What do game developers make in salary?

By Robert Workman, Jul 22, 2014 10:30am PDT

A new game developer survey conducted by Gamastura shows what the average game maker takes home in terms of a yearly salary, and, surprisingly enough, it's a drop.

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First cars revealed for Forza Horizon 2

By Robert Workman, Jul 22, 2014 10:00am PDT

Man, there are a bunch of rides that are going to be included in Playground Games' forthcoming Xbox One sequel. In fact, just the first hundred have been revealed today, with more on the way in the weeks ahead.

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"Awesome, can't wait, should be rad. 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR will be mine."

- valcan_s see all 2 comments

WildStar 'Sabotage' update explodes later this month

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 22, 2014 9:40am PDT

The next update for WildStar will focus more on PvP by adding a 15v15 battleground map called Daggerstone Pass, which is centered around ticking time bombs.

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call 'Legacy of Music' contest announced

By Robert Workman, Jul 22, 2014 9:05am PDT

Music fans will have the opportunity to create and upload music videos of themselves performing the main theme of Final Fantasy, for a chance to win prizes.

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Wii U update supports system-to-system transfers

By Robert Workman, Jul 22, 2014 8:40am PDT

Update 5.1 lets you transfer systems and browse the eShop without using the GamePad.

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"And still waiting on that performance patch that was supposed to come out April of last year..."

- bobthemagichobo see all 2 comments

Nvidia introduces Shield Tablet with Twitch broadcasting

By Steve Watts, Jul 22, 2014 7:50am PDT

First mobile device with Twitch integrated broadcasting to start at $299.

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"A lot. It's become pretty huge lately and for some people, a means of income. Esp now since the ..."

- Nerdsbeware see all 9 comments

Google to stop advertising games with IAPs as 'free'

By Steve Watts, Jul 22, 2014 7:05am PDT

In-app purchases will disqualify you from the "free" label in Europe, following new guidelines from the European Commission.

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"Of course Apple hasn't detailed its solution. It has to apply for the patent first."

- daggot see all 3 comments

Shack Snack: July 21, 2014

By Steven Wong, Jul 21, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Shacknews presents the Shack Snack, a short recap of the day's big stories.

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Destiny pre-orders offer early Vanguard Armory access

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 21, 2014 2:45pm PDT

Destiny players that need some heavier weaponry may be able to get assistance from the Vanguard armory, should they decide to pre-order the game prior to its September 9 release.

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Giving video game characters a gender-switching fem-flip

By Steven Wong, Jul 21, 2014 1:00pm PDT

The recent announcement that a woman will be taking up Thor’s hammer shook up the comic book community. With the recent female Thor announcement, and the San Diego Comic Con right around the corner, we started wondering which video game characters might ...

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"'Pretty much the same thing as all the 'back in my day'/'golden age' bullshit that is never ..."

- adamp117 see all 119 comments

PSA: All Hearthstone Naxx cards revealed

By Steve Watts, Jul 21, 2014 12:10pm PDT

Blizzard has posted all of the upcoming cards, so check out the full line-up and start planning your strategies.

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Opinion: What happened to episodic games?

By Steve Watts, Jul 21, 2014 12:00pm PDT

It was a promising idea 10 years ago, but publishers haven't really jumped on-board. What happened?

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"It was never a promising idea. Probably valve's biggest misstep. 1) You have to create a ..."

- sammyl see all 33 comments

Watch 15 minutes of gameplay from The Sims 4

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 21, 2014 11:30am PDT

EA and Maxis are releasing the demo that was used at this year's E3 to offer up a new 15-minute look at The Sims 4.

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Tetris Ultimate announced for 3DS

By Robert Workman, Jul 21, 2014 10:45am PDT

Classic puzzle game coming to a Nintendo platform after all

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"I realized last night that I really want a Tetris game on the Wii U. "

- rosewood see all 4 comments

The Last of Us live reading and music event next week

By Robert Workman, Jul 21, 2014 10:30am PDT

Ties in with the forthcoming PS4 release

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"That sounds neat. Tickets were free too, though it seems that they disappeared pretty quickly. ..."

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