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…

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.…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

New iPad And GDC 2012 Collide In San Francisco

For the second year in a row, Apple has held their iPad reveal event in San Francisco across the street from the Game Developers Conference. As Apple becomes more invested in gaming on their devices, it was only a matter…

GDC 2012: TheLoop Seeks To Make Social Media Truly Social

As the Game Developers Conference expands to more non-traditional platforms and modes of gaming, there will be more announcements that would seem out of place only a few years ago. This is one of those announcements. Today at GDC, TheLoop…

GDC 2012: Sim City 5 Announced, Developed By Maxis

Before Maxis created the best selling PC franchise of all time in The Sims, their first claim to fame was Sim City. EA and Maxis used GDC this week to announce the next entry in the venerated franchise. The newest…

Nintendo Licenses Autodesk Gameware For Wii U

GDC has been crazy so far with developers saying it’s alright to piss off gamers to indie developers saying that Japanese games suck. Where’s the real news though? Where’s the mind blowing announcement that nobody saw coming? Oh, Nintendo just…

GDC 2012: Japanese Developer Openly Mocked During Panel

The Game Developers Conference is a place where those who work in the games industry can collaborate and work towards a brighter future in the games industry. This usually infers that the event is pretty positive, but things got downright…

PopCap Launches Solitaire Blitz On Facebook

PopCap Games, one of the first developers to get casual gaming right and helped start the revolution that we see today in Facebook games, has just announced the next game that players are going to get stuck in. PopCap today…

Intel Unveils Graphics Performance Analyzers 2012

At the Game Developers Conference (GDC) today in San Francisco, Intel released Intel GPA 2012, the latest suite of tools for game and media app developers to optimize performance. The new software is now available for smartphones, tablets, and ultrabook…

GDC 2012: Realm Of The Mad God Developer Talks Post Release Updates

Spry Fox Games took a huge undertaking last year by releasing Realm of the Mad God. Not only was it an MMO which is already hard to manage and constantly develop, it was also a bullet hell shooter which requires…