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"I actually did not want to write a book. For like 25 years, everybody bugged me saying, 'Please write a book.' And… https://t.co/0GADlYDLWq
10/20
2020
Sierra co-founder Ken Williams' philosophy was to find someone who was passionate about making a game, "then my job… https://t.co/QWhL8AElODThe community-driven organisation is based in the US but will operate globally to "drive and assist" games preserva… https://t.co/VzghiYaeN3"I think a lot of people in the industry have broken in with little or no support outside of the tutorship in their… https://t.co/M3eCGR3exsRevenue generated by the UK games industry reached £907 million in 2019/2020, growing from £747 million. https://t.co/zcPW0A1qEZKen Williams doesn't know how his design philosophy could work today https://t.co/miskYUKNIE"Be sure to give proper consideration and thought to any efficiency saving tools that your programmers recommend. P… https://t.co/UftRbhXbfTStudio Gobo and sister studio Electric Square have launched a new programme designed to help minority groups in the… https://t.co/wbPPKsnnS0Do you dream of bringing games to life through 3D character art? Or would you like to learn about marketing and whe… https://t.co/l1xCOFfyVe"When it comes to the games industry, Romania reminds us of Poland from a few years back" https://t.co/9w9QSPlKCqHit Save's mission statement is to "advocate for, initiate, support, and maintain video game preservation efforts t… https://t.co/k1aMFukJuA“Farming Simulator is a game where boxed PC versions are still being sold in huge numbers" (Sponsored) https://t.co/bBzHFLEC8FEVOS Esports closes $12m Series B round https://t.co/pO2IOemTI0Next major story update also delayed to "ensure all new content meets both our and your high standards, and has tim… https://t.co/nIf64ET8uGStudio head at @CoconutLizard Robert Troughton goes through the right toolset to keep a development team happy and… https://t.co/LIC3a1Izdb$999 GDC Masterclasses? "That kind of gatekeeping cuts a lot of people that could most benefit from that access to… https://t.co/addJyhjvbqThe https://t.co/Mz1KhrAeuF Academy's in-depth guide to Lumberyard, a 3D engine powered by Amazon Web Services https://t.co/7oe5ovIfW3Growth in the UK games industry has been faster from November 2018 to April 2020 than it's ever been since trade as… https://t.co/gsEFTyBB7PExisting owners of Marvel's Avengers will be able to upgrade for free when the next-gen version is eventually relea… https://t.co/Lw591SFC8WThere are 18 Switch exclusive games in the Top 40 https://t.co/MBUH5hKapY
10/19
2020
Playtika files IPO draft https://t.co/D93euH5we4"The idea that there's some kind of dividing line between the walled garden Apple runs and the kind that the consol… https://t.co/xq25HqJWg5For developers just starting in the industry, the task of choosing the best game engine can be daunting. Here, we t… https://t.co/UuAvBbn76bXbox head: Bethesda purchase wasn't to keep games away from other platforms https://t.co/5izOziA93g"If we can make the industry a more fair and accessible place, and maybe inspire some change, it'll be more than wo… https://t.co/GJNl9AXusv"We'll know change is happening when we start seeing more women -- particularly as creative directors of studios or… https://t.co/RpQcTo0tASNews-in-brief: Analogue reveals TurboGrafx-16 retro hardware https://t.co/vyZ98XhoHNOur family of Academy guides dedicated to game engines just got a new member: Amazon Lumberyard. In these guides, w… https://t.co/5dmYKSyMM6The https://t.co/Mz1KhrAeuF Academy's in-depth guide to Lumberyard, a 3D engine powered by Amazon Web Services https://t.co/7oe5ovIfW3Avengers assembles September sales chart heavy on new releases https://t.co/ydorrJcwO7"While we should perhaps be cautiously optimistic about these numbers, we also shouldn't break out the champagne ju… https://t.co/gFAZXgiSv0"Judge Gonzales Rogers' comments and decisions on the case thus far suggest she's not willing to see her court used… https://t.co/MNCAy0nVhNWe speak to the developers behind Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit https://t.co/fncUlKIP1p"This change will free us up to think about what's next, not