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Epic Games

Epic Games is over single-player campaigns

Epic Games is transitioning away from developing single-player games, the studio tells Polygon. The company plans to develop smaller, free-to-play online games like Paragon, Fortnite, and the new Unreal Tournament, rather than more exp...   read

 
 
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Kerbal Space Program

Former Kerbal Space Program developers slam studio for poor pay and crunch time

[Update: Squad has released a statement, denying all of the allegations below: Regarding some recent comments made by former team members that caught community and press attention, we want to share the following statement: In Squad we are ...   read

 
 



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Indie to AAA

Hyper Light Drifter's Teddy Diefenbach is joining Square Enix

These days, it's not uncommon to hear the standard "going indie" story. A game developer works for a big studio for X number of years, tires of the grind and/or the lack of creative freedom, saves up some cash to break away from his or her ...   read

 
 
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EVE Online
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EVE Online developer has the right attitude about making sandbox games

Earlier this week, the Citadel expansion came to EVE Online. Two years ago, developer CCP moved toward releasing more frequent updates for the game, so this type of event is a relatively regular occurrence. Citadel, however, is a prett...   read

 
 
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Amsterdam 1666

Ubisoft ends lawsuit with Assassin's Creed creator, hands over 1666 Amsterdam

Ubisoft and Patrice Désilets have kissed and made up. Or at least buried the hatchet. Today, the Assassin's Creed creator announced plans to withdraw legal action against Ubisoft after reaching an agreement with the publisher that wi...   read

 
 
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Platinum Games

Report: Platinum Games president steps down (Update)

[Update: In a statement to Polygon, a Platinum Games spokesperson confirmed the news.] Tatsuya Minami has stepped down as president of Platinum Games, Game Business reports. The Japanese outlet claims Minami left the studio late last month ...   read

 
 
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Codemasters

Codemasters acquires 'most' of defunct Driveclub studio's staff

As you may have heard, Evolution Studios, developers of Motorstorm and Driveclub, is no more. But the UK-based Codemasters, one of the leading driving game creators worldwide, swooped in and acquired "most" of Evolution's staff in a bid to ...   read

 
 



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Destiny
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Destiny's creative lead quits Bungie after 13 years

Destiny’s story creative lead is leaving Bungie. After 13 years with the studio, CJ Cowan announced on Twitter that he had “decided to part ways with Bungie” but did not clarify why he was leaving, or where he was headed. ...   read

 
 
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Hideo Kojima

Kojima to be told he's a legend again at Develop Conference

Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima will host a keynote presentation at the Develop Conference in Brighton, UK, later this year.  Sony’s Mark Cerny will join Kojima to present a session entitled Industry Legends Discuss the Fut...   read

 
 
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Remedy behind the scenes
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This Remedy studio tour cracked me up

We're a few days out from Quantum Break, and whether you're looking forward to the time-bending shooter or not, this tour of Remedy Entertainment is worth watching. It's pretty darn funny! I had my suspicions that Shawn Ashmore smells nic...   read

 
 
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CAPCOM

Senior Capcom designer leaves for SNK Playmore

Hidetoshi "Neo G" Ishizawa has departed Capcom for a new position at SNK Playmore. Though Ishizawa may not be as familiar a name as, say, Yoshinori Ono, the fact remains he's been with Capcom since 1995 and has credits on a myriad of belove...   read

 
 


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Xbox One

Xbox One's summer update has three big features, including turning all consoles into dev kits

As a part of its plans for the anniversary of Windows 10's launch, Microsoft intends to enhance the Xbox One. After all, it is a Windows 10 product. The tech giant took some time today to outline three significant features that are coming t...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft

Ubisoft opens new studio in the Philippines

Ubisoft has announced it will open a new studio in the Philippines. The new studio aims to hire up to 50 staff in its opening year and work alongside other Ubisoft studios to develop "AAA console games," including nurturing "close ties...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil
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Happy 20th birthday, Resident Evil!

