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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"Yeah, I feel that way. It's best thing to save a lot of money for purchasing a new house to own ..."

- commanderxp90 see all 69 comments

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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"That happened already no? Wasn't that part of the quick menu we have now?"

- rtricoche see all 3 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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"I played black ops 2 last night streamed to m macbook air. Looked good but tricky for online ..."

- Lucy Labia see all 21 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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"About fucking time. Now bring this to America and call it a day."

- rtricoche see all 6 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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"Way way after the Vita release, and as it was a vita game it lacked the deph of the other AC ..."

- Longgshot see all 124 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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"I'm really looking forward to some GTA V singleplayer DLC, just more story/missions with the ..."

- terylene see all 34 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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