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The history of Gradius: A look back at 30 years of Konami shooting

Remember Gradius? Konami’s stand-out 2D shooter franchise was released 30 years ago this month, and Hardcore Gaming 101′s Kurt Kalata takes us on a stroll through its releases. …


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Writing Does Not Commute’s chaotic traffic tunes

From concept to execution, along with a sample: Creating a ’70s-influenced soundtrack for a chaotic and sarcastically funny mobile game. …


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Fast pre-pixel lit volumetric fog without depth pre-pass

How to do great looking fog, and more: “The approach we used in Zombie Hunter, Inc. utilizes a neat way to blend depths which might be useful outside of this context.” …


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Unreal now supports SteamVR

Epic Games announced it will ship support for Valve’s upcoming SteamVR platform with next week’s Unreal Engine 4.8 preview. …


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How Codemasters surprise-launched Dirt: Rally onto Steam Early Access

We talk to Paul Coleman, lead designer on Dirt: Rally, about how Codemasters took its triple-A console franchise to Steam Early Access. …


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Programming pathfinding in 2D platformers

“When I was thinking about the enemies behavior of the game project I’m working on, I just typed in my design document ‘follow the player.’ And these 3 words almost drove me crazy!” …


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See how Riot scaled up to produce League of Legends at GDC Europe

Learn how Riot produces League of Legends and how designers large and small can seamlessly blend hand-made and procedurally-generated content in games at GDC Europe 2015 this August. …


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Valve launches new OpenVR SDK to expand SteamVR development

Valve’s rollout of VR development tools continues today with the public release of its OpenVR SDK, an updated version of its Steamworks VR API that can be used to make games that support SteamVR. …


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The time problem

“When I was much younger, I had countless uninterrupted hours to spend playing games… as much as I want to, I can no longer play any of them.” …


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How developers can change global culture, one game at a time

Prince Fahad Al Saud took the stage during last week’s Games For Change festival to shed some light on the power games have to shape human culture, both in the Middle East and the world at large. …


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