GDC 2012 News


Google unveils 'Google Play'

By Steve Watts, Mar 06, 2012 11:30am PST

Google kicked off its cloud-based entertainment initiative "Google Play" today, serving as a central location for PCs, Android tablets, and Android phones to access music, movies, eBooks, and games.


"it's anonymised after 18 months, isn't it? anyway, that bit hasn't changed much, the big change ..."

- jcupitt see all 12 comments

Paradox Interactive announces three new games

By Steve Watts, Mar 06, 2012 6:00am PST

Paradox Interactive revealed its three promised GDC games today: The Showdown Effect from Arrowhead, Dungeonland from Critical Studio, and RED Frontier from Zeal Studio.


"Oh, I hope DungeonLand plays well. I've said before that it would have been awesome if L4D ..."

- Masem see all 6 comments

EA opens Gothenburg studio to develop Frostbite 2 games

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 05, 2012 5:30pm PST

Electronic Arts is opening a new studio in Gothenburg. But where is Gothenburg, you ask? Sweden, home of DICE--the studio behind the Battlefield franchise and the Frostbite 2.0 engine.


"bf3 looks really nice on high/ultra but in many ways all it is visually is a generic miltary ..."

- Hoax see all 21 comments

Minecraft XBLA offers split-screen, no Kinect at launch

By Steve Watts, Mar 05, 2012 4:45pm PST

Minecraft for XBLA will feature split-screen play, but it will lack Kinect functionality at launch.


"Also, I am not sure how the crafting or inventory interface will look on a 4-split screen. Must ..."

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Rumor: Valve planning 'Steam Box' PC gaming platform

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 05, 2012 6:45am PST

It's long been rumoured that Valve has plans to get into the hardware game. Now a new set of rumours are saying the Steam and Half-Life maker is planning a PC gaming platform, with standardised hardware and software it'll share with companies to make thei


"Remember that Valve head honcho Gabe Newell has excellent connections to Microsoft"

- Grapenthin see all 48 comments

'Next' Metal Gear Solid game seeks developers, coming to PC

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 22, 2012 6:00am PST

While "Metal Gear Solid 5" has yet to be officially announced, Kojima Productions has announced it is seeking developers for the "next" Metal Gear Solid title.


"The problems MGS2 for PC has are easily fixed without Konami's assistance."

- Endymion_ see all 13 comments

Warren Spector to receive GDCA's 12th Lifetime Achievement Award

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 02, 2012 2:00pm PST

Developer Warren Spector (Deus Ex, System Shock, Epic Mickey) has been announced as the recipient of the GDCA's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award.


"Come back to make intelligent mature games Warren!! WTF you doing making mickey mouse junk??? ..."

- Xulu see all 6 comments

IGF 2012 Student Competition winners unveiled

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 13, 2012 12:30pm PST

The Student Competition winners for the 2012 Independent Games Festival have been announced, culled from nearly three-hundred game submissions.


IGF 2012 Main Competition finalists announced

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 10, 2012 11:30am PST

The finalists for the 14th annual Independent Games Festival's Main Competition have been announced, highlighting some of the greatest indie games of 2012.


"kind of weird that most of the games under "Technical Excellence" are retro lo-fi games"

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'XBLA Prize' added to IGF accolades

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 05, 2011 4:45pm PST

Microsoft and the Independent Games Festival are partnering to add a new 'XBLA Prize' to the list of IGF accolades, which includes a publishing deal on Xbox Live Arcade.


GDC Play invites indies

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 07, 2011 6:30pm PDT

The organizers of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) have announced a new program that's aimed at offering an "opportunity for emerging and independent developers to showcase their games" at upcoming GDC events.


"Show of hands for anyone initially reading the title as 'GDC Play invites undies'."

- jtthe2nd see all 2 comments

IGF 2012 submissions now open

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 30, 2011 1:30pm PDT

Submissions are now open for the 14th annual Independent Games Festival, which will be held, as usual, at the 2012 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Some exciting changes to the festival's format have also been announced.


"The games last year were pretty damn cool, Symon and Journey. Hope this year's are even ..."

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