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Nexon working with Sleeping Dogs dev on free game

Nexon America is partnering with Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games to publish a free-to-play game, the publisher announced this week. No details on the game are yet known, though it is expected to arrive in 2015. This isn't the only project in progress at the studio, as United Front...

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Hit List Q&A: Monument Valley designer Ken Wong

In the "Hit List" from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, the video game industry's top talents describe their current gaming addictions, their most anticipated releases and more. This week: Ken Wong, lead designer of Monument Valley. Ken Wong served as lead designer on ustwo's...

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Oculus to acquire Xbox 360 controller designer Carbon

Virtual reality company Oculus VR announced the acquisition of Carbon Design team this week. Carbon Design is best known as the designer of Microsoft's Xbox 360 controller, and will continue working from its studio in the Seattle area. Oculus said it has been working with Carbon "for nearly a year...

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IGDA: Number of women in industry rising, still under half

Women compose 22 percent of the gaming industry, up from 11.5 percent in 2009, the 2014 IGDA Developer Satisfaction Survey reports. Men make up 76 percent of the industry, while 2 percent of respondents identified as transgender or "other." "Men still dominate the industry," the IGDA says. ...

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Report: Crytek UK in trouble, staff leaving

More than 30 employees have left Crytek UK since work began on Homefront: The Revolution in 2011, Eurogamer reports. The high turnover is due to staff being paid late numerous times, and the list of those who've left includes key art, design and programming employees, the site says. Crytek UK...

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PBS Game/Show examines net neutrality and its effect on games

PBS' YouTube series Game/Show is generally apolitical, instead focusing on lighter topics such as the morality of cheating and our collective Hylian nostalgia, but in its latest entry Game/Show tackles net neutrality, and more specifically, how it impacts gamers. For those unaware, net...

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Future to spare CVG from publication cuts

UK gaming site CVG will not close down this year following a round of cutbacks at its publisher, Future, MCV reports. CVG will decrease its writing staff to three – it currently has five full-time employees plus support staff in the US and Australia. Future will review CVG in December. In...

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Phil Spencer: Consumers love Kinect, they'll still buy it

Microsoft's recent, unexpected decision to offer an Xbox One without a mandatory Kinect camera peripheral will not drive developers away from the device, according to Xbox head Phil Spencer. "A Kinect game relies on the successful Xbox One installed base," Spencer told GamesIndustry. "I need to,...

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Stiq Figures, June 9 - 15: Compelling minigames edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Buying a game is usually all about the front-and-center content, but sometimes what's meant to be a side attraction kind of steals the show. It's weird how a well-crafted minigame can steal attention away...

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Crowdfund Bookie: One year, $35 million

The Crowdfund Bookie crunches data from select successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns that ended during the month and produces pretty charts for you to look at. A total of 341 video game projects were funded on Kickstarter and Indiegogo in the past year. Those games earned $35,945,510...

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