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Reeves: PSP isn’t in the shadow of DS

Speaking to MCV and Games Convention, SCEE president David Reeves said the firm is “comfortable” with PSP as it stands and doesn’t believe the handheld’s success is being overshadowed by DS. “I don’t think we’re necessarily in the shadow of DS – they have different types of games and we have a different positioning for […]

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  • Killzone multiplayer to have bots, vehicles patched in post-release

    PS3F has learned that Sony shooter, Killzone 2, will have bots in multiplayer. Also, currently there are no vehicles online but Guerilla will be realising a post-release that will allow you to run each other over. Here‘s some new, great looking footage from Games Convention this week. By Mike Bowden

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  • Jamil Moledina quits GDC

    According to this 1UP report, GDC executive director Jamil Moledina has resigned to “pursue other interests.” CMP’s Meggan Scavio will continue on in the role of event director, GDC. Moledina has been the public face of GDC for several years. CMP put out a statement yesterday thanks him for “significant contributions” to the show. His […]

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  • GC08: Sony conference at 5pm, VG247 tech chaps working on load issues

    We’ve just had word from Sony PR that we’ve got front row seats for the Sony Games Convention press conference at 5pm CET today, so we’ll be bringing you all the news as it happens, live from Leipzig. The site’s getting really battered, as you’re probably aware, and the tech chaps are sorting it so […]

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  • Denis Dyack, Penthouse pets, complete loss of dignity

    This is the worst one yet. Following Rob Bowling and Aaron Greenberg getting into bed with Penthouse models and talking about videogames at GDC this year, DasGamer’s released footage of Denis Dyack doing the same. The Silicon Knights boss opens with, “Too Human is a game where you play cybernetic god Baldur in the defence […]

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  • Next-gen SingStar at Leipzig

    SCEE boss David Reeves has announced that “the next generation of SingStar” will be at GDC 08 in Leipzig, reports Eurogamer. “If you come to Leipzig, you will see the next generation of SingStar,” he said. “That’s all I will say.” That’s all he did say, too. A man of his word, David. By Mike […]

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  • Frank Sliwka is strategy director for new GC Global portfolio

    Games Convention Global has announced that Frank Sliwka is its new strategy director. “Frank Sliwka takes on the newly created position as of 15 July 2008 and with it, responsibility for the global expansion of fairs and conferences as part of the Games Convention brand,” said the release. “Peggy Schönbeck, project director of the GC […]

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  • Gears of War tech demo videos, direct feed from GDC

    Can’t be bothered to watch the Epic GDC tech demo and Gears 2 reveal movies on your 360? Then don’t. Check them out after the link. They’re direct feeds and rather excellent. By Mike Bowden

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  • Gears of War 2 reveal videos on Live Marketplace

    Microsoft just announced that Gears of War 2 videos from GDC are now up on Live Marketplace. In the videos, Epic Games President Mike Capps and Lead Designer Cliff Bleszinski reveal the nerves and excitement involved in making a major game announcement, and provide backstage messages to fans before and after the official reveal of […]

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  • Valve GDC presentations available for download

    Tons of good stuff here. All of Valve’s GDC presentations are on that page in PDF form, including Kim Swift and Erik Wolpaw’s “Integrating Narrative and Design: A Portal Post-Mortem” at a mighty 60 slides long. Enjoy.

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  • First American champion: Why I love Street Fighter IV

    Dan Boutros won the first ever North American Street Fighter IV championship at GDC last month. Here, Dan gives VG247 his exclusive thoughts on the game and its characters. Must read. Here’s my thoughts on SF4 based on several hours play across two GDC days. Presently, I love it. If you can’t be arsed reading […]

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  • Battlefield Heroes: No ads in-game, just on website

    It’s DICE day. We got to see EA’s Battlefield Heroes at GDC as well as next-gen first-person game Mirror’s Edge, and it’s all sounding promising. Great news arrives in these impressions that there won’t be any in-game ads at all. The shooter will be funded purely from ads on the game’s website, where you create […]

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  • Mirror's Edge: "Gaming might never be the same again"

    Our man at GDC was granted a viewing if DICE’s “revolutionary” first-person action game Mirror’s Edge at GDC last week. As you’ll see, his mind was well and truly blown. The behind-closed-doors unveiling of Mirror’s Edge was one of the most impressive events of last week’s Game Developers Conference. Presented by producer Owen O’Brien, the […]

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  • GDC: Record attendance for GDC 2008

    According to this, GDC attracted 18,000 visitors this year, a new record. The upswing in attendance has already fuelled talk from the organisers that press could be restricted next year. “This year’s conference not only exceeded our historical attendance record, but also surpassed expectations in terms of content quality and deal-making productivity,” said GDC boss, […]

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GDC 2008 Latest

  • Reeves: PSP isn’t in the shadow of DS

    Speaking to MCV and Games Convention, SCEE president David Reeves said the firm is “comfortable” with PSP as it stands and doesn’t believe the handheld’s success is being overshadowed by DS. “I don’t think we’re necessarily in the shadow of DS – they have different types of games and we have a different positioning for […]

