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Lead Blizzard Dev Outlines 9 WoW Quest Problems, Admits to Designing Stranglethorn Quest

By Nick Breckon and Chris Faylor, Mar 26, 2009 4:42pm PDT

With a scant 40 minutes to address the gathered masses, former World of Warcraft director Jeffery Kaplan had a lot to cover in his "The Cruise...

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"Kaplan's always had a dysfunctional view of MMOs in general and WOW specifically. He wants to ..."

- Eindrachen see all 94 comments

Blizzard: Game Developers Are Not Shakespeare, Need to Stop 'Writing Books' in Games

By Nick Breckon and Chris Faylor, Mar 26, 2009 4:36pm PDT

During a presentation at this year's Game Developers Conference, former World of Warcraft director Jeffrey Kaplan took a moment to address the...

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"Hes not saying that storyline and narrative should be lessened, hes actually talking about the ..."

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Blizzard Details Secret World of Warcraft 'Progressive Percentage' Item Drop Mechanic

By Nick Breckon, Mar 26, 2009 4:06pm PDT

Former World of Warcraft lead designer and current next-gen Blizzard MMO director Jeffrey Kaplan today detailed a behind-the-scenes system of drop...

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"Maybe you like doing the same thing over and over and over again, but if I'm eg. making an alt ..."

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Next Fable 2 DLC Release Coming in Weeks, Creator Hints at Fable 3 and Other New Game

By Chris Faylor, Mar 26, 2009 3:48pm PDT

Following up on the dry confirmation that more content is coming, Lionhead head Peter Molyneux has dropped a few new details as to what's in store...

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"Well, I enjoyed Knothole Island, so hopefully a more in-depth and larger expansion with more ..."

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Fallout 3 Nets GDC Game of the Year Award

By Chris Faylor, Mar 26, 2009 3:10pm PDT

Following a tally of thousands of votes from various game developers and professionals, Bethesda's post-apocalyptic action-RPG Fallout 3 (PC, PS3,...

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"The one that stands out most to me is this (spoilered): If you poke around in the hotel where ..."

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Metal Gear Creator: 'I Want to Make the Impossible'

By Shack Staff, Mar 26, 2009 2:56pm PDT

Metal Gear series creator Hideo Kojima today took the stage at the Game Developers Conference to discuss his vision of the future for the Kojima...

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"I'm not saying you shouldn't play them or like them I'm just saying as far as Kojima making the ..."

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Left 4 Dead Hits 2.5 Million Sold at Retail

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, Mar 26, 2009 2:36pm PDT

Valve's cooperative zombie shooter Left 4 Dead has now sold over 2.5 million copies since its November debut, project lead Michael Booth revealed...

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"then you don't know how to play as infected effectively as a team. The more that a team knows ..."

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Why Hellgate: London Failed and How Developer Flagship Got Flagshipped

By Nick Breckon, Mar 26, 2009 10:15am PDT

"For all intents and purposes, everyone was flagshipped." "I'm sure some of you are familiar with that term," said former Flagship business...

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"I really like this game. I recently picked it up on amazon for $8.95 (why the hell not? I ..."

- PewptyPants see all 72 comments

God of War 3 GDC Footage Leaks

By Chris Faylor, Mar 26, 2009 8:50am PDT

Yesterday, two of the developers behind SCE Santa Monica's God of War III wrapped up their GDC panel by demonstrating a work-in-progress build of the anticipated brawler. Unsurprisingly, that foo

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"Looks great for just early development. Stop complaining people, It's a long way from release. ..."

- Sniprwolf0 see all 31 comments

Blizzard and Microsoft in Xbox 720 Talks

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 26, 2009 8:04am PDT

Blizzard executive Rob Pardo has revealed that the World of Warcraft developer is in active talks with Microsoft regarding the successor to the...

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"I'd actually consider buying a console system if they not only designed one to work with a ..."

- ManiacalMoose see all 136 comments

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Coming Nov. 10, Extremely Cryptic Teaser Trailer Released

By Nick Breckon and Chris Faylor, Mar 25, 2009 7:35pm PDT

Infinity Ward's anticipated Call of Duty sequel Modern Warfare 2 will be released on November 10, the developer announced this evening at the GDC Choice Awards. Platforms for the war-based shooter have yet to be announced, but PC, PlayStation 3 an

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"uhah bad idea middle of the day bright sun and nv on horrible if it is i will hate cod till it ..."

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God of War 3 at GDC: New Footage, Framerate Details

By Nick Breckon, Mar 25, 2009 6:48pm PDT

SCE Santa Monica developers Jim Tilander and Vassily Fillipov presented a speech on God of War III's technology at GDC today, and as a reward for...

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"Wow. They did all of that to piss you off, on purpose. Jerks."

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Fallout 3, Ico and No More Heroes Makers Talk Game Design, Regret and Cold Medicine Abuse

By Nick Breckon and Chris Faylor, Mar 25, 2009 6:30pm PDT

Today's Game Developers Conference panel on "Evolving Game Design: Today and Tomorrow, East and West Game Design" wasn't just the folks behind...

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"OH duh, you guys mean suda-57. I was wondering who that was for half the transcript!"

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Punch-Out!! Fists-On Impressions: Little Mac Is Back

By Greg Mueller, Mar 25, 2009 5:33pm PDT

Nintendo is giving players the opportunity to lace up their gloves for some hands-on time with Punch-Out!! on the Wii. I went a few rounds with the...

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"Wonder if the new boss is going to be as tough as Mike Tyson was."

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OnLive Hands-on Impressions: A Cloudy View of the Future of PC Gaming

By Nick Breckon, Mar 25, 2009 5:32pm PDT

OnLive has undeniably made a big splash here at GDC. The company announced its new technology on Tuesday, claiming that it would change the face of...

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"Virtualization i something that is quite viable. You are thinking way too much in a linear ..."

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