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FTC files complaint against Microsoft for recent Xbox layoffs

Game Developer

Microsoft's large layoffs have drawn the attention (and ire) of the FTC, which has been against its Activision Blizzard merger from the start.

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Will Xbox publishing on rival consoles spark a Revolution? | Opinion

GamesIndustry.biz

Do you remember the codename for the Wii? It was called project 'Revolution', which was a surprising moment of hubris for a company that had been soundly defeated (again) by PlayStation. Not only had Sony trounced sales of Nintendo's console for a second consecutive generation, but it had also extended its lead and Nintendo had fallen further behind.

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Disney is dropping a cool $1.5 billion to invest in Epic Games

Game Developer

Disney has announced it's acquiring a massive $1.5 billion equity stake in Epic Games. It also plans to collaborate on an "all-new games and entertainment universe" with the Fortnite developer.

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Disney invests $1.5bn in Epic Games and announces major Fortnite partnership

GamesIndustry.biz

The Walt Disney Company has invested $1.5 billion to acquire an equity stake in Epic Games, and has announced plans for a major collaboration with Fortnite. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney is the controlling shareholder of Epic and "will continue to maintain control of the board following the close of this transaction", Epic told GamesIndustry.biz. Disney and Epic described the project as a 'open, persistent, social universe'.

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More layoffs at Visual Concepts Austin after 2K cuts "several" jobs

Game Developer

"The games industry bloodletting continues. Today, Visual Concepts Austin laid off myself and a group of very talented developers.

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Visual Concepts Austin reportedly hit with layoffs

GamesIndustry.biz

2K Games has reportedly laid off an unknown number of developers at Visual Concepts Austin. As reported by Game Developer , former art manager Brad Bowling posted the news on LinkedIn , sharing that himself and "a group of very talented developers" had been let go from the company. "I have had a great time over the past couple of years working with some of the finest game devs in the industry," Bowling said.

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MENA-3 games market generated $1.92bn in 2023

GamesIndustry.biz

The Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Egypt (MENA-3) games market increased 7.8% year-on-year to $1.92 billion in 2023 and is expected to rise to $2.65 billion in 2027, according to a new report by Niko Partners. Saudi Arabia generated more than half of the region's revenue, followed by the United Arab Emirates (31.9%) and Egypt (10.5%). The report said this growth was fueled by increased public and private investment, high disposable income in the region, and a "rising demand from its you

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Game developers, don't give up on your bad sketches

Game Developer

Generative AI art tools make it easy to whip up images for concepts and storyboarding. But don't throw out your pen and paper just yet!

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How AI is Disrupting the Video Game Industry?

Juego Studio

The world of video game development is fast-paced and ever-evolving. It welcomes new technology, adopting them rapidly every day. One of the latest and revolutionizing technologies that has paved its way into the industry is artificial intelligence.

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How Final Fantasy VII Rebirth reinvents the original's big open world moment

Game Developer

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth game director Naoki Hamaguchi and lead producer Yoshinori Kitase discuss revisiting a pivotal moment from the beloved 1997 game.

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Roblox continues to grow revenues, deepen losses

GamesIndustry.biz

Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Roblox today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2023, showing the user-generated content platform continues to grow its revenues as well as its losses. Roblox's financial results show the story around the company hasn't changed much.

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2023 was another unprofitable year for Roblox

Game Developer

Roblox is still popular and released on more systems last year, but it's still not in the black for its parent company.

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Implementation of Zero-trust Architectures for Applications

Rocket Brush Studio

Explore the cutting-edge approach of Zero Trust Architecture, addressing digital threats with continuous verification, least privilege access, and micro-segmentation. ZTA enhances security by navigating challenges like complexity and resource demands.

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Paradox sets new revenue record, says it needs to address quality issues

Game Developer

"The quarter's game releases have not held the quality we want.

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Paradox Interactive sees its full-year revenue grow by 34%

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Games publisher Paradox Interactive has released its earnings for the year, reporting an increase of 34% in revenue.

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Report: Investment firm CVC to purchase Runescape dev Jagex in £900M deal

Game Developer

It's claimed CVC wants to purchase franchise assets with global appeal.

