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Nintendo's 3DS plans remain unchanged as unit and software sales slow

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 21:53

Nintendo†™s latest financial report shares recent sales figures for the 3DS and, while the system is indeed still selling, its momentum continues to slow. ...

Qualcomm and Tencent team up for future mobile game devices and content

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 21:34

Qualcomm and Tencent have announced a partnership that sees the two collaborating on a number of things in the digital entertainment space, including things like 5G and cloud-based game tech. ...

Live services brought EA $2.5 billion in net bookings in the last 12 months

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 21:15

Electronic Arts says that the first quarter of its 2019-2020 fiscal year beat expectations, a feat COO and CFO Blake Jorgenson says was accomplished thanks to "broad strength across our core franchises." ...

US tariffs on Chinese goods could raise PlayStation console prices, warns Sony

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 19:56

The ongoing trade dispute could lead to Sony increasing the cost of PlayStation hardware in the States to compensate for higher manufacturing costs, should the threatened tariffs go into effect. ...

Video: Niantic founder examines the state & future of AR games

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 18:58

In this 2019 GDC talk Niantic CEO John Hanke examines the state of augmented reality, helping you imagine possible AR games & experiences that offer persistent shared experiences in the real world. ...

At XRDC you'll learn how VR is radicalizing drug design at nanoscale

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 17:15

At XRDC in San Francisco this October you'll have a rare opportunity to see exactly how cutting-edge researchers are using VR to design new drugs -- at nanoscale! ...

The Story Behind Forager, Out Today on PS4 - Blogdottv

Google game jam - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 17:10
The Story Behind Forager, Out Today on PS4  Blogdottv

Forager is the highly popular and quirky “idle game that you want to actively keep playing.” It's all about exploring, crafting, gathering and managing resources, ...

Both digital and packaged game sales on the rise at Sega Sammy

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 17:07

Sega Sammy reported increases in both digital and packaged game sales, growth it expects to continue as the reach of consoles, as well as new platforms and services, continue to expand outside of Japan. ...

Switch driving sales at Nintendo as 'foreign exchange losses' cut profits

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 15:48

Profits are down at Nintendo, despite Switch hardware and software continuing to drive sales at the Japanese console maker. ...

The PlayStation 4 has shipped 100 million units faster than any other console

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 14:46

The PlayStation 4 has shipped over 100 million units worldwide since launching in November 2013, according to the latest numbers from Sony. ...

PlayStation 4 software revenue dips as hardware shipments hit major milestone

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 13:46

Sony has released its financials for the three months ended June 30, 2019, and it looks like a slight drop off in software revenue has negatively impacted the company's video game division. ...

Blog: Considerations when writing music for games

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 13:19

This article is about the elements to consider when planning the composition of game music, written from a purely compositional point of view. ...

The 2020 Independent Games Festival submissions are now open!

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:49

Informa Tech, organizer of GDC 2020, is now accepting submissions for the 22nd annual Independent Games Festival (IGF), the longest running festival, summit and showcase of independent games! ...

Making the bizarre, hilarious world of Trover Saves the Universe

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 06:53

Trover Saves the Universe was created by Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland and shows off much of his show's bizarre humor. We talk to Squanch Games to learn about world-building and judgment-free ideation. ...

Don't Miss: The Blue Shell and its discontents

Gamasutra - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 22:28

"The Blue Shell is everything that's wrong with America," is how writer Ian Bogost opens this classic article interrogating the design and cultural context of Mario Kart's infamous leader-killer. ...

Get a job: Join Insomniac Games as a Senior Character TD

Gamasutra - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 21:30

Insomniac Games is after a dev to be responsible for working with the team to design, implement and maintain the animation and rigging pipeline, and create character setups. ...

GitHub access restricted in Iran, Syria, and Crimea due to sanctions

Gamasutra - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 20:52

GitHub users in Iran, Syria, and Crimea can no longer access private repositories and have restrictions placed on their paid accounts as a result of US sanctions. ...

Nintendo recasts Fire Emblem: Three Houses voice actor after abuse confessions

Gamasutra - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 20:15

Nintendo has recast the role of Fire Emblem: Three Houses' male protagonist after voice actor Chris Niosi was accused of and confessed to abusing former friends and romantic partners. ...

Video: A game programmer's guide to the dark secrets of RNG

Gamasutra - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 19:20

In this 2017 GDC talk, Dire Wolf Digital's Shay Pierce shares some techniques and considerations worth knowing when using random generation in games. ...

Review: Turok: Escape from Lost Valley - Destructoid

Google game jam - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 19:00
Review: Turok: Escape from Lost Valley  Destructoid

I'm not a fan of short intros where reviewers bluntly tell you to avoid a particular game. There are many different factors for why a title can end up so bad that you ...


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