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Communication between developers and gamers isn't always as simple as a one-on-one chat. The devs have an enormous microphone that gamers can't help but hear, but they also have everything they say scrutinized and analyzed past the point of helpfulness. Gamers, on the other hand, can only shout i...

October 18th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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What's better than finally playing ArcheAge? Doing it with devs! Massively's MJ is joined by some of the folks behind getting the game to launch. They'll be talking about all about all things ArcheAge while exploring on the final day of early release. Have any questions you want answered? Join us l...

September 15th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Did you nod off a few times during the last half-hour of Google's opening keynote of I/O 2014 earlier today? No worries! The full video has been archived for your post-event viewing pleasure on YouTube. Hop down past the break to take a good, long look at the nearly three-hour event spanning Andro...

June 25th 2014 at 4:17pm 0 Comments
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The HTC One (M8) brought with it a load of new camera features, including its unique Duo Camera setup on its back side. Now, the handset maker is opening up the code that powers the pair in a SDK preview for third-party devs. This means that apps can be designed specifically for the M8's cameras w...

April 16th 2014 at 12:57pm 0 Comments
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It's come up time and again, and it's always an issue that's fascinated me -- how much information on how World of Warcraft is designed do we actually want? Some of us would be bored to tears by a technical discussion of the whys and wherefores of a design decision, while others would be absolutely...

March 27th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Believe it or not, there are some people in this world who think that faking a high score to be top dog on the global Game Center leaderboard is both big and clever. Of course, most of us know better, so it's with a great deal of relief that Apple's latest developer-facing update is looking to dea...

October 29th 2013 at 7:02am 0 Comments
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The International Game Developers Association is considering providing support groups for developers concerning the harassment they receive from their fans, Polygon's report on harassment in the industry revealed this week. IGDA Executive Director Kate Edwards said the harassment is "getting to a...

August 17th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Sometimes I feel for developers, as they must walk a line between being too chatty and not chatty enough with fans. On one hand, players tend to take what developers say as sacred gospel that can and should be thrown back in the devs' faces if the game takes a different path, so some measure of res...

July 14th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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In order to equip enterprise devs with the proper tools to create custom Maps, Google announced the Maps Engine API. The kit allows users to leverage the outfit's cloud muscle to layer appropriate info on a Google Map and publish the results for either internal or widespread use. Direct access to...

June 5th 2013 at 4:34pm 0 Comments
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Unity has announced that it's making its mobile game development tools free to use for most independent and small studios. Unity has always been a popular engine both for mobile game development and for cross-platform game creation, but up until now, you had to pay about $800 to actually publish...

May 21st 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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It looks like you'll soon be seeing more comments from app makers on Google Play. According to a post on the Android Developers Blog today, all developers can now reply to user reviews via the Google Play Developer Console, with responses showing up publicly below the user's original comment. The...

May 13th 2013 at 12:56pm 0 Comments