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How Xbox develops games with, not just for, the disabled community

Game Developer

Looking to incorporate accessibility features but don't know where to begin? Here are a few tips from Microsoft senior Gaming Accessibility Program manager Brannon Zahand.

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Abuse allegations emerge in the wake of GDC 2023

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox [ Trigger warning: This article contains references to sexual assault] Allegations have emerged that multiple women were subject to abuse and harassment during GDC and adjacent networking events.

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Ubisoft Paris devs report excessive crunch during Just Dance 2023 development

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While making Just Dance 2023 , Ubisoft's Paris studio was reportedly hit hard with demanding management and burnout.

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Resident Evil 4 Remake launch 29% bigger than the GameCube original | UK Boxed Charts

GamesIndustry.biz

The remake of Resident Evil 4 is the eighth biggest Resident Evil boxed launch in the UK, beating week one sales of the GameCube original. Sales are 29% higher for the remake compared to the original, which launched in the UK in March 2005. Of course, the GameCube Resident Evil 4 was only released on one platform, and not a particular popular one, either.

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New studio Lighthouse Games formed by Forza Horizon's Gavin Raeburn

Game Developer

The newly formed Lighthouse Games was formed by Gavin Raeburn, co-founder of Playground Games and the long-running Forza Horizon franchise.

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See what’s new with Cinemachine 3

Unity Blog

This blog discusses Cinemachine 3, which is currently in prerelease (2023.1) and will have a full release later this year in Unity 2023.2.

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Made with Unity: 7 ways creators are using Unity beyond games

Unity Blog

From Ready Player Me to the short film Sprout , we take a closer look at seven applications of Unity (beyond games) that we’ve seen in recent months as a showcase of ways our tools can be used for other industries. We hope these stories leave readers inspired and motivated to continue to create.

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Ubisoft backs out of E3 2023 a month after saying it would attend

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Instead of showing up at E3 2023, Ubisoft will hold its own showcase a day before E3 begins.

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New AAA studio Lighthouse Games formed by Playground co-founder Gavin Raeburn

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox A new AAA development studio has opened doors in the UK hub of Leamington Spa, helmed by the former studio head and co-founder of Forza Horizon creator Playground Games. Lighthouse Games is the latest venture by veteran developer Gavin Raeburn, who helped form Playground in 2010 and oversaw the creation and rise of the Horizon games, which became some of Microsoft's best-selling titles – even outperforming the cor

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive reaches new player count after sequel announcement

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Valve's sudden sequel reveal means Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gets to reap the reward of rising concurrent players.

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Four Godot 4 Graphic Demo Scenes

Game From Scratch

GameFromScratch.com Four Godot 4 Graphic Demo Scenes Godot 4 was recently released and contains an all new renderer and plenty of new graphic features. Today we are going to look at 3 free and 1 commercial scenes for showing off the graphic capabilities of the Godot Engine. Godot Third Person Demo (TPS-DEMO) Available open source on GitHub, … Four Godot 4 Graphic Demo Scenes Read More The post Four Godot 4 Graphic Demo Scenes appeared first on GameFromScratch.com.

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Deep Dive: How one design decision totally reinvented co-op in Figment 2

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There aren't a lot of strong models out there for "sidekick mode," as the designers put it. But, with their own kids in mind, they set out to make it anyway.

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Ubisoft to skip in-person E3 show

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Ubisoft has announced it will not be present for this year's in-person E3 show. As reported by VGC , the Assassin's Creed publisher said that it will instead host a Ubisoft Forward event live on June 12 in Los Angeles.

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Michael Blaker’s Movie Monday Featuring Twister

Game Industry News

Hey all, I’m back with a classic for this week’s Movie Monday. It’s the movie Twister. Plot: The plot follows a storm chaser named Jo Harding and her drive to study tornadoes. She does this in order to create a better system to detect them sooner to prevent more people from dying tragically like her father did when she was a girl. Honestly, the plot is decent, but it’s not spectacular or incredibly remarkable.

