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Fallout games double in player count after Prime series premiere

Game Developer

The Fallout TV show has understandably renewed interest in the series and spurred players to check out the games.

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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth leads surge of new hits | Japan Monthly Charts

GamesIndustry.biz

Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth was the biggest-selling game at Japanese retail in March, shifting 310,596 units and leading a slew of new releases that took over the Top Five in the boxed games charts. Famitsu's latest data, shared with GamesIndustry.biz , shows that the second part of Square Enix's Final Fantasy 7 remake saw the second biggest launch month ever in terms of physical sales for a PS5 game in Japan.

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Taking first-party data to the next level with machine learning

Game Developer

Greg Castro, VP of Global Partnerships at Mobvista, examines how privacy regulations have spotlighted first-party data and how machine learning can help companies leverage it to the best effect.

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Latoya Peterson: "Studios are at the mercy of this house of cards that is the funding system that we've built"

GamesIndustry.biz

At the Game Developer Conference last month, Glow Up Games co-founder and CXO Latoya Peterson contributed to a series of micro-talks around sustainability, calling out the fundamental flaws of games funding. Peterson was talking alongside Cornerstone Interactive Studios' Lisette Titre-Montgomery, ProbablyMonsters' JC Lau, Oculus Publishing's Shana T Bryant, and Outerloop Games' Chandana Ekanayake, in a collective presentation called "The Way We Work: Embracing Human Sustainability in Game Develo

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Charting the Journey of SOUL COVENANT: A New Frontier in VR JRPGs

Game Developer

As we edge closer to unveiling SOUL COVENANT to the world, it’s crucial to reflect on the path that brought us here—a journey marked by innovation and a passion for defining the VR landscape.

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UK games market grew 4.4% to £7.82bn in 2023

GamesIndustry.biz

UKIE published its latest Consumer Market Valuation Report, showing that the UK games market was worth £7.82 billion in 2023, a 4.4% increase compared to 2022's revised total of £7.49 billion. While overall game sales were up in the UK in 2023, boxed sales have continued their decline and were down 5% to £495 million compared to 2022.

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Rami Ismail • Find your USP by describing the game in one or two sentences

PreMortem.Games

This article is part of the game-dev advice newsletter Levelling the Playing Field by Rami Ismail. If you want to know more about the art, craft and science of game development, subscribe here. The newsletter is free but you can support the existence of LTPF with a small subscription fee. Years ago, at the annual Penny Arcade Expo games convention, I was showing off an advanced prototype of Vlambeer’s Ridiculous Fishing.

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Rockstar quietly bumps up GTA Online's subscripion price

Game Developer

The GTA+ service got a small price bump with not much fanfare (or explanation) to show for it.

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Apple denies violating court order over alternative payments

GamesIndustry.biz

Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Apple has disputed Epic Games' claims that it is violating the court order from the 2021 antitrust trial between the two companies, and has called on a federal judge to reject the Fortnite firm's request to hold Apple in contempt of court. In a filing to Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers, spotted by Reuters , the iOS firm insisted it takes the court's orders "very seriously," and detailed the changes it has made since both A

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UK video game and interactive entertainment sector valued at £7.82 billion in 2023

Game Developer

Console hardware and digital software sales propped up the latest valuation.

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Byte-sized Brilliance: How RP4K is Crafting Future Innovators

Real Programming

STEM subjects are so popular now and have been for years because parents understand that we live in a digital world. Computers control everything around us and knowing how they work gives people a sense of control. We’re all dazzled by the technology we use every day, but there’s also a feeling that it cuts in both directions: if we don’t control it, it will control us.

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Content Warning sells 1 million copies following launch giveaway

Game Developer

Going viral.

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Avoiding Common Pitfalls When Hiring Unity Developers for Your Work

Juego Studio

The importance of hiring skilled Unity game developers cannot be overstated, as they play a pivotal role in shaping the success and quality of any game development project.

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Nintendo skipping Gamescom

GamesIndustry.biz

Nintendo will not be showing at this year's Gamescom event, the company confirmed to German news site Games Wirtschaft , as spotted by Video Games Chronicle. "Gamescom is a central event in Nintendo's event calendar," a Nintendo of Europe representative told Games Wirtschaft. "This year, however, after careful consideration, we decided against taking part in Cologne.

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Gamer Deep Lore, Exhibit #1. The D&D "Blue Book"

The Bottom Feeder

This book caused more kids to worship satan than KISS and Lord of the Rings put together. (I am hoping to do these for a while, because I have a ton of olde gaminge crappe, and going through it is a lot of fun. I’ll put them on Twitter and then put expanded versions here. I hope you enjoy these deep dives into the beginning of the medium.) This was the first D&D book I ever owned.

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Rockstar Games' GTA+ gets a cost increase

GamesIndustry.biz

Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Rockstar Games' subscription service GTA+ for Grand Theft Auto Online has received a price hike. As reported by Eurogamer , per RockstarIntel , the membership is now listed as $7.99 / £6.99 / €7.99 monthly across the PlayStation Store and Xbox Store.

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[Tutorial] Inner Stroke Effect for 2D Sprites

Cocos

it looks similar, but I’m not sure. It seems to me that the inside edge of the image is used here, which limits the area of light. In the circles, the light comes after the edge of the image, but I’m not sure. Thanks, I’ll see if I can install this. that’s what I’m looking for.

