Oculus spending $500M for VR devs funding

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At its third annual Oculus Connect conference last year it was abundantly clear that Oculus VR now sees itself as a multifaceted platform holder, rather than just a headset company. "We understand that the fastest way to get VR to the masses is by taking leaps forward in the quality of content...I watched that happen…

Gacha Monetizing

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Gacha is one of the dominant monetization mechanics on the F2P market, which allows to monetize all cohorts of players - from minnows, by offering them cheap gachas with low chances to win something valuable,to whales, providing limitless “black hole” that will sink enormous amounts of cash. But what Gacha exactly is? This term is…

Pro Story Telling : Design and Balancing Success with Expectations by Yooka-Laylee Devs

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"I think players expect us to be the best of indie as well as the best of triple-A. They expect a game created with the spirit of independence along with really high production values." - Playtonic studio director Gavin Price, speaking to Ars Technica about development changes after unexpected success. Yooka-Laylee, Kickstarter home-run and spiritual Banjo-Kazooie…

4 Things You Need to Become a Digital Thought Leaders

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Thought leaders are known in the digital industry for driving innovation and sharing new ideas. They are trailblazers, advocates and, most importantly, trusted sources of information for their audiences. Thought leaders or influencers are so persuasive, in fact, that “influencer marketing” is now a term with which most digital professionals are now au fait. Thought…

A Secret Message in Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

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The Nintendo Switch’s Pro Controller is partially translucent, meaning that you can look inside the guts of the accessory. You’d think, then, that anything housed within would be easy to spot, but there’s actually a furtive little easter egg that you’ll need to look closely to see. Directly above the right stick, you should see…

GDC 2017 – NetEase Games Insight of Fun : How to Create High Quality Games & Win the Market?

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NetEase Games held its first ever developers forum in the West, titled "Insight of Fun", in San Francisco on February 28. Living up to the company's motto of "good games have no borders", lead developers of NetEase's 5 flagship games shared development concepts and behind-the-scene stories with an audience of gamers, industry peers, and reporters. The successful…