  • Killzone multiplayer to have bots, vehicles patched in post-release

    PS3F has learned that Sony shooter, Killzone 2, will have bots in multiplayer. Also, currently there are no vehicles online but Guerilla will be realising a post-release that will allow you to run each other over. Here‘s some new, great looking footage from Games Convention this week. By Mike Bowden

  • Jamil Moledina quits GDC

    According to this 1UP report, GDC executive director Jamil Moledina has resigned to “pursue other interests.” CMP’s Meggan Scavio will continue on in the role of event director, GDC. Moledina has been the public face of GDC for several years. CMP put out a statement yesterday thanks him for “significant contributions” to the show. His […]

  • GC08: Sony conference at 5pm, VG247 tech chaps working on load issues

    We’ve just had word from Sony PR that we’ve got front row seats for the Sony Games Convention press conference at 5pm CET today, so we’ll be bringing you all the news as it happens, live from Leipzig. The site’s getting really battered, as you’re probably aware, and the tech chaps are sorting it so […]

  • Denis Dyack, Penthouse pets, complete loss of dignity

    This is the worst one yet. Following Rob Bowling and Aaron Greenberg getting into bed with Penthouse models and talking about videogames at GDC this year, DasGamer’s released footage of Denis Dyack doing the same. The Silicon Knights boss opens with, “Too Human is a game where you play cybernetic god Baldur in the defence […]

  • Next-gen SingStar at Leipzig

    SCEE boss David Reeves has announced that “the next generation of SingStar” will be at GDC 08 in Leipzig, reports Eurogamer. “If you come to Leipzig, you will see the next generation of SingStar,” he said. “That’s all I will say.” That’s all he did say, too. A man of his word, David. By Mike […]

  • Frank Sliwka is strategy director for new GC Global portfolio

    Games Convention Global has announced that Frank Sliwka is its new strategy director. “Frank Sliwka takes on the newly created position as of 15 July 2008 and with it, responsibility for the global expansion of fairs and conferences as part of the Games Convention brand,” said the release. “Peggy Schönbeck, project director of the GC […]

  • Gears of War tech demo videos, direct feed from GDC

    Can’t be bothered to watch the Epic GDC tech demo and Gears 2 reveal movies on your 360? Then don’t. Check them out after the link. They’re direct feeds and rather excellent. By Mike Bowden

  • Gears of War 2 reveal videos on Live Marketplace

    Microsoft just announced that Gears of War 2 videos from GDC are now up on Live Marketplace. In the videos, Epic Games President Mike Capps and Lead Designer Cliff Bleszinski reveal the nerves and excitement involved in making a major game announcement, and provide backstage messages to fans before and after the official reveal of […]

  • Valve GDC presentations available for download

    Tons of good stuff here. All of Valve’s GDC presentations are on that page in PDF form, including Kim Swift and Erik Wolpaw’s “Integrating Narrative and Design: A Portal Post-Mortem” at a mighty 60 slides long. Enjoy.

  • First American champion: Why I love Street Fighter IV

    Dan Boutros won the first ever North American Street Fighter IV championship at GDC last month. Here, Dan gives VG247 his exclusive thoughts on the game and its characters. Must read. Here’s my thoughts on SF4 based on several hours play across two GDC days. Presently, I love it. If you can’t be arsed reading […]

  • Battlefield Heroes: No ads in-game, just on website

    It’s DICE day. We got to see EA’s Battlefield Heroes at GDC as well as next-gen first-person game Mirror’s Edge, and it’s all sounding promising. Great news arrives in these impressions that there won’t be any in-game ads at all. The shooter will be funded purely from ads on the game’s website, where you create […]

  • Mirror’s Edge: “Gaming might never be the same again”

    Our man at GDC was granted a viewing if DICE’s “revolutionary” first-person action game Mirror’s Edge at GDC last week. As you’ll see, his mind was well and truly blown. The behind-closed-doors unveiling of Mirror’s Edge was one of the most impressive events of last week’s Game Developers Conference. Presented by producer Owen O’Brien, the […]

  • GDC: Record attendance for GDC 2008

    According to this, GDC attracted 18,000 visitors this year, a new record. The upswing in attendance has already fuelled talk from the organisers that press could be restricted next year. “This year’s conference not only exceeded our historical attendance record, but also surpassed expectations in terms of content quality and deal-making productivity,” said GDC boss, […]

  • GDC: Crysis Wins GDC 2008 Best Technology Award

    Crysis has beaten Halo 3, Call of Duty 4, Portal and Assassin’s Creed to win the 2008 Best Technology Award at GDC, according to this. Hopefully this is the last piece of GDC news we have to post until next year, because we’re getting really sick of putting “GDC” in headlines.

