GDC 2011 News


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...


"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.


"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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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.


"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...


"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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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.


"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...


"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...


"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.


"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...


""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...


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

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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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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...


"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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