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TGS 2011: Wada and the paradigm shift of gaming’s future

Square Enix’s Yoichi Wada turned visionary in his TGS address this morning, telling the industry to climb the mountain of games tech diversity rather than fall. Brenna Hillier reports from Tokyo.

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  • PopCap co-founder John Vechey to deliver GDC Online keynote

    PopCap co-founder John Vechey will deliver the keynote at GDC Online 2011, which is titled: “Playing Well With Others – How PopCap Creates Compelling Social Game Experiences.” Vechey will also chat about the firm’s experiences working alongside various mobile and social plaftforms. GDC Online runs October 10 -13 in Austin, Texas. Thanks, GI.biz.

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  • GDC keynote: “Must-have” Iwata announces 3DS Mario

    Satoru Iwata’s GDC keynote saw Nintendo announce 3DS wireless hotspots, a 3DS Netflix deal and a new Mario game, but focused on the concept of “must-have” developmment.

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  • TGS - PSP hits 52.9 million sales

    PSP has now sold 52.9 million units of hardware, Sony boss Kaz Hirai confirmed in his TGS keynote this morning. Hit this for the rest of the news from Hirai’s speech.

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  • TGS: Details for today's Kaz Hirai keynote

    It’s on. Again. Tokyo Game Show kicks off this morning with a keynote from Sony superman Kaz Hirai. His speech starts at 10.30am local time. That’s 2.30am BST, 3.30am CET, 6.30pm PST and 9.30pm EST. The US timings are for today, obviously. We don’t have anyone “on the ground,” unfortunately, but we’ll be bringing you […]

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  • Quakecon - Rage keynote liveblog now live

    Quakecon hasn’t finished yet, suckers. Nathan’s still in the Texan house, and he’s now updating from the Gaylord Texan on a “special” presentation of the latest Rage build. Take a look at this to get yourself in the mood. Hit the link for all the updates.

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  • Kaz Hirai confirmed for TGS keynote

    Sony, Sony, Sony. Not content with booking up three hours of speech time at Gamescom next month, the company’s gone and confirmed Kaz Hirai as the main speaker at TGS this year. His speech will be titled New Tactics for 2009, and starts on September 24 at 10:30am. From Gpara via Kotaku.

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  • GDC: Photos from Kojima's keynote - behold "The Wall"

    MTV’s posted up some photos from Kojima’s GDC keynote this morning, showing off “the wall” the developer banged on about for 90 minutes. We could explain, but writing the word “wall” brings spots to our eyes. Look at the pictures, read the liveblog.

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  • GDC: Hideo Kojima's keynote live here at 10.00am PST today

    Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata kicked GDC off yesterday with the announcement of a new Zelda in his keynote, and Metal Gear Solid’s Hideo Kojima’s up next this morning with an hour-and-a-half talk on games development. Kojima said yesterday that we’re not going to see any game reveals in his speech, but there’s bound to be […]

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  • GDC: Kojima talks development

    After the break is a video of Konami’s Hideo Kojima talking about quality control, creative issues, and generally all things games development. Mr Metal Gear will be holding a keynote later today that we, of course, will be covering live. This video’s eight minutes long. Go for it.

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  • GDC: Kojima will make no game reveal in today's keynote

    Just in case there was any ambiguity about the Kojima comment IGN posted up last night about the developer preparing to announce a game at E3, 1UP’s dispelled it: there will be no Kojima game reveal in his keynote at GDC today. “I’m not going to be talking about new titles or anything,” he said […]

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  • GDC: VG247 LIVE from the Iwata opening keynote!

    UPDATE – We are now live! Get a constant stream of updates from the keynote through the link! This is it! Steph’s in line for Nintendo president Satoru Iwata’s keynote at GDC in San Francisco, which will starting at 9.00am PST. That’s 4.00pm GMT. Hit the link for our liveblog. Remember: don’t hammer F5. The […]

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  • GDC: Nintendo president keynote live here at 9.00am PST today

    GDC 2009 gets going properly this morning with the first big keynote, being delivered at 9.00am PST by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. To be absolutely clear: that’s 9.00am PST, 4.00pm GMT and 5.00pm CET. Steph will be in the hall liveblogging the entire thing for VG247. It will last one hour. Speculation is already running […]

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  • GDC: Report - Iwata to announce new Wii, WiiWare and VC games in keynote

    Hot dog. 1UP’s Sam Kennedy reckons Satoru Iwata’s going to announce “quite a few” new games in his GDC keynote tomorrow. From his blog: In terms of highlights coming out of this show, I’d say Nintendo’s Iwata keynote is the one that you’ll really want to watch (Jeremy will be live blogging it tomorrow morning). […]

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  • Discounted GDC registration ends tomorrow

    Early registration for the 2009 Game Developers Conference – taking place March 23-27 in San Francisco – ends tomorrow, February 12. If you want a 30 percent discount, get cracking. Loads of cool stuff will be happening, most importantly the keynotes from Hideo Kojima, and Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. Also, if you attend you can […]

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  • Kojima at GDC: "We'll be making announcements before the show", says Konami"

    Konami’s confirmed to VG247 that it’s to make announcements related to Kojima’s GDC keynote before the event. “With regard to Mr Kojima, we have to keep things tight-lipped for now,” said a rep when quizzed on the speech’s content. “We will be making some announcements closer to GDC, so stay tuned”. The father of the […]

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  • Kojima to keynote GDC, MGS fans foul trousers

    Hideo Kojima’s to deliver a GDC keynote, Think Services has confirmed. The speech, “Solid Game Design: Making the ‘Impossible’ Possible,” will be Kojima’s debut appearance at the GDC. The event’s scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2009 from 10:30am-11:30am PST in the Esplanade Room of the Moscone Center’s South Hall. GDC takes place March 23-27 in […]

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  • Newell to keynote DICE, speakers listed

    Valve boss Gabe Newell will deliver DICE’s keynote address, the show’s announced. No details of the talk have been given, unfortunately, so it remains title-less. “Gabe Newell and Valve have become a force for innovation in gaming over the past a decade, creating some of the best-selling games of all time and a ground-breaking platform […]

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  • TGS: "Riled" Schappert goes on offensive against "innovation criticism"

    Xbox Live boss John Schappert has reacted sternly to accusations that Microsoft is a follower as opposed to a leader in the console innovation space, saying he finds the notion “ironic” and that he gets “riled” by the idea. “The innovation criticism is almost