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Free-to-play developer Hothead Games continues Canadian expansion

Canadian indie outfit turned free-to-play games company Hothead Games has opened a new studio in Halifax, Nova Scotia. …


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1 million copies of Super Mario Maker sold worldwide

Nintendo has revealed that Super Mario Maker has sold over 1 million units worldwide since launching on September 11. …


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Blog: One weird trick to write better code

“We’ll cover some standard tips and tricks here, but we’re not really interested in those. We’re looking for the One Weird Trick to rule them all. Hopefully each trick we encounter brings us closer to coding Mecca.” …


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Splosion Man developer Twisted Pixel leaves Microsoft

Lococycle, Splosion Man, and The Maw developer Twisted Pixel has left Microsoft to become an indie studio once again. …


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PSA: 2 days left to submit talks for the GDC 2016 Summits & VRDC!

Heads up, prospective GDC 2016 speakers: Now is your chance to propose a talk for one of the first-class Summits or the new VRDC at GDC 2016! Do it before submissions close Friday, 10/2 at 11:59 PM PT. …


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Don’t Miss: The remarkable history of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

In this classic feature authors Bill Loguidice and Matt Barton present an annotated history of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, the game that popularized a niche genre and sparked a host of imitators. …


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Have a look at the original WipeOut design document

What appears to be the original design doc for Psygnosis’ 1995 sci-fi racing game has been published on a WipeOut Facebook page by original dev (and current Playrise Digital chief) Nick Burcombe. …


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Reminder: Submit talks now for the GDC 2016 Game Career Seminar!

Got a great talk idea for the Game Career Seminar at GDC 2016? Now’s the time to pitch it, because the deadline for GCS talk submissions is coming up fast: this Friday, October 2nd at 11:59 PM PT. …


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Activision Reveals Christopher Meloni As Call Of Duty: Black Ops III Villain

After successfully integrating Kevin Spacey into last year’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Activision is returning to Hollywood. This year’s installment features Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU) as the villain for Black Ops III.

The video also hints that the neural uplink implanted in each of the soldiers featured in the story is the cause of some problems. Whether inadvertent corruption or intentional tampering, the enemy will emerge from outside and within.

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This trailer comes just a day after Activision used Twitter as a viral marketing tool. The company changed the official Call of Duty account to mimic a breaking news headline feed and tweeted about a fake terrorist attack without taking steps to clearly label it as parody or promotion. Activision has yet to respond to our requests for comments about its intent behind using such tactics.

Call of Duty Black Ops III will be out on November 6. If you’re interested in the campaign, you’ll want to get it on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions won’t be shipping with the story.

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Chromecast levels up as a game-streaming device

Google released an updated version of its HDMI wireless TV streaming device, Chromecast, today — and it’ll be a smarter partner for mobile games. …


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