All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘GDC 2012’

Facebook Made Quite A Splash At GDC

It would be absurd just a few years ago to think that Facebook would be a major player at GDC, let alone the games industry. It makes it all the more surprising that not only were they at GDC, but they were engaging game developers on multiple fronts to think about developing for Facebook in new ways. You may have …

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Google Talks Porting Games To Chrome

Google had quite the presence at the Game Developers Conference last week from announcing Google Play to helping developers compress high quality textures. Today, the developers have uploaded one of their other talks that focused on porting titles to Chrome. It’s no secret that the Chrome Web browser has an app store. The cool thing, however, is that you can …

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Google Talks Texture Compression For Games At GDC

Gamers might not really appreciate the texture work that goes into video games, but they will instantly notice texture pop-in or low resolution textures. This can be caused by bad texture compression, which can be a difficult task for developers. Google is here to help with this particular problem. Colt McAnlis from Google gave a GDC talk last week that …

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GDC 2012: Gears of War Creator Was Inspired By Zelda

Every game creator is inspired by the games of their youth, which in turn leads them to make the next set of games that inspires the next generation of developers. Gamasutra is reporting that a panel today at GDC had four legendary game designers talk about the games that influenced them. The game designers in question were Will Wright, Sid …

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GDC 2012: Epic Games Shows Off New Unreal Engine 3

Epic Games, maker of the massively popular game development tool Unreal Engine 3, showed off a demo reel at GDC that features the changes being made to one of the industry’s most popular engines. First up, the video announces some interesting things in terms of platform support. It says that Unreal Engine 3 now supports Wii U, PlayStation Vita, Android …

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GDC 2012: Ubisoft Creates Engine Room, Blog For Developers By Developers

GDC is a great place for developers to share insights and ideas with each other for one week a year. Ubisoft wants to create the GDC experience year round with a new blog directed at developers. The new blog is called Engine Room and it was created “as a result of the employees’ desire to spread their knowledge and expertise …

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GDC 2012: Mega Man Creator Talks Japanese Games Industry

At GDC this week, we’ve already seen one indie developer tell a crowded room that Japanese games suck. One of the most famous Japanese developers agrees wholeheartedly. Mega Man creator and former Capcom global head of production Keiji Inafune talked at a panel titled “The Future of Japanese Games.” Develop is reporting that Inafune said that “Japanese studios have lost …

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GDC Gives Special Awards to Gaming Pioneers

The 12th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) awarded two Special Awards to living legends in the gaming industry at their ceremony last night. The Pioneer Award was handed out to Dave Thuerer, designer of classic games from the 80’s and founder of core concepts used in the modern era. Ken Doroshow and Paul M. Smith were the recipients of …

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GDC 2012: Heavy Rain Creator Makes Bicentennial Man Look Cheap

Quantic Dream, creator of crime thriller and Jason simulator Heavy Rain, has made a name for themselves by creating life-like characters in games that push the boundaries of interactive entertainment. At GDC, Quantic Dream showed off a tech demo for its new technology that will power whatever their next game may be. The tech demo isn’t representative of any game …

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GDC 2012: Xbox Live Arcade Award Goes To Super T.I.M.E. Force

One of the last awards given out last night at the IGF awards was the XBLA award. This award has Microsoft pick out one of the many indie games on display to be published on the Xbox 360 and other Microsoft platforms. It’s like American Idol, just far shorter and the winner doesn’t piss you off. The winner this year …

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GDC 2012: Fez Takes Home Top Award At IGF

While the main event of the Game Developers Conference is the Game Developers Choice Awards, the Independent Games Festival Awards are just as important. Indie games are the lifeblood of the industry and recognizing them for the work they accomplish in the gaming industry is super important. The IGF awards are always more unexpected than what we see at the …

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GDC 2012: Skyrim Takes Home Game Of The Year

One of the highlights of the Game Developers Conference is the Game Developer Choice Awards. The awards show has a certain charm and humility to it that you don’t find at televised events like Spike TV’s Video Game Awards. Last night was no different as the industry came together to celebrate the best of the best that gaming had to …

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