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Video: Examining the health risks of game dev (beyond carpal tunnel)

In this GDC 2013 talk sponsored by the IGDA, a psychiatrist and a crew of game devs come together to discuss the ways working as a game dev can be bad for your health — and what to do about it. …


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2017 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2017, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond.

As the gaming calendar is constantly changing, we highly recommend you bookmark this page. You'll likely find yourself coming back to this to find out the most recent release schedule for the most anticipated games across PC, consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices. If you notice that we've missed something, feel free to let us know! Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have a confirmed release dates

January
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone (PS4) – January 10
Rise and Shine (Xbox One, PC) – January 13
Road Redemption (PS4, Xbox One) – January 15 
2064: Read Only Memories (PS4) – January 17
The Flame In The Flood (PS4) – January 17
Gravity Rush 2
(PS4) – January 20
Urban Empire (PC) – January 20
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS) – January 20
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Mega-Battle (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – January 20
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (PS4) – January 24
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – January 24
Tales of Berseria (PS4, PC) – January 24
Yakuza 0 (PS4) – January 24
Moto Racer 4 (PS4, Xbox One) – January 24
Double Dragon IV (PS4, PC)  - January 29
Disgaea 2 (PC) – January 30
Constructor HD (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – January 31
Hitman: The Complete First Season (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – January 31
Digimon World: Next Order (PS4) – January 31 

February
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (3DS) – February 3
Touhou Genso Wanderer (PS4, Vita) – February 7
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (PC) – February 7
Nioh (PS4) – February 9
For Honor (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – February 14
Sniper Elite 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – February 14
Deformers (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – February 14
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (PS4, PC, Vita) – February 21 
Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One, PC) – February 21
Ys Origin (PS4, Vita) – February 21
Lego Worlds (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 24
Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) – February 28
Torment: Tides of Numenera (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – February 28
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (3DS) – February 28 

March
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch, Wii U) – March 3
1-2-Switch (Switch) – March 3
Super Bomberman R (Switch) – March 3
Just Dance 2017 (Switch) – March 3
Skylanders Imaginators (Switch) – March 3
I Am Setsuna (Switch) – March 3
World of Goo (Switch) – March 3
Little Inferno (Switch) – March 3
Human Resource Machine (Switch) – March 3
Ghost Recon Wildlands (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 7
Nier: Automata (PS4, PC) – March 7
Birthdays the Beginning (PS4, PC) – March 7
Danganronpa 1-2 Reload (PS4) – March 14 
Star Trek: Bridge Crew (PSVR, Rift, Vive) – March 14
Styx: Shards of Darkness (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 14
Mass Effect Andromeda (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 21
Dreamfall Chapters (PS4, Xbox One) – March 24
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (PS4) – March 28
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (PS4) – March 28
MLB The Show 17 (PS4) – March 28 

April
Persona 5 (PS4, PS3) – April 4
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – April 4
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – April 7
Yooka-Laylee (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – April 11
The Silver Case (PS4) – April 18
Dragon Quest Heroes II (PS4) – April 25
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – April 28 

May
Injustice 2 (PS4, Xbox One, iOS, Android) – May 16

June
Tekken 7 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – June 2 

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Video Game Deep Cuts: Werewolves vs. Obamacare

The latest Video Game Deep Cuts, picking the smartest longform video game articles and videos of the week, looks at Werewolves Within, Obamacare & indies, and lots more. …


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Latest Boss Keys Video Dives Into The Intricate Simplicity Of Twilight Princess’ Dungeons

After examining in depth the dungeons in the the Oracle games, The Wind Waker, and The Minish Cap, Youtuber Mark Brown examines the dungeons in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, making a case for both the series' decreasing openness, and why that's not always a bad thing.

Brown's chief discovery is that almost all of the dungeons in Twilight princess use a central T-shaped design, wherein you walk up to a central hub area, tackle one spoke to your left, find an item that lets you venture right, then finish the rest of the dungeon. Although it's a far cry from the original games' more open-ended design, it allows them, according to Mark, to introduce some more complex ideas into this simple mix later on, such as the rotating staircase in the Lakebed Temple. Each dungeon also has a distinct personality, and the aesthetics of each are colorful and unique.

