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Valve denies Steam Box rumors

By Steve Watts, Mar 08, 2012 5:15pm PST

Valve's Doug Lombardi has denied rumors that the company is working on consumer hardware, claiming that the "Steam Box" rumors were sparked by boxes built to test the Big Picture mode.

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"Well that sucks. Valve/Steam is in a fantastic position to try this. If it "fails" then ..."

- flasher 907 see all 31 comments

This is what Portal 2's competitive multiplayer looked like (and other cut concepts)

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 08, 2012 10:00am PST

At a panel during GDC, Valve's Chet Faliszek and Erik Wolpaw showed off some stuff from the cutting room floor, including the game's lost competitive multiplayer, alternate ending, and more.

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"All I want to know is what F-stop was. That's all I want to know."

- passingstranger see all 13 comments

Inafune calls Japanese industry 'very closed-minded'

By Steve Watts, Mar 08, 2012 9:15am PST

Keiji Inafune gives a GDC talk on Japanese game development, suggesting that it needs to build new brands rather than relying on the old ones.

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"Dark Souls is a Japanese RPG, but not a JRPG ;) Interesting note about the DS and PSP. While ..."

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Fez wins IGF 2012 Grand Prize

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 08, 2012 7:00am PST

The movers and shakers of the indie scene came together at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last night for the 2012 Independent Games Festival awards ceremony, where prizes aplenty were handed out to this year's winners and future stars.

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"Oh, yeah, well.. that's less 'ok' I guess. I didn't know about that."

- Gwyndion see all 22 comments

Super T.I.M.E. Force coming to Xbox Live Arcade

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 07, 2012 7:30pm PST

Capybara Games' Super T.I.M.E. Force capture not only our attention, but Microsoft's as well. The curious sprite-based 2D game is coming to Xbox Live Arcade, Microsoft announced at the IGF Awards.

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Heavy Rain dev shows off 'Kara'

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 07, 2012 3:15pm PST

"We never thought it would work on a PlayStation 3," Cage told an audience at Game Developers Conference. He then showed off "Kara," running on Quantic Dream's new engine for the PS3.

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"It is a lot easier running a standard animation script than in game animation. Still, I would ..."

- yammerpickle2 see all 91 comments

SimCity system requirements revealed

By Steve Watts, Mar 07, 2012 2:45pm PST

A SimCity product page on Origin has spilled details on the multiplayer, Limited and Deluxe Editions, and the game's expected system requirements.

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"if you are going to sell a pre-order, you better have a list of expected specs so people can ..."

- megreedy see all 14 comments

Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack invading PC

By Jeff Mattas, Mar 07, 2012 2:30pm PST

Developer DrinkBox Studios has revealed that it plans to bring its recently released PS Vita title, Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, to PC.

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SimCity designed to support mods

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 07, 2012 12:30pm PST

Maxis has promised that GlassBox, the new engine behind the upcoming SimCity "reboot" will offer modding tools for the community.

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"If we start working on it now, we can have the art ready by the time the game launches. To the ..."

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Apple announces new iPad, Infinity Blade Dungeons

By Steve Watts, Mar 07, 2012 11:45am PST

Apple announced the new iPad today, featuring increased horsepower, Retina Display, and a quad-core processor. To show off the device's power, Epic president Mike Capps debuted Infinity Blade Dungeons.

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"on the other hand games for vita are more expensive i think (not verified, just saying in memory ..."

- fw_rams see all 20 comments

The global fight of Medal of Honor: Warfighter

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 07, 2012 9:30am PST

Medal of Honor: Warfighter is the studio's second stab at the rebooted FPS franchise from EA. Whereas the previous game was all about the fight in Afghanistan, Warfighter promises a "global fight," one comprised of real-world events.

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"looks like they are using frostbite 2 engine for the singleplayer instead of unreal engine this ..."

- ironhorse86 see all 4 comments

Battlefield 3 DLC resumes in June; three packs announced

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 07, 2012 5:00am PST

EA and DICE announced three new DLC packs for Battlefield 3, with content starting to release in June.

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"i'd love to see some maps with tf2 style point capping. bring the entire server into ..."

- harold.johnson see all 54 comments

SimCity confirmed for PC in 2013

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 06, 2012 6:15pm PST

"Sim City is back." Well, that was a pretty fast reveal.

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"How many people used the disasters. Really? Even in the natural progression if the game the only ..."

- Mr. Goodwrench see all 79 comments

Nintendo licenses Havok, Gameware for Wii U

By Steve Watts, Mar 06, 2012 1:45pm PST

Nintendo announced today it has entered agreements with Havok and Autodesk, giving it access to a variety of tools to provide to third-party Wii U developers.

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Medal of Honor: Warfighter trailer confirms October 23 date

By Steve Watts, Mar 06, 2012 1:00pm PST

The Medal of Honor: Warfighter trailer gives us a release date and a first look at the game in action.

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" enjoyed it, but they got hamstrung by their attempts to tie it to real events. They should just ..."

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