Get a job: Insomniac Games is hiring a Senior Gameplay Programmer

Insomniac Games is seeking a Senior Gameplay Programmer to combine strong programming and 3D math skills with creativity and a passion for games to create amazing gameplay in Burbank, California. …

from Gamasutra News http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/284623/Get_a_job_Insomniac_Games_is_hiring_a_Senior_Gameplay_Programmer.php

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Battlefield 1 Has Strong Start, Almost Doubles Battlefield 4 Launch Numbers

Electronic Arts today reported sales for the three-month quarter running July-September, providing some insight into how the company is doing from a business perspective.

CEO Andrew Wilson said it was an “excellent quarter,” with sales buoyed by the high-profile launch of Battlefield 1. The game’s total player base after its first week was “nearly double” that of Battlefield 4‘s during its launch week, EA said, noting that Battlefield 1’s player numbers continue to grow.

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EA did not say how Titanfall 2 has performed, though it’s less than a week old, having launched on October 28. An analyst said the game would be “substantially disappointing” in terms of sales, due in part to the fact that it launched between Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Additionally, FIFA 17, after its first week, had 20 percent more “engaged” players compared to the first week of FIFA 16. Additionally, almost two thirds of FIFA 17 players tried the game’s new Journey story mode. Another bright spot for EA in the quarter were the Ultimate Team modes for FIFA, Madden, and NHL games, which saw their collective net sales rise 15 percent.

In terms of financials, net revenue was $898 million for the quarter; 63 percent, or $566 million, came from digital channels. EA posted a loss of $38 million for the quarter, which is better than the $140 million loss that the company booked during the same quarter last year.

EA will hold an earnings call at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET today to discuss these results and answer analyst’s questions. We’ll report back if anything noteworthy is discussed.

from GameSpot http://www.gamespot.com/articles/battlefield-1-has-strong-start-almost-doubles-batt/1100-6445011/

I Can’t Stop Watching This Destiny Player Wreck Trials All By Himself

I Can’t Stop Watching This Destiny Player Wreck Trials All By Himself

Each weekend, Destiny’s Trials of Osiris gives competitive players a chance to team up with two friends and take on the toughest PvP competition out there. Or, if you’re extremely good at Destiny, you can skip the teaming up part and play solo.

I chatted some with Destiny streamer/YouTuber SirDimetrious last week for a story about the overall state of Destiny PvP, and as a result have been going back and watching more of his videos. For a few months now, he’s been running Trials 1v3s, where he heads into Trials of Osiris and sees how well he can do when playing solo against teams of three.

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He’s putting himself at a massive disadvantage, and yet… well, you know where this is going. He does just fine. If you want to spend some time watching someone be ridiculously good at Destiny, this is a solid option.

from Kotaku http://kotaku.com/i-can-t-stop-watching-this-destiny-player-wreck-trials-1788456172

Stranger Things Season 2 Sees This Major Character Return

This post contains Stranger Things Season 1 spoilers.

Stranger Things Season 2 isn’t slated to debut until 2017, but now a major piece of news about the season has been reported. TV Line has heard from sources that Millie Bobby Brown, who played the mysterious and powerful character Eleven, will return for Season 2. Netflix declined to comment.

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Season 1 wrapped up with Eleven defeating the monster, but apparently losing her life in the process. All hope wasn’t lost, however, as one of Season 1’s final scenes showed Police Chief hopper dropping off some Eggo waffles in a container in the woods, presumably for Eleven.

There is still a good deal of mystery and intrigue about Eleven, including her upbringing and the development of her powers. Hopefully Season 2 has some answers for fans.

Stranger Things Season 2 premieres on Netflix in 2017. According to Matt and Ross Duffer, the show’s creators, it will be “darker and weirder” than the first season.

The plot is a mystery, but Netflix has confirmed that actors from Power Rangers and American Odyssey are joining the show for its second season.

In other Stranger Things news, Funko has announced a series of Pop Vinyl figures based on characters from the show, evening including the Demogorgon.

from GameSpot http://www.gamespot.com/articles/stranger-things-season-2-sees-this-major-character/1100-6445009/

Owlboy, Overwatch Character Speculation, Blizzards Next Game, Skyrim Special Edition, Remastered Games – The Lobby

This week we discuss Owlboy, Overwatch character speculation, what we want from Blizzard’s next game, is Skyrim Special Edition worth it, and do remasters change too much.

from GameSpot http://www.gamespot.com/videos/owlboy-overwatch-character-speculation-blizzards-n/2300-6435470/

Unity’s open-sourcing its VR editor in a bid to accelerate development

At Unite Los Angeles today, Unity has announced it will debut an open beta of its VR editor toolset (used while wearing a VR headset) on December 15th — and Unity says it will be open-source. …

from Gamasutra News http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/284564/Unitys_opensourcing_its_VR_editor_in_a_bid_to_accelerate_development_.php