You can watch Mark dissect Twilight Princess' dungeons in more depth below.

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The U.S. video game industry pulled $30.4B in revenue last year

Total consumer spending in 2016 rose just slightly from 2015, according to data released by the Entertainment Software Association and the NPD Group. …


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Video: How game devs can use level design tools expressively

At GDC 2015 game developer Forrest Dowling delivers an intriguing, succinct talk on how level design tools can be used to both express ideas or moods and afford players spaces to express themselves. …


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Blog: How video game composers can make you smarter – Part 3

In the last of a three part series, video game music composer Winifred Phillips explores how music enhances focus and cognition in strategy gamers. …


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2017 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2017, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond.

As the gaming calendar is constantly changing, we highly recommend you bookmark this page. You'll likely find yourself coming back to this to find out the most recent release schedule for the most anticipated games across PC, consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices. If you notice that we've missed something, feel free to let us know! Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have a confirmed release dates

January
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone (PS4) – January 10
Rise and Shine (Xbox One, PC) – January 13
Road Redemption (PS4, Xbox One) – January 15 
2064: Read Only Memories (PS4) – January 17
The Flame In The Flood (PS4) – January 17
Gravity Rush 2
(PS4) – January 20
Urban Empire (PC) – January 20
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS) – January 20
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Mega-Battle (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – January 20
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (PS4) – January 24
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – January 24
Tales of Berseria (PS4, PC) – January 24
Yakuza 0 (PS4) – January 24
Moto Racer 4 (PS4, Xbox One) – January 24
Double Dragon IV (PS4, PC)  - January 29
Disgaea 2 (PC) – January 30
Constructor HD (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – January 31
Hitman: The Complete First Season (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – January 31
Digimon World: Next Order (PS4) – January 31 

February
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (3DS) – February 3
Touhou Genso Wanderer (PS4, Vita) – February 7
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (PC) – February 7
Nioh (PS4) – February 9
For Honor (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – February 14
Sniper Elite 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – February 14
Deformers (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – February 14
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (PS4, PC, Vita) – February 21 
Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One, PC) – February 21
Ys Origin (PS4, Vita) – February 21
Lego Worlds (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 24
Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) – February 28
Torment: Tides of Numenera (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – February 28

March
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch, Wii U) – March 3
1-2-Switch (Switch) – March 3
Super Bomberman R (Switch) – March 3
Just Dance 2017 (Switch) – March 3
Skylanders Imaginators (Switch) – March 3
Ghost Recon Wildlands (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 7
Nier: Automata (PS4) – March 7
Birthdays the Beginning (PS4, PC) – March 7
Danganronpa 1&2 Reload (PS4) – March 14 
Star Trek: Bridge Crew (PSVR, Rift, Vive) – March 14
Styx: Shards of Darkness (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 14
Mass Effect Andromeda (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 21
Dreamfall Chapters (PS4, Xbox One) – March 24
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (PS4) – March 28
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (PS4) – March 28
MLB The Show 17 (PS4) – March 28 

April
Persona 5 (PS4, PS3) – April 4
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – April 4
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – April 7
Yooka-Laylee (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – April 11
The Silver Case (PS4) – April 18
Dragon Quest Heroes II (PS4) – April 25
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – April 28 

May
Injustice 2 (PS4, Xbox One, iOS, Android) – May 16


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Video: Drawing on the untapped potential of roguelikes

At GDC 2015, Riot Games’ Tom Cadwell discusses what game makers can learn from studying the roguelike approach to designing for mastery — and how they can use those lessons in their own work. …


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Video: 8 keys to a long career in games

Don Daglow started making games on mainframes in 1971, and at GDC 2016 he shared some key lessons he’d learned about staying productive and passionate over the course of his decades-long career.  …


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