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  • Blog Post: GDC 2016 Virtual Reality News And Previews Round-Up

    Last week's Game Developers Conference had a huge focus on virtual reality, with headsets HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR taking center stage. Some of the big news stories included the PlayStation VR's price reveal of $399 and the several different launch line-ups for each headset... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Microsoft Apologizes For GDC Party Scandal

    Update: Beyond the statement he already issued, Xbox head Phil Spencer sent an email to staff members within the Xbox organization addressing the controversy surrounding its GDC party. Microsoft has reprinted the email, but you can also read it in its entirety below: How we show up as an organization... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo's Satoru Iwata The Subject Of A Lovely Animated Tribute

    Former Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata died last July , though his legacy in the games industry lives on. That was demonstrated in a lovely animated tribute shown at last night's Game Developers Choice awards . The three-minute short features references from Iwata's early days as a programmer... More
  • Blog Post: Dante's Divine Comedy And Fallout's Mr. Handy Are VR's Future

    "This isn't some fad," Jesse Schell said as he opened up his GDC talk on VR. "This isn't the Kinect or the Super Scope 6." Schell believes that VR is here to stay, and spent 30 minutes in front of a packed house laying out bold predictions for the medium's first decade... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Go GDC Presentation Canceled

    Update: Niantic Games has provided an explanation for the cancelation of its GDC talk. The company says it's focusing on getting the game ready for beta test. "We have decided to forego our GDC talk on Pokémon GO in order to focus on getting the product ready for beta test and launch... More
  • Blog Post: Fallout 4 GDC Talk To Focus On Tools For Building Big, Varied Worlds Quickly

    Bethesda will be in attendance at GDC to talk a bit more about Fallout 4’s development. The focus will be on how the studio created a number of unique environments in a relatively short amount of time. The session, titled “Fallout 4’s Modular Level Design,” will feature senior... More
  • Blog Post: Game Developers Choice Award Nominations Announced, Rocket League Up For Game Of The Year

    With the Game Developers Conference (GDC) coming up in March, the group responsible for its annual awards has announced this year’s nominations. Metal Gear Solid V and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt lead the pack with four nods each. The Game of the Year field is filled with all the AAA games you might... More
  • Blog Post: Independent Games Festival Names 2016 Award Finalists

    The Independent Games Festival (IGF) has announced the finalists for its 2016 awards. The ceremony that will name winners will be held at the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this March. More than 400 judges evaluated more than 750 entries. Each category’s nominees have been passed... More
  • Blog Post: Diablo Designer Revisits Hell At GDC Postmortem

    Blizzard's Diablo helped pioneer the action-RPG genre when the game was released in 1996. It helped lay a foundation for loot-heavy experiences that players enjoy to this day. One of the game's creators is reflecting on the game's development and more during a postmortem talk at next year's... More
  • Blog Post: Ms. Pac-Man Going Under The Microscope At GDC

    Ms. Pac-Man was the wildly popular sequel to an early arcade sensation, and it's the subject of a postmortem talk at next year's GDC. The game didn't start as an officially sanctioned sequel. It began as an add-on kit for arcade operators looking to extend the lifespan of their Pac-Man arcade... More
  • Blog Post: Game Developer's Conference 2015 News Round-Up

    Check out our round-up to make sure you didn't miss any of the big stories coming out of this year's Game Developer's Conference. Game Developer's Choice Awards The industry's annual developer-chosen awards were held, and there were some surprise winners. GDC Award Winners Revealed... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Games Awards First Round Of Grants For Unreal Engine 4 Projects

    Today at GDC, Epic Games announced the first recipients for the Unreal Dev Grants, a $5 million development fund to help finance innovative games and projects created with Unreal Engine 4. Artists and developers will each receive a grant ranging between $5,000 to $50,000. Epic Games views the project... More
  • Blog Post: Sony's Project Morpheus Arrives In The First Half Of 2016

    Sony has provided some updated details about its virtual reality product, Project Morpheus. According to managing editor Matt Bertz, who is at the briefing, the image you see above is a near-final version of what the head-mounted display will look like when it arrives. As importantly, we finally have... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Bringing Final Steam Controller, VR, And New Devices To GDC

    The 2015 Game Developer’s Conference is next week in San Francisco, and Valve is giving us early hints at what to expect . The company has announced some of its slate of products that will be on display. The company has been revising the Steam Controller since 2013, with layout changes, button... More
  • Blog Post: Game Developers Choice Awards To Honor Brenda Romero, David Braben

    The Game Developers Choice Awards group has announced recipients for two prestigious awards. Brenda Romero has been chosen to receive the Ambassador Award and David Braben will receive the Pioneer Award. Romero began working in the video game industry at the age of 15, and continued on to work on the... More
  • Blog Post: Annual GDC Report Shows More Devs Working On PS4 Than Xbox One, Most On PC

    Remember when PC gaming was “dead”? That’s not the case anymore (if it ever was). The latest GDC State of the Industry Report reveals new statistics about development platforms, digital sales, and the general health of the industry. According to the report, development on current generation... More
  • Blog Post: Shadow Of Mordor And Hearthstone Lead List Of Nominations For 2015 GDC Awards

    The Game Developers Choice Awards is in it's 15th year, and it's not done giving away awards yet. The peer-based video game award celebration has picked it's lineup for the best titles of 2014. Leading the pack are titles like Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Hearthstone and Destiny. Monolith... More
  • Blog Post: Atari Adventure Creator To Present At GDC

    Adventure for the Atari 2600 is considered one of the first graphic action/adventure games ever created. Creator Warren Robinett will be revealing how he got the pioneering game to fit into only 4K of memory during an upcoming post mortem presentation on the game at the Game Developer's Conference... More
  • Blog Post: Valve To Have Large GDC Presence With Steam Machines ‘Front And Center’

    With the delay of the Steam Machines out of 2014 , there has been some speculation about the fate of the devices. We reached out to Valve to find out when we might learn more about the hardware. Yesterday, a report emerged that the term “Steam Machine” is dead. Valve refutes that assertion... More
  • Blog Post: Independent Games Festival Announces Finalists For 2015 Competition

    The Independent Games Festival jury has announced the finalists for its 17th annual awards. The main competition contenders will be available for play at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference from March 4 through 6. Over 650 titles were entered for consideration, with specialist juries... More
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