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Square Enix opens its curation and funding program to all indie devs

Square Enix opened the doors for all developers to submit game ideas to its Collective platform today, which curates ideas and pushes them forward to the crowdfunding space. The publisher previously tested the waters with three games, two of which…
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AIAS opens submissions for 2014 scholarships aimed at game makers

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, perhaps best known for hosting the annual DICE Awards, has begun accepting applications for the organization’s Randy Pausch and Mark Beaumont scholarships. …


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Warface beta opens to all Xbox Live Gold users on Xbox 360

The Warface beta is open to all Xbox Live users on Xbox 360, following a limited public beta that launched in February.

The open beta includes three versus modes from the limited beta, plus two co-op settings and new, daily missions. Warface is…
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Oculus opens preorders for second-generation Rift dev kit

Oculus’ new development kit is more expensive and more capable than its predecessor, with improved support for Unity and Unreal Engine 4. …


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Project Spark Xbox One beta opens up to all

All Xbox One owners can try out the game-crafting playground of Project Spark, after Team Dakota opened up the platform’s beta this week. A closed beta began earlier in the month, but now players won’t need a beta key to jump into the sandbox.

One…
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Twitch opens the doors for iOS and Android broadcasting

Video game broadcasting service Twitch announced an expansion of its streaming services to a new branch of gaming platforms today: mobile devices. Players will be able to stream, capture and archive gameplay on both Android and iOS once developers…
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Into the Pixel Opens Submissions For 2014 Show

Every year the The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the Entertainment Software Association run an art show based on video game concept pieces called Into the Pixel. This year's show is now taking submissions.

Currently in it's 11th year, the Into the Pixel show honors the hard-working video game artists who help make games look great. This year's show will premiere during E3, from June 10-12 and will then continue to tour at shows such as PAX, SXSW, and the annual D.I.C.E. Summit. If you're a video game artist or representative, you can submit in-game or concept art for consideration via Into The Pixel's website until Friday, March 28.

Check out the 2013 collection, which includes art from games like The Last of Us, Broken Age, Super Time Force, and League of Legends.

 

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I love Into The Pixel, and I always make a point to swing by the gallery during E3. Good luck to all the artists entering the show; I hope you inspire the next generation…and that someday I'll be able to afford some of your original art.

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QuakeCon 2014 first-round registration opens March 5

Bethesda announced that it will begin selling QuakeCon 2014 passes next week, revealing a number of premium packages for early-bird buyers looking to secure event access and bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) seating.

On March 5, attendees can purchase…
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Sony opens PlayStation teaching lab at Abertay University

Abertay University in Dundee is known as one of the United Kingdom’s leading universities in the field of video game development, having splashed serious funding into video game studios. …


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3DS ‘Weapon Shop de Omasse’ opens on Feb. 20

Weapon Shop de Omasse, the final title in Level-5′s Guild 01 series, will reach the 3DS North American eShop on February 20, Nintendo announced today. Omasse’s comical, light-hearted plot is the result of a collaboration between Level-5 and comedian…
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