just with regard to StarCraft II, but for the StarCraf… https://t.co/fpaYUxF3L2Industry knowledge should not be "locked up in vaults behind ticket prices" Rami Ismail and Myriame Lachappele dis… https://t.co/FQRALa7e5QThis is the first time a console FIFA game has sold more digitally than it has physically. https://t.co/2rlY9M8T6gUsers on the mobile and desktop will no longer be able to buy both full games and add-ons for PS3, PS Vita or PSP,… https://t.co/wbWs1BqTRI"If you don't see the product in the physical space, the visibility that you need to gain through marketing would b… https://t.co/6SFHUdXu9p"This wasn't done with the plan of saying, 'How many additional accessories can we sell?'" Velan Studios' Guha Bal… https://t.co/qOM8ylJk7cSummer video game reveals showed record number of female protagonists https://t.co/KEJ2xe8IC6FIFA's massive digital performance in the UK almost makes up for the drop in physical https://t.co/2rlY9M8T6g"Ultimately, it doesn't seem that having a competent and well-informed judge in this case is playing to Epic's favo… https://t.co/t6Tf4hRWK0Blizzard no longer developng new content for StarCraft 2 https://t.co/HC0yhiSVIB
10/16
2020
GameFly sold to distributor Alliance Entertainment https://t.co/GTYpy9vHnB"Once we finished Reus, we had a lot of money... We had a good sense of what was hard to make and what was easy to… https://t.co/sBkrwsxBN2"These two elements -- the friendships gained and the skills gained -- form something that we're calling the EVE Ef… https://t.co/I9IiS6IERV"There's a lot of hype around AR and VR, but either the vision is way ahead of what the technology can deliver or t… https://t.co/lEO9Usv3CpICYMI - We announced #GIBizLiveAcademy, in association with @CAGames, a free online career fair dedicated to helpin… https://t.co/OQORnK58waGameStop will even recieve digital revenues for purchase made on pre-owned Xbox Series consoles it has sold https://t.co/ITkoNUedgmOvercoming AR's limitations with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Velan Studios president Guha Bala on reinventing Ni… https://t.co/z0VT2qT8YZMicrosoft confirms Xbox Series X|S launch titles https://t.co/1eTmXLJrMQ“Farming Simulator is a game where boxed PC versions are still being sold in huge numbers" (Sponsored) https://t.co/bBzHFLEC8FAbbey Games' Adriaan Jansen and Manuel Kerssemakers give a candid account of going from success to failure and back… https://t.co/qewCyJ6FfVThe Unity Charitable Fund is seeded with 750,000 of Unity equity -- it will support the work of the Unity Social Im… https://t.co/V7tIMBSRLTChat to some of the biggest names in games! #GIBizLiveAcademy will host keynote talks from industry icons, and our… https://t.co/P0SQuKWwj4Mexico, South Korea, Indonesia, Brazil and Argentina among the top countries as Among Us reaches 4bn views https://t.co/G5vmbHaen3Interested in a career in games? Want to chat with industry professionals? Join us on 26th – 28th October!… https://t.co/JrhpDnadk5UPDATE: Sega edited the Steam page and said in a statement that it "didn't mean to dredge up painful memories." https://t.co/9cawIlsqah"EVE is basically like a university, with the complexity of the real world but the safety of a social game... the s… https://t.co/m2A1l9rJkT"If developers only use ray tracing, then a large number of rays need to be projected to ensure high quality global… https://t.co/LKIGblsbVxMicrosoft will share digital revenues with GameStop on every Xbox it sells https://t.co/StCUWYsmw9Sega has come under fire from a former employee for releasing a previously cancelled title developed under intensiv… https://t.co/mRgei6u2nqYouTube: Among Us videos reaced 4bn views in September https://t.co/G5vmbGSDvv"At the end of 2020, it will be simple to point at dollars earned and copies sold and deduce that FIFA is stronger… https://t.co/bXjBRo1B80
10/15
2020
