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Unreal Engine 4 now available via monthly subscription model

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2014 9:15am PDT

Developers that are interested in making games off Unreal Engine will be able to do so for cheap through a new monthly subscription model. For...

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"how anyone manages to ship anything without a lot of programming support would be amazing ..."

- Professer12 see all 11 comments

Unity 5 announced, includes browser support

By Steve Watts, Mar 19, 2014 8:30am PDT

Unity announced the next iteration of its engine at the Game Developers Conference this week, including WebGL support to allow games using Unity 5 to run in-browser without plugins.

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"I'd say tight now the non-plugin thing is more of a proof of concept than anything. Since it ..."

- zehh see all 3 comments

Alien: Isolation preview: extra terrifying

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 19, 2014 7:00am PDT

The Creative Assembly wasn't kidding when they said they made a smarter Xenomorph. In fact, after going hands-on with Alien: Isolation at GDC 2014, it's almost safe to say that the studio might have actually made the alien too smart. And that's bad news for players hoping to...

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"I loved the do or die QTE in RE4 when you're running from the boulder. That made sense as button ..."

- Anastomosis see all 12 comments

CCP 'working with Sony' to bring EVE: Valkyrie to Project Morpheus

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2014 6:00am PDT

Longtime Oculus Rift darling EVE: Valkyrie is coming to Sony's PS4 VR headset, codenamed Project Morpheus. Among the demos being shown at Game...

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PlayStation VR headset 'Project Morpheus' announced

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 18, 2014 5:59pm PDT

Sony is making a VR headset.

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"You could start with a standard 1920x1080 render, then ray trace objects to see how much they ..."

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Live @ GDC: 'Driving the Future of Innovation at Sony Computer Entertainment'

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 18, 2014 5:40pm PDT

We're live at GDC. Sony is expected to announce a long-rumored VR device that will compete with Oculus Rift. The session begins at 5:45PM PT and...

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Dozens of Xbox One indies coming via ID@Xbox

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 18, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Microsoft showcased over two dozen games at an ID@Xbox event at Game Developers Conference today. While some of these games have been previously announced for Xbox One, many of them are brand new for Microsoft's console.

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Google Play expanding to allow iOS/Android cross-platform multiplayer

By Steve Watts, Mar 17, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Google has announced plans to expand its Google Play gaming service to allow cross-platform play. This and several other features are said to be on their way to developers in the coming weeks.

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"I believe Ingress doesn't us Google Play game services at all. It's just a normal ..."

- zehh see all 4 comments

CastleStorm and KickBeat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 17, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Zen Studios is bring multiple games to next-gen systems. First up is KickBeat: Special Edition for PS4 and Xbox One. Originally released on PS3 and...

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"I hope this means they will at least later update the PC and Wii U versions with the stuff that ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 2 comments

CryEngine to fully support Linux

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 11, 2014 7:40am PDT

Crytek has confirmed that the CryEngine now has "full native Linux support." A demo of the engine running on the open source OS will be presented at Game Developers Conference next week.

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"hopefully it won't take them forever. i'm going to pull my windows drive out of my pc soon, ..."

- harold.johnson see all 10 comments

DirectX 12 announced, targeting PC, mobile, and console

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 06, 2014 9:30am PST

DirectX 12 is coming, but more details are due at Game Developer's Conference this month.

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"If it is, I'll probably just skip Win 8.1 (since I should probably do a clean install and I'm in ..."

- Vorlonesque see all 18 comments

Survey: more than half of developers working on PC games

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 18, 2014 9:00am PST

More than 2600 North American developers have been surveyed in preparation for the upcoming Game Developers Conference in March. The survey polled which platforms developers are planning on making games for, and how they plan on seeking funding.

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"Dude, this post ruined my life and had sex with my dog! I am now a cryhard because of this ..."

- Vorlonesque see all 37 comments

'Father of the PlayStation' Ken Kutaragi to receive GDCA Lifetime Achievement Award

By Steve Watts, Jan 28, 2014 1:45pm PST

"Father of the PlayStation" Ken Kutaragi will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's GDCAs in San Francisco. The award will be presented to him by PlayStation 4 lead architect Mark Cerny.

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The Last of Us, Tearaway, and Gone Home lead GDC award nominations

By Steve Watts, Jan 09, 2014 9:30am PST

The Game Developers Choice Awards nominees have been announced, and an eclectic mix leads the pack with five nominations each: The Last of Us, Tearaway, and Gone Home.

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"I enjoyed it as one of those 7/10 middle range games that we don't seem to get many of these ..."

- Ugly Bob see all 13 comments

IGF 2014 award finalists announced

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 07, 2014 12:20pm PST

Finalists for this year's Independent Games Festival Main Competition have been named, with The Stanley Parable, Don't Starve, and Papers, Please among the games in the running for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize.

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"Device 6 is amaaaazingly good. Anyone with an iPad absolutely must play it, preferably without ..."

- crummynz see all 2 comments