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The IndieBeat: Saying good-bye after a year of exploring the indie scene

The IndieBeat: Saying good-bye after a year of exploring the indie scene

4 monthes ago   |   VentureBeat

It's been a year and some change since I joined GamesBeat. Now that I'm leaving, I still don't have a good definition for what indie is. If pressed, I would probably say that...
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The IndieBeat: Corona Black's style comes from mech punches, space Westerns, and color blindness

The IndieBeat: Corona Black's style comes from mech punches, space Westerns, and color blindness

4 monthes ago   |   VentureBeat

Corona Black is relentlessly stylish. Indie studio Ota Imon has remixed and amped up the aesthetic of Japanese comic books. It stars larger-than-life characters - with names...
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The IndieBeat: How Nyamakop's founders survived making their first game

The IndieBeat: How Nyamakop's founders survived making their first game

4 monthes ago   |   VentureBeat

In their last year at Johannesburg's University of Witwatersrand‘s game design program, Cukia “Sugar” Kimani and Ben Myres began working on their thesis project. Kimani had...
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The IndieBeat: Tehran Game Convention shows global politics won't stop gaming's growth

The IndieBeat: Tehran Game Convention shows global politics won't stop gaming's growth

4 monthes ago   |   VentureBeat

The nonprofit Iran Computer and Video Games Foundation has wanted to bring international game developers to Tehran for over a decade, and it finally succeeded with the first...
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The IndieBeat: ArenaNet's firings heighten concerns about company policies and harassment

The IndieBeat: ArenaNet's firings heighten concerns about company policies and harassment

5 monthes ago   |   VentureBeat

OPINION: It's been a week since ArenaNet fired Guild Wars 2 narrative designer Jessica Price and writer Peter Fries without any warning, and the statements the company has...
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The IndieBeat: Glitch Mundo carves out a grassroots festival for indie games in Brazil

The IndieBeat: Glitch Mundo carves out a grassroots festival for indie games in Brazil

5 monthes ago   |   VentureBeat

Brazil's Independent Games Festival ran last week in São Paulo, but it wasn't the only event there that celebrates indie games. A group of local developers had put together and...
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The IndieBeat: Puzzles shine at Brazil's Independent Games Festival

The IndieBeat: Puzzles shine at Brazil's Independent Games Festival

5 monthes ago   |   VentureBeat

It's a good week for games in São Paulo - and not just because Brazil advanced in the World Cup. Brazil's Independent Games festival is running for the sixth year in a row, an...
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The IndieBeat: Neo Cab tackles the gig economy's human toll

The IndieBeat: Neo Cab tackles the gig economy's human toll

5 monthes ago   |   VentureBeat

When I'm sitting in traffic, it seems like every other car around me has a Lyft or Uber sticker... or sometimes both. And back when I lived in Brooklyn, the subway was papered...
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The IndieBeat: VR innovation bubbles at IndieCade's E3 booth

The IndieBeat: VR innovation bubbles at IndieCade's E3 booth

6 monthes ago   |   VentureBeat   |   4 articles

OPINION: Virtual reality didn't get much love at the press conferences before the 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo kicked off, but it fared better on the show floor. Sony had...
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The IndieBeat: Composer 2 Mello's notes for starting a game-music career

The IndieBeat: Composer 2 Mello's notes for starting a game-music career

6 monthes ago   |   VentureBeat   |   3 articles

Some of the most memorable game music have come from the indie scene - think the haunting resolve of Lena Raine‘s soundtrack for Celeste, Darren Korb‘s rousing guitars and...
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Apple releases a tiny iOS update in 12.1.2, fixing connectivity bugs

Apple releases a tiny iOS update in 12.1.2, fixing connectivity bugs

Enlarge / The iPhone XR. Apple released a new version of iOS yesterday, and the public notes this time apply just to iPhones. Labeled iOS 12.1.2, it arrives just two weeks... Read more ...

Qualcomm slams Apple's response to iPhone ban in China, says it should be...

Qualcomm slams Apple's response to iPhone ban in China, says it should be ‘taking a bite out of sales'

After criticizing Apple in a statement yesterday for its response to China's injunction against certain iPhone models, Qualcomm continues its PR circuit today. Speaking to... Read more ...

How Facebook sneakily uses IP data & more for targeted ads, even if users...

How Facebook sneakily uses IP data & more for targeted ads, even if users disable all location settings

Facebook has a storied history of privacy concerns, especially as privacy relates to advertising. Today, Aleksandra Korolova, a University of Southern California computer... Read more ...

November 2018 NPD: Nintendo Switch outsells everything

November 2018 NPD: Nintendo Switch outsells everything

Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 all sold more than 1.3 million systems in November. That's the first time that has happened for these devices. Read more ...

How to Use Quickdrawer & Google Now at the Same Time in Action Launcher

How to Use Quickdrawer & Google Now at the Same Time in Action Launcher

As highlighted in our article on how to enable Google Now in Action Launcher, doing so takes away the Quickdrawer. This effectively ruins one of the more beneficial features of... Read more ...

Google ‘presenting' 2019 NBA All-Star Voting, now exclusive to official...

Google ‘presenting' 2019 NBA All-Star Voting, now exclusive to official app/site, Search, & Assistant

The NBA All-Star Game is an annual exhibition game where fans get to pick the players. For the 2019 competition, Google is playing an exclusive role in the voting process, and... Read more ...

Snapchat now rolling out customizable 'Year End Story' recap, here's how to...

Snapchat now rolling out customizable 'Year End Story' recap, here's how to view yours

Snapchat this week started rolling out its incredibly popular “year in review” roundup. This roundup, which Snapchat calls your “Year End Story,” compiles some of your best... Read more ...

T-Mobile denies lying to FCC about size of its 4G network

T-Mobile denies lying to FCC about size of its 4G network

Enlarge T-Mobile has denied an allegation that it lied to the Federal Communications Commission about the extent of its 4G LTE coverage. A group that represents small rural... Read more ...

WSJ report details extremely unpopular iPhone in India as Apple sees...

WSJ report details extremely unpopular iPhone in India as Apple sees diminishing success

A report from the Wall Street Journal today details Apple's minuscule success in India with iPhone, specifically highlighting Amit Rajput, who runs a counter selling iPhones in... Read more ...

AutoSleep 6 introduces Siri Shortcuts support, new design and reports, more

AutoSleep 6 introduces Siri Shortcuts support, new design and reports, more

AutoSleep is my go-to app for tracking sleep quality with the Apple Watch , and today the sleep tracking app is receiving a major update. AutoSleep 6.0 introduces a new look... Read more ...