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Jobs in Games: Supercell's Richard Bangs on how to get a job as a Game Programmer - Pocket Gamer.Biz

Google game jam - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:04

Jobs in Games: Supercell's Richard Bangs on how to get a job as a Game Programmer
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Game jams are awesome. Grab some friends and join one, or make some friends whilst you are there and join them! If there aren't any game jams near you - like Global Game Jam - check out some online, like Ludum Dare. Look after yourself and your health, ...

Tips For Playing Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Kotaku - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 20:01

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is the newest installment in the popular tactics game series. Whether you’re a fresh faced rookie or a war weary strategist, there’s a few things you should know if you want to conquer the battlefield.

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Get a job: Be a UI Artist at Telltale Games

Gamasutra - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 19:55

Minecraft: Story Mode dev Telltale Games in San Rafael, CA seeks a UI artist to design, create and implement user interfaces across multiple platforms and languages. ...

Video: We failed at publishing competitive games so you don't have to

Gamasutra - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 19:45

At the GDC 2017 eSports Day Iron Galaxy chief Dave Lang showcases how the company tried (and mostly failed) to form a "competitive games" publishing label, sharing lessons learned along the way. ...

Ask Dr. NerdLove: How Do I Get Better At Oral Sex?

Kotaku - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 19:30

Hello all you pervert people of the intertubes, and welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the time-jaunting dating advice column that helps you avoid mistakes before you make them.

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Why Chinese industrial firms are snapping up game studios: 'You can buy profit'

Gamasutra - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 19:28

Curious devs may appreciate a recent Bloomberg feature digging into why, exactly, Chinese industrial firms (specializing in everything from mining to chickens) are buying Western game companies. ...

Forget Spinners: This $5 Cube Is a Better Way to Fidget

Kotaku - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 19:09

As a compulsive fidgeter, I’ve tried both fidget cubes and fidget spinners, and there’s frankly no comparison; cubes are far superior. Why limit yourself to spinning when you can roll, click, press, flick, and rub, all on one device? There are two different colors available for $5, just note that they have different…

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17 NBA Teams Are Investing In 2K Esports, But There Might Not Be A Scene

Kotaku - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 19:00

The announcement of the NBA 2K league was huge—17 NBA teams will be investing in esports teams which will be contracted to compete in a regular season running concurrent with the NBA season. It was enough to pique many people’s curiosity, including our own, but when we went looking for references to any existing 2K

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The Surge Is Like Dark Souls Except You Can Dismember Everyone

Kotaku - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 18:30

The Surge is a futuristic action game in the vein of Dark Souls that pits players against a host of robots and power-suit-wearing goons. It’s fun to bash on zombies but even better to cut their limbs off to steal their loot.

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Snag a Copy of Final Fantasy XV For An All-Time Low $35

Kotaku - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 18:20

If you still haven’t picked up a copy of Final Fantasy XV (and you definitely should), Amazon’s marked it back down to $35 today, matching the best price we’ve seen so far.

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Screenshot: Awesome Possum…Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt - A.V. Club

Google game jam - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 18:13

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Screenshot: Awesome Possum…Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt
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Go to every local game jam. Pick up freelance work as it becomes available. 4.) Eventually, it might be six months from now, or it might be five years from now, you'll get an offer for your dream job in game dev. By having other development experience ...

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Don't Miss: A game design deep dive into Rocket League's rocket jumps

Gamasutra - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 18:04

Psyonix founder Dave Hagewood explains how Rocket League's "rocket boost" mechanic started as a simple nitro button and wound up becoming a critical part of the game's acrobatic high-level play. ...

Street Fighter V Fans Are Not Sure What To Make Of Seemingly Simplistic Newcomer Ed

Kotaku - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 18:00

Last weekend saw Capcom open up a special beta for Street Fighter V which, in addition to giving the community a chance to try the game’s improved online modes, provided a preview for the next downloadable character. Ed, a rapidly aging M. Bison clone saved by Balrog during the story of Street Fighter IV, shocked fans…

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A report from GaymerX Australia

Gamasutra - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 17:59

A report from GaymerX Australia. Liam Esler and Joshua Meadows brought the GX franchise to Australia just two years ago, but sadly 2017's was (at least for now) the last one. ...

Blizzard May Have Clarified Pharah's Controversial Background In Overwatch

Kotaku - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 17:51

Last night, Blizzard teased a new skin for the beloved Overwatch hero Pharah, an Egyptian soldier who, along with her mother, served in the Egyptian military. The new skin, though, sends some mixed cultural signals: Pharah is wearing a white, Egyptian-style headscarf, but also bears distinctly Native American patterns…

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How Kona's devs used the Canada Media Fund, and why they won't use it again

Gamasutra - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 17:42

What's it like to fund indie game development in Canada? For its game Kona, Parabole made use of one option Canadian game developers have at their disposal: the Canada Media Fund. ...

This weekend, Second Life bunnies will starve and die.

Kotaku - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 17:20

This weekend, Second Life bunnies will starve and die. Ozimals, a popular virtual pet creator, got hit with a cease-and-desist order, meaning no more support for existing products. As a result, many of their bunnies won’t be able to eat. They’ll die on Saturday. Check out the full story on Waypoint.

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Chat with World to the West's lead designer today at 3PM EDT

Gamasutra - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 17:03

We're streaming World to the West and chatting with the game's lead designer today at 3PM EDT. ...

Show Us Your Custom Injustice 2 Characters

Kotaku - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 17:00

The coolest new feature in Injustice 2 is the ability to play dress-up with DC Comics’ iconic heroes and villains. And though they can’t possibly be as awesome as my Grape Flash here, we want to see your best custom creations.

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The Top iOS Game Is A Fidget Spinner App, Because Of Course It Is

Kotaku - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 16:55

Fidget spinners are taking America by storm, as the Tamagotchi and yo-yo did before them. Unlike those other examples, spinners aren’t necessarily toys, but rather concentration tools for distracted or hyperactive kids. They’re being banned from schools all the same. In New York, you can grab one at pretty much any…

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