GDC 09 News


Wii Ships 50 Million Units, Declared Fastest Selling Console Ever

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, Mar 25, 2009 9:12am PDT

Nintendo's ever-popular Wii has shipped a stunning 50 million consoles worldwide since its 2006 debut, with the company claiming that it's the...


"and what metacritic scores determines a "quality game". unless its 85+ i don't see this is valid..."

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First Footage of Stardock's Elemental Arrives

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, Mar 25, 2009 8:27am PDT

Stardock has released a footage from "a very, very early alpha version" of its upcoming strategy game Elemental: War of Magic (PC). It's due out...


"So this is their Master of Magic inspired game *(I hope I hope I hope) ?"

- mrwolf710 see all 19 comments

Rock Band Gets 'Don't Stop Believin' as DLC

By Chris Faylor, Mar 24, 2009 11:39pm PDT

Journey's jukebox classic and dive bar anthem "Don't Stop Believin'" is joining the catalog of downloadable Rock Band tunes, developer Harmonix...


"They should integrate the 360/PS3 Cam so that you get scored on your arm movements while ..."

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Stardock's Wardell: Hardcore PC Games Still Viable

By Nick Breckon, Mar 24, 2009 6:26pm PDT

The talk began with a quiz. On screen, a few colorful pixels and jagged, aliased lines. "Who can name this game?" A few murmurs. Finally,...


"(Re-reads your post) And you weren't having a go at me. I should really read things twice. MY ..."

- MeestaNob see all 35 comments

DC Universe Online, The Agency Coming in 2010

By Chris Faylor, Mar 24, 2009 2:00pm PDT

Sony Online Entertainment's super-spy MMO The Agency (PC, PS3) and super-powered MMO DC Universe Online (PC, PS3) will both see a 2010 launch,...


"I know nothing about The Agency but that girl character sure got my attention ;P"

- RikiTiki2 see all 11 comments

Hatsworth Chaps Depart EA, Create New Studio

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 24, 2009 1:11pm PDT

Two of the top blokes behind EA's charmingly British platformer-puzzler Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure have ventured forth from the...


"What I'm saying is companies like EA should try harder to keep these guys around. Good creative ..."

- Sturm08 see all 5 comments

EA Bringing Red Alert, SSX and More to iPhone

By Chris Faylor, Mar 24, 2009 10:39am PDT

Continuing to expand in the lucrative iPhone and iPod Touch gaming market, publisher Electronic Arts plans to bring a number of major franchises to...


"Maybe they'd do it burnout paradise style. One of their DLC items unlocks every car in the game ..."

- matrixneo42 see all 15 comments

'One of a Kind' RTS R.U.S.E. Announced

By Chris Faylor, Mar 24, 2009 10:17am PDT

Act of War: Direct Action developer Eugen and publisher Ubisoft today revealed their upcoming project, a "one of a kind" real-time strategy game...


"Yes! I always wanted an RTS were i could zoom in on things!! Finally, a Dawn of War killer! ..."

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'Steamworks Makes DRM Obsolete,' Claims Valve

By Chris Faylor, Mar 24, 2009 8:50am PDT

In a press release celebrating its free development and publishing toolset, Half-Life creator and Steam operator Valve declared that "Steamworks...


"Just because it's POSSIBLE to turn of steam's forced updating, doesn't mean it's ideal and ..."

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Games for Windows Live Adds Anti-piracy Solution, In-game Marketplace

By Nick Breckon, Mar 24, 2009 6:00am PDT

Microsoft today announced new features coming soon to the Games for Windows Live service, including an anti-piracy solution and in-game...


"GTA IV on Steam is a nightmare - the whole GFW and R* Socialclub thing simply did not work."

- Lukiopimp see all 57 comments

OnLive Announced, Subscription-based Service Plans to Change PC Gaming with 720p Cloud Streaming

By Nick Breckon, Mar 24, 2009 1:12am PDT

OnLive today announced plans to launch a new service that will stream PC games with negligible lag to televisions and PCs, eliminating the need for...


"Think about it. Do you think the three people in the neighborhood using onlive will cause a ..."

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Double Fine Creates Playable Adventure Based on Schafer Hosting Gig

By Nick Breckon, Mar 23, 2009 9:54pm PDT

Double Fine programmer Klint Honeychurch has created an adventure game based around Double Fine founder Tim Schafer's hosting gig at the upcoming...


"I have 21 jokes...where do I find the other half of the index card for the dracula joke?"

- Amlash see all 40 comments

First Footage of CryEngine 3

By Nick Breckon, Mar 23, 2009 5:58pm PDT

The next iteration of Crytek's CryEngine graphics solution, the console-ready CryEngine 3, is making its debut here at GDC in San Francisco, and today the first footage was released by way of IGN.


"Graphics sells games. Has anyone seen a topselling AAA title with quake-like graphics recently? "

- madspacemarinemustdie see all 159 comments

Ex-EA Studio Head Praises iPhone's Gaming Prowess

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 23, 2009 4:35pm PDT

In a talk entitled 'Why the iPhone just changed everything' today at Game Developers Conference, Electronic Arts alumnus and founder of iPhone...


"I'm fine with people picking up whatever phone they want, I just don't see how the iPhone is god ..."

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DRM 'A Waste of Time,' Says World of Goo Dev

By Chris Faylor, Mar 23, 2009 3:00pm PDT

Utilizing digital rights management as a means to prevent piracy is "a waste of time," according to 2D Boy co-founder and World of Goo co-creator...


"Although you can buy World of Goo via Steam, you can also get it directly from developers (or ..."

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