  • GDC “looking at moving to an invite model for press access”, says CMP

    Uh oh. According to this, GDC organiser CMP has revealed potential plans to move the show to an invite-only model for press, news that will scare the living shit out of journalists that went through the nightmare that was E3 attendance last year. “We don’t have it nailed down, but we are looking at moving […]

  • GDC: EA Blueprint seeking “way to make games with smaller teams”

    Speaking at GDC last week, Neil Young – the EA guy heading up new initiative Blueprint – said that the main reasoning behind the project is to find games that don’t cost the earth to produce. “We want to find a new way to make games with smaller teams,” he said, adding, “We focus on […]

  • GDC: “The web is kicking the console industry’s ass”, says Koster

    Here. Looks like an exclusive quote from Dave Perry’s lunch in SF last week. “That’s an upheaval because right now retail PC [gaming] is in dire straits,” said Raph Koster, designer of Ultima Online and Star Wars: Galaxies. “There are some exceptions but overall you look at audience reach, quantity of games made and creativity […]

  • GDC: Mark Rein meets his match – it’s Tom Bramwell

    Funny. Epic head Mark Rein can seriously talk. Like, really. Eurogamer’s Tom Bramwell can do the same. See what happens when they’re put in the same room. Taste: Eurogamer: So apart from that, how’s the 360 build going? Mark Rein: Great. I don’t have a release date for it if that was your next question. […]

  • GDC: amBX chief talks consoles, GDC and why PC gaming is “the testbed”

    While catching up with the entire games community at GDC ’08, we took some time out to talk about where Philips have now got to with their amBX lighting and multimedia feedback technologies, first revealed to the public in April 2005. The amBX stand dominated the main show floor at GDC ’08, and was showing […]

  • That was the news – Week 8, 2008: Unconvincing GDC governed by two main themes: flux and fear

    Last week’s GDC was a strange affair that threw up more questions than answers. While it carried the predicted unveiling of Gears of War 2 and a Microsoft keynote holding traditional big hitters such as Fable 2 and Ninja Gaiden II, the event’s main speech’s message was by no means “the norm”. Yes, the blood, […]

  • GDC: Smash Bros. Brawl not released until Autumn in Europe

    According to this, Nintendo isn’t planning on releasing big-name Wii fighter Super Smash Bros. Brawl in Europe until the autumn this year. Reggie gave the game away, so to speak, at a breakfast at GDC last week. The news will go down extremely unwell with those looking forward to the game over here, as both […]

  • GDC: Orange Box sells well in excess of 3 million

    According to this, Valve’s Doug Lombardi has confirmed that console versions of the Orange Box have sold over 1.5 million copies to date, with PC sales of the multi-game title coming in as “significantly stronger”. “I think the Xbox 360 version did just over a million, while the PS3 [released later in December] version did […]

  • GDC: Square Enix White Engine renamed Crystal Tools

    This is the sort of thing worth reporting only because Final Fantasy’s involved: the White Engine – the tech behind FFXIII – has been renamed Crystal Tools, according to this. Apparently the dev suite has been in use in its new form since September last year.

  • GDC: Nintendo announces “Pay to Play” for Wii games

    According to this, Nintendo network administration manager Takashi Aoyama announced something called “Pay to Play” at GDC yesterday, which will apparently mean that it’ll cost money to play certain Wii games online. Wii games that incur charges for network play are going to be branded with a red WiFi sticker, Aoyama said. Predictably, the internet’s […]

  • GDC: Dates announced for GDC 2009

    GDC 2009 will take place on March 23-27 next year, according to this. The Moscone Center, yet again, will be the setting for the show.

  • GDC: Dan Boutros is crowned SFIV champion of North America

    Dan Boutros, our mate Dan Boutros, has won the first ever American Street Fighter IV tournament at GDC. With him still giddy from victory, we got him on the phone. videogaming247: What did you win, Dan? “A shit trophy.” Who did you play as? “I played Blanka, Dhalsim and I played as Ken. That was […]

  • GDC: Ninja Gaiden II demo… isn’t

    This isn’t going down well. A supposed Live demo of Ninja Gaiden II has turned out to be a movie of someone playing code, not the code itself. The action title was shown during Microsoft’s GDC keynote and is scheduled for worldwide release in early June.

  • GDC: GTA IV DLC is massive, says Microsoft

    Something worth pulling out of the blogger breakfast Microsoft held yesterday. According to this, Microsoft said the exclusive DLC for GTA IV will be huge, similar in scope to Vice City or San Andreas compared to GTA III. We haven’t listened to the audio from the event, and if we’re being honest it sounds a […]

  • GDC: BomberMan Live wins best XBLA game

    Based on the votes of 26,000 gamers, Hudson’s Bomberman Live was voted as best game in the Xbox Live Arcade Awards at GDC today. Other games won other stuff. Here’s the list: Xbox Live Arcade Awards – 2007 Winners Best Overall Arcade Game: Bomberman Live (Hudson Entertainment) Best Classic Game: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night […]