Game Dev Turns Down $500k Exploitative Contract, explains why – looks like music industry contracts

Receiving a publishing deal from an indie publisher can be a turning point for an independent developer. But when one-man team Jakefriend was approached with an offer to invest half a million Canadian dollars into his hand-drawn action-adventure game Scrabdackle, he discovered the contract’s terms could see him signing himself into a lifetime of debt, Read more about Game Dev Turns Down $500k Exploitative Contract, explains why – looks like music industry contracts[…]

Amazon Drops Policy claiming ownership of Games made by employees After Work Hours

Amazon.com Inc. withdrew a set of staff guidelines that claimed ownership rights to video games made by employees after work hours and dictated how they could distribute them, according to a company email reviewed by Bloomberg. […] The old policies mandated that employees of the games division who were moonlighting on projects would need to Read more about Amazon Drops Policy claiming ownership of Games made by employees After Work Hours[…]

1994’s Star Wars: TIE Fighter Remade With Modern Graphics

If EA’s Squadrons wasn’t quite to the scale you were hoping for from your Star Wars flight game, never mind: you can always replay 1994 classic TIE Fighter, which now has vastly-improved visuals and some other modern tweaks instead. What you’re looking at here is TIE Fighter: Total Conversion, which isn’t actually the original TIE Read more about 1994’s Star Wars: TIE Fighter Remade With Modern Graphics[…]

‘GTA Online’ will shut down on PS3 and Xbox 360 on December 16th

It’s almost the end of the line for those who’ve been causing havoc in Los Santos with their friends on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Rockstar Games says it will shut down the Grand Theft Auto Online servers for those consoles on December 16th, bringing an end to the multiplayer mode as well as website Read more about ‘GTA Online’ will shut down on PS3 and Xbox 360 on December 16th[…]

Many Need For Speed Games Are About To Be Erased From Reality

[…] Today, via Reddit (while most the English-speaking world is on a holiday), it’s been announced that Need For Speed: Carbon, Need For Speed: Undercover, Need For Speed: Shift, Shift 2: Unleashed and Need For Speed: The Run will be “retired”. Which I suppose is an apposite word, given they’ll be limping off the tracks Read more about Many Need For Speed Games Are About To Be Erased From Reality[…]

How I cut GTA Online loading times by 70% (GTA fix JSON handler pls)

[…] tl;dr There’s a single thread CPU bottleneck while starting up GTA Online It turns out GTA struggles to parse a 10MB JSON file The JSON parser itself is poorly built / naive and After parsing there’s a slow item de-duplication routine R* please fix If this somehow reaches Rockstar: the problems shouldn’t take more Read more about How I cut GTA Online loading times by 70% (GTA fix JSON handler pls)[…]

Ubisoft offers free games to encourage you to stay at home

Ubisoft thinks it has a simple way to encourage people to stay at home and wait out the COVID-19 pandemic: shower them with games. It’s running a month-long campaign that will give away free games, trials, discounts and other offers to give you something to do while you’re cooped up. It’s starting things off by Read more about Ubisoft offers free games to encourage you to stay at home[…]

123Autoit – NonRoot trial – Apps on Google Play

***** No Root Required, ***** *****Please Look the Following***** ****However need to start a (Backend Service) Per every Boot ***** *****the Install package can be found at the following link***** http://123autoit.blogspot.tw/2016/08/123autoit-non-root-daemon-service.html Please update the backend service for Version 1.3 to use (Speed up mode) ***Daemon Script Install Video*** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awCz9A_FLk0 It is now supported both ARM Read more about 123Autoit – NonRoot trial – Apps on Google Play[…]

Epic Store Rage Has Gotten Out Of Hand

The developers of cutesy Animal Crossing–Pokemon mashup Ooblets just had a weekend from hell. After trying to preempt a tidal wave of rage over their newly announced Epic Games Store exclusivity, they got hit with a swirling tsunami of foaming-at-the-mouth anger, up to and including death threats and anti-Semitic hoaxes. This is the worst overreaction Read more about Epic Store Rage Has Gotten Out Of Hand[…]

Phantom Brigade – turn based mech game where you can see into the future

Phantom Brigade is a hybrid turn-based & real-time tactical RPG, focusing on in-depth customization and player driven stories. As the last surviving squad of mech pilots, you must capture enemy equipment and facilities to level the playing field. Outnumbered and out-gunned, lead The Brigade through a desperate campaign to retake their war-torn homeland.   Source: Read more about Phantom Brigade – turn based mech game where you can see into the future[…]

