GDC 09 News


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...


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

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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...


"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...


"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...


"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,...


"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...


"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...


"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...


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

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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


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

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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...


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

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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


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


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

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