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Gamasutra – Press Releases gamers and game developers and brands.

[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.] A Kiwi gaming startup Uproar, founded in 2016 rewards gamers for playing games and Game developers use Uproar to promote their games. Uproar.gg is completely free to join and players earn points for completing in-game objectives or taking part in the Uproar community. They can use the points to buy in-game items like skins and currency …

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What game developers are saying about Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One X

The Xbox One X is a six teraflop “monster,” according to Microsoft’s Xbox marketing, but of course the company is going to praise it — it’s their product. But what do developers think? The third-party developers seem to have nothing but praise for the console, from small indie studios to huge well-known outlets, there’s no shortage of positivity from developers in regards to the power and ease of development for building on the console. Here …

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The Long Dark developers double down to address bugs and issues

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Hinterland Studios have been working to fix issues uncovered since their survival game, The Long Dark, released earlier this week.  There are possibly spoilerific things in these bug reports, so move along now if you’ve yet to play… Gather food, seek shelter, and try to stay alive in our list of the best survival games.  The latest fix aims to resolve a problem in episode two where, after the Bear Hunt …

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Games might be a good tool for fighting fake news. Here’s what three developers have learned » Nieman Journalism Lab

Want to create your own fake news? Yep, there’s an app for that. Want to have fun while learning how to dump fake news from your media diet? Fortunately, there are a few apps for that too. The epidemic of fake news during and after the U.S. presidential election convinced several game designers and journalists to think outside the box for trying to tackle the problem. They say that great minds think alike — and …

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The Dolphin emulator developers spent two years fixing a nearly-impossible-to-solve stuttering problem

Image via NeoGAF user Barrow Row (Image: © NeoGAF user Barrow Row) Every month, the developers of the GameCube/Wii emulator Dolphin write an interesting that digs into the emulator’s new features, bug fixes, and recent changes. These updates offer some great insight into complex emulation topics and the inner workings of an open source project—you’ll always learn something, even if you’re not too technically minded. But a lengthy blog updated goes far beyond the usual …

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Dying Light developers Techland have launched a new storefront called Gemly

Independent videogame developers and publishers Techland have launched a new digital distribution platform where players can buy both their games and third-party titles. The storefront promises to offer exclusive products from Techland. Keep an eye on our upcoming PC games list for all future hits.  It sounds like Techland are going down the Origin route, making a single place where their games can be purchased. The main difference is, the games bought there will not …

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Game developers cautiously optimistic about Mac’s gaming future, but with a catch …

While Macs are popular for many high-end applications, including music creation and video editing, there’s one demanding field where they have mostly been dismissed: gaming. ArsTechnica declared Mac gaming dead as long ago as 2007, and ten years later Oculus declared that Macs still aren’t good enough for VR – despite workarounds. But Ars says that there is now some optimism among game developers … NordVPN In a piece entitled The state of Mac gaming, Ars says that …

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Riot are suing the developers of a mobile MOBA for allegedly infringing on LoL

Riot have filed a lawsuit against mobile game developers Shanghai Moontoon Technology for allegedly infringing on the League of Legends IP with three games: Magic Rush: Heroes, Mobile Legends: 5v5 MOBA, and Mobile Legends: Bang bang. For the best League of Legends champions, hit up our dedicated article.  The lawsuit, filed last week at the Central District Court of California, claims that the aforementioned games knowingly infringed on multiple aspects of LoL, “including but not …

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What developers are saying about the design of Nintendo’s Arms

Developers are buzzing about Nintendo EPD’s recently released fighting game Arms. The game’s colorful characters, approachable design, and general wackiness merit comparisons to the classic Punch-Out!! franchise. But some claim there are depths to the game’s fighting mechanics that rival those of eSports mainstays. Many admire the online multiplayer, which is something that Nintendo has not often been praised for, Some people adore the controls; others are put off by them. We felt that the game’s many …

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The Warframe developers have published the drop rates of every single item in the game

 A lot of people have stories of their white whales in loot-focused games. It might be that the process is long and arduous, so even a 10% drop rate feels far too low, or it might be so low that, no matter how many times you try, it’s like trying to brute force winning the lottery. Warframe is exactly one of those games – and even if you want to cough up some cash, some …

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The Tearoom is one developer’s statement on anxiety, the police, and gay spaces

“In 1962, the Mansfield, Ohio police department setup a hidden surveillance camera behind a two-way mirror, and secretly filmed dudes having sex with dudes in a public bathroom. The police used the film footage to imprison them for a year or more under Ohio’s sodomy laws.” That’s one inspiration for Robert Yang’s latest game, The Tearoom. Designed as a statement on a number of topics discussed in Laud Humpreys’ ‘Tearoom Trade’, it’s a short 5-60 …

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Nvidia And Game Developers Cooperate To Make Games More GPU-Intensive – NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)

I explained last month why SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY) bought $4 billion of Nvidia (NVDA). It was because of Nvidia’s big potential in Artificial Intelligence [AI] from its GPU-based deep learning computing. However, I would like to make it very clear that Nvidia’s biggest growth driver is gaming, not AI computing. The recent quarterly revenue by segment report revealed gaming still accounts for 62% of Nvidia’s revenue. The combined contribution of the Datacenter and Auto segments is …

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Samus Returns Developers Speak on Partnering With Nintendo for the First Time

You may have heard the fantastic yet surprising news that a new 2D Metroid by the name of Samus Returns is headed to the 3DS this September. MercurySteam, the same team behind the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow trilogy is developing the handheld title closely with Nintendo. GameReactor spoke to Enric Alvarez, the head of MercurySteam, about the partnership between them and Nintendo. Alvarez only had good things to say about working with the Japanese gaming …

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Far Cry 5 Developers Reportedly Still Waiting on Xbox One X Devkits

Though the hotly anticipated and highly controversial Far Cry 5 is scheduled to come out on the current top-end consoles, Xbox players may want to temper expectations — whether in terms of the port quality, release timeliness, or both. According to Gamer Headquarters, the team actually hasn’t gotten a chance to work on the Xbox One X version yet. I was surprised to hear that they hadn’t received Xbox One X dev kits yet and …

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Third-Party Developers Are the Key to Nintendo Switch Success

We’re on a first-name basis with Nintendo games. Mario. Zelda. Donkey Kong. But in today’s multi-billion dollar video game industry strong first-party brands aren’t enough. Nintendo knows this all too well. It’s previous console, the Wii U, was dogged by criticism that it didn’t have much to offer other than Nintendo games. So getting third-party support for the Nintendo Switch was a huge deal for the company when it formally revealed the hybrid console back …

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