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How will the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 benefit indies?

We speak to studios and publishers about the possibilities offering by the new consoles:
gamesindustry.biz/articles/202

"For 2019, the numbers of female gamers had grown to 38% of the 1.33bn global gaming population [...] But for Asia, the proportion of female gamers is much higher. In China, they now account for 45%, while for South Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia the figure is 40%."

bbc.co.uk/news/business-532451

Eating ice cream to help save tigers? Count us in!

roaricecream.com/en-gb/mission

(the ice cream, not the tigers!)

Freedom doesn't exist on private platforms. No point wasting energy complaining. Want really free speech? Put that energy into instead!

Ideas = Nothing
Ideas + Execution = Everything

Less is usually more. (Except when it's "fewer".)

Ponders... Can a game be called "social" if its concept is basically murdering each other?

"We're seeing particularly strong uptake in social games, games like Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone"

bbc.co.uk/news/business-522109

Navigation meshes are cool.
youtube.com/watch?v=U5MTIh_KyB

The channel this comes from is devoted to AI in video games.
youtube.com/user/tthompso/vide
Fascinating and full of useful knowledge, if you're into !

To pass the Turing test, needs a limited amount of patience or a boredom threshold.

If it ain't broke... don't update it! (Except for security patches, obviously.)

"Hackers" tinker, discover and invent.
"Crackers" break into things for nefarious purposes.

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