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Zynga's website removes Facebook login requirement

Zynga has redesigned its website, no longer requiring gamers to log into the site using the Facebook credentials. Once upon a time, Facebook and Zynga were the best of pals, with Zynga's titles driving engagement on the big blue social network and Facebook providing a steady stream of new users to...

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Devs helped shape PS4, console wasn't designed 'in an ivory tower somewhere in Tokyo'

Pssst, here's an open secret: Sony's PlayStation 3 was a machine built on ego that had harsh executive-level repercussions following launch. For the recently revealed PlayStation 4, which Sony has been developing for several years, the company took a more democratic approach, consulting with...

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Kratos: God of war, man of evolving fashion tastes

If God of War's Kratos is best known for anything, it's obviously his impeccable fashion sense. His ensemble, even from the beginning of his hell-bent rampage, speaks of being meticulously composed, what with that pale skin, flowing skirt and bold face tattoo. How avante garde. That said, it's...

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Minecraft collection on Threadless explodes with 10 new shirt designs

Threadless now has 10 shirts in its brand-new Minecraft collection, with most available for guys, gals, babies and kids. Each shirt is a winner of the Threadless Loves Minecraft design challenge, which offered the three top artists $3,000, a $500 Threadless voucher and a trip to MineCon Paris. Each...

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Every state in the US now has a school for game development

Those living in the United States and seeking a career in the games industry have more avenues to take that first step than ever before. According to a news release from the Entertainment Software Association, there are now colleges with video game development, programming and design programs in...

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Dream Build Play finalists for Xbox 360 and Windows Phone announced, winners soon

Microsoft has announced the 40 finalists in its latest Dream Build Play competition, featuring standout titles developed with the Windows Phone Software Development Kit for the Xbox 360 or Windows Phone operating system. The games entered were judged on qualities like innovation, the production...

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Katamari Damacy rolling into New York Museum of Modern Art

Katamari Damacy – the game, and not a big ball made up of everything in sight – will be on display in New York's Museum of Modern Art. The game is part of the "Century of the Child: Growing by Design" exhibit, running from July 29 until November 5. "Century of the Child: Growing by...

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Trendy offering real money for best Dungeon Defenders maps

Trendy Entertainment, the dev behind Dungeon Defenders, is looking to beef up the offerings from that game's free development kit. It's holding a contest, in which it's giving away some real money and prize packs for the best maps made for the game. To enter, all you have to do is put a map...

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Insomniac reveals canceled 1080Pinball, 'the most realistic pinball simulation ever'

Insomniac has posted a timeline entry on its Facebook page detailing a pinball game it worked on, but never released. 1080Pinball was the name attached to the project-in-progress, and one of the featured tables was named Captain Starfire, after the handsome chap above. You can see what looks like...

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Reisuke Ishida on why perfect games can't be perfect

Taito designer Reisuke Ishida devoted a GDC panel to "five techniques for making an unforgettable game," and his most interesting tip for accomplishing that was perhaps counterintuitive: don't make it perfect. Perfect games, argued Ishida, are boring. In Space Invaders Infinity Gene, for example,...

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