This Roomba can create its own Doom levels

Game developer and designer Rich Whitehouse gave the world an unusual present this Christmas Eve. It’s called Doomba, and it uses the popular Roomba vacuuming robots to create levels for Doom, the classic first-person shooter. Whitehouse is a 20-year veteran of the game industry, with credits on titles such as the original Prey and Star Read more about This Roomba can create its own Doom levels[…]

Couple Who Ran retro ROM Site (with games you can’t buy any more) to Pay Nintendo $12 Million

Nintendo has won a lawsuit seeking to take two large retro-game ROM sites offline, on charges of copyright infringement. The judgement, made public today, ruled in Nintendo’s favour and states that the owners of the sites LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.co, will have to pay a total settlement of $12 million to Nintendo. The complaint was originally Read more about Couple Who Ran retro ROM Site (with games you can’t buy any more) to Pay Nintendo $12 Million[…]

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Earns Record-Breaking $725M Opening Weekend

“Red Dead Redemption 2” broke records in its first three days on sale, pulling in more than $725 million in worldwide retail sales and achieving the biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment, developer Rockstar Games announced. That tops the highest-grossing movie in history, “Avengers: Infinity Wars,” which earned more than $640 million during Read more about ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Earns Record-Breaking $725M Opening Weekend[…]

Square Off: The Magic Chess Board with self moving pieces allows you to play remotely or vs AI

No holograms, no 3D, no AR, no bullshit. Square Off is a chess board where the pieces move themselves, and you can play online or against AI. Square Off is really something special. There’s no avoiding a smile the first time you see a knight slide out from the back row without banging into any Read more about Square Off: The Magic Chess Board with self moving pieces allows you to play remotely or vs AI[…]

Humble Monthly – loads of PC games for $12 per month

SUBSCRIBE AND GET A LOT OF GAMES Humble Monthly is a curated bundle of games sent to your inbox every month. Subscribe for $12/month to immediately unlock Destiny 2 ( MSRP: $59.99) with more to come! Build the ultimate game library. Every game is yours to keep. Cancel anytime. Redeem on Blizzard Battle.net 10% off Read more about Humble Monthly – loads of PC games for $12 per month[…]

Google opens Maps to bring the real world into games

Pokémon Go and other games that use real-world maps are all the rage, but there’s a catch: they typically depend on semi-closed map frameworks that weren’t intended for gaming, forcing developers to jump through hoops to use that mapping info. Google doesn’t want that to be an issue going forward. The search firm is both Read more about Google opens Maps to bring the real world into games[…]

Game industry pushes back against efforts to restore gameplay servers

A group of video game preservationists wants the legal right to replicate “abandoned” servers in order to re-enable defunct online multiplayer gameplay for study. The game industry says those efforts would hurt their business, allow the theft of their copyrighted content, and essentially let researchers “blur the line between preservation and play.” Both sides are Read more about Game industry pushes back against efforts to restore gameplay servers[…]

0 A.D. | A free, open-source game of ancient warfare

0 A.D. (pronounced “zero-ey-dee”) is a free, open-source, historical Real Time Strategy (RTS) game currently under development by Wildfire Games, a global group of volunteer game developers. As the leader of an ancient civilization, you must gather the resources you need to raise a military force and dominate your enemies. […] We intend to portray Read more about 0 A.D. | A free, open-source game of ancient warfare[…]

Gamers Want DMCA Exemption for ‘Abandoned’ Online Games

Several organizations and gaming fans are asking the Copyright Office to make a DMCA circumvention exemption for abandoned online games, to preserve them for future generations. The exemption would allow museums and libraries to offer copies of abandoned online servers, so these games won’t turn to dust. The U.S. Copyright Office is considering whether or Read more about Gamers Want DMCA Exemption for ‘Abandoned’ Online Games[…]

Buy Call of Duty Infinite Warfare from the Windows 10 Store: don’t get to play with Xbox or Steam players

According to an official Activision support page, both games will be available for separate purchase through Microsoft’s storefront. These will be entirely separate products from the Xbox One versions of the game and won’t take advantage of the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative. This eliminates both cross-platform multiplayer and purchases between Windows 10 and Xbox One, Read more about Buy Call of Duty Infinite Warfare from the Windows 10 Store: don’t get to play with Xbox or Steam players[…]

MechWarrior: Living Legends Community Edition 0.8 released

Almost a decade ago, a talented team started working on what was to become the favorite game for many of us. Version 0.7.1, released in 2013, was to be the final version of MechWarrior: Living Legends by Wandering Samurai Studios. Our community has stayed loyal and active since then, bringing us amazing events such as Read more about MechWarrior: Living Legends Community Edition 0.8 released[…]