GDC 2014 News


Saints Row was originally called 'Bling Bling'

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 21, 2014 10:30am PDT

Saints Row wasn't always called that. It was originally called "Bling Bling"


Affordable Space Adventures preview: pimp my Wii U

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 21, 2014 10:00am PDT

Affordable Space Adventures strands players on a dangerous planet with the rough equivalent of a space jalopy, but one that's fully controlled with the Wii U GamePad. Shacknews got a chance to go hands-on with the latest from KnapNok Games and Nifflas at this year's Game Dev...


"This will be first day perch. Nifflas never disappoints and this is looking great! I've been ..."

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EverQuest Next Landmark closed beta begins next week

By Steve Watts, Mar 21, 2014 8:00am PDT

Everquest Next Landmark, the building tools that tie-in with the upcoming MMO, will progress from its current alpha state and launch in closed beta next week.


Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn director explains what went wrong with original

By Steve Watts, Mar 21, 2014 7:15am PDT

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn has been pretty well-received compared to its panned predecessor, and director Naoki Yoshida took to a panel at GDC to explain where the first one went awry.


"I couldn't get into this game. Combat was too Asian-y, and there weren't many abilities to play ..."

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PlayStation Camera shortage caused by Twitch's popularity on PS4

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 20, 2014 6:00pm PDT

The PlayStation Camera for PS4 isn't supported by many games. Yet, why is it so hard to find in stores? In fact, it's been in such high demand that...


"Annoying bitches are about the worst part of Twitch aside from chat comments."

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'Zombies Monsters Robots' in new shooter from Mercenary Ops dev

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 20, 2014 4:00pm PDT

En Masse Entertainment has revealed a new third-person shooter from Yingpei Games (the former Epic Games China) that brings Gears of War-style wave-based action to PC. Shacknews got to try it out at this week's Game Developers Conference.


NFL Players Inc to award mobile games license through new competition

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 20, 2014 3:30pm PDT

While Electronics Arts may have locked down the NFL license on console, mobile is more open. NFL Players Inc is looking to give away their license to a new developer through a new competition.


DirectX 12 targeting Holiday 2015, preview release coming this year [Update]

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 20, 2014 10:15am PDT

The key feature of DirectX 12 is Direct3D 12, which Microsoft's Anuj Gosalia jokingly described as "more Direct than ever." As expected, it will run across "all Microsoft platforms," including "the lowest of smartphones, to game consoles, to the highest-end graphics cards."


"I bet it's because they haven't figured out how to apply a thick layer of PR sugar coating on ..."

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold 7 million

By Steve Watts, Mar 20, 2014 9:00am PDT

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has now crossed 7 million copies sold worldwide, more than a year after its initial Japanese release.


"That's a a whole lot of sold games. Never really played an Animal Crossing game, but I keep ..."

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The Last of Us wins top Game Developers Choice honors

By Steve Watts, Mar 20, 2014 7:30am PDT

The Last of Us won Game of the Year at last night's Game Developers Choice Awards, along with Best Design and Best Narrative. Other award winners include Papers Please and BioShock Infinite.


Obsidian Entertainment's Armored Warfare is a free-to-play multiplayer tank game

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 20, 2014 6:05am PDT

Obsidian Entertainment is taking a slight departure from their RPG wheelhouse and announcing a free-to-play multiplayer tank game called Armored Warfare.


"sure sure, leave me for Titanfall and then come back just to slap me. I see how it is"

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Mighty No. 9 trailer reveals robots 1-8

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 20, 2014 12:00am PDT

The latest video showcasing Inafune's totally-not-Mega-Man game explains the title. If Beck is Mighty No. 9, who are numbers 1-8? Well, here's your answer.


"Probably because they wouldn't let him make a mega man game anymore. The killed every mega man ..."

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CryEngine to offer subscription for $9.99/month

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Crytek has also revealed that it will be offering a monthly subscription option for their CryEngine.


"no offense, but you're fucking retarded. MechWarrior Online, MechWarrior Living Legends, Far ..."

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PlayStation 4 gets native support for GameMaker Studio & MonoGame

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2014 1:30pm PDT

GameMaker Studio and MonoGame are now natively supported on PS4. In addition, Sony is making free and open source the tools used in The Last of Us.


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Oculus Rift development kit 2 goes on sale for $350

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2014 10:15am PDT

Oculus has announced plans for a second-generation devkit. "DK2" features many of the improvements found in Crystal Cove...


"This is really going to mess with my plan to wait for the final consumer version."

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