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Carmack: Getting VR to run on Android is hell

Last week Samsung announced the Gear VR, an Android virtual reality headset developed by the guys over at Oculus. According to John Carmack, getting virtual reality running on Android was no easy task and due to the lack of native code development, creating applications for the platform is “no fun …

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Saints Row 4 gets official mod support- Devs release SDK

Saints Row IV is getting official modding support today as Volition Studios has released a software development kit to get the community started. The kit includes weapon models for the upcoming Gat out of Hell expansion pack, meaning we could see modded versions of new weapons before they are even …

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Survey claims most devs want to work at Valve

According to a survey conducted by the Independent Game Developers Association, most game developers would rather work at Valve than any other company. This may not be all that surprising as Valve is a massive company in the PC gaming space, holding the increasingly popular Steam platform, which boasts a 65 …

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Crytek wants to fix its damaged reputation

Crytek hasn’t been in good shape recently, it lost a fair amount of staff members and had to sell off the Homefront IP in addition to its UK studio development staff to Publisher, Deep Silver. However, the company is now looking to move forward and fix its damaged reputation according …

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Payday dev is making a Walking Dead co-op shooter

The less said about Walking Dead: Survival Instinct the better. It was awful, let’s move on, as clearly comic book series creator Robert Kirkman has, since he’s hired on the likes of Overkill – the guys behind the Payday games – to make another shooter based in the zombie infested …

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Wild is online survival where all animals are playable

There’s been a bit of a glut of online survival games as of late, often pitting players against zombies, or strange demons and even dinosaurs, but in each of those instances you’re playing as a human, usually a contemporary one: not so in WiLD. Despite its irritating capitalisation, WiLD is …

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King compared to Zynga as share prices tumble

Having a breakout application like Candy Crush Saga is a great way to earn yourself a lot of money very quickly, even if only a small per centage of the user base actually pays anything. Buy as we saw with Zynga in the past, it’s not easy to continue the …

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Defense of the Legends puts LoL in DotA 2

It was bound to happen eventually, just like the cease and desist notice that will follow its popularisation, but Defense of the Legends is a new modification being worked on for Valve’s DotA 2 and it changes the game quite dramatically, with the eventual intention of making it so you …

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Gone Home developer announces new story-driven game

Developer of last year’s hit Gone Home, The Fullbright Company, now renamed just Fullbright, has announced that it’s working on a new story-driven experience and this time it’s going to have other people in it, as along with the announcement comes a job posting for a high-fidelity, character animator. “Going …

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GTA V looks likely to get single player zombie DLC

Whether we like or not, zombies are a mainstream thing now, sitting right alongside vampires, werewolves, Frankenstein’s creation, the mummy and many other iconic monsters of stage and screen – which is why they feel a bit overdone at the moment. However, that doesn’t look likely to stop Rockstar from …

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Squad updates Kerbal Spacesuit for future cinematics

Squad, developers of Kerbal Space program, may have only just sent out the 0.24 update that added contracts, funds and reputation to the game’s already near-endless career mode, but it’s already hinted at another upcoming release. This time it’s entirely visual, but it’s not better looking rockets or planets, but …

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Hyrule Warriors mixes up formula in new trailer

Wii U exclusive Hyrule Warriors is a curious mashup that I don’t think anyone saw coming, but for fans of the ‘Warriors’ series of games, be it Samurai, Gundam or Dynasty, it certainly mixes up the traditional in some interesting ways. Yes the endless mobs of unthreatening enemies are back. …

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Cliff Blezinski’s Boss Key poaches AAA devs

Cliff Blezinski is back ladies and gentlemen. After a near two year imposed retirement, he’s returned with Boss Key Productions, his own developmental studio and to staff its offices and corridors, he’s nabbed some of the world’s top AAA developers from a variety of other studios, to work on his …

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Riot trialling immediate bans for toxic behaviour

Riot has announced a new temporary system that’s being trialled on each server, that will see it banning all toxic players on League of Legends, either temporarily over a two week period, or permanently if they’ve been given a warning before. Part of this is to do with a new “machine …

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id Software bags ex-Crytek graphics engineer

Crytek is in a bit of a tough spot at the moment, that much is clear. Unfortunately for it, that means some of its best and brightest talents are likely to look for opportunities elsewhere. One of those people is Tiago Sousa, who has announced that he’s left Crytek as …

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