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image The success of games like Resident Evil 3 and Monster Hunter World: Iceborne have inspired the folks at Capcom to raise their full-year earnings forecast.
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10 Don't Miss: The Cabal - Valve's design process for creating Half-Life
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image In this 2015 GDC session, Ubisoft's Francois Cournoyer discusses the processes for creating the massive AI crowds that populate the world of Assassin's Creed Unity.
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image Twitch will be indefinitely suspending the account of former U.S. President Donald Trump "due to the ongoing risk of further incitement of violence."
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1 Blog: The scary secrets of horror design from Silent Hill 4
image We're revisiting Silent Hill for today's design post and how what many consider to be the start of the decline of the famous series still has essential lessons on horror design for modern titles.
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  Industry vet Peter Moore returns to games as Unity SVP
image Peter Moore's return to the game industry has picked up steam.
  Prolific F-Zero, Star Fox artist Takaya Imamura retires from Nintendo
image Takaya Imamura has named today his final day at Nintendo, ending a 32-year-long career working on many of the company's most iconic games and characters.
  Don't Miss: Building a 'homebrew' video game console
image This post serves as an introduction to a "homebrew" video game console made from scratch, using a lot of inspiration from retro consoles and modern projects but with a unique architecture.
  Video: Shader and surface-driven GPU particle FX techniques
image In this 2018 GDC talk, programmer Christina Coffin explains alternative approaches to emitting particles from game environment effects.
  Tilting Point opens studio in Russia to work on multiple projects
image Free-to-play publisher Tilting Point has formed a new studio in St Petersburg, Russia, to expand its global network.
  Miniclip acquires Online Soccer Manager developer Gamebasics
image Miniclip has purchased Online Soccer Manager developer Gamebasics for an undisclosed fee. 
  Opera opens new video game division and confirms YoYo Games purchase
image Opera has confirmed the purchase of GameMaker Studio creator YoYo Games, and explained the deal will form the basis for a new video game division called Opera Gaming.
3 European Commission fines Valve, others $9.4 million for 'geo-blocking' games
image The European Commission has fined Valve and five major publishers a combined €7.8 million for breaching EU antitrust rules.
  Blog: Understanding the types of game currencies in mobile free-to-play
image Currencies are the pillar of any F2P in-game economy. But what types of currencies are out there, and which ones does your game need?
  Get a job: Join Leaftail Labs as a Software Development Engineer
image Leaftail Labs is looking for a talented software engineer to help us on its quest to pioneer immersive gaming for everyone.
  Impending IPO values PUBG Studio parent Krafton at as much as $27 billion
image PUBG Studio parent Krafton is reportedly looking to go public and, according to info gleaned by Bloomberg, doing so could value the company at as much as $27.2 billion.
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image CD Projekt has promised to "undertake vigorous action to defend itself" against claims that it made false or misleading statements in the lead-up to Cyberpunk 2077's launch.
  Video: Unscoring the world of Kenshi
image In this 2017 GDC talk, Kole Hicks & Chris Hunt share the details behind crafting the music and sound for the gritty, unforgiving, and indifferent world of Kenshi.

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image Level designer Sukhraj Johal critically examines the premise, flow, goals, and rewards that contribute to a memorable quest in Ghost of Tsushima.
A Marketing Strategy For First-Time Developers
image Sam Barham discusses the steps he took when marketing and growing a community for his first game as a hobbyist developer.
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