Devs tell tales of what happens when you give your game to pirates
"As game developers we can fight piracy with DRM," a Darkwood
dev told Kotaku. "Or we can accept the fact that piracy is not going away...and trust that at least some people will do the right thing."
The New York Yankees are getting into the eSports business
The New York Yankees have invested an undisclosed sum into Vision eSports, a firm that holds controlling stakes in eSports organizations Echo Fox, Vision Entertainment, and Twin Galaxies.
Video: Avoiding 3 common pitfalls of AI development
At GDC 2016, Insomniac's Jan Mueller gives a great talk on the topic that used examples from Sunset Overdrive
and other games to challenge 3 common misconceptions about AI in games.
Researchers expect close holiday competition between Xbox One X and PS4 Pro
According to research from IDC the two systems, both mid-generational hardware updates, are expected to see similar sales during the holiday season this winter.
Get a job: Yacht Club Games is hiring a Sr. 3D Art Generalist
dev Yacht Club Games is on the lookout for an experienced artist to join its California-based team and develop in-game art assets.
Microsoft launches TruePlay, an anti-cheat for UWP games
Microsoft has launched its own anti-cheat utility to developers looking to add an extra level of cheat-stopping protection to their PC games.
Sumo Digital bolsters its staff and looks to expand UK-based studios
dev Sumo Digital has made a handful of notable hires as the company lays plans to expand its studios in both Nottingham and Sheffield.
Facebook updates Instant Games platform with video ads and 'robust' dev tools
Facebook is updating its fledgling Instant Games platform by adding new monetization features and scaling tools.
Harmonix lays off 14 in bid to 'reduce overhead'
The developer of Rock Band
is letting go of 14 employees today less than a month after the release of DropMix.
Keywords acquires software development specialist d3t for $4M
It's the latest in a long line of acquisitions and investments for Keywords, which is attempting to become a global one-stop-shop for all manner of game services.
Nintendo Switch surpasses 2M sales in the U.S.
The Nintendo Switch has sold over 2 million units in the U.S. alone, according to the latest NPD figures.
Blog: Creating full motion video for Full Throttle Remastered - Part 1
This is an overview of the full motion video pipeline for Full Throttle Remastered
. Starting from the 20-year old LucasArts archives, we'll investigate how we were able to achieve our remastered FMVs.
Switch update brings video capture and pre-purchasing
Nintendo's latest Switch update has ushered in some interesting features including video capture, data transfer, and pre-purchasing, but there's a catch.
Does Visceral's closure prove AAA single-player games are dying?
What does EA's decision to close Visceral Games and redirect the development of the single-player Star Wars game they were working on say about the state of AAA games? Gamasutra staffers weigh in.
Two charities unite to help hospitalized disabled kids play games
This week the charitable organizations AbleGamers and Gamers Outreach announced a partnership that will see them working together to provide more accessible video games to hospitalized children.
NIS America chief: Microsoft isn't very supportive of Japanese devs
"Honestly speaking, Microsoft's approach to Japanese games hasn't been very supportive," NIS America chief Takuro Yamashita tells MCV. "Their whole structure isn't really geared towards niche games."
IGDA Foundation grants the National Videogame Museum $4k to help pay for student visits
The National Videogame Museum in Frisco, TX has received a $4k grant from the IGDA Foundation that will be used to help cover the costs of visits by low-income students.
Video: How Bungie localized Destiny for the world
At GDC 2015, Bungie's Tom Slattery explains the studio's move to build an internal localization team for Destiny
and details how it worked, as well as some of the challenges faced along the way.
How Raw Data was born: College dreams and a jury-rigged VR headset
"I remember when I went off to college...thinking, 'I love virtual reality. It doesn’t exist right now, but my goal in life is to figure out how to have a job in this nonexistent industry.'"
Get a job: PikPok is hiring a Sr. Programmer
PikPok is looking for a talented Sr. Programmer to join it at its New Zealand-based development studio.
Report: WB winding down Lego Dimensions ahead of schedule
The toys-to-life series was originally planned for a three-year arc, but sources say that development of the game is ending after just two.
Blog: How EVE Online changed the design of citizen science games
I asked developers and scientists how they go about designing citizen science games. The conversation revealed some issues that the game industry could help solve.
Registration is now open for GDC 2018!
This will be the 32st edition of GDC, the world's largest and longest-running event for game developers, and you can register right now by visiting the official GDC 2018 website!
Blog: VR music tips for the game composer
Strategies for implementing music in VR projects were offered during the Virtual Reality Developers Conference this year, so let's look at some of the best tips.
Google Play devs giving away IAP revenue to combat hunger crisis
It's hoped the gesture will make Google Play users more aware of the hunger crisis affecting around 815 million people right now.