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Interview: DICE GM Karl Magnus Troedsson on Battlefield 3 and the 'dying' PC platform

By Xav de Matos, Mar 02, 2011 8:50am PST

After seeing the first gameplay of Battlefield 3, Shacknews spoke with Karl Magnus Troedsson, General Manager of the series developer DICE. We discuss the game's tone, adding single-player, and the "hardcore" PC market...

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"My hope is that BC2 was a bit of a "test lab" for DICE, and that they learned alot of lessons as ..."

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GDC: Minecraft developer announces Scrolls

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 02, 2011 7:10am PST

Minecraft developer Mojang has announced its next game, Scrolls, combining board game and collectible card game in video game form.

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"So they're combining Magic the Gathering with Panzer General. I have both on xbox live and love ..."

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GDC: Stardock's Impulse announces free-to-play dev tools

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2011 3:00pm PST

At the Game Developers Conference today, Stardock announced that its Impulse service will be adding several features, designed around giving...

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"My comment is that I have no interest in this topic or I would be posting in it."

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GDC: Ms. Splosion Man unveiled with trailer

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 01, 2011 2:00pm PST

Our first peek at Ms. Splosion Man in action has arrived from GDC in the platformer's debut gameplay trailer and screenshots.

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"yeah, it was amazing. i just hope the banter isn't as frequent as the trailer suggests. other ..."

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GDC: Sony announces Home 1.5

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2011 1:15pm PST

At the Game Developers Conference today, Sony announced the development of PlayStation Home 1.5, set for release this spring. The update is...

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"It's a chat room with a bunch of different environments. I really don't get all the hate people ..."

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GDC: Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion announced

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2011 11:00am PST

Stardock and Ironclad Games announced the anticipated standalone expansion to Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy, titled "Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion," at...

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"i agree with him it would look way better if they just put a little extra detail into the ..."

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GDC: Magicka: Vietnam expansion announced

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 01, 2011 10:10am PST

The wizardly action-RPG is astonishingly headed to Nam, it was revealed today, with a remarkable rendition of Surfin' Bird.

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"I'm sorry to say I just sang the whole thing in my head. And it kind of worked."

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GDC: Super Meat Boy 'Ultra Edition' to retail in April

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2011 9:00am PST

Super Meat Boy is finally coming to retail, in April, with an "Ultra Edition" of the game. Joystiq reports that Team Meat member Edmund...

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"Considering how they handled the Wii version, I wonder if "Steam Play" actually means I'll ever ..."

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GDC: Tecmo to 'unmask' Ninja Gaiden 3 at E3 '11

By Xav de Matos, Feb 28, 2011 11:45am PST

The party at this week's Game Developers Conference started off with a bang today with Tecmo releasing the first trailer for Ryu Hayabusa's next...

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"Well, thankfully they didn't screw up the reproduction of the original, but they did screw up ..."

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Steam 'big picture' mode announced

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 28, 2011 11:00am PST

Couch potatoes rejoice, for Steam's getting a new mode tailored for television screens, complete with controller support.

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"Then your keyboard and mouse will continue to work when you want to use them. Additionally, the ..."

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Peter Molyneux to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Game Developers Conference 2011

By Steve Watts, Jan 19, 2011 12:45pm PST

Outspoken studio head Peter Molyneux will receive a lifetime achievement award at this year's Game Developers Conference. The award recipient is...

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""Whatever their failures, it doesn't erase their achievements." Couldn't agree more."

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LIMBO, Red Dead Redemption, and Mass Effect 2 Most Nominated Games for 11th Annual GDC Awards

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 12, 2011 10:00am PST

The nominees for the 11th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards have been announced, meaning that we now get to see what games the international...

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"How Bad Company 2 did not get nominated for Best Technology is beyond me."

- zardoz555 see all 16 comments

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Presenting "Video Games Turn 25" Keynote at GDC 2011

By Garnett Lee, Jan 11, 2011 12:00pm PST

Described in the release as "a longtime friend of the GDC," Nintendo President Satoru Iwata will present a keynote that helps celebrate this year's...

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"" will present a keynote that helps celebrate this year's 25th anniversary of the Game ..."

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Battlefield 3 Unveiling Planned for GDC 2011

By Xav de Matos, Jan 11, 2011 6:00am PST

When rumblings of a popular EA property appearing at the Spike VGA awards were in full-murmur, many were hoping for a full reveal of the shooter...

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"Only thing i want is leverage current gen PC hardware to their full potential."

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Independent Games Festival 2011 Main Competition Finalists Revealed; Awards Presented on March 2

By Xav de Matos, Jan 03, 2011 12:15pm PST

After culling through nearly 400 entries since opening submissions back in June 2010, the Independent Games Festival has announced the main...

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