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  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.
3 Red Dead Redemption 2 team was crunching 100-hour weeks, says Dan Houser
image All signs indicate Red Dead Redemption 2 will be a roaring success when it finally hits shelves later this month, but a recent interview suggests it'll be an achievement that comes at a cost. 
  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 Fb.gg 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.
11 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.
  We're talking to the team behind CrossCode at 3PM EDT
image The developers of CrossCode are swinging by for a chat about making their game starting at 3PM EDT.
1 Blog: Designing for exploration - and terror - in Sunless Skies' Reach update
image Paul Arendt, CEO of Failbetter Games and creative director of Sunless Skies, talks about reconstructing the first region of the game to make exploration more meaningful and terrifying.
  Making cars and writing code: Production Line's refreshing dev approach
image Gamasutra chats with veteran indie Cliff Harris (aka Cliffski) about the work that went into turning car manufacturing into an engrossing game in his Early Access puzzler Production Line.
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  Q&A: A chat with Magic Leap's interaction experts
image During Magic Leap's inaugural L.E.A.P. Conference in Los Angeles, we sat down with Brian Schwab, director of the company's Interaction Lab, and Aleissia Laidacker, interaction director, to talk about the future of mixed reality.
  Conde Nast owner Advance buys majority stake in market researcher Newzoo
image Game market research firm Newzoo has accepted an undisclosed investment from Advance Publications, the venerable media company that owns outlets like Reddit, Wired, and The New Yorker.
  Video: A design-centric approach to developing characters & stories
image At GDC 2011, veteran game designer Matthias Worch delivers a great talk that examines how game makers can more effectively reconcile developer-defined and player-derived character identities.
1 Blog: Marketing and session data for Summoners Fate at PAX West
image Indie developer Ross Przybylski of D20 Studios offers crucial marketing and player data on his early access tactical CCG Summoners Fate following a showing at PAX West.
  Microsoft has pulled the plug on Minecraft’s Apple TV version
image Microsoft has ended support for Minecraft on Apple TV, a change that rolled out late last month but wasn’t really noticed online until just this week. 

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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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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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