruler did a little more than just kill 1 it would have been epic if it casted a strong wind projectile that could disarm enemies or At least chew stamina or Its underutilization is a

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Friendly reminder that Pocket Card Jockey is coming out in 2 days and will consume my life at that

 
Torchman

Chapter 8 gave me 360 snipes for days on end Still not enough to make up for Roger

 
Kaleido Ruby

Hub music, huh?

 
Sr Churros

Welp, Phantasy Star Online 2 failed to run and accuses a missing Either I somehow fucked up when installing or I just need to update Checking for missing game files right now , it is so Current status:

 
EdgyDude

General question: Do other Dtoiders have a shame game? a shame game is game you got by mistake, in a bundle or some other way that youd be embarrassed other people knew you have in your

 
GuerrillaOcelot

I finished Senran Kagura Estival Versus Also, I wrapped up the remaining challenges on Also, I made progress on Dark Souls It has been a good Who needs the outdoors?

 
OverlordZetta

Holy shit! Konami has announced a new game? And its coming to every Sony console AND every Nintendo one?! And its from an old Huson Soft IP?!? And its NOT Bomberman?!?! EDIT: And it may just be a PS2 port somehow severely mislabeled on top of that?!

 
gajknight

PSA: Do not buy the Last Maharaja DLC for AC It is hot trash and Bretts 6/10 is 4 points too Awful, janky and Jack the Ripper though, that is excellent Do get

 
Jinx 01

Steam made a little addition that I *really* Part of the problem with reviews is that games change a lot with patches & updates, especially in Early This makes it easier to see where a game is at the

 
Kaleido Ruby

I think its trying to tell us

 
Amna Umen

My best friend (who introduced me to Dtoid) is developing a game and could use some feedback on his It means so much to me that he succeeds that Im using my 200th QP! Any feedback you leave here Ill pass onto him

 
OverlordZetta

11 years later and this is still my favorite hub world music in a Id just leave the game open and do other stuff to have it playing while I went about my Good, good

 
Sr Churros

I predict the new Battlefield this year will probably be a 2142 sequel, because futuristic shooters are currently in and EA is playing If that ends up being I think they lost a hell of an opportunity for not releasing a sequel for it

 
CoilWhine

I streamed and beat an awesome indie game windowframe, where the window width is used as a weapon and obstacle, streamed part four of Amazing Frog (I unlocked the city and found a boat by getting enough points) + replayed Dead Bits (why? idk)

 
Luca Blight

Goodnight or good morning everyone Im off to

 

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