Ubisoft and Genba aim to thwart key resellers with silent key activation

Ubisoft and Genba Digital have partnered on silent key activation, a more secure method of selling games through third-party stores that aims to prevent keys from popping up on unauthorized resellers. …

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Get a job: Digital Extremes is hiring a Concept Artist

The company is looking for an artist to create original and imaginative concept art for characters, the world, and other assets that will inspire the team and help set the tone, look and feel of its games. …

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Mortal Kombat, Microsoft Solitaire, and more join World Video Game Hall of Fame

Four new games have joined the ranks of The Strong museum†™s Video Game Hall of Fame, joining the likes of Pong and Sonic the Hedgehog. …

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Don’t Miss: Designing the people-programming puzzler Human Resource Machine

Why is assembly language so appealing to puzzle game makers? Gamasutra speaks to World Of Goo dev Kyle Gabler about designing Tomorrow Corp.’s thinly-veiled programming puzzler Human Resource Machine. …

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Former temps claim NetherRealm has long history of exploitation and abuse

“[Temps] were called nicknames behind their backs and they were very inappropriate, especially for women. A lot of the nicknames for women were really perverted and disgusting.” …

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Live service titles help Zynga deliver record mobile revenue and bookings

Zynga’s focus on growing its live services portfolio looks to be paying off, with the studio having just recorded its highest ever mobile revenue and bookings quarter.   …

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World War Z has topped 320,000 sales on the Epic Games Store

The PC version of World War Z has sold over 320,000 units on the Epic Games Store since launching on April 16, with 250,000 of those sales coming in the first week.  …

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