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Warren Spector

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Warren Spector: ‘I Really Haven’t Seen a Whole Lot of Progress’ in Mainstream Games

Warren Spector is a video game level designer who helped pioneer the concept of non-linear gameplay and the ability to cater to different styles. The most famous example is Deus Ex which gave the player the…

Unity

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Unity Vision Summit Attendees Receive Free HTC Vive

Virtual Reality is commonly perceived as the next step in entertainment and could revolutionize the way we all watch films, and play video games. Not only that, VR devices could theoretically be deployed in the medical…

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52% of Developers Are Working on a PC Game

Consumers tend to be quite vocal about their chosen platform and demonstrate a great deal of brand loyalty. It makes sense though as investing into one platform and swapping to another is a costly endeavour. During…

GPUOpen

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AMD Launches GPUOpen Sofware Development Package

AMD’s open source philosophy deserves a great deal of credit especially when you consider the competition utilizes proprietary features as demonstrated by NVIDIA Gameworks. During CES 2016, I had the pleasure of playing Star Wars Battlefront on…

Market

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UK Market Gaming Stats Revealed For 2015

The games industry is the same as any other market when it comes to analysing the performance of titles, consoles and revenue with the aim of finding trends in consumer preferences and company performance. GfK Entertainment…

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Incredible Deep Sea Wonderland Constructed In Minecraft

Looking at this is satisfying, incredible and fantastically creative, oh right, need to explain it first. You know the game building phenomenon that is Minecraft, where players have the freedom to create epic structures’ and worlds, well…

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2K Australia, Developer of BioShock and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, Closes

Canberra-based 2K Australia, the studio responsible for developing the three BioShock games and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, is closing, a source has told Kotaku Australia. The source told the gaming website that “All hands are gone,” referring…

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Want to Play with Apple Watch Apps Before April? Now You Can

Everyone is raving over the Apple Watch, with immense anticipation building before its release. However, there are very few people that have even seen one, let alone used one of the elusive devices. So what if…

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Google Developing new Chromebook Pixel

Google’s Chromebook equivalent of the Nexus phones, the Pixel, is apparently due to for an update. The ‘showcase’ device designed to show off the potential of the Chrome OS, was first introduced over two years ago.…

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iOS 9 to Focus on Stability, Public Beta to Come in the Summer

9to5Mac, the venerable source for Apple rumours, has said that iOS 9 will be heavily focused on stability and performance improvements. To achieve this, Apple will apparently have the first ever public beta for iOS. To…

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First Apple Watch Apps Demoed

With the Apple Watch rapidly approaching, we’re beginning to see a number of Apple Watch apps being demoed by various developers. While many of the major developers are keeping many of their plans under a shroud…

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PS4 and Vita To Go on Sale in China

From 11th January, the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita will finally go on sale in China. The news is significant as they are some of the first Western consoles to go on sale in China, following the lifting…

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iOS 8.2 Beta 2 Now Available

iOS 8.2 Beta 2 has been released to beta testers. The update, which should be available to testers now, arrived just a day after the release of iOS 8.1.2 to the public. That just brought some…

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Apple Replaces ‘FREE’ with ‘GET’ on the App Store

Apple has suddenly started replacing ‘FREE’ with ‘GET’ for freely downloadable apps on their iOS App Store. When you go to download a free app now on an iOS device, you’ll be greeted with the new…

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Developers: Apple Releases WatchKit SDK

Developers! This is your chance to jump on the bandwagon before everybody else has even noticed its arrival. If you have absolutely no idea what I’m rambling on about, well let’s just say that Apple has finally…

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New Report Suggests Google Glass is Losing Support

Reuters reports that Google Glass, Google’s foray into wearables, is apparently losing the interest of developers, customers and even Google itself. Google revealed its Glass wearable device in 2012 as a prototype that was to eventually…

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Developers: You Can Now Use Amazon Cloud Drive in Your Apps

Amazon has announced that they are releasing an API for app developers that wish to use their Cloud Drive service in their apps. This new API will give developers access to the same storage services as business…

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Google Fixes Android Wear Bug Preventing Paid Apps From Being Installed on Wearables

Google has posted an update on its Android Developer blog to help developers ensure their paid apps work on Android Wear-powered smartwatches. Since developers are still becoming more familiar with wearables, standalone Wear apps aren’t available…

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HummingBoard – An Alternative to the Raspberry Pi Now Available

There is no arguing the fact that the Raspberry Pi has revolutionised the technology world giving a simple platform on which users have been able to create their own bespoke systems, mini server farms and dev…

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AMD Attacks Nvidia’s Gameworks, Claims Secret Contracts Are Anti-AMD

AMD’s Graphics Executive Richard Huddy is a well respected figure in the industry. Huddy has worked for ATI, AMD, Nvidia, Intel and is now back at AMD. He is also considered one of the pioneers of…

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Amazon Offers Developers Money in Exchange For Mobile Apps on Fire Phone

Amazon wants to entice developers to create mobile apps for the recently introduced Amazon Fire Phone, providing up to $5,000 USD (£2,938) in virtual currency. The popular etailer will also include up to $500 in Amazon…

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Xbox One Update Brings More GPU Bandwidth and Better Performance Ratios

The Microsoft Xbox One update released this week is said to bring features such as extended hard drive support, Twitter, HBO Go and other social media applications, along with other significant tweaks and updates. According to…

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Mobile Game Dev Millionaires feel…Guilty?

The New Yorker released an article about the “pressures” that game developers can incur making millions of dollars on cheap games. Taken from the article is the following quote from Rami Ishmail, a game dev from…

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Windows Phone 8.1 SDK Starts Shipping To Select Developers

While Windows Phone 8.1 comes closer to being officially announced in April, developers are acknowledging they are receiving invitations from Microsoft to try out the Windows Phone 8.1 Development Kit (SDK) to start planning and building…

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Hitman 6 Rumored To Be In Development By IO Interactive

There have been some rumors of the next Hitman title, only known as “Hitman 6” at the moment, was dropped from Square Enix Montreal. However, we now learn that it has been pushed back to IO…

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Most Chinese Gamers Are Still Playing On PCs

A report points out that most Chinese gamers still play on PC and not consoles or mobile devices as most gamers all around the world do. China’s video game industry is worth around $13 billion, which…

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Latest iOS 7 Jailbreak Release To Lack Cydia, Has TaiG Chinese Alternative Instead

Following the release of Evad3rs’ new iOS 7 jailbreak for all iOS 7.x versions including 7.0.4, we now hear that it is not as expected. Meaning, the jailbreak posted on Evasi0n does not include a Cydia…