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1 Sega reports 'long overtime' hours cut by 80%
image Sega's latest financial report claims "long overtime hours" have been reduced 80 to 90 percent since establishing the anti-overtime initiative back in 2013.
  Video: Alternative paths in indie development
image In this GDC 2018 set of microtalks, several devs share their experiences taking strange and untrodden paths in the world of indie games.
  Canceled version of a Shenmue HD remaster shows what could've been
image A video compares footage from the canceled, unreleased HD remake of Shenmue against the shipped and finalized product to reveal graphical and technical differences.
  Get a job: Airship Syndicate is hiring a Sr. Programmer
image Airship Syndicate is looking for an experienced gameplay programmer to help build a cool new action game for PC and consoles.
  God of War devs share early level designs for #Blocktober
image Developers from Sony Santa Monica share early versions of levels from God of War in celebration of #Blocktober.
1 Why Paradox is bringing visual editing tools to its next engine update
image "We want to put as much power as we can into the hands of the people who are making content," says engine team lead John Wordsworth. "They shouldn’t have to ask a coder for help."
  The Making of GDC 2019: Figuring out which pass is right for you
image GDC's audience is as diverse as the content it offers, and its numerous pass options reflect that. Here, GDC GM Katie Stern breaks down the mny passes to help you understand which is right for you!
  Sony is working on a fix for a PlayStation 4-crashing messages bug
image Sony is in the process of fixing a bug that allows unsupported text characters sent via messages to lock up PlayStation 4 systems.
  Learn about the future of mobile VR from Nolo VR at XRDC!
image At XRDC later this month, Nolo VR is sponsoring an intriguing session in which it plans to share insight into the state of the mobile VR market, and explore predictions for the future!
  National Videogame Museum to open in Sheffield this November
image Previously known at The National Videogame Arcade and based in Nottingham, the attraction has rebranded and relocated to introduce video game culture to hundreds of thousands of new visitors.
10 Crunch isn't required, claims Rockstar co-founder after 100-hour weeks comment
image UPDATE Rockstar's Dan Houser says crunch is optional, and the 100-hour weeks previously mentioned were only senior writers during the last three weeks of the project.
  How Landfall Games finds the fun in physics engines
image "If everyone doesn’t take the game so seriously we can have a lot more fun with it and do more," says Landfall's Petter Henriksson of the studio's penchant for weird physics in this in-depth chat.
  Video Game Deep Cuts: Smash That Magic Spiderweb
image This week's highlights include a neat Smash Bros interview, a review of Magic Leap's reveal party, and words of wisdom from Spiderweb Software, among many others.
  Video: BioWare's postmortem look at the making of Star Wars: The Old Republic
image At GDC 2012, BioWare Austin leads Richard Vogel and Dallas Dickinson share how Star Wars: The Old Republic positioned itself to break into the World of Warcraft-dominated MMO game market.
  Watch our chat with CrossCode's lead developer and composer!
image We talked to some of the developers behind Steam Early Access hit CrossCode about making and selling a retro-flavored RPG in 2018.
  Facebook is testing a mobile app for watching Facebook Gaming streams
image Facebook is currently testing a mobile spin on its streaming platform that groups features currently available in the company’s Facebook Gaming web platform into a mobile-friendly app.
  Weekly Jobs Roundup: Outfit7, Cryptic Studios, and more are hiring now!
image Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on Gamasutra's Job Board.
1 Facebook confirms 30 million people had personal data stolen in breach
image While the number is less than the company’s original 50 million estimate, a significant chunk of the platform’s userbase had either their contact or profile info accessed in the breach.
13 Valve under investigation by Brazilian gov't over violent political game
image Valve is under investigation by the Brazilian government after a violent political game was published to Steam last week.
  John Carmack and ZeniMax have ended their legal dispute
image The legal battle between id Software co-founder John Carmack and current id owner ZeniMax has ended, though a case involving Oculus rages on.
  Report: Blizzard considering bringing cross-platform play to Diablo 3
image Update A Blizzard rep said the company is in talks with Sony and Microsoft to enable cross-platform play across competing consoles with the arrival of Diablo 3 on the Nintendo Switch.
  XRDC speaker Q&A: BioWare vet Jonathan Perry tunes VR for workplace training
image Ractive CEO and former BioWare cinematics director Jonathan Perry talks about the potential of VR in high-stress training.
  Bethesda teams up with West Virginia Tourism Office for Fallout 76 promo
image Fallout 76 developer Bethesda is partnering with the West Virginia Tourism Office to promote the upcoming game which takes place in a post-apocalyptic version of the state.
1 Bethesda Softworks opens new office to expand global operations
image Bethesda Softworks announced the opening of a new office in Moscow, Russia earlier today as part of its expansion of global operations. 
3 Blog: Working with local devs to gain experience in games user research
image Landing an entry-level job in GamesUR is difficult, so having experience can set you apart from other candidates. This post outlines several best practices and principles for getting started in GamesUR.

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2 The Three Words That Will Make Magic Leap and Products Like it
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  Video Game Deep Cuts: Smash That Magic Spiderweb
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Finding Hope Amongst The Chaos
image Nicole Barelli explains how even the bleakest game narratives can showcase elements of hope, inspiring players to stay invested in stories from beginning to end.
On Meaningful Play: Design Thinking X Game Design
image In this presentation from the Meaningful Play Conference at Michigan State University, Mars Ashton discusses the role Design Thinking plays within game development.
Examining Causes Of Conflict In Narrative
image Gregory Pellechi takes a look at common sources of conflict in game narratives, highlighting elements that create believable antagonists and compelling stories.
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Sunrisez Entertainment
Sunrisez Entertainment We are specialized in providing digital art services to the video game and animation industries.
Art Bully Productions LLC
Art Bully Productions LLC Art Bully Productions was founded in 2008 by 3d art professionals who have years of experience in the video game industry. We pride ourselves on delivering AAA quality work at very competitive rates to developers of all sizes.
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