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Video: Designing EVE Online's intelligent music system  
by Staff [09.28.17]
At GDC 2016, CCP Games' Baldur Baldursson (and Erkitonlist founder Kjartan Olafsson) explain how soundtrack of EVE Online was designed to intelligently complement the actions a player takes.
Social/Online, Audio, Video, Vault

Obituary: Metal Gear Solid and Fallout voice actor Barry Dennen
by Chris Kerr [09.27.17]
Video game voice actor Barry Dennen has passed away at the age of 79. Multiple reports claim he suffered a brain injury after falling at home earlier this year. 
Audio

Blog: Taking live soundtrack improvisation to the next level  
by Gamasutra Community [09.27.17]
We did a very bold experiment: we let people play whatever game they wanted and we improvised a live soundtrack based on what happened on the screen. Here's how that played out.
Audio, Design

Reminder: Now's the time to pitch your talks for VRDC @ GDC 2018!  
by Staff [09.26.17]
Today we'd like to quickly remind you that organizers of the 2018 Game Developers Conference are still accepting [email protected] talk submissions -- until this Friday, September 29th at 11:59 pm Pacific!
VR, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Blog: Breaking down the soundtrack for Monsters and Medicine  
by Gamasutra Community [09.25.17]
In this essay, composer Pieter Smal analyses his soundtrack for the South African indie game Monsters and Medicine.
Audio

Postmortem: Greater accessibility through audio in Killer Instinct 2
by Zachary Quarles [09.25.17]
"A main directive was to make sure each character/game mode was identifiable enough that someone would be able to tell what was going on even if they weren’t in the same room that the game was being played in."
Console/PC, Audio, Design

Don't miss your chance to pitch a talk for the GDC 2018 Indie Games Summit!  
by Staff [09.21.17]
Just a quick reminder that organizers of the 2018 Game Developers Conference are still accepting Independent Games Summit talk submissions through Friday, September 29th at 11:59 pm Pacific!
Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Oculus Rift SDK introduces suite of VR audio tools  
by Alissa McAloon [09.19.17]
Oculus has introduced a handful of new features to its Rift SDK that all seek to give game developers the ability to create immersive VR experiences through quality, spatialized audio.
VR, Audio, Design, Video

The GDC 2018 Mobile Summit seeks your great talk submissions!  
by Staff [09.19.17]
Heads up: organizers are still accepting pitches for Summit sessions at Game Developers Conference 2018, which is coming back to the Moscone Center in San Francisco March 19-23, 2018!
Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Follow Gamasutra's VRDC Fall 2017 coverage right here!  
by Staff [09.19.17]
VRDC Fall 2017 is happening this week! Gamasutra will be there to cover a wide variety of talks, panels, and demos during the show, which is happening this Thursday and Friday, September 21-22.
VR, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Tracing the path an Israeli folk song took to end up in Japanese video games 1
by Alex Wawro [09.18.17]
The folks at PRI dig into an old mystery: how did the old Israeli folk song "Mayim, Mayim" make its way into Japanese pop culture -- and from there, into Japanese video games like Sexy Parodius?
Console/PC, Audio

VRDC Speaker Q&A: Richard Ludlow on crafting audio for interactive VR experiences  
by Emma Kidwell [09.14.17]
Richard Ludlow is the audio Ddirector at Hexany Audio, and will be at VRDC 2017. His talk aims educate and empower VR developers by exploring advanced immersion techniques with regards to audio.
VR, Audio, Design, VRDC

Blog: Resources for video game music composers 6
by Gamasutra Community [09.13.17]
Video game composer Winifred Phillips offers a roundup of resources available to newcomers who aspire to enter the field of game music composition.
Audio

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Secret World Of Dad Of Light  
by Gamasutra Staff [09.10.17]
This week's long form article/video highlights include the depths of the Secret World role-playing community, a unique new Final Fantasy-themed TV show, and lots more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Creating ambient audio for L.A. Noire and The Banner Saga 6
by Gamasutra Community [09.08.17]
How does an audio designer sprinkle sounds into a game to enhance player immersion? Michael Theiler with Kpow Audio offers a practical look at the methods he has used when implementing ambient audio.LA
Audio

Video Game Deep Cuts: Maybe Tomorrow, Everybody's Golf?  
by Gamasutra Staff [09.03.17]
This week's highlights include a piece on what happens when The Tomorrow Children goes away, a silly Everybody's Golf video, & a host of other neat articles/videos.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production

Video Game Deep Cuts: Subsurface Kingdoms Of Destiny  
by Gamasutra Staff [08.27.17]
This week's highlights include the story depths of Subsurface Circular, teaching players in Kingdoms & Castles, and the motivations behind Destiny 2's creation.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: Making the music of Doom 1
by Staff [08.22.17]
At GDC 2017 composer Mick Gordon offers up a behind-the-scenes look at the compositional process, production techniques and creative philosophies that went into scoring the game.
Console/PC, Audio, Video, Vault

Video Game Deep Cuts: Vectoring In On The Hellblade Observer  
by Gamasutra Staff [08.20.17]
This week's articles/video highlights include multiple features on Ninja Theory's Hellblade, the enduring micro-indieness of Vector Unit & the cyberpunk strangeness of Observer.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Game music system tools and tips 2
by Gamasutra Community [08.18.17]
Several dynamic music systems were presented in the GDC 2017 audio track. In part three of her latest article series, video game composer Winifred Phillips discusses the tools and tips offered in these GDC talks.
Audio, Production