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Interesting argument for why Ubisoft is moving into F2P games:

https://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/PascalL ... ionary.php
But there are probably other reasons, much more visionary: The development of streaming and the conquest of emerging markets in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

Today triple-A's are mostly sold in rich countries where players have powerful gaming machines. Tomorrow, streaming will bring these games to billions of potential players. Indeed, the quality of communications infrastructure in these emerging markets will certainly develop faster than their purchasing power and ownership rates of PCs or home consoles. Freemium monetization mechanisms will then be the key to these markets.
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Go read this story about the rise and fall of a $77 million game cheating empire
Motherboard spoke to a developer who claims to have started the ‘Chicken Drumstick’ game cheating ring
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If you’ve ever wanted a peek inside that kind of operation before it implodes, Motherboard’s feature on the rise and fall of an infamous game cheating ring for PUBG Mobile which authorities call Chicken Drumstick is worth a read. It features a rare account from “Catfish,” the software engineer who claims to be behind the $77 million business — and who ultimately decided to bring it to an end.
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After months of drama, Minecraft speedrunner Dream admits he used mods
Dream says he "didn’t have any intention of cheating" in controversial speedruns.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/06/ ... egal-mods/
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A Quake Reboot Is in Development by Id Software – Rumor

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Battlefield 4 has so many players right now that EA had to increase server capacity
A convergence of factors has seen this older entry in the franchise to experience a boom

https://www.techspot.com/news/90141-bat ... ow-ea.html
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To succeed, cloud gaming needs to disappear
The problem with cloud gaming is you have to think about it

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EA confirms Battlefield 2042 will use bots to help fill its 128-player servers
You don’t have to play with AI in other modes — and if you like them, you can opt for more

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/23/2254 ... r-backfill
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Ubisoft deletes 'Goldeneye 007' remake in Far Cry 5 that was three years in the making
It was inevitable

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Watch this mockumentary 'investigation' into the origins of PUBG death matches
A very cool way to build the PUBG mythos



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That xCloud latency... :o :lol:
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Today I learned about Karateka’s 37-year-old easter egg
A delightful gem from the early days of PC gaming
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This isn’t new exactly — people have been trying this trick for more than 35 years — but it was new to me, and I got a quick refresher today thanks to the magic of YouTube. YouTuber Geek with Social Skills was demoing the game, and got a note that he should try inserting the game disk upside-down. You can see for yourself what happened when he gave it a try — the title screen, intro, and game all display upside down. It’s a delightfully simple joke, and it took a surprising amount of coding to make it work.

According to Mechner, the game’s developers hoped that a few people would discover it by accident, and think their game was defective. “When that person called tech support, that tech support rep would once in a blue moon have the sublime joy of saying, ‘Well sir, you put the disk in upside-down,’” Mechner was quoted as saying in a recent profile, “and that person would think for the rest of their life that’s how software works.”
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https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/5/22564 ... easter-egg
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Roblox, explained
Everything you wanted to know about one of the biggest apps on the planet
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What is Roblox then?

It’s a platform where you can play millions of different... experiences... specifically created for the platform. A vast majority of those experiences are games, but you can also do things like attend concerts or visit Stranger Things’ Starcourt Mall re-created in Roblox. I even went to a Roblox awards show — built inside Roblox itself.

That all sounds complicated. How do you win?

It is! And you don’t win at Roblox, really. Sure, there are individual games you could win, but the real draw of Roblox is just to be a place to hang out, play lots of stuff, and maybe do so with your friends.
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https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/7/22457 ... me-app-faq
Modded 4K Minecraft looks very different
You'll need a monster PC for this

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https://www.techspot.com/news/90342-mod ... -game.html
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Amazon's Lumberyard goes open source, it's now called Open 3D Engine, gets wider support
The new open-source game engine is set to release later in 2021

Amazon's Lumberyard game engine which was based on CryEngine has been available for some time, but not many games are using it. However, that might change soon as Amazon is rebranding it and opening it up. Now called the Open 3D Engine, it's become an open-source project and part of the recently formed Open 3D Foundation.

https://www.techspot.com/news/90339-ama ... -open.html
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