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'Awful,' 'intimidating,' 'complicated': Indie devs on the guilt of success

It's said that money can't buy happiness. In fact, for some indie game developers, an influx of money can mean just the opposite. In a New Yorker feature, developers like Rami Ismail of Vlambeer (Ridiculous Fishing, Luftrausers), Edmund McMillen of Team Meat (Super Meat Boy) and Davey Wreden of Gal...

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Joystiq Weekly: Titanfall, The Last of Us DLC and Mario Kart 8 rivals

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. Did you see that the Koopalings are going to be new char...

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PBS Game/Show asks 'Are Angry Fanboys Bad for Games?'

PBS' Game/Show is back again, and this time we're going to sit and talk about our feelings, m'kay? Specifically, host Jamin Warren wonders if our feelings of anger and disapproval toward games we don't like are harming the industry. Warren points out how negative attitudes toward creators h...

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Self-publishing rumored for Xbox 360, Microsoft has nothing to announce

Xbox 360 developers may be able to self-publish their games on Xbox Live Arcade starting this August, according to a recent update from The Pinball Arcade developer FarSight Studios. Microsoft, however, maintains that there have been no official changes to the Xbox 360's publishing situation: "We h...

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Indie developers cautiously optimistic about self-publishing on Xbox One

Microsoft's reversal of its publishing philosophy for the Xbox One has obvious and wide-reaching implications for the indie development community. While the original plan mandated that developers release games through a third-party publisher or broker a deal with Microsoft itself, indies will now b...

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PSN Indie Games section comes to Vita

Sony extended the PlayStation Store's Indie Games section onto the Vita this week. The section was introduced to the PS3's Store last month, but with Sony's big push to bring indies to the Vita, it's no surprise to see it come to the portable, too. SCEA's Don Mesa noted the Vita indie section ...

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Huffpost Live talks 'silver gamers' with our own Jess Conditt

Last night, our very own Jess Conditt appeared on an interesting Huffpost Live segment discussing older gamers and the stereotypes surrounding older individuals and their inability to work the doodads on the clicker – technology. And yet, some senior citizens are using video games to maintai...

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Katamari creator Takahashi meets the Tenya Wanya Teens

Tenya Wanya Teens is a new game from Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy creator Keita Takahashi and his wife Asuka Sakai. Their studio, Uvula, is creating Tenya Wanya Teens in collaboration with UK outfit Wild Rumpus and indie game site Venus Patrol, the latter which describes the game as "a coming-...

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Nation of Indies teaches Austin devs how to become indie

The folks behind Austin, Texas' Juegos Rancheros initiative have taken it upon themselves to mitigate the damage caused by the absurd number of gaming layoffs that have affected this region over the last year, and they're doing so through education. Nation of Indies is a free, single-day crash cour...

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You light up my life: What Steam Greenlight is for indies, from indies

Steam Greenlight isn't for everybody. Literally – five days after pushing Greenlight live, Valve implemented a $100 barrier to entry in the hopes of eliminating the barrage of prank game ideas by people who don't "fully understanding the purpose of Greenlight." Before the fee, it was difficul...

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