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GDC Europe survey finds devs flocking to PC, mobile

The European wing of the Game Developers Conference has unveiled the second annual European State of the Industry Survey, a study that suggests most European game developers see their future on the PC or mobile devices. According to the survey, PC and mobile platforms boast the lion's share of...

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GameStop may seek exclusive content during a game's development

GameStop is contemplating taking a greater interest in games during their development in order to secure exclusive content. Colin Sebastian of investment firm R.W. Baird recently discussed GameStop's future with the retailer, then told investors in a note that GameStop "indicated that software...

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Oculus announces Oculus Connect conference, acquires RakNet

As the latest Oculus Rift development kits begin shipping, Oculus VR has made a pair of important announcements for up-and-coming virtual reality developers. First, the company will be hosting a new VR development conference later this year. Called Oculus Connect, the conference will feature...

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Stiq Figures, June 23 - 29: Never want to leave this world edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Crafting enticing fantasy content is tough. Plenty of games struggle just with developing an enjoyable protagonist, let alone an entertaining cast and an involving reason to see the journey's end. All of...

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Divinity: Original Sin sells a miraculous 160,000

Larian Studios' Kickstarted RPG, Divinity: Original Sin, has debuted to sales of 160,000 copies. After leaving early access and officially launching on June 30, Original Sin quickly became Larian's fastest-selling game, reports Eurogamer. Original Sin's success is thanks to "word of mouth" driven...

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New Assassin's Creed led by Ubisoft Quebec

Ubisoft Quebec is the lead studio on "a future Assassin's Creed," Ubisoft announced in a blog post. Ubisoft Montreal traditionally heads up development of Assassin's Creed games, in partnership with other Ubisoft studios, including Quebec. Ubisoft Quebec Managing Director Nicolas Rioux breaks...

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Ubisoft emerges unscathed by DRM patent infringement lawsuit

A United States District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Ubisoft which claims that the publisher violated patents held by Digital Reg of Texas in the design of its infamous uPlay DRM software. Initially filed in 2012, the lawsuit alleges that Ubisoft (alongside other companies such...

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Grand Theft Auto lead buys a big, beautiful church

Rockstar North President Leslie Benzies purchased St. Stephen's Church in Edinburgh, Scotland, with the intent to prolong its role as a community venue for arts, theater and music gatherings. St. Stephen's Church is just half a mile from Benzies' home, and the purchase was "entirely philanthropic,"...

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Stiq Figures, June 16 - 22: I miss action sports games edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Between serious simulators and strap-on-your-face VR devices, video games can mimic real-world experiences pretty well. Still, it's great to have options, you know? Not everything needs to be an...

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Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake dev accused of stealing artwork [Update]

Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake has been accused of copying its map artwork from another artist, Athens, Greece-based Ilias Sounas. The illustrator posted a blog comparing art they completed in 2012 for Karios Games' MonsterUp Adventures to that of SleepNinja's game, which was funded on Kickstarter...

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