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Nitro Games raises €3.5m in agreement with Digital Extremes

GamesIndustry.biz

Nitro Games has raised €3.5 million to continue development of its mobile adaptation of Warframe. As reported by Pocket Gamer , Finnish free-to-play developer signed a further agreement with Warframe developer Digital Extremes following an investment of €1.2 million in August 2023. The companies first agreed to a deal back in July 2021, with the total funding having now reached approximately €12.5 million.

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Tencent takes control of Swords of Legends developer Wangyuan Shengtang

Game Developer

The Chinese conglomerate has expanded on home soil.

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Stride 4.2 Released

Game From Scratch

GameFromScratch.com Stride 4.2 Released The open source C# powered game engine Stride just released version 4.2. The first major release since Stride 4.1 all the way back in August of 2022. There are several new features in Stride 4.2, but the highlight features are no doubt the support for.NET 8 and C# 12, […] The post Stride 4.2 Released appeared first on GameFromScratch.com.

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Eden Eternal Global Version: Year of the Dragon Celebration, New Level Cap, Blade Dancer and Bard Awaken Classes

Game Developer

Explore the latest news and expert commentary on Press Release, brought to you by the editors of Game Developer

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FUMES demo 0.05

Indie DB

New features being developed for the game alongside the first demo release.

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Open-World Goblin RPG "Tenderfoot Tactics" is Coming to Nintendo Switch and Xbox on Feb 21st

Game Developer

Explore the latest news and expert commentary on Press Release, brought to you by the editors of Game Developer

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Featured Large Language Models Sessions at NVIDIA GTC 2024

Nvidia

Speakers from NVIDIA, Meta, Microsoft, OpenAI, and ServiceNow will be talking about the latest tools, optimizations, trends and best practices for large. Speakers from NVIDIA, Meta, Microsoft, OpenAI, and ServiceNow will be talking about the latest tools, optimizations, trends and best practices for large language models (LLMs).

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Haegin’s “Play Together” Releases New Update in Celebration of the Year of the Dragon

Game Developer

Explore the latest news and expert commentary on Press Release, brought to you by the editors of Game Developer

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Why is ranged combat so much more common for the biggest action games than melee? What are the design benefits of having a gun or things that work like a gun?

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It's generally easier to prototype and develop ranged combat that feels good than it is for melee. Melee combat lives and dies by the animations and systems we build. If my character swings her sword in a horizontal arc, it creates very different expectation for a hit reaction than stabbing or chopping. A player will probably realize near-instantly if the reaction animation doesn't match the type of attack properly and it will make the combat feel cartoonish, breaking immersion.

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Souls-like Standouts Lies of P and Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Share New Trailer for DLC Collaboration, Available Feb. 14

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Explore the latest news and expert commentary on Press Release, brought to you by the editors of Game Developer

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Battle Royale Shooter Blood Strike Announces Season 3 for February 15th

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Explore the latest news and expert commentary on Press Release, brought to you by the editors of Game Developer

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Wish You Were Here? A Spotlight On The Canary Islands

Game Development News

The Canary Islands is one of Europe’s most popular year-round holiday destinations, but the autonomous region of Spain (that is closer to Africa than it is Europe) has in recent years attracted the curious eye of a gaming industry looking to explore new horizons.

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IGDA Aims to Create a Transformative Impact in The Games Development Ecosystem with The Launch of Incubation SIG

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Explore the latest news and expert commentary on Press Release, brought to you by the editors of Game Developer

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Inflexion's Nightingale Early Access gets moved up | News-in-brief

GamesIndustry.biz

Inflexion Games' Nightingale Early Access launch is set for February 20 Read more

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PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS 28.1 Update Introduces Co-op Climbing and the Game’s First Electric Vehicle

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Explore the latest news and expert commentary on Press Release, brought to you by the editors of Game Developer

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The Art of Low-Poly Modeling: Creating Efficient Game Assets

Juego Studio

Is it the gameplay? If truth be told, in most games, the thrill of the game mechanics is truly felt after you have played for some time and leveled up slightly.

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Songs of Silence Kickstarter pre-registration opens!

Game Developer

Explore the latest news and expert commentary on Press Release, brought to you by the editors of Game Developer