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Kinect voice commands will always remain available on Xbox One

Xbox One’s voice commands will continue to be available even in games where developers have chosen to use the recently freed Kinect GPU power for other tasks. Microsoft recently granted developers the power to use bandwidth normally reserved for the no-longer-mandatory camera for other tasks. However, that doesn’t mean an …

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Ouya claims 1,000 new devs join platform every month

Crowd-funded microconsole Ouya continues to attract new developers – around 1,000 a month according to CEO Julie Uhrman. Speaking toPolygonat E3 last week, Uhrman said her company is working hard on encouraging studios to develop for the device, even expanding on its developer relations team. This department is now the …

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There are ten developers working on Assassin’s Creed Unity

A financial presentation by Ubisoft has confirmed that ten different studios and subsidiaries are working on the next Assassin’s Creed. Polygonreports thatUbisoft Montreal is once again listed as lead developer, with the Canadian team collaborating with nine other Ubisoft studios in Toronto, Quebec, Annecy, Montpellier, Kiev, Singapore, Shanghai, Chengu and …

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Devs abandon Steam Greenlight title Towns

Towns, which was Greenlit on Steam over a year and a half ago, has been cut adrift by its developers. It was one of the first titles to pass through the Greenlight system and would in today’s day and age likely be an Early Access title on Steam’s service. At …

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Georgia passes new law providing $25m in tax credits for game developers

The state of Georgia has signed a new tax incentive program for video game makers into law. Gamasutra reports House Bill 958 provides $25m in tax credits for video game developers within state lines. It was signed into law earlier this week by governor Nathan Deal. Several notable studios have …

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Square Enix’s Collective program now open to developers

Publisher Square Enix has opened its new game-pitching Collective program to all developers after completing its pilot phase. The scheme enables developers to pitch their game through the site and have their idea voted on by the community. If the idea is well-received, the publisher will then help the title …

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Microsoft unlikely to budge on ID@Xbox launch parity requirement

While Microsoft is enjoying great success with its renewed Xbox One indie focus, the chances of its parity policy being rescinded look slim. Although there have been examples of flexibility, Microsoft still requires that indie games published on Xbox Live release at the same time or before they launch on …

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Capcom to hire 100 devs a year for next five years

Resident Evil and Monster Hunter creator Capcom is about to embark on a major recruitment push, with plans to hire at least 500 developers over the next five years. A note to investors from CEO Kenzo Tsujimotodetails a five-year plan designed to counter financial disappointments of the current fiscal year. …

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LGC: PEGI unveils International Age Rating Coalition

PEGI has detailed a new rating system due to be rolled out worldwide. Simon Little, PEGI MD, detailed the International Age Rating Coalition for the first time at this year’s London Games Conference. The new system will be deployed as a single online form, which will see developers and publishers …

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Valve ‘leak’ lists Half-Life 3 development team

An undoubtedly completely innocent tech mishap has seemingly named a number of Valve developers currently working on Half-Life 3. As posted on Reddit, Valve’s internal User Picker software became available to the public briefly last night – just long enough, it transpires, for sleuths to extract from it a list …

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