Ubisoft yanks AC Unity season pass, placates buyers with free game
Amidst long-running technical issues with Assassin's Creed Unity
, Ubisoft has abruptly curtailed its DLC plans and made significant business concessions to appease those who purchased the game.
Get a job: BattleCry is hiring a Lead Environment Artist
Got some chops as a leader and an artist? Austin-based BattleCry Studios is looking to hire a lead environment artist to work on its upcoming online team combat game Battlecry
Don't Miss: Double Fine's postmortem of Brutal Legend
In this classic postmortem Double Fine outlines the production of its rock god epic Brütal Legend
, taking in everything from legal troubles with Activision to nitty-gritty tool development details.
Devs team up with Humble Bundle for anti-Ebola charity game jam
'Games Against Ebola' is a 96-hour charity game jam in which Mojang and 8 other dev teams, along with one solo developer, make games about healing and sell them through Humble Bundle for charity.
IGF 2015 Student Competition sees record-setting number of entries
Organizers have tallied over 1,000 entries submitted to the 17th annual Independent Games Festival
, with entrant records now broken across the board and Student Competition entries now available
for everyone to view.
Get ready for another Train Jam game jam in 2015
Tickets for the second annual Train Jam, which will once again take place across 52 hours on a train from Chicago to San Francisco in advance of GDC 2015, are expected to go on sale today.
How important is 'clean' gameplay?
"Once the gameplay became looser, the level of tuning required to make the game feel good changed, and it diluted the fundamental requirements for making jump and shoot gameplay as pristine as possible."
"The horror fan wants blood because the horror fan is bleeding. The horror fan wants Isolation
because the horror fan only knows isolation."
EA honored for its LGBT equality practices
Electronic Arts is one of the best companies practicing LGBT equality, according to an annual report from the Human Rights Campaign.
Orcs Must Die! coming to China via Tencent agreement
Orcs Must Die
studio Robot Entertainment is looking to greatly expand its player base, with a new Tencent partnership that will see its popular franchise coming to the Greater China Region.
Fight toxic online behavior with insight from Riot at GDC 2015
Riot's social systems expert Dr. Jeffrey Lin returns to GDC 2015
in March to share data that will help you meet the challenge of designing your games to inhibit toxic online player behavior.
Unity's new UI system is finally here
Unity has released the next version of its video game engine, complete with the brand new Unity User Interface system that the company says is faster and more flexible than the current solution.
Repeatable success in game production
"Almost all game developers have less time, less money, less people than they need to complete what they want to achieve. They have to be smart about how the do things."
Blog: A Unity culling mask tip
"The Unity Camera class has a culling mask such that each camera can be set to only display a subset of the available layers. However, I wanted to be able to change the visible layers during runtime in response to a player's actions."
A handful of British game studios have passed the tax relief cultural test
More than 30 British game studios have applied for the new video game tax relief in the UK, while just over a dozen games have received provisional certification to go ahead for the application.
Advertising authority investigating YouTubers who don't disclose paid-for videos
"There are strict rules that govern television and other advertising and it seems to me that there's a bit of a loophole when it comes to online, videos and YouTube." - Ben Bradshaw, a British Member of Parliament, reacts to poor disclosure from YouTubers.
Latest Pokemon pair sells 3 million in opening weekend
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
, the latest Pokemon
remakes, sold more than 3 million copies over their launch weekend.
Amiibos are here - but what's next for Nintendo's video game-toy business?
How are the Amiibo figurines? How is the Smash Bros
. gameplay using them? And more importantly -- what potential is there, and what pitfalls lie in store for Nintendo?
Get a job: Obisidian is looking to hire an Engine Programmer
Pillars of Eternity
developer Obsidian Entertainment is currently recruiting an experienced engine programmer to work in its Irvine, CA studio on analyzing and optimizing existing engine code.
Learn how to build a game that can playtest itself at GDC 2015
Retro City Rampage
developer Brian Provinciano believes it's a good idea to build your game on a deterministic engine that can play itself, and at GDC 2015
he'll show you how to pull it off.
Don't Miss: Watch Ron Gilbert's GDC postmortem of Maniac Mansion
As Thimbleweed Park
hits its Kickstarter goal, watch this loving and detailed look back at the game that started it all: Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick's Maniac Mansion
FTC compels Sony to issue refunds over misleading Vita launch ads
SCEA has agreed to a settlement deal with the FTC over charges that it and its advertising partner intentionally misled people with the advertising campaigns for the launch of the PlayStation Vita.
Streaming game development on Twitch: Lessons learned
"I have tried to compile a number of lessons here, from both the perspective of a long time viewer of development videos/streams and that of a new game development streamer."
Zenonia dev Gamevil snaps up another Korean mobile studio
Gamevil continues to execute a proven strategy of buying up South Korean mobile game studios with its recent acquisition of Waplesoft, a company best known for producing social games.
Sony leans on its PlayStation business as it searches for profitability
Sony today outlined its plans to swing its business back to profits -- and its PlayStation and video game exploits feature heavily in those plans.