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Cart Life wins IGF 2013 Grand Prize

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 27, 2013 7:12pm PDT

Cart Life takes the 2013 Grand Prize at the Independent Game Festival Awards.

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"BUMP! This was posted late last night, and people really need to see these great games!"

- TroZ see all 9 comments

Activision shows off 'next-generation character rendering'

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 27, 2013 6:30pm PDT

Activision R&D showcased "next-generation character rendering" at a panel at GDC 2013 and the results are really quite extraordinary.

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"they need shadow from the lips. Plenty of teeth in games look crap because of this."

- umegastar see all 22 comments

PhyreEngine 3.5 out today, supports PS4 and Vita

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 27, 2013 4:40pm PDT

Sony has announced an updated version of PhyreEngine, a multi-platform game engine, at GDC 2013. Available today, version 3.5 expands support for...

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Injustice: Gods Among Us coming to iOS

By Steve Watts, Mar 27, 2013 2:10pm PDT

NetherRealm is developing an iOS version of Injustice: Gods Among Us.

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PlayStation 4 UI, social tools detailed

By Steve Watts, Mar 27, 2013 1:10pm PDT

Today at the Game Developers Conference, Sony went into more detail about a host of PlayStation 4 features, including its user interface, social tools, controllers and peripherals.

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"An expanded friends list would have to be a must. 100 wouldn't cut if they're talking about ..."

- Maarc see all 13 comments

Nvidia tech demo: destroy everything you touch

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 27, 2013 12:10pm PDT

Oh, tech demos! So fancy, so shiny, and so unlike any game we'll get to play for years. So come, watch Nvidia's new demo of smashing an amphitheatre to dynamic pieces in real-time, shown at the Game Developers Conference this week, and dream of all the games based upon this ...

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"The error message on release day; Could connect to servers, please try again later."

- dedgecko see all 39 comments

The Phantom Pain is Metal Gear Solid 5, developed by Kojima Productions

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 27, 2013 11:09am PDT

So, guess Moby Dick Studio wasn't real after all.

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"I loved playing Peace Walker on the train and I think it's a very fun game. I loved making a ..."

- TimeDoctor see all 59 comments

FTL devs on things they would change

By John Keefer, Mar 27, 2013 9:30am PDT

FTL: Faster than Light has received quite a bit critical acclaim, from being one of our top games of 2012 to being a finalist for the top game at this year's Independent Games Festival. But developer Subset Games had to cut several features they had seriously talked about ad...

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"make that rebel fleet, not federation ;) *No Rebel Fleet, No Rebel Boss, No hard stop end of ..."

- kwperley see all 16 comments

Chris Avellone: Pen & paper RPGs invaluable tools for development, writing

By John Keefer, Mar 27, 2013 7:15am PDT

Obsidian Entertainment's master storyteller Chris Avellone thinks that more aspiring writers hoping to break into the games industry should play pen & paper role-playing games so they get a feeling for interactive story-telling versus linear story-telling.

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"It wasn't a full talk. He was one of four panelists answering questions from the audience on ..."

- Keefinator see all 4 comments

Report: PC gaming software sales reached $20 billion in 2012

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 27, 2013 5:00am PDT

The PC Gaming Aliiance has found that PC gaming has grown yet again, this time to $20 billion in 2012.

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"That's on tonight...that's the highlight of my Wednesday's anymore these days (changed it so I ..."

- Vorlonesque see all 39 comments

Battlefield 4 coming Fall 2013, powered by Frostbite 3

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 26, 2013 10:10pm PDT

Electronic Arts has officially "revealed" Battlefield 4, a more "human, dramatic, and believable" action game powered by the new Frostbite 3 engine. The upcoming shooter will be released this fall, according to EA.

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"If by better you mean 'so much compression if I squint my eyes I can know with certainty how ..."

- Yumcheese see all 130 comments

Watch the Battlefield 4 trailer

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 26, 2013 8:50pm PDT

The official reveal is due to happen in over an hour, but for now, here's the first trailer for Battlefield 4.

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"The kickback on that rifle looked a tad annoying... Look ok, but with the trend of ..."

- darthfusion see all 20 comments

Battlefield 4 screenshots leak

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 26, 2013 5:32pm PDT

Later this evening, Electronic Arts plans to unveil Battlefield 4. However, an early leak of screenshots from the Battlefield blog appears to have spoiled some of the surprise.

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"im atheist, can we please keep this discussion on track with games"

- boring gegtik see all 74 comments

Double Fine releases Host Master Deux for free

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2013 3:15pm PDT

Double Fine has released a free game on the eve of Tim Schafer's GDC Awards hosting duties. Host Master Deux: Quest for Identity stars Schafer, attempting to take the stage at GDC.

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Merc Elite is Bigpoint's free-to-play military MOBA for browsers

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 26, 2013 8:45am PDT

Bigpoint is working on a military-themed MOBA that goes after the Call of Duty and Battlefield crowd.

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