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Trine 2 concept artist shows off expansion

By Steve Watts, Apr 23, 2012 8:15am PDT

Frozenbyte concept artist Juhani Jokinen shows off the process of creating concept art that will be used in the upcoming Trine 2 expansion.

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Naughty Dog shows unused Uncharted 3 concepts

By Steve Watts, Apr 12, 2012 5:15pm PDT

Naughty Dog gives a look at unused concepts for Uncharted 3, including longer areas and different concepts on existing areas.

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Toki Tori 2 preview

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 23, 2012 9:00am PDT

You'll be forgiven if the name Toki Tori doesn't ring any bells. Developer Two Tribes is hoping to reach an even larger audience with Toki Tori 2, an adorable puzzle platformer for PC, Mac, and Wii U.

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"I enjoyed the first remake... although I did not know, until now, that it was in fact a remake. ..."

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The Secret World GDC presentation offers detailed 30 minute preview

By Steve Watts, Mar 22, 2012 9:00am PDT

Get a look at more than 30 minutes of The Secret World from the Game Developers Conference.

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"Holly sh*t this game looks STATIC. The screen after the character creation I thought was the ..."

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Behind the scenes of Quantic Dream's Kara

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 22, 2012 8:30am PDT

Kara was a short film running in real-time on the PS3, designed to show off the team's new animation technology. But how was it made?

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GeForce GTX 680 announced, powerful enough for Samaritan

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 22, 2012 7:15am PDT

The GeForce GTX 680 represents the beginning of Nvidia's next generation GPU architecture. "With Kepler we wanted not only to build the world's fastest GPU, but also the world's most power efficient," Nvidia said in the announcement.

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"The relay delay between loading the resources and the increase in performance does lead to some ..."

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SimCity's GlassBox engine shown off

By Steve Watts, Mar 20, 2012 8:15am PDT

SimCity gameplay lead Dan Moskowitz talks about some details of the Glass Box engine running the upcoming title.

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"Driving straight through a line of pedestrians is the best part. Although to be fair, the ..."

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Keep Me Occupied: the unofficial video game of the Occupy movement

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Keep Me Occupied is a simple co-op arcade game designed to show off the value of working together, built specifically for the Occupy Oakland protests.

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"can't wait for the tea party one...where you staple tea bags to your hat and yell NIGGER MUSLIM"

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The 2D top-down prototypes of Journey

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2012 12:00pm PDT

But what would Journey look like without its current graphical sheen? At Game Developers Conference, designer Jenova Chen gave us a look at Journey's earliest 2D prototypes.

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GlitchHiker: a dead game about extinction

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2012 7:30am PDT

How do you make a game about extinction? Six developers spent 48 hours during a game jam to answer that question. Their solution? Make a game that dies--and never comes back.

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"So basically anything that relies on people on the Internet to keep it alive is doomed. "

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Trine 2 expansion pack to add new levels and abilities

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 16, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Are you ready for more Trine? Frozenbyte is working on a significant expansion pack to Trine 2.

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"The physics was so much better in Trine 2 though. Especially with the wizard telekinesis and hit ..."

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Mortal Kombat Vita preview

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 16, 2012 12:30pm PDT

While the gameplay of Mortal Kombat's Vita-exclusive mini-games is nowhere as deep as the core game, they have enough campy MK personality that it's hard not to laugh while playing.

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"Trying to tally a list of people who would give a fuck. So far I've just found you."

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Weekend Confirmed 104 - Mass Effect 3, Diablo 3, GDC remainders

By Garnett Lee, Mar 16, 2012 11:00am PDT

Weekend Confirmed is back for a Mass Effect 3-filled (but spoiler-free) discussion with Garnett, Jeff Cannata, and Jeff Mattas, as well as some Diablo 3 talk and more GDC 2012 impressions.

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"Agreed, people also forget games are less expensive than ever. Games cost $50-$90 on a regular ..."

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Storyteller preview

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 16, 2012 10:30am PDT

Storyteller is "a storytelling puzzle videogame based on comics." It's also one of the most exciting games I saw at Game Developers Conference last week.

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PlanetSide 2 embracing app developers

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 15, 2012 3:30pm PDT

While most multiplayer communities offer web-based stat tracking, SOE promises to take it "a step further" with PlanetSide 2 by embracing Android and iOS developers with freely accessible real-time stats.

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"A single base on the map (which is just a little dot on the map) will be larger than an average ..."

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