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Apple gives indie gamers a permanent home on the App Store

Breaking into the App Store can be difficult enough, but for small-time mobile game developers it’s even more of a challenge as they go up against billion-dollar, global publishers who dominate the top charts, like Supercell, Activision Blizzard, Niantic, EA, Tencent and others who can afford to invest millions in marketing budgets …

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Interactive fiction and the origins of the conversational interface

Kevin Zurawel Contributor Kevin Zurawel is a front-end developer at Braintree, where he works on tools that power merchants large and small. He also is a frequent speaker at conferences. It’s 2017, and conversational interfaces (people talking with machines the same way they talk to other people) are everywhere. Siri has …

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Oculus CTO John Carmack is suing ZeniMax for $22.5 million

The feud between Oculus and ZeniMax Media is opening up once again, this time with the CTO of Oculus, John Carmack, suing his former employer for earnings that he claims are still owed to him. The suit is largely unrelated to the $6 billion trade secrets suit which ended last month with a …

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AppOnboard offers fast, playable mobile ads

AppOnboard is betting that the best ad for a mobile game is the game itself. Co-founder and CEO Jonathan Zweig (who was previously CEO at AdColony, which was acquired by Opera) said that this addresses a big need for game developers, namely the fact that they spend lots of money …

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