By Andrew Yoon   //   April 5, 2013 5:00 PM

How the language barrier made Star Fox a good game

Star Fox originally started off as a first-person 3D flight game called Starglider. But the "language barrier" helped Nintendo and Dylan Cuthbert discover the game's true identity.
By Andrew Yoon   //   April 5, 2013 4:15 PM

Five free-to-play ideas 'that might not suck' from QWOP's Ben Foddy

Not everyone is happy with the way F2P games are being monetized. Bennett Foddy, creator of games like QWOP and GIRP, gave five reasons for why free-to-play games "usually suck," and offered his own suggestions on possibly making them suck less.
By Andrew Yoon   //   April 3, 2013 7:55 AM

Far Cry 3 technical director on next-gen console development

Far Cry 3 technical director Cedric Decelles is thoroughly excited for PS4 and the next-generation of consoles. After accepting the award for Best Technology at the GDC Awards, we chatted with him about what he thinks will come from the next-gen.
By Andrew Yoon   //   April 3, 2013 7:25 AM

Epic Games VP explains why PS4 is like 'the world's best PC'

One of the biggest changes for the upcoming console generation is the switch to x86 architecture. What does Epic Games--developer of the near-ubiquitous Unreal Engine--have to say about it? Well, they're gushing as well.
By John Keefer   //   April 2, 2013 6:00 PM

Leisure Suit Larry HD remake coming in late May

That lovable loser Larry Laffer is getting remade in HD, but unfortunately his coming out party is going to be a bit delayed. An update on the Leisure Suit Larry HD Kickstarter page reveals that the game will be coming out in late May "at the earliest."
By Andrew Yoon   //   March 29, 2013 10:30 AM

So, what's new in CryEngine 3?

As with all engines, CryEngine gets updated all the time. We met up with Crytek at GDC to see what shiny new bells and whistles they've added to their engine.
By Andrew Yoon   //   March 29, 2013 10:00 AM

How you can make a Master Chief type in Destiny

Bungie detailed the three races and three classes you can play in Destiny--and revealed what combination will be most like Halo's Master Chief.
By John Keefer   //   March 29, 2013 9:00 AM

'Rebuilding' the future in Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt's has an interesting task in front of it for the development of Cyberpunk 2077, its new game based on the Cyberpunk 2020 role-playing game. How do you change a creative vision of a pen & paper series that had visions of a future that is now only seven years away?
By John Keefer   //   March 29, 2013 9:00 AM

Unreal Engine 4 shown off in Infiltrator trailer

Epic Games showed off all the bells and whistles of its Unreal Engine 4 at GDC this week, giving developers an up close look at the ease of use of the tools and just how realistic the technology can make game look.
By John Keefer   //   March 29, 2013 8:00 AM

MechWarrior Online to launch in 'late summer'

Developer Piranha Games has been releasing regular updates for MechWarrior Online since the game went into open beta in late October. But now, Shacknews has learned of three new features that will be rolling out leading up to the game's official release late this summer.