FIFA 21 is at an historic low for both critic and user reviews on Metacritic -- but does a game with a license to p… https://t.co/JhlauF81IERooster Teeth members Ryan Haywood and Adam Kovic have both been dismissed from the video production company after… https://t.co/bz4BRcJcUZSurvey: 35% of gamers have a subscription service https://t.co/Eabwm3x4nBThe studio, formerly known as Disruptor Beam, reported $3.4 million in liabilities https://t.co/Fc0SGy956RFIFA 21 has the lowest critical average of any game in the franchise since Metacritic started keeping track with FI… https://t.co/zxquW9Mh2zhttps://t.co/io6kMlMZDP buys minority stake in hypercasual studio Mamboo Games https://t.co/4BjFgZ6zSSCheck out our recap of the @TIGSummit panel featuring @djedery, @tha_rami, and @Lazarus_Audio talking about mental… https://t.co/CHhZbVo6bdUpdate: Rockstar today confirmed the acquisition of Ruffian Games and its rebranding to Rockstar Dundee https://t.co/gfvNR14QlUSharkmob's new opportunity for UK AAA developers The Tencent-owned Swedish developer tells us about its new London… https://t.co/ow72UJdxAAVirtuos opens new concept art studio in Montreal, acquires LA animation specialist CounterPunch https://t.co/oEftnfEBsVSilicon Studio details its global illumination approach, which integrated Enlighten with real-time ray tracing (Spo… https://t.co/qHLAE6u0BFRooster Teeth members Ryan Haywood and Adam Kovic have both been dismissed from the video production company after… https://t.co/72eUBqCgIIVictoria Setian explains how to identify and address discriminatory attitudes in the workplace, and shows ways to d… https://t.co/7qQzTc1HTe"If you're going to be an inclusive space, you can't include people who are exclusive. You can't say 'Everyone's we… https://t.co/8WguyL6pr3Game of Thrones Ascent and Star Trek Timelines developer Beamable, formerly known as Disruptor Beam, filed for bank… https://t.co/uV1s7RNOmCSuper Mario 3D All-Stars was the best selling game across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia during September, ev… https://t.co/2IbLFY8oCwVirtuos acquires CounterPunch Studios, opens Montreal studio https://t.co/oEftnfn0BnNews-in-Brief: Video game analytics firm will use the deal to better serve the speedrun community https://t.co/4vqfpopoSc"We are very good as industry about talking about the things that went right. And we are awful about talking about… https://t.co/LWHjgtxU5H
10/14
2020
In our latest Why I Love column, @drylightn takes a deep dive into GhostShark's Still There https://t.co/pKzIEgTHbISuccessful indie devs on coping with failure, imposter syndrome https://t.co/bVxM4uH0tB"It's key that you have leaders setting the example and holding others accountable. Judging from who I've been talk… https://t.co/JrhSEQWCGi"We share Karl's growing hope, whether delusional or not, that he has been given a second chance to save his daught… https://t.co/VAgwfzXVIIUS could be on course for a record year of games spending, projected to reach over $50 billion https://t.co/WR6ghPBpjRHumble names Sithe Ncube and Justin Woodward strategic advisors for Black Game Developer Fund https://t.co/Y26WcE7bnq"The lack of women in leadership positions means women climbing the career ladder have no one to model who has deal… https://t.co/eqjTiRlagk"Nintendo doesn't want me to think I'm in any way, shape or form affiliated with them or that I have a partnership… https://t.co/0msgz3HcsjStill There examines how far one can run from grief | Why I Love https://t.co/pKzIEgC5N8Playrix ads banned for misleading consumers with gameplay that only 0.03% of players have reached https://t.co/DSJnDaQ7z5"When you're setting up a platform of any kind and you're talking about what is and isn't allowed, I feel like the… https://t.co/dRmTC7QXO5Victoria Setian from Avalanche Studios addresses how to fight discriminatory attitudes in the workplace and develop… https://t.co/OQQYBPfrchAnalyst predicts Switch will outsell PS5, Xbox Series X/S this Christms https://t.co/WR6ghPjOsjNintendo issues cease and desist against influencer and adult entertainer Pokeprincxss https://t.co/4jZey9tNNlChinese live streaming platforms Huya and DouYu have entered an agreement to merge, with Tencent to own a 67.5% sta… https://t.co/81meNHnnrw"They refused to remove an emote that was appropriated for racist purposes, but they wouldn't allow a tag that was… https://t.co/YvMjAFe7JtRuffian Games rebranded Rockstar Dundee as Crackdown 2 developer is acquired by GTA firm https://t.co/gfvNR14QlU
10/13
2020

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