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Among the throng of PAX games blaring for attention in Seattle, was one called Blood of the Werewolf. It's a retro platfomer, a tribute to the 1980s and early '90s era of exacting sideways scrollers. In a way, Blood of the Werewolf represents gaming today, the post-modern mish-mash of old and new, AAA and indie, serious and flippant. It also…

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Jokes can have consequences.Two employees at a video game publisher called out their company's CEO with a playful but pointed prank, and instead of being reprimanded, they were praised — by the CEO and by the wider gaming community — and the inside joke has become another small milestone on the march toward gender equality in the gaming industry. Adhesive…

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"People are asking, what the game is all about, what do you do," says Hello Games' Sean Murray. He perches on the edge of a leather chair, leaning into a TV screen where No Man's Sky's unmistakable hues are glowing. He is about to demo the game to me. "Yes," I reply. "They are." I've been wanting to play this…

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"Nazis are basically human demons," says Walt Williams, writer of the critically-acclaimed Spec Ops: The Line, at the Game Developer Conference. "Killing them is no big deal." The enemies in Spec Ops: The Line, however, were meant to have character. Killing them was supposed to feel weighty. It was intended to be a thing which would give you pause, even…

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They do things differently in Saudi Arabia, in Abu Dhabi and in Egypt. In the countries of the Middle East, where Arabic is spoken and where, to a greater or lesser extent, religious mores shape much of daily life, different rules apply. For video game companies, the region has traditionally been an afterthought, an add-on to its European efforts. English-language…

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The International Game Developers Association is working with the FBI and bullying experts to help game developers deal with what they see as an increase in online harassment, Kate Edwards, executive director of the International Game Developers Association, told Games4Life. The association plans to create an online resource on its official site in the coming months to outline what developers…

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