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GOG warns users over review bombing after Hitman sparks DRM row

"We will not tolerate review bombing and will be removing posts that do not follow our review guidelines."

"We will not tolerate review bombing and will be removing posts that do not follow our review guidelines."


Exploring the microscopic cosmos beneath our feet in Secrets of Soil

"With every scene, I wanted to build up this world, with more life emerging the deeper the player dives."

"With every scene, I wanted to build up this world, with more life emerging the deeper the player dives."



UK advertising regulator issues new guidance on in-game purchases

The revised guidelines are broadly designed to "prevent harm or consumer detriment."

The revised guidelines are broadly designed to "prevent harm or consumer detriment."


Epic has extended Easy Anti-Cheat support to Linux, Mac, and the Steam Deck

The company has also included support for Wine and Proton compatibility layers on Linux.

The company has also included support for Wine and Proton compatibility layers on Linux.


Microsoft taps Crystal Dynamics to co-develop Perfect Dark reboot

"We're still early in development, but incredibly excited to use this unique opportunity to deliver on the vision for Perfect Dark."

"We're still early in development, but incredibly excited to use this unique opportunity to deliver on the vision for Perfect Dark."


Nintendo shows off new games, new online services, and Chris Pratt as Mario

Nintendo showed off a first look at Bayonetta 3, a new Kirby game and shared the absolutely chaotic news that Chris Pratt will be playing Mario in an upcoming movie.

Nintendo showed off a first look at Bayonetta 3, a new Kirby game and shared the absolutely chaotic news that Chris Pratt will be playing Mario in an upcoming movie.


Omdia Analyst: Just how important is intellectual property in China's game market?

Omdia Analyst Chenyu Cui shares data on how the value of intellectual property helps drive interest in the Chinese mobile games market.

Omdia Analyst Chenyu Cui shares data on how the value of intellectual property helps drive interest in the Chinese mobile games market.


Rovio is opening up a new studio in Toronto

The Angry Birds developer is heading to Blue Jays territory for its next office.

The Angry Birds developer is heading to Blue Jays territory for its next office.


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Reflections on difficulty pacing in Puzzledorf

This article talks about the difficulty level of Puzzledorf, how it changes over time, and how I tried to use that both to engage and retain players to help them finish the game.

Sep 27, 2021


A new taxonomy of difficulty

A call to reconsider how we talk about difficulty in games.

Sep 23, 2021



User Research: Do players complain about weak characters because of too little damage?

Skills adjustment planning is often very careful. Because the adjustment of characters will have some collateral effect on other characters/heroes, which in turn leads to the potential affection of character balance of the entire game.

Sep 23, 2021


Progression mechanisms - The blessing or curse of modern action-adventure games?

Almost every action-adventure game that has been released during the last decade offers players progression mechanics heavily inspired by those of RPGs. So is this a good thing or is it a sign that the industry is struggling to renew itself?

Sep 23, 2021


Steam: the state of 'long tail' revenue in 2021!

GameDiscoverCo's Simon Carless shares some data on why your game's first week of sales and first year of sales might correlate--at least on Steam.

Sep 22, 2021


Game Dev Digest Issue #110 - Give your game a makeover

Game Dev Digest Issue #110 - Give your game a makeover. The latest from the free weekly Unity3d/gamedev newsletter.

Sep 21, 2021


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