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Updates » Console/PC
EA, Unity, Epic, and others unite to promote best practices for HDR 1
by Alissa McAloon [08.17.18]
A number of key game industry players have teamed up under the HDR Gaming Interest Group with the goal of streamlining high dynamic range practices across game development as a whole.
Console/PC

We're talking to one the devs behind Dead Cells at 12PM EDT  
by Bryant Francis [08.17.18]
Join us for a conversation with one of the brains behind Dead Cells starting at 12PM EDT.
Console/PC, Design, Video

U.S. judge blocks sale of GTA Online cheat programs  
by Chris Kerr [08.17.18]
A U.S. federal judge has sided with Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two by issuing a preliminary injunction to prevent a Georgia resident from selling cheat programs for GTA Online.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

What live game developers can learn from studying urban planning 2
by Gamasutra Community [08.17.18]
Spurred by a recent visit home, Amplitude Studios' Maxence Voleau reflects on some good lessons that game devs can learn from how cities inform people about roadwork & other aspects of urban planning.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Design, Production

Video: How to design games with user experience in mind  
by Staff [08.16.18]
In this GDC 2016 talk, educator Christina Wodtke explores the core principles of user experience design philosophy, and how it can help create games that are elegant and complete experiences.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Watch Phantom Doctrine's lead designer talk about abandoning RNG  
by Bryant Francis [08.16.18]
The lead designer of Phantom Doctrine joins Gamasutra to discuss abandoning RNG, how to make fictional conspiracy theories, and more.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Don't Miss: Devs reflect on the impact and legacy of Burnout Paradise 2
by Staff [08.16.18]
We could have titled this feature (in which Burnout Paradise co-creator Alex Ward & other devs reflect on the design & impact of the influential open-world racer) Paradise Lost & Found, but we didn't.
Console/PC, Indie, Design

Steam's content-driven freeze on game approvals expected to last for months 4
by Alissa McAloon [08.16.18]
Devs first noticed that Valve was delaying the approval of some games for release on Steam last month. Now, those delays are yet on-going and will likely still last for months.
Console/PC

Chat with the lead designers of Phantom Doctrine at 3PM EDT  
by Bryant Francis [08.16.18]
We're talking to the lead developers of Phantom Doctrine starting at 3PM EDT.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Little Nightmares has sold over 1 million copies worldwide  
by Chris Kerr [08.16.18]
That figure includes physical and digital sales across PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, and comes around 18 months after the game launched.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Worldwide PlayStation VR sales have topped 3 million  
by Chris Kerr [08.16.18]
Sony has sold-through over 3 million PlayStation VR headsets worldwide since launching the device back in October 2016. 
VR, Console/PC, Business/Marketing

How EVO helps devs tune and test their fighting games  
by Aron Garst [08.16.18]
“Evo players can break a game down faster than anyone," Arc System Works' Toshimichi Mori tells Gamasutra. "They can jump in and do the combos that others would need days to learn."
Console/PC, Indie, Design

Watch The Messenger's director share tips on designing fluid gameplay  
by Bryant Francis [08.15.18]
We discussed the design and the development of the soon-to-be-released retro platformer The Messenger with developer Thierry Boulanger.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Video: Teaching rapid prototyping through creating a game a week  
by Staff [08.15.18]
In this GDC 2018 talk, game developers and professors Douglas Wilson and Bennett Foddy present a close look at the "Game a Week" model of game education.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Video

Treasure Hunters Fanclub is funding five new indie games  
by Emma Kidwell [08.15.18]
Treasure Hunters Fanclub announces its investment in five new indie games, brining its overall total committed funding to $500,00.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Tencent reports decrease in PC and mobile revenue despite rising DAUs  
by Emma Kidwell [08.15.18]
Tencent has released its financial report for the second quarter ended June 30, which shows an overall increase in revenue across the board despite a drop in PC and mobile game revenue.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: How Gone Home's design constraints lead to a powerful story 12
by Staff [08.15.18]
The Fullbright Company's Gone Home is elegant narrative, but as a work of design, it's equally so. Steve Gaynor explains the human story born from a history of environmental design.
Console/PC, Art, Design

RuneScape dev forms Jagex Partners to take on publishing live games  
by Alissa McAloon [08.15.18]
The developer behind the long-running online game RuneScape is branching out into third-party publishing through its new arm Jagex Partners.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

We're talking to the director of The Messenger at 5:30 PM EDT  
by Bryant Francis [08.15.18]
We're talking to the director ofThe Messenger at 5:30 PM EDT on the Gamasutra Twitch channel.
Console/PC, Design, Video

China has quietly stopped approving new games for release  
by Alissa McAloon [08.15.18]
The freeze takes the typically complicated task of releasing a game in China from difficult to legitimately impossible following government restructuring efforts.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet