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Video game remasters are a win-win for publishers

Video game remasters are a win-win for publishers Have you noticed how many remastered video games have been released lately?As NPD analyst Mat Piscatella noted, publishers are able to offset some of the inherent risk in AAA development by pursuing the remastering trend.

Oculus now lets Rift users launch Steam games in VR

Oculus now lets Rift users launch Steam games in VR Previously, Rift users had only been able to launch compatible Steam games via the PC desktop, and even then only once the feature had been enabled in a settings menu.However, as Techcrunch pointed out, it was only possible to see and launch software purchased from the Oculus store while wearing the headset.

There Were 215 New Games Released on Steam in the Last Week Alone

There Were 215 New Games Released on Steam in the Last Week Alone Last week saw 215 games released on Steam, a number that has been steadily trending up since the launch of Steam Direct.Under this new program, which replaced Steam Greenlight, developers would have to pay a $100 fee to place a game on Steam.

New Steam games on the rise following launch of Direct

New Steam games on the rise following launch of Direct The figures come from Ico Partners' Thomas Bidaux, who tweeted a graph showing a marked weekly increase in the number of new Steam games since June 19.Two key events are marked on the graph: the launch of Steam Direct on June 13, and the annual Steam Summer Sale shortly after.

Ubisoft taps Patrick Bach to lead new Stockholm studio

Ubisoft taps Patrick Bach to lead new Stockholm studio At the end of last year, it was reported that Patrick Bach was leaving Swedish studio EA DICE to spend more time with his family.Today, however, he's revealed his next venture and it's with EA competitor Ubisoft.

Jeff Minter and Atari reconcile for Tempest revival

Jeff Minter and Atari reconcile for Tempest revival It's notable that Minter has agreed to work on the project, given that he was engaged in a prominent dispute with Atari as recently as 2015.The designer accused the publisher of being a "copyright troll".

New Austrian games publisher Toplitz emerges

New Austrian games publisher Toplitz emerges Another new European games publisher has emerged called Toplitz Productions.Based close to Lake Toplitz in Austria, the firm is already working on a series of titles, including a farming life simulator, Airport Simulator 2018, a horse game and an 'amazing racing game'.

Kongregate sets up $10m PC and console publishing fund

Kongregate sets up $10m PC and console publishing fund The company has historically focused on mobile and browser-based games, but has increasingly offered more traditional PC games - even expanding into Steam publishing late last year.This new fund will help ramp up its cross-platform publishing business.

Fig's first funded game released sees 100% return on investment

Fig's first funded game released sees 100% return on investment In a first for crowdfunding history, Fig has announced today that its first funded game to be released, Kingdoms and Castles by Lion Shield, has already earned a 100% return for its investors just two weeks after its launch.Lion Shield's medieval city builder generated $1m in sales during its two weeks after release, and Fig said the title earned enough money in 48 hours to cover initial investments.

Crash Bandicoot back on top in Australia, New Zealand charts

Crash Bandicoot back on top in Australia, New Zealand charts The Interactive Games and Entertainment Association has released the latest weekly charts for New Zealand and Australia, and guess what?Yes, Crash Bandicoot is No.

Threats, fake names and philanthropy: The untold story of Jane Whittaker

Threats, fake names and philanthropy: The untold story of Jane Whittaker You've probably never heard of Jane Whittaker.To understand why, we have to look at Whittaker's origins - even less publicised than his portfolio.

Xbox Live Creators Program is now open to everyone

Xbox Live Creators Program is now open to everyone Five months after it was first announced, Microsoft has opened up the Xbox Live Creators Program to everyone.Until now, the best route to Microsoft's platform for independent developers has been ID@Xbox, but the Creators Program is targeted at a broader audience.

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Sony UK marketing boss Rich Keen departing in November

Sony UK marketing boss Rich Keen departing in November Rich Keen is leaving the UK arm of Sony Interactive Entertainment, GamesIndustry.biz can reveal.

Jobs roundup: Guerrilla Games' Angie Smets joins GDC board

Jobs roundup: Guerrilla Games' Angie Smets joins GDC board Guerilla Games' Angie Smets joins GDC board The organisers of the Game Developers Conference have announced a new addition to the advisory board that helps shape the annual event, Gamasutra reports.She joins a board that already includes PS4 architect Mark Cerny, Uncharted director Amy Hennig and Media Molecule boss Siobhan Reddy.

Crash Bandicoot rivals Call of Duty success in UK charts

Crash Bandicoot rivals Call of Duty success in UK charts The latest UK charts have been released and, yet again, Activision holds onto No.Incidentally, the shooter saw a 13% rise in sales this week, putting it at No.

Paradox: Pricing is difficult “when the world is constantly changing”

Paradox: Pricing is difficult “when the world is constantly changing” We're trying to find a way forward that won't leave us in this particular situation again.We just need to make sure we're very clear in our communication about everything we do.