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  GTA V cheaters' assets frozen following Australian court ruling
image Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive crack down on GTA V cheaters after an Australian federal court granted search and seizure orders against players associated with cheating software.
  Github launches beta of GitHub Actions, a workflow automating tool
image Github has detailed and launched a handful of new features that aim to arm devs using the platform’s repositories with new tools to improve workflows and collaboration.
  Ubisoft selects new CFO to take over beginning in 2019
image Ubisoft announced today that chief financial officer Alain Martinez will retire from the company at the end of 2018, with Frédérick Duguet taking over the role beginning in 2019.
  Get a job: Experius is looking for an Unreal 4 Environment Artist
image The Culver City-based team is seeking a self-motivated and experienced 3D generalist for a virtual reality project.
  Sega credits strong localizations for jump in worldwide game sales
image The latest shareholder report dives into the nitty-gritty details of the company’s future plans, but its stance on localization is worth calling attention to. 
22 Don't Miss: Double Fine's postmortem of Brutal Legend
image In this classic postmortem, Double Fine outlines the production of its rock god epic Brütal Legend, taking in everything from legal troubles with Activision to nitty-gritty tool development details.
  Epic sues YouTubers for using and selling Fortnite cheats
image Epic Games has filed a lawsuit against two YouTubers, accusing the pair of copyright infringement and breach of contract for both using and promoting the use of Fortnite cheats.
  Submissions are now open for the GDC 2019 Tutorials!
image Hey devs, GDC 2019 has put out a call for submissions of lectures and panels that would be a good fit for 6 of the conference's popular Tutorials, from the Level Design Workshop to eSports Day!
2 Discord game marketplace and subscription service enter global beta
image Discord has launched the worldwide beta for its fledgling game storefront and Nitro subscription service, meaning both can now be accessed by the platform's 150 million registered users.
  See how to improve your MR apps with Microsoft's Azure at XRDC!
image XRDC organizers highlight one particular sponsored session from partner Microsoft that you'll want to see if you're at all curious about how cloud computing can help supercharge your work!
  Blog: Exhibiting at GDEX 2018 - The great postmortem
image It's hard to show off your game at an expo. It's even harder when you're a solo indie dev. It's absolutely ridiculous when your game is a JRPG, one of the hardest genres to demo. Here's my experience.
  Sony has fixed the messaging bug that's been crashing PS4s
image Sony claims it has fixed a recent issue that's been causing PlayStation 4 consoles to freeze after receiving a message containing unsupported text characters. 
  Bandai Namco agrees to European distribution deal for Cyberpunk 2077
image Bandai will be responsible for distributing and promoting the open-world RPG in 24 countries, including France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the UK. 
  Blog: Getting the world of Sprint Vector over the finish line
image Survios technical artist Kevin Andersen discusses how to design an aesthetically distinct world that's easily readable and render-able at breakneck speeds.
  Q&A: Inside the tools and techniques used to build The Crew 2's open world
image Gamasutra recently sat down with David Guillaume and Carl Pedimina of Ivory Tower to dig the technical aspects of creating an online world that is both massive and extremely detailed.
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.

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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.
Exis, LLC
Exis, LLC XCOM, CIV, Bioshock Infinite, World of Tanks, the list goes on.Top publishers and defense contractors count on Exis to deliver their assets. Why not join them, and get the best art possible for your projects?
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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