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After 15 years, Visual Basic gets its due with DICE award win

Microsoft Visual Basic is to be feted at the 19th annual D.I.C.E. Awards in Las Vegas next week, where development lead Scott Ferguson will accept the Technical Impact award on Visual Basic’s behalf. …


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Road to the IGF: KO_OP’s GNOG

“Everything had shaders and lighting but it didn’t quite look like what I wanted. So I tried to make it look as close as possible to my 2D art. That’s where we decided to remove lighting.” …


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Gabe Newell and Palmer Luckey lead Vision Summit 2016 line-up

Unity has announced the speaker line-up for Vision Summit 2016, a new “developer driven” event designed to teach attendees about emerging VR and AR technologies. …


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Spend a day sharpening your level design skills at GDC 2016

From the remarkable wilderness of Firewatch to how level designers are adapting their skills to the world of VR game development,Here’s a preview of the Level Design In A Day tutorial which will help kick off GDC 2016 in San Francisco next month. …


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How Street Fighter II changed video games, according to game devs

Designers of Street Fighter IV, Guilty Gear, Skull Girls, Yomi, and Sentris discuss how Street Fighter II was a sea change in how players could compete against each other in a game. …


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Building empathy through game design, from Valiant Hearts to Lost In Harmony

Valiant Hearts directo-turned-Digixart cofounder Yoan Fanise shares lessons learned in the wake of launching his first indie game, and how developers can design games to inspire empathy in players. …


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This Week in Video Game Blogging: Daydreams and distractions

This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from their Senior Curator Zoya Street, on topics such as distraction, engagement, and imagination. …


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Share Valentine’s Day With Your Sweetie In New GTA Online Update

Rockstar has released its free Be My Valentine update for GTA Online, bringing new clothing options and other goodies to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions of the game. Be still, my beating heart!

Players can purchase the Albany Roosevelt Valor or the original Albany Roosevelt from Legendary Motorsports, for those of you who are looking to impress your dates with a fresh ride. A host of new clothing options have been added to stores, as well as the return of the Gusenberg Sweeper machine gun. On Friday, players will be able to check out the new Till Death Do Us Part adversary mode, which pits teams of couples against each other. 

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In addition, all of the content from the previous Valentine's Day update is being added.

[Source: Rockstar]

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Ty The Tasmanian Tiger Is Coming Back In HD On PC

Developer and Ty the Tasmanian creator Krome Studios revealed plans to give Ty the Tasmanian Tiger an HD overhaul and Steam early access release.

Originally released in 2002, Ty the Tasmanian was one of many mascot platformers that released for PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube. This PC release of the game isn't a total overhaul, but Krome says,  "We're making a few 'special modifications' to make it nicer too," in the YouTube description of the video. The game will be available as an early access title next month.

We gave the original version of the game 7.75 when it released in 2002.

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[Source: Krome on Facebook, @kromestudios]

 

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Dungeons 2 Is Coming To PlayStation 4

Dungeons 2, last year's PC-exclusive dungeon simulator, is making its way to PlayStation 4.

You won't find much in the way of gameplay in the PlayStation 4 announcement trailer below, but you will see the failed escape of lowly goblin. You can find our review of the PC game here. In the game you manage a dungeon, building up an army to reclaim your dominance.

The PlayStation 4 game is slightly more than just a straight port.

Included on disc and in download, Dungeons 2 will come packed with DLC content. Right from the start, A Chance of Dragons, A Song of Sand and Fire, and A Clash of Pumpkins DLC content will be playable — as well as the Morningwood and Pixie Village maps, previously only available through pre-order editions.

Dungeons 2 will be available on PlayStation 4 in both retail and download forms on April 26.

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[Source: PlayStation Blog]

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