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Valve introduces Pipeline, a program for teens seeking careers in the gaming industry

Valve recently introduced a program called Pipeline with the aim of providing guidance for high schoolers that are contemplating a future in video games. Pipeline will host content in the form of videos and a forum that will answer commonly-asked questions about careers in the gaming industry. ...

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Sony to begin manufacturing PlayStation 3 units in Brazil

Sony has announced plans to build PlayStation 3 systems locally in Brazil. The consoles will be manufactured in Manaus by Sony Brasil Ltda., with the 250 GB version costing 1,099 Reals. Major upcoming games The Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto 5 are getting localized releases in Brazilian...

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Vancouver's troubled game industry examined

While Montreal and Toronto experience an explosion in game development companies and jobs, thanks to tax breaks (and a successful and growing indie scene), the scene in Vancouver is less encouraging, with layoffs at Microsoft, Radical, EA, and more. CTV summarizes the recent layoffs and company...

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Microsoft hosting mixer for former OnLive employees

Microsoft will be throwing an industry mixer for the 50-ish percent of OnLive workers affected by the streaming company's recent restructuring madness this Monday, August 27, at its campus in Silicon Valley. Hiring managers will be on site, scouting for Xbox-oriented positions at Microsoft's...

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Nvidia releases 'A New Dawn' graphical tech demo

Nvidia has released an update to its famous Dawn technology demo, putting the exhaustively rendered fairy in an environment that's as lushly portrayed as the original character. This latest version for GTX cards features full DirectX 11 tesselation, with over four million triangles making up...

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Critical Path, more than an archive of interviews with your favorite devs

Critical Path is, for now, a series of individual documentaries with influential game developers, allowing them to speak freely about the industry and what the future of gaming may come to be. For now, the interviews are candid, short and sweet, but documentary filmmaker David Grabias has plans to...

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TIGA: 71% of UK startups focused on digital distribution

Digital distribution is the future in the UK -- for the sake of a lot of jobs, it had better be. UK game industry trade organization TIGA issued a new census report today, revealing a heavy focus on downloadable or social games. 71% of UK game company startups between 2008 and 2011 are "focused...

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Gearbox to move HQ to new $61 million building in Frisco, TX

Randy Pitchford's Gearbox Software (currently working on Borderlands 2) has entered into a lease for a 61,000 square foot space in Dallas, Texas, part of a new $61 million "mixed-use" space called Frisco Square that will also host other businesses, "220 apartments, 50,000 square feet of retail...

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Nintendo shares drop 5 percent following TGS showcase

It seems Japanese investors weren't too thrilled by the presentation Nintendo put together for last night's Tokyo Game Show press conference. Despite revealing a new Mario Tennis, another Monster Hunter title, a firmware update and a different 3DS color, Nintendo's share price dropped to...

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Microsoft responds to claims of Japanese retailers phasing out 360

In response to troubling reports that Japanese tech retailers had begun reducing the amount of shelf space they're allotting for the Xbox 360, Microsoft Europe's Chris Lewis confirmed the company has no intention of giving up on the market. "No, of course we're not pulling out," Lewis explained...

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