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  • Blog Post: Here’s A Look At The New, Improved Steam Controller

    Valve is going to be at GDC next week in San Francisco, and they are bringing a new version of the Steam Controller with them. The new version drops the central touchscreen and adds buttons that are more consistent with what’s present on other platform input devices. The new version of the controller... More
  • Blog Post: Voting Now Open For GDC And IGF Audience Awards

    The Game Developers Choice Awards and Independent Game Festival Awards will be taking place during the Game Developers Conference in March. Both ceremonies feature an award winner selected by the audience, and voting is now open. In order to vote, you must visit the relevant GDC Awards and IGF Awards... More
  • Blog Post: Developers Weigh In On Their Plans For PC, Console, And Mobile Development

    Over 2,600 developers that attended last year's annual Game Developers Conference have responded to a new survey on their platform plans. The data helps paint a picture of what the near future landscape will look like. PC and mobile continue to be popular, with 53 percent of developers currently... More
  • Blog Post: GDC Awards To Honor Riot Games Founders, Anita Sarkeesian

    The organizers behind the Game Developers Conference scheduled for March 2014 have announced a number of special awards. Anita Sarkeesian, creator of the Feminist Frequency Tropes vs. Women in Video Games web series, and Riot Games founders Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill will be honored at the Game Developers... More
  • Blog Post: Zork Classic Game Postmortem Announced For GDC

    Alongside Robotron: 2084 , Zork has been announced as another of GDC's upcoming Classic Game Portmortems. The postmortem on the classic text adventure game will be presented by the game's co-author and the co-founder of Infocom, Dave Lebling. The hour-long panel will discuss the challenges of... More
  • Blog Post: 14th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards Nominees Announced

    The Game Developers Choice Awards organizers have revealed which games of 2013 made it through the nomination process. The final awards will be presented on March 19 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco during the week-long Game Developers Conference. The Last of Us, Tearaway, and Gone Home lead the... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft To Reveal New Next-Gen IP At Gamescom

    Ubisoft will unveil another new property for next-gen consoles at the upcoming game convention in Germany. The company has also said that it will be revealing a new, smaller scale IP called Child of Light (created by Ubisoft Montreal creative director Patrick Plourde) at the European GDC conference,... More
  • Blog Post: GDC Organizers Now Taking Submissions For 2014 Conference

    The organizers behind the annual Game Developers Conference are now taking submissions for the upcoming 2014 event. If you're interested in presenting a lecture, roundtable discussion, or panel at GDC 2014, you have until the end of August to submit your idea. The event contains several different... More
  • Blog Post: Jade Raymond Wants More User-Created Content In Triple-A Games

    Ubisoft Toronto’s managing director sees a different future for triple-A titles, and it's one that moves away from action-heavy titles currently churned out year after year. Jade Raymond, who worked as a producer on the Assassin’s Creed series, doesn’t think games need to become... More
  • Blog Post: DayZ Could Have Been A Free-To-Play Game

    Dean “Rocket” Hall, creator of the DayZ ( not to be confused with The War Z ) mod, explained at the Game Developers Conference that the upcoming standalone game almost included a free-to-play model. "When I looked at signing with a bunch of companies, some of them were interested in... More
  • Blog Post: David Gaider Says The Industry Should Consider Sexism More Important

    The lead writer for Dragon Age III, David Gaider, gave a talk at GDC on sex and sexism in video games, and drew the conclusion that maybe it’s time we take these things more seriously. He sat down with Rock, Paper, Shotgun for an interview on the subject. “I guess back in the day, when we... More
  • Blog Post: Journey Dominates The 2013 Game Developers Choice Awards

    Tim Schafer delightfully hosted this year's Game Developers Choice Awards with his trademark humor intact. No topic was off limits. Sorry SimCity, you're still in the hot seat. But the real thrill was seeing who won this year. Journey swept the show, garnering more awards than any other nominee... More
  • Blog Post: Independent Games Festival Award Winners For 2013

    Founded in 1998, this year marks the Independent Games Festival Awards 15th annual show. Tonight's ceremony awarded and acknowledged some of the excellent independent games in the industry. Over 900 entries were submitted for consideration. With such fierce competition, who came out on top? One game... More
  • Blog Post: Telltale's Fables Game Will Be Called The Wolf Among Us

    Telltale's upcoming game based the Fables comic book series was never planned to share the same name . Now we know what name Telltale has settled on. IGN shared the new title earlier today, and Telltale's self-described "head PR guy" recently tweeted the image you can see above. The... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Age Of Wonders III In Action

    Triumph Studios showed off some gameplay from its Age of Wonders III title at GDC, and how players can wage holy war against their enemies using the Theocrat class. The developers go through a portion of the game with High Elf Avulas while explaining some of the mechanics like how to research, use skills... More
  • Blog Post: GameStop Offering Exclusive Battlefield 4 Pre-Order Bonus

    Battlefield 4 has been formally announced at GDC, and GameStop is now offering a way for fans to get ready for the incoming warfare. Starting today, the retailer will give those who pre-order the game online or in-store a pair of real dog tags with a code for in-game content. Those who put their money... More
  • Blog Post: Warren Spector Offers Advice and Inspiration For Gaming's Future

    Warren Spector spoke passionately and humorously today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. At his panel, entitled "Narrative in Games: Roles, Forms, Problems, and Potential," he poked fun at himself on his slides for being an "out of work guy," since Disney... More
  • Blog Post: First GDC Survey Shows Strength Of Indie Gaming

    The phrase "indie gaming" gets used an awful lot, and for good reason. According to the results from the GDC 2013 State of the Industry survey, the majority of game developers characterize themselves as independent, with 46 percent of respondents saying they work in teams of fewer than 10.... More
  • Blog Post: Bioware Co-Founders To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

    BioWare co-founders Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk will accept Lifetime Achievement Awards during this year's Game Developers Conference. Dubbed the "BioWare Doctors," Muzyka and Zeschuk met while attending medical school at the University of Alberta. Their shared interest in video... More
  • Blog Post: Game Developers Choice Awards Nominees Announced

    The nominees annual awards show, which takes placed during the Game Developer's Conference, have been announced. Arkane's Dishonored is among the games nominated for multiple awards. The Game of the Year nominees include some fresh blood, including Dishonored, Journey, The Walking Dead, and XCOM... More
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