GDC 2014 News


Armored Warfare gameplay trailer explores new environments

By Ozzie Mejia, May 28, 2014 1:30pm PDT

Obsidian Entertainment has released a new gameplay trailer for Armored Warfare, showing some of the game's environments and the way they crumble ever-so-quickly from a blast of a big honkin' tank.


Fantasia: Music Evolved trailer blasts off with Elton John

By Ozzie Mejia, May 14, 2014 9:00am PDT

The newest trailer for Fantasia: Music Evolved takes players into space. And of course, they're playing "Rocketman."


Gauntlet preview: dungeon party

By Robert Workman, Apr 03, 2014 10:00am PDT

Atari's classic Gauntlet will soon make a much-anticipated return, thanks to Warner Bros.


"Needs a little bit more color and less brown dark stuff, but still excited. Gauntlet is coming back!"

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'Zero Point' director explains filmmaking with Oculus Rift

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 31, 2014 3:30pm PDT

Condition One is using Oculus Rift to take films to new, exciting places and director Danfung Dennis explains some of the technology used to make VR films possible.


"It was actually a line from Star Wars about the force... I replace "The Force" with Porn and it ..."

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This War of Mine preview: war and peace

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 28, 2014 11:00am PDT

There's nothing glamorous about living in war and nothing illustrates that more than 11-Bit's upcoming survival game, This War of Mine.


Pig Eat Ball preview: a multiplayer game with massage chairs

By Robert Workman, Mar 26, 2014 3:30pm PDT

Pig Eat Ball is a simple four-player party game with a pretty big twist: it uses massage chairs.


Ken Kutaragi, 'father of PlayStation,' awarded with GDC Award & Mega64 video

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 25, 2014 10:00am PDT

Ken Kutaragi, best known as the "Father of the PlayStation," received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards last week... and here's a short film from Mega64


"That portrait is perhaps not the most flattering picture of Ken. The video is awesome though."

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World of Speed preview: a friendly shift

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 25, 2014 6:00am PDT

Publisher My.com has announced a new MMO racing game for PC called World of Speed, which will be developed by Need for Speed: Shift developer Slightly Mad Studios.


"Best thing about this game is it helped get car licenses they wouldn't have otherwise gotten for ..."

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Hotline Miami coming to PS4, supports Cross-Buy

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 24, 2014 9:45am PDT

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is already on its way to PS4. However, publisher Devolver Digital has announced that the original game will be...


Fantasia: Music Evolved preview: dynamic duets

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 24, 2014 8:15am PDT

Harmonix revealed some new details about Fantasia: Music Evolved, including five new tracks, a new explorable area, and a two-player competitive mode. Shacknews was invited to check these new features out at this year's Game Developers Conference.


"Remember back when Harmonix was solidly a Sony-oriented studio?"

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Why Don't Starve moved away from free-to-play

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 22, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Fun fact: Klei first envisioned Don't Starve as a free-to-play adventure. So what made them change their minds? Lead designer Kevin Forbes discusses Klei's mindset during a recent GDC panel.


"Great artcle, thanks Ozzie! Loved Don't Starve when it came out on Steam. I'm not a huge fan ..."

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Apple launches 'Indie Game Showcase' on the App Store

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 21, 2014 2:40pm PDT

Apple is joining the growing indie game movement, highlighting noteworthy developers in their new "Indie Game Showcase."


Unreal Engine 4's latest tools demoed in new video

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 21, 2014 1:00pm PDT

In a new video released by Epic, Zak Parrish walks through some of the new features of the Unreal Engine's latest iteration.


Over 50 games coming to Wii U thanks to Unity Engine

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 21, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Wii U may be struggling to get the support of big-budget publishers, but Nintendo has started making important inroads with another source of games: indies.


"I love Nintendo, I really do...but it pains me to agree with this statement. Some of these would ..."

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Zeus: Saints Row dev's canceled post-apocalyptic open-world game

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 21, 2014 11:00am PDT

Volition was working on a post-apocalyptic open-world game for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 codenamed "Zeus."


"Agreed. What few examples there are typically wind up being existing gameplay types with a ..."

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