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SELL: French games market dips to €5.5bn in 2022

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Industry trade body SELL says the French games market hit €5.5 billion, down 1.6% year-on-year. While close, the figure is the first time in three years in which consumer gaming revenue in France didn't reach €5.6 billion.

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Lost Ark Won’t Launch: Easy Troubleshooting Guide [2023]

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Lost Ark is a dynamic, beautiful, fun, and free MMO game that only requires a lot of your time and 76 GB of disk space. The only thing that can stop you from enjoying it is that Lost Ark won’t launch because the game gets stuck on the loading screen. It is symptomatic that this problem remained even after the game was updated. We have carefully and thoroughly investigated the cause of the problem and created this guide to solve it successfully.

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Abuse allegations against Chris Avellone settled

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox The abuse allegations against long-serving games writer Chris Avellone, and his subsequent libel case against his accusers, have been settled. A blog post described as a joint statement between Avellone, Karissa Barrows, and Kelly Bristol states the claims were "dismissed with prejudice pursuant to a confidential settlement that provides for a seven-figure payment," which includes a reimbursal of legal fees of Barrows a

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An Error Occurred While Starting Roblox: Best Methods To Fix It

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Roblox grew rapidly during the past years, even though many players encountered the ‘An Error Occurred While Starting Roblox’ message. You will be in a similar situation if you play Roblox long enough. Don’t give up easily when it happens! A better option is to apply solutions from our list to fix it for good. If you experience problems with the game stability, read what to do when Roblox keeps crashing.

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MultiVersus to go offline as it readies early 2024 launch

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Warner Bros. Games has announced that MultiVersus will go offline on June 25 as it prepares for launch in early 2024. The multiplatform free-to-play fighter was originally launched in July 2022 as an open beta.

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Diablo 4’s Beta Shows the Horror of Modern AAA Design

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Diablo 4’s Beta Shows the Horror of Modern AAA Design Josh Bycer josh@game-wisdom.com It’s been a rough couple of years for Blizzard Entertainment, going from one of the premier studios in the world to one mired in controversy, scandals, lawsuits, and destroying years’ worth of goodwill with their fans. Diablo 4 has been … The post Diablo 4’s Beta Shows the Horror of Modern AAA Design appeared first on Game Wisdom.

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Follow up to your answers about investors. How does the chain of command work between studios, publishers, and investors? Can investors overrule the decisions that the publishers make for the studios or vice versa? Publishers fund the studios development but investors own stock in the studios so how does it all work out? Who has the highest say?

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Generally, the direct investors have the highest say in what the company does. An investor is a legally-recognized thing that can own something or parts of something. An investor can be a person like you or me that owns shares in some company, or it can be a company that owns shares in some other company. If the investor is a company, it has its own set of investors that make decisions for it.

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Resident Evil 7 Stuttering on PC: Why & How to Fix It Easily

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Capcom’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is centered around Ethan Winters and his quest to look for his long-lost wife on a plantation inhabited by an infected family. Despite its popularity, many players have reported Resident Evil 7 stuttering on numerous occasions during gameplay. This can be frustrating as there has been a lot of anticipation for this release, as it is the first game in the series to be played in first-person, unlike its third-person predecessors.

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Dark and Darker removed from Steam due to ongoing Ironmace/Nexon dispute

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Dark and Darker has been pulled off Steam – where it was currently in playtests – following the ongoing battle between developer Ironmace and publisher Nexon. As reported by RPS , Ironmace received a cease and desist and DMCA takedown from Nexon. The developer posted a message on its Discord explaining this is all based on "distorted claims.

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Error Code 773 in Roblox: Check These Useful Solutions

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Roblox is a great online gaming platform where users can create, share, and play games with each other. It provides a variety of tools and resources for users to create their own games, ranging from simple obstacle courses to more complex simulations and role-playing games. Unfortunately, it seems like players are frequently reporting the error code 773 in Roblox as being one of the most annoying issues.

