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PSA: BlizzCon tickets on sale right about ... now [Update: Gone!]

Just a heads up: Tickets for this year's BlizzCon event in Anaheim, California, are going on sale in just a few minutes at 7pm Pacific. The tickets – which will likely sell out quickly – are priced at $175, and include a swag bag and admittance to the two day event beginning November 8....

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Amazon adds in-app microtransactions for PC, Mac and browser game devs

Up until now, developers of Windows PC, Mac and browser-based games offered through Amazon haven't been able to present microtransactions to consumers. Total bummer, right? Beginning today, however, developers can offer a multitude of extra power-ups or goofy hats in game for nominal fees, allowing...

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Game Blocks offers free, open-source game creation for novices

Sheldon Pacotti, writer of the original Deus Ex games and indie developer in his own right, created Game Blocks, an open-source library for making games, for the students in his video game writing course at the University of Texas. Game Blocks is designed to help novice developers craft their sto...

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Time-traveling lumberjack bear puncher news: 'Fist of Awesome' hits Kickstarter

Nicoll Hunt, a Scottish game developer running a studio called I Fight Bears (which was previously responsible for the Tron-esque Hard Lines for iOS), has opened up a Kickstarter for a new project called Fist of Awesome. It's a retro beat-em-up starring a time-traveling lumberjack named Tim Burr, w...

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Influential indies on the brouhaha around Ouya

The Ouya, a $99 Android-powered console whose prototype has raised $4.9 million in 7 days on Kickstarter, is a mystery wrapped in a sleek silver box. Many players seem to gravitate toward the idea because of its price point, while it would appear developers, especially indies, are backing it for it...

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Sit down before you read about Kinect SDK update 1.5

The 1.5 update for the Kinect SDK has been released to developers, and it adds a solid list of new capabilities, including something called Kinect Studio (that allows developers to record user movements and play them back for the code later), a development kit for Face Tracking (which enables Kinec...

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Techland trademarks 'Dead World,' declines to comment on Dead Island sequel

Dead Island developer Techland filed for a trademark on something called "Dead World" recently, prompting speculation that plans for a sequel to the open-world zombie RPG were beginning to unfurl. Techland declined to comment on the matter, though the trademark is legit. Dead Island shambled u...

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Recall is a time-based first-person puzzler concept worth watching

Above is a quick video demo for a game concept called Recall built by a South Korean game developer named Jaewoo Jay Jeon. The intriguing video offers up time-based first-person gameplay in a 3D world. The basic idea seems to be that you can "record" the world and your movement, and then fast-for...

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Deadly Premonition director wants to make a new game, just can't afford it

Swery65, the director of last year's Deadly Premonition, has taken to the Internet in a new blog posting asking for support for a brand new title. He says that his team at Access Games is itching to start a new project, but game design takes more than just dreams and ideas -- apparently it takes ...

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Magic Pixel Games formed by THQ, EA, Activision vets

Though some companies are characterized as being chock-full of "movers and shakers," we can't think of a company more deserving of the phrase than the newly formed development studio Magic Pixel Games. According to the developer's press release announcement, the team is composed of THQ, Electroni...

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