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Twitch signs three-year deal to be the official E3 streaming partner

Twitch is moving to establish itself as the place to watch E3, after signing a three-year deal to be the gaming conference's official streaming partner. The deal with the Entertainment Software Association means official conference streams will be broadcast through Twitch, while convention...

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Breaking down the cost of an E3 booth

Semiformal Studios secured a 600 square foot space on the E3 show floor this year, and it ended up spending $100,000 on the entire show. That figure may be shocking – because it's so low. "If we hadn't second-guessed everything, worked really hard, and gotten clever it would have been...

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How 10 indie developers got into E3, legally, with Indies Crash E3

Reserving 600 square feet of space on the show floor of E3 costs $30,000. That's $50 per square foot for the smallest offered space, and it doesn't include other necessary costs – fees for the E3 management company GES, union labor and various red tape – which can add up to $15,000....

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How a couple of indie devs snuck into E3

Two days before E3 began, Steve Swink and Erin Robinson finalized plans to attend the convention. They packed their laptops with the latest builds of their games, Scale and Gravity Ghost, threw some clothes in a suitcase, and started the six-hour drive from Phoenix, Arizona to Los Angeles,...

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number unmasked: Blood, drugs, feelings

Don't worry, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is just as violent as Hotline Miami. In fact, it has everything that made Hotline Miami so brilliantly bloody – and then it adds more. More characters, more emphasis on narrative, more enemies, more weapons, more underground electronica bands,...

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Hotline Miami 2 is in demand, we heard it through these great Vines

Hotline Miami 2 made a surprise appearance at E3, tucked away in an Airstream trailer provided by publisher Devolver Digital. We saw it, but we're not allowed to talk about it until next week. It's getting plenty of attention on its own already – the official Hotline Miami Twitter account...

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Shadow Warrior's new magic system twists a straight shooter

Shadow Warrior from Hard Reset developer Flying Wild Hog isn't a remake – it's a new game, with a new Lo Wang. For starters, Wang is able to use magic after he befriends a masked spirit. With magic, Wang can heal himself and attack his enemies from afar, throwing out blasts from his hands...

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IndieCade at E3: That Dragon, Cancer

That Dragon, Cancer is a poetic, emotionally intense story of love in the face of death, blended beautifully into a point-and-click adventure game. It tells a true tale, unfortunately, of developer Ryan Green's family life – his 4-year-old son, Joel, has cancer, and he's currently...

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IndieCade at E3: 7 Grand Steps

A group of alligators are stalking one area of the PC roundtable at IndieCade's E3 expo. They're tiny and plastic, and they're all over the laptop for 7 Grand Steps: What Ancients Begat, the first chapter in a new series from longtime indie developer Keith Nemitz, known as Mousechief. I...

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Thievery at E3: Vlambeer developer's backpack full of games stolen

Wednesday night, a black Samsonite backpack filled with an Asus laptop, two iPads, two Vitas, a Kindle, a bunch of European-US outlet converters, and "enough power cables to power E3," disappeared from an E3 party. The bag and everything inside of it belong to Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail. ...

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