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Epic Games CEO Believes Microtransactions from Happy Customers Are the Best Funding a Studio Can Get
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Epic Games CEO Believes Microtransactions from Happy Customers Are the Best Funding a Studio Can Get

Epic Games certainly owns the biggest title in the gaming industry right now, with Fortnite racking up more than $1 billion since its release just from microtransactions and partnering with Funko POP! to bring Fortnite-themed merchandise to the public. In addition to that, the studio is continuously investing more and more money back into the game for more content and patches for rebalancing, as well as holding weekly competitions and eSport tournaments. read more

Big PC is taking over – Asus and MSI losing gaming laptop market to Dell and HP
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Big PC is taking over – Asus and MSI losing gaming laptop market to Dell and HP

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Asus and MSI are reportedly seeing some of their shared market dominance in the gaming laptop segment move over to their zealous competitors. HP, Dell, Acer, and Lenovo – some of the largest PC brands in the world – have renewed efforts to move into the gaming space, which is putting pressure on the current reigning champs’ dominant position. read more

Star Wars Battlefront II August Update Features Palpatine and Ewok Hunt Returns; Rebalances Stamina for Lightsaber Heroes
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Star Wars Battlefront II August Update Features Palpatine and Ewok Hunt Returns; Rebalances Stamina for Lightsaber Heroes

EA DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront II received a major content update in late June, adding five new Legendary and Epic appearances, a new map called Kessel, a new Extraction game mode, Lando’s Millennium Falcon vehicle and numerous bug fixes and performance improvements. The game is preparing for its August update, another content update bringing back Palpatine and Ewok Hunt. The two characters previously removed by the studio for several reported issues and unbalance. Not only that, it rebalances stamina for lightsaber heroes as well as addressing a short stuttering issue Hero Starfighters experienced on PC. read more

Activision Believes Cloud-Based Gaming and Streaming Future Are a Positive for the Industry and Its Consumers
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Activision Believes Cloud-Based Gaming and Streaming Future Are a Positive for the Industry and Its Consumers

Activision, one of the biggest publishers in the gaming industry with franchises such as Call of Duty, Destiny and even recently agreeing a deal with From Software to publish their upcoming title, Sekiro Shadows Die Twice. Cloud-based gaming is what the industry is trying to move towards, with Microsoft and Sumo Digital’s Crackdown 3 trying to feature a fully-destructible environment in the game’s online multiplayer powered by the cloud technology. read more

Making it in Unreal: how puzzle platformer SolarGun came together in 17 months
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Making it in Unreal: how puzzle platformer SolarGun came together in 17 months

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A videogame can now be something you slave over for half a decade, pouring love and art assets into it – small pieces of yourself. If it’s a live game, it might even claim your whole career. But in the not-so-distant past, before performance capture and high polygon counts, development could be done in months – over before you could say ‘pre-production’.  read more

Two former Kerbal Space Program devs have left Valve, taking their game with them
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Two former Kerbal Space Program devs have left Valve, taking their game with them

|Posted 6 mins ago

Two of the Kerbal Space Program developers who joined Valve in 2016 have left the company. As of May 2017, former KSP community Kasper Nahuijsen and producer Jose Palacios were said to have been at Valve for about six months, according to former Valve designer Roger Lundeen. They are thought to have been joined at the company by up to six other former KSP developers. read more