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Behind the Music Doc: 'Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton'

Created in 1996 by Chris Manak (aka DJ Peanut Butter Wolf), Stones Throw Records has cemented its reputation as an eclectic and influential indie record label, with a roster of acts such as hip-hop artists Madlib, Homeboy Sandman, and the...

Documentary filmmaker Jeff Broadway on telling the 20-year history of Stones Throw Records.
Design Tactics: Building Worlds of Warfare

Since its launch in 2011, World of Tanks has secured over 85 million players worldwide. With its blend of military strategy, vehicle customization, and fast action PvP, it appeals to hardcore military enthusiasts and casual players alike. ...

Wargaming is on the front lines of MMO development with the hit game World of Tanks. Chris Keeling gives us some insight into their strategy.
Watch: 'Stark Trek Into Darkness' Gag Reel

Want to see Zoe Saldana and her cast of Klingon backup dancers rock a little “Thriller”? Or How about Benedict Cumberbatch throwing it back to M.J.? You know you do.

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The cast of Star Trek Into Darkness gets silly on set.
Aerial Photographer Snaps Shot of Millennium Falcon

Matthew Myatt was cruising the skies over Greenham Common near Newbury, Berkshire, England, snapping stock photo shots for the Airborne Aviation flying school on Tuesday, when he happened upon something unusual. As Myatt explained to Sky News, it wasn’t...

The first shot of the Millennium Falcon under constrcution on set of Star Wars Episode VII
New Trailer for 'Alien: Isolation' as Game Goes Gold

SEGA has launched the first in a series of nine trailers for Alien: Isolation, which the company confirmed has gone gold ahead of its October 7 release. 

The story takes place 15 years after the events of Alien. As Amanda, Ripley’s daughter, players fight for survival on a mission to discover the truth about her mother’s disappearance. 

Alien: Isolation is...

Alien: Isolation has gone gold, and publisher SEGA has released the first in a series on nine new trailers.

Career Spotlight

Systems Designer
If there were an ultimate jack-of-all-trades in the video game industry, systems designer would best fit that description. Systems designers work closely with programmers, producers, and other disciplines within game design to develop specific game functions, from the mission systems to fluctuating gameplay variables like experience points and player inventories.

Employer Spotlight

Red Frog Events Logo

Red Frog Events, founded by Joe Reynolds and Ryan Kunkel, is a live event production company based in Chicago, Ill. In 2012, the company hosted its inaugural Firefly Music Festival, the first major event of its kind for Red Frog.

Industry Calendar

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