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How to plan a film shoot: 10 tips for estimating times on a schedule

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To help aspiring filmmakers and film crews, we've compiled a list of 10 tips to make your shoot days run smoothly and ensure you're ready to shoot when the time comes. Break down the script: Analyze each scene in the movie, noting its length, cast requirements, and location. This will help you calculate the time needed for shooting and prep work. Estimate time per shot: Determine the average time needed to film each shot, considering factors such as camera setup, lighting, and rehearsals.

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The Last of Us Low GPU Usage: How to Fix This Problem

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If you notice low GPU usage in the game The Last of Us, you are not alone. However, this article will tell you how you can fix this problem. It may happen that you have a decent graphics card, but your PC is not using it that much for a particular game. This must be a frustrating experience. It may cause many problems, like The Last of Us low FPS issues.

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Introducing the Automatic AI Synopsis tool by Filmustage: Revolutionizing filmmaking

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This cutting-edge tool streamlines creating scene synopses, making it simpler and more efficient than ever before. Let's dive into the details and explore how this powerful feature can transform your filmmaking experience. What is the Automatic AI Synopsis feature? The Automatic AI Synopsis feature is an AI-driven tool that automatically generates a scene synopsis for your script.

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Metal Gear Solid 5 Crash on Startup: Why & How to Fix it

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Many players have reported that Metal Gear Solid 5 crashes on startup, which can be frustrating and disruptive to the game experience. This is a bad look for Kojima Productions, considering most players deem the game as ‘unfinished’ due to its repeated missions and abandoned game plots. To make playing the game a bit more bearable, we have identified some of the possible reasons why it happens and curated a list of solutions that might help fix the Metal Gear Solid 5 crash on startup issue and

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Technological Improvements That Have Changed Online Casino Games  

Game Wisdom

Technological Improvements That Have Changed Online Casino Games Josh Bycer josh@game-wisdom.com The online casino industry has always aspired to march in step in due course. Providers worked hard to push the boundaries of technologies and present new trends to satisfy their customers. Over the years, a good great deal of innovative … The post Technological Improvements That Have Changed Online Casino Games appeared first on Game Wisdom.

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Watch Dogs 2 Not Launching: Why & How To Fix It Easily

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Ubisoft’s Watch Dog 2, a sequel to 2014’s Watch Dog is an action-adventure game released for the PS4, Xbox One and Windows. The game does have stealth elements played from a third-person perspective. Despite its popularity, Watchdog 2 comes with its set of errors such as Watch Dogs 2 not launching and Watch Dogs 2 keeps crashing, among others.

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Levelling Up – PC Gamer’s Mollie Taylor

Game Development News

Mollie Taylor, features producer at PC Gamer, explains exactly what a features producer does, and how every day on the job is different

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Resident Evil 4 Remake Black Screen: Fix It Quickly

Game Errors

Resident Evil 4 Remake black screen is an annoying problem that can move the nerves of every passionate gamer. Luckily, we did our homework, found the most common causes of this problem, and paired them with quick solutions you could apply. If the game doesn’t get loaded, read how to fix Resident Evil 4 Remake stuck on the loading screen. Why do I get Resident Evil 4 Remake black screen?

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"DAR" -- turn-base strategy game with network multiplayer

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Official release 87 is done and aviable on Google Play; What’s new: 24 pictures for screens background added.

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Crime Boss: Rockay City Won’t Launch: Best Methods to Fix It

Game Errors

If there is something wrong, the Crime Boss: Rockay City won’t launch on your PC. This article will tell you why it happens and how to fix this problem. Undoubtedly, a huge number of gamers prefer games like GTA V. Crime Boss: Rockay city is from the same category. But, if you encounter a problem running this item or it is not launching on your device, you will miss a lot of things.

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