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3 'Are you interested in making a VR game? Why?'
image With Oculus Rift DK2 shipping now, Gamasutra asks its Twitter followers whether they're interested in developing VR experiences.
2 Microsoft releases new Visual Studio Tools for Unity
image The new version of the Unity add-on for the popular development environment improves its integration with the popular game engine, and is now available as a free download.
1 The creator of Flappy Bird has a new game on Amazon's Appstore
image Vietnam-based studio .Gears launches a multiplayer version of its hugely popular Flappy Bird game on the Amazon Appstore, less than 6 months after the original was taken down by its creator.
  Get a job: Blizzard is hiring a QA Analyst
image The folks who make World of Warcraft and Hearthstone are looking for a quality assurance analyst to work alongside them in Blizzard's Irvine, CA headquarters.
11 Don't Miss: How Ubisoft taught Massive to be a AAA shooter studio Exclusive
image How does Ubisoft build a game across as many as 10 different studios? Gamasutra speaks to David Polfeldt, managing director of Massive, developers of The Division, to find out.
  Video Postmortem: Chasing Aurora, an indie console launch title
image Broken Rules developers Felix Bohatsch and Martin Pichlmair speak at GDC Europe 2013 about the challenges they faced while developing a Wii U launch game: Chasing Aurora.
  EA plans to shut down its Ultima mobile game this month
image The free-to-play mobile multiplayer RPG Ultima Forever will no longer permit players to purchase premium currency as EA prepares to shut down its servers at the end of August.
  Q&A: Oculus' software guru sheds light on the new SDK driving DK2 Exclusive
image We catch up with Oculus' chief software architect Michael Antonov to learn a bit more about how and why the Oculus SDK has changed, and what it means for developers of VR titles.
  The complicated process of making fantastic mobile game art
image Nothing matters more than finding the right art style to appeal to mobile gamers. This post goes over the process of arriving at an aesthetic that works (for icon, logo, in-game art) in detail.
22 Blog: Understanding Kim Kardashian: Hollywood
image It's the hottest mobile game around, but its appeal can be difficult to understand. One game industry writer (and fan of the game) explains how he thinks it all comes together.
8 Game screenshots that sell on the Apple App Store
image "In short, that baby needs to be so good players will be attracted to it like flies are attracted to lights. That first image needs to convince them to tap on the game and find out more."
1 Correctly scaling objects in adventure and hidden object game art
image Making 2D scenes out of 3D objects can be trickier than it sounds, and this quick but practical guide gives advice on making sure that things look right when everything is done.
  Sega's profits halved, as retail game business continues to decline
image Sega saw its profits more than halved during the last fiscal quarter, while the company's video game business recorded a swing to operating losses.
11 Moving from Oculus' DK1 to DK2: What to expect
image VR game developer Sergio Hidalgo has gotten his hands on the Oculus Rift DK2, and gives you a preview of what to expect when you get your kit -- and the upgrades you'll see over DK1.
1 Kabam secures massive $120 million investment from China's Alibaba
image Free-to-play studio Kabam has secured a massive investment from Chinese internet giant Alibaba -- $120 million, which gives Alibaba rights to publish its games in China on its mobile platforms.
13 Gearbox steps up to defend itself in Aliens: Colonial Marines case
image Developer responds to class action suit brought on behalf of consumers who argued that the game substantially differed from the version promoted by its publisher, Sega, by saying "why are we involved?"
8 Crunching the numbers behind an indie game studio
image "In three years, I personally went from having $20,000 in savings to $35,000 in debt." - Guillaume Boucher-Vidal, founder of independent studio Nine Dots
2 Rayman creator helps launch new studio -- while still at Ubisoft
image Rayman and Beyond Good & Evil creator Michel Ancel is helping to launch Wild Sheep, a new French indie studio.
  Get a job: Volition is hiring a Visual Effects Artist
image Handy with 3ds Max or Maya? Deep Silver Volition, known for the Saints Row franchise, is looking to hire a visual effects artist to join them in their Champaign, Illinois offices.
54 Don't Miss: Keeping up with mobile hit Kim Kardashian: Hollywood Exclusive
image Kim Kardashian has conquered everything from cable TV to bottled water with some stupendous branding tactics. Now, the branding maven can add the iOS App Store to her list of conquests.
5 Big Data, big problems: A Mathematician’s take on the state of game analytics
image "There are many constraints on the quality of an analytics investigation: time and money are extremely scarce, but developers still want insight into data. The problem is that a bad report is a very dangerous thing."
2 Startup puts YouTubers at its center, and that changes everything
image 3BlackDot was co-founded by ex-Machinima staffers and two very popular YouTubers, Syndicate and SeaNanners. But with promotion at its heart, what's authentic and what's not?
  Your Amazon Appstore games are now available in Southeast Asia
image Android game makers, take note: Amazon has expanded its Appstore to support 41 more countries and territories, including parts of Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
  RockYou nets $10M in funding to continue buying up moribund games
image The social game publisher cum advertising network plans to use the money to acquire more social and mobile games it can integrate into its network of ad-supported titles.
18 One dev, three iOS games, no success - sharing the numbers
image "Here are the numbers for the 3 iOS games I published in the last year. Spoiler alert: they are bad."

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  ChinaJoy Special: a Foreigner's Guide to Digital China
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It's ChinaJoy week. Some of you might be visiting China for the first time at this occasion. This...
  Systematic Inventive Thinking and Game Testing
by Johan Hoberg
This article will explore how you can use the Systematic Inventive Thinking Method to generate tests...
3 Art movements in video games, Justwalkingism
by Oscar Barda
We established previously that games are an artistic field in which art pieces can exist, let's now...
  Starting an Indie Studio (Part 1)
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2 How Prototyping Saved Our Game
by Heather Chandler
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image Feeling tired and overworked while programming? Livio De La Cruz has some unorthodox suggestions on how you can shake out your stress and improve your skills.
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image Game Career Guide's readers put a fun spin on everyday tasks and household chores with creative concepts submitted for our latest Game Design Challenge.
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image Koen Deetman explains how you can turn a dream into a job, giving you an idea of how to start out in the games industry.

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