Twenty years ago today, Resident Evil opened its mansion doors to a whole new genre of video games.  It on was March 22, 1996, that we first met Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Barry Burton’s beard and Albert Wesker’s hair....   read

 
 
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Diablo

See the original eight-page pitch for Diablo

"We believe these expansion disks should be priced at around $4.95 with the hope that they would be placed near cash registers as point-of-purchase items. Players would buy these packs as an afterthought, or maybe in an attempt to collect t...   read

 
 
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UBISOFT

The Division director leaves Ubisoft

The Divsion director Ryan Barnard has left Ubisoft to take a post at IO Interactive, the Copenhagen-based Square Enix subsidiary behind titles like Hitman and Kane & Lynch. According to Square Enix (via MCV), Barnard is now the stu...   read

 
 
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Banjo-Kazooie
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I'll never look at Banjo's hips the same way

Rare is still making videos recounting what it was like behind the scenes on Banjo-Kazooie, and I'm still fascinated. Today, it's five (more) things we probably didn't know. As discussed in the video, the game's musical intro was originall...   read

 
 
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Stardew Valley sales

The one-man Stardew Valley has sold over 425K copies

If not for The Division, a multi-studio game that "has sold through more copies in its first 24 hours of availability than any previous title in [Ubisoft's] history," the unassuming farming/life sim Stardew Valley would be sitting at the to...   read

 
 
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Dead Island 2

Sumo Digital takes over development of Dead Island 2

LittleBigPlanet developer Sumo Digital has taken over development of Dead Island 2. Publisher Deep Silver severed links with the original development team at Yager after citing it did not wish to make “compromises” with the sequ...   read

 
 
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Electronic Arts

PS4 and Xbox One combined sales hit 60 million, says EA CFO

There are 60 million PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles out in the wild, according to EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen.  That’s five million more than his estimate of 55 million given at the end of last year. Talking at the Morgan...   read

 
 
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Bungie

Ride Along with Bungie

Bungie has announced Ride Along, its new behind-the-scenes livestream series. The weekly show will debut on March 2 and provide an insight into how Destiny is made, as well as “introduce you to the people who make your games.” T...   read

 
 
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Ori

Ori dev: Nintendo is being too secretive with the NX

Thomas Mahler of Moon Studios (of Ori and the Blind Forest fame) is known for being candid, which is a wonderful juxtaposition to this industry full of canned PR responses. This time he's sounding off on Nintendo, who he is kind of fru...   read

 
 
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Remedy
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That is a big-ass bottle of champagne that Remedy has

Ever had a Cham Night? That's when one of your friends declares "Cham Night!" and everyone goes to the liquor store and buys a bottle of Andre (approximate retail price: $4). Cham Night is always a good time but never a good decision. Sam L...   read

 
 
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The Truth

Gaming is 'only limited by the bastards with the money,' says Guillermo del Toro

The DICE 2016 talk between director Guillermo del Toro and game designer Hideo Kojima just wrapped up (watch the replay here), and there were a few awesome quotes from both creators.  "The storytellers look ahead to see what they can d...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect

Mass Effect: Andromeda writer leaves BioWare for Bungie

Mass Affect: Andromeda lead writer Chris Schlerf has departed BioWare Montréal for Bungie. Schlerf called his time with the Mass Effect and Dragon Age studio one of the "best experiences" of his career and expressed ex...   read

 
 
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Rudorlf

Gotta look for a part-time job tomorrow, since either I dont have enough experience for a video production assistant or theres no open position for said job Kinda heartbreaking as I almost got that job last year, except without my own :(

 
Deadgar64

Played Quake again for me I LOVE the shit out of

 
long john

Okay now that I got to the seaside it got MUCH better, no more Shiva on my way, bigger spaces The inventory is a bit small but this game is more FUN than I remember playing only parts of introduction is unfair to the rest of the game, Id sa

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Since I have a new phone, I had to do the Steam mobile authenticator thing Thankfully this time my hold is only 3 days before I can use the Market, but its still a terribly-inconvenient

 
Kaleido Ruby

This is some pretty stunning difficulty this early in the game (maybe third or so Guess I get to learn how to beat a really hard boss when Im barely level

 
Mike Martin

Absolutely in love with the atmosphere and setting of We Happy Havent been this into a world since Sir, You Are Being

 
Steven Hansen

finally got MRI results! my UCL hung on by a not-complete-tear means no so this cost me a lotta pain, inconvenience, and ~$500 instead of thousands and even longer ill take

 
Sailor Zebes

That feel when you get TWO Zinogre Jaspers in one hunt!

 
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Well that bitching over Hyper Light Drifter was apparently my 200th There is a Its 2 of Im celebrating with cranberry moonshine and

 
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On a side note, this might be the least interest fall/winter line up Ive seen in a long Anyone feverishly excited for something? Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4 for and thats a year Whats got you kids hyped?

 

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