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5:30 PM on 02.28.2014

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2's development was troubled

Well, this is awkward. Not only did Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 review fairly poorly across the board, now we're seeing former developers step into the light and call out Spanish development studio, MercurySteam, for poor ...

Alessandro Fillari





4:30 PM on 02.28.2014

Final DLC for the The Last of Us offers a new difficulty

More The Last of Us content is on the way. Some of it now, some later. Heck yes! For those of you who have already cleared the game's Left Behind story DLC, there's "From Dreams," a new making-of video in the same vein as Are...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 02.26.2014

Steam developers can now start sales without Valve

Developers with games on Steam can initiate sales without seeking approval from Valve now that new Steamworks tools have gone live. Promotions can be scheduled up to two months in advance and the discount percentage and sale ...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 02.26.2014

Peter Molyneux: Fable III was a trainwreck

Peter Molyneux has a well-deserved reputation within the gaming industry of being an overly excitable and dramatic guy. It seems that those characteristics follow him in defeat, too. Speaking to Develop at Casual Connect...

Brett Makedonski

6:00 PM on 02.24.2014

Fans are bringing an unused Double Fine pitch to life

While it may not have been my favorite concept for a game out of Amnesia Fortnight 2014, the pitch itself for Bad Golf 2 was among the best. It was literally just Double Fine's Patrick Hackett chanting "Bad Golf 2!" four time...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 02.24.2014

Free for all: The Last of Us documentary now on YouTube

I felt bad about talking up Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us upon its free release in the US since many of you weren't able to access the documentary. Well, now you can! Naughty Dog and Area 5 have uploaded the movie in its entirety to YouTube. Again, you should watch it -- after you've beaten the game. Great insight into large-scale game development.

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 02.24.2014

DayZ designer Dean Hall will leave Bohemia this year

DayZ designer Dean Hall plans to leave Bohemia Interactive by the end of this year and return home to start his own studio in New Zealand, reports Eurogamer. "I have a specific use," he said. "I'm really good at risk-taking a...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 02.22.2014

The Legend of Zelda on Oculus Rift is pretty damn neat

Through the magic of virtual reality and the Oculus Rift, we're going to start getting a first-person glimpse at the hell that some of our favorite protagonists have to endure. I wasn't too fond of Tektites from the comfort ...

Brett Makedonski

11:00 PM on 02.21.2014

Garry's Mod and Rust have each earned over $30 million

Earlier today, designer Garry Newman tweeted that Garry's Mod "just broke $30,000,000" and "if my calculations are correct -- we have now officially made more money from Rust than Garry's Mod. 0.34% more!" The former has been...

Jordan Devore



Download GameMaker Studio Standard Edition for free photo
Download GameMaker Studio Standard Edition for free
by Jordan Devore

Normally, the Standard Edition for GameMaker Studio costs $49.99 but for a limited time, it's available for free. After downloading, just register an email address and you'll be sent a key.

Also through March 2, 2014, the upgrade to GameMaker Professional Edition is $35, down from the usual going rate of $99.99 -- "simply enter your Standard license key when checking out," according to YoYoGames. Of course, it's the modules that start to add up, but this free version is still one of those offers where there's really no reason not to grab it while you can.

When I think of GameMaker success stories, I think of Derek Yu (Spelunky), Tom Francis (Gunpoint), and Jonatan Söderström (Hotline Miami) -- these three rocked it. In time, you can too.

GameMaker Studio Standard Edition Is Free For A Limited Time [GameMaker Blog]

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4:30 PM on 02.21.2014

15 games selected for Indie Megabooth at GDC 2014

The 2014 Game Developers Conference is fast approaching and today we got the heads up on an exciting addition to the event: the Indie Megabooth Showcase. This banding of indie devs has become a highlight of PAX, so I'm expect...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 02.18.2014

Cliff Bleszinski is done making disc-based games

It's unclear what exactly Cliff Bleszinski's next game will be, though last we heard a first-person arena shooter was at least a possibility. The former Epic Games designer has spoken about his future in an interview with Gam...

Jordan Devore







The Last of Us making-of documentary free on Amazon photo
The Last of Us making-of documentary free on Amazon
by Jordan Devore

Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us is a documentary produced by Area 5 and if you have cleared the game's story mode already, it's definitely one for the to-watch list. Better yet, it's actually free on Amazon in the US right now, either to rent or own.

According to Naughty Dog, Grounded will be up on the PlayStation YouTube channel "very soon" for everyone outside of the US in addition to possibly coming to more venues later on.

I watched about half of the movie last night and as ever, I was left baffled at the sheer time, energy, and devotion that goes into making these monstrous games. It's scary.

Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us Now Available on Amazon Instant Video [PlayStation Blog]

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3:00 PM on 02.11.2014

28 talks from Steam Dev Days are now online

Valve held a conference for developers last month called Steam Dev Days and, as promised, a number of sessions have since been uploaded to YouTube. In some cases, presentation slides are also available. While there's certain...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 02.11.2014

Flappy Bird was removed after it became 'addictive'

There's been substantial speculation as to why the creator of mobile sensation Flappy Bird would pull his game while it was still growing in popularity and, reportedly, earning him an average of $50,000 in daily ad revenue. S...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 02.07.2014

Keep tabs on games with Steam's Recently Updated section

Valve has added a Recently Updated page to Steam, displaying "new and interesting updates, features, and/or content additions" to games. Take a look for yourself. The intent here is to give developers another platform from wh...

Jordan Devore