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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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

9 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

9 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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New Apple iPad Air tablet now available from $499

New Apple iPad Air tablet now available from $499

As expected Apple has launched a new iPad Air tablet today making it available from $499 and a variety of finishes including Silver, Space Grey and Gold. The latest Apple iPad... Read more ...

CEO confirms Netflix won't be a part of Apple's new video play

CEO confirms Netflix won't be a part of Apple's new video play

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Motorola Could Have A Smartphone Powered By Samsung's Exynos Chipset

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Will my first gen Apple Pencil work with the new iPad Air 3 (2019)?

Will my first gen Apple Pencil work with the new iPad Air 3 (2019)?

Best answer: Yes it will. Apple's new iPad Air 3 (2019) not only supports the Apple Pencil , it also supports the Smart Keyboard . See iPad Air 3 iPad Air 3 (2019) gets Apple... Read more ...

NVIDIA To Bring DXR Ray Tracing Compatibility to GeForce 10 & 16 Series In April

NVIDIA To Bring DXR Ray Tracing Compatibility to GeForce 10 & 16 Series In April

During this week, both GDC and GTC are happing in California, and NVIDIA is out in force. One of the announcements today surrounds the support of NVIDIA's newest technologies... Read more ...

Xiaomi's Black Shark 2 is set to be the mother of all gaming phones

Xiaomi's Black Shark 2 is set to be the mother of all gaming phones

Last year's Black Shark proved to be a decent, if unremarkable entry into the gaming smartphone market for Xiaomi, but now the Chinese phone maker seems set to deliver the... Read more ...

Should you upgrade to the iPad Air (2019)?

Should you upgrade to the iPad Air (2019)?

Best answer: It depends on your current model iPad, what you need a new iPad for, and how much money you've budgeted to spend. It's complicated, but I've got some advice for... Read more ...

Which color iPad mini (2019) should you buy?

Which color iPad mini (2019) should you buy?

Apple has introduced a brand new iPad mini, with revamped specs and support for the first generation Apple Pencil. The update makes Apple's long forgotten iPad mini a much more... Read more ...

Apple's New 10.5-inch iPad Air, 7.9-inch iPad Mini Officially Announced

Apple's New 10.5-inch iPad Air, 7.9-inch iPad Mini Officially Announced

It has been rumored for a while now that Apple could have a bunch of new iPads in the works. These aren't the iPad Pros which were only recently refreshed last year, but rather... Read more ...

Activision shows off Call of Duty Mobile at Unity GDC event

Activision shows off Call of Duty Mobile at Unity GDC event

Activision showed off gameplay visuals from Call of Duty Mobile at Unity Technologies' press event at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Read more ...