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GDC poll shows rise in console development, developer profit, and staff retention

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 15, 2015 9:00am PST

A poll of 2,000 developers conducted by the Game Developers Conference showed some positive numbers of console development, a rise in developer profit and stability, and a growing interest in the world of eSports.


Game Developers Choice Award Nominees Announced

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 20, 2010 3:10pm PST

The nominees for the tenth annual peer-based Game Developers Choice Awards have been revealed, highlighting the titles over 3,000 of the world's...


"I don't care about the rest, but if MW2 had been on the "Best Writing" list they would have lost ..."

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GDC, DICE May Become Invite-only Next Year

By Aaron Linde, Feb 27, 2008 1:20pm PST

Organizers of the Game Developers Conference and DICE may be moving to an invite-only system for members of the press next year, Kotaku reported...


"There was still a lot of business going on at E3, but more and more was moving to private suites ..."

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GDC 08: Portal Creators on Writing, Multiplayer, Government Interrogation Techniques

By Chris Faylor, Feb 22, 2008 7:56pm PST

Caution: The full text of this article contains spoilers. Don't tell anyone, but some of Portal's best dialog, the stuff about the importance of...


"reminded me of that villain riding the unicycle under his trench coat"

- Shai-Tan see all 65 comments

GDC 08: Molyneux Talks Fable 2

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, Feb 22, 2008 4:11pm PST

"I really love LEGO Star Wars," said Lionhead designer Peter Molyneux during his GDC lecture this afternoon. An unlikely comment from a man...


"Of course it won't be, they would never cut a feature that they've shown to journalists and is ..."

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GDC 08: Xbox Live Community Games to Be Available for Silver Users

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, Feb 22, 2008 3:07pm PST

Director of Microsoft XNA game platform marketing Dave Mitchell has told Shacknews that games produced under the Xbox Live Community Games program...


"After your first project is successful you should tackle a more ambitious one and take on more ..."

- SockMonkeh see all 3 comments

GDC 08: Square Enix's White Engine Crystallizes, Heads to Wii

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, Feb 22, 2008 2:04pm PST

Square Enix research and development manager Taku Murata announced this morning that his company's internal game engine has been renamed from the...


"Apparently the actual quote was "Some of the "Crystal Tools" features will work on the Wii, ..."

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GDC 08: Feel The Force Unleashed Media

By Nick Breckon, Feb 22, 2008 1:39pm PST

LucasArts sent along some new screenshots taken from its force-featuring action title Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. First up are a load of...


"Wait theres different developers for different versions? Would the games then also be... ..."

- aznboysix see all 3 comments

GDC 08: Nintendo Launching Pay-to-Play Program for Online Gaming

By Nick Breckon, Feb 22, 2008 12:22pm PST

During a morning session at the Game Developers Conference, Nintendo network administration manager Takashi Aoyama announced a new program that...


"Any news about a new online system is good news as far as Nintendo goes in my opinion. The ..."

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GDC 08: Smash Bros. Dev Plays With Action Figures, Talks Animation

By Nick Breckon, Feb 22, 2008 6:13am PST

Maybe it's no surprise that the creator of one of the more basically joyous fighters in gaming history is a fan of action figures. "This is a...


"He forgot the other side of the equation, which is that Mario is supposed to jump on top of ..."

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GDC 08: Exclusive Fallen Empires Shakycam

By Nick Breckon, Feb 21, 2008 7:42pm PST

GarageGames designer, Fallen Empires: Legion project lead, and Shacknews regular Tim Aste sent along some footage of his team's team-based shooter...


"Cool Tim. it still looks great though. Maybe as the game progresses new models (classes) can ..."

- poopster2 see all 66 comments

GDC 08: Crytek on Porting CryENGINE 2 to Consoles

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, Feb 21, 2008 4:17pm PST

"Porting CryENGINE 2 [was] not as hard as we expected." Harald Seeley is Crytek's engine business manager, and by his estimation, things...


"Ran fine for me never crashed once and I used it on a whole bunch of systems for benchmarking, ..."

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GDC 08: Still Alive Confirmed for Rock Band Release

By Nick Breckon, Feb 21, 2008 3:35pm PST

Partially confirming the leaked list of tracks found on on Scorehero.com last week, the Portal track "Still Alive" by Jonathan Coulton will be...


"Portal is shit and I fucking hate it. I hope people get so dis-interested in the game that the ..."

- deadhorse see all 35 comments

GDC 08: Square Enix Releases New Final Fantasy CC: My Life as a King Screenshots

By Nick Breckon, Feb 21, 2008 3:05pm PST

In advance of the Game Developers Conference lecture on the title, Square Enix has released a smattering of screenshots for its upcoming WiiWare...


"Uwe Boll is gonna be pissed. He wants his dungeon siege sequel title back :`("

- grabbie see all 4 comments

GDC 08: MMO Developer Roundtable

By Chris Faylor, Feb 21, 2008 1:09pm PST

A group of several developers representing major MMO studios such as Blizzard, BioWare and Cryptic Studios sat on a panel today at the Game...


"Based on Blizzards release history and the rumors circling the web, the next MMO that they are ..."

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