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BAFTA Games Awards bring some much-needed positivity | GI Microcast

GamesIndustry.biz

Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox The latest GamesIndustry.biz Microcast is available to watch or download now. This week, Chris and James discuss this year's BAFTA Games Awards , the array of winners, and the vibe among industry professionals - both at the ceremony and the London Developer Conference that was held earlier in the day.

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[Tutorial] Inner Stroke Effect for 2D Sprites

Cocos

Inner Stroke Effect for 2D Sprites Original: [link] Author: BitByBit Preface When it comes to outlining, there are various implementation methods, especially for 3D outlining, which can be easily found online. However, 2D outlining topics are relatively scarce. Outlining can be categorized into inner outlining and outer outlining. Inner outlining involves applying desired colors to pixels near the edges of the original image, while outer outlining extends.

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Roblox spells out marketplace seller requirements

GamesIndustry.biz

Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Roblox has announced that it has moved from its application-only process for marketplace sellers. Now, users must adhere to four requirements to be eligible for selling content.

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The Ultimate Guide to Game Performance Testing: Strategies, Tools, and Best Practices

iXie gaming

Testing your game for performance is vital in game QA. It helps you identify and address issues that may hinder your game performance. However, game performance testing has evolved, with new approaches to performance testing emerging over time due to the proliferating nature of the gaming industry. But what is game performance testing? What are some key strategies, tools, and best practices for game performance testing?

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GDScript finally has an IDE!

That One Game Dev

In this article, I will introduce the hottest new feature of Rider 2024.1 in my personal opinion regarding Godot game development. The post GDScript finally has an IDE! appeared first on That One Game Dev.

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How to create a square using the graphics component through the editor?

Cocos

zzy: Cocos Creator 3.8 Manual - Graphics Component Reference no way without code. -Did I understand correctly? just the component settings in the editor, they say edit me and you will see the changes.

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Horizon's Mirage - Gameplay Trailer

Indie DB

See what this fast paced city parkour game is all about.

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[Tutorial] Inner Outlining Effect for 2D Sprites

Cocos

Good afternoon. It would be great to see a tutorial on external frames. I’ll be waiting, hurry up please It would be great to know from the tutorial whether it is possible to create a glow(neon) effect using the outer contour? (2D project) Is it a good option to use the outer frames of the image for the glow effect or is there another standard option?

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SmartFoxServer 2.20.0 is out!

Smart Fox Server

We have just released SmartFoxServer 2X 2.20.0 , which comes as a patch for all previous 2.19.x releases. The version updates the embedded Tomcat (websocket/BlueBox), providing several bug and security fixes. This release also improves the communication speed with the License Server and adds a new setting for managing the the User’s packet queue when it is maxed out.

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How to create a square using the graphics component through the editor?

Cocos

Yes. It’s a very low-level drawing tool. Use it with editor only limits its capabilities. But if you really need you can encapsulating a component to use it in editor. Like this import { _decorator, CCFloat, Component, Graphics, Node } from 'cc'; const { ccclass, property , executeInEditMode, requireComponent} = _decorator; @ccclass('GraphicsTest') @executeInEditMode @requireComponent(Graphics) export class GraphicsTest extends Component { @property(CCFloat) private _radis: number = 20; @propert

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[From the Industry] Dicefolk Brings Deckbuilding & Monster-Collecting to Switch

Game Development News

Dicefolk to Bring Deckbuilding and Die-licious Monster-Collecting Gameplay to Nintendo Switch Later This Year Roll the dice, befriend beasts and save humanity from extinction LOS ANGELES (April 9, 2024) – The innovative tactical roguelike combining dice-based combat with monster recruiting mechanics, Dicefolk, is coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year, publisher Good Shepherd Entertainment …

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[Tutorial] Inner Outlining Effect for 2D Sprites

Cocos

it looks similar, but I’m not sure. It seems to me that the inside edge of the image is used here, which limits the area of light. In the circles, the light comes after the edge of the image, but I’m not sure. Thanks, I’ll see if I can install this. that’s what I’m looking for.

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Understanding React Lifecycle Methods: A Detailed Breakdown

Artoon

Introduction Understanding the React component lifecycle is essential for developers working with […] The post Understanding React Lifecycle Methods: A Detailed Breakdown appeared first on Artoon Solutions.

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[Tutorial] Inner Outlining Effect for 2D Sprites

Cocos

Inner Outlining Effect for 2D Sprites Original: [link] Author: BitByBit Preface When it comes to outlining, there are various implementation methods, especially for 3D outlining, which can be easily found online. However, 2D outlining topics are relatively scarce. Outlining can be categorized into inner outlining and outer outlining. Inner outlining involves applying desired colors to pixels near the edges of the original image, while outer outlining exten.

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How to Install Node js on Ubuntu: A Comprehensive Guide

Artoon

Let’s explore how to install Node js on ubuntu, but before that […] The post How to Install Node js on Ubuntu: A Comprehensive Guide appeared first on Artoon Solutions.

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[Tutorial] Inner Stroke Effect for 2D Sprites

Cocos

This is called the glow effect , completely different from the outline or bloom effect. Look at Cocos Store , to see if the bloom effect matches your needs.

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The Magic of ‘Legend Of Mushroom’

Deconstructor of Fun

Guest Post by Ken Landen , an experienced figure in the gaming industry, currently serves as the CEO and Co-Founder of a startup that's currently in stealth mode. With a career dating back to 2012, Ken has contributed to renowned gaming companies such as Blizzard, Scopely, and Kongregate. Now, he's embarking on a new venture, eager to bring fresh ideas and innovation to the gaming world.