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Westwood co-founders recognized as Industry Icons at The Game Awards

The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley has revealed that the recipients of this year’s Industry Icon Award will be Westwood Studios co-founders Brett Sperry and Louis Castle. …


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Sensitive data compromised in massive edu-game company hack

The personal information of nearly 5 million parents and over 200,000 children has been stolen from the China-based device manufacturer. …


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Developer lessons from big Steam seller Big Pharma

“The dust has settled since launch and I feel like I’m in a position to do a ’round-up’ piece on Big Pharma, share some of the things I’ve learned, which range from marketing theory to specific areas of game design.” …


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Konami gives Pro Evo 2016 the free-to-play treatment

Konami will release a free-to-play version of its annual football sim, Pro Evolution Soccer 2016, exclusively for PS3 and PS4 on December 8. …


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Mario Kart 8 is next on Disney’s list of televised eSports experiments

Disney continues to push eSports on its Disney XD TV channel with “Clash of Karts: Mario Kart 8,” an hour-long special featuring kids and YouTubers competing in the latest Mario Kart game. …


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UX comparison: Clash of Clans vs. Rival Kingdoms

“I believe UX design in a product is a voice, that stands for the end user. It must identify pain points and cognitive friction which users might have experienced in the past in a similar product.” …


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The best games of 2015: We want your picks

Soon, Gamasutra’s editorial staff will begin to publish our picks for the best and most significant games — but that’s only half of the picture. Once again, we’re asking you to join in. …


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Saved from their bankrupt parent company, sim devs form new studio

Just Flight is evidently the “new company” former Mastertronic MD Andy Payne mentioned would be spun out of the firm last week as Mastertronic sold it off to a new buyer amid bankruptcy proceedings. …


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Video: Turning concepts into production art for Halo 2: Anniversary

At GDC 2015 earlier this year, Certain Affinity’s Michael Pavlovich explains how 3D concept models went from idea to in-game assets in a single day during development of Halo 2: Anniversary. …


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Get a job: Be a Community & Marketing Manager for Shield Break

AAA veterans have launched the Costa Mesa-based indie venture Shield Break Studios, and they’re looking for a communicative type to work as a community manager for their debut game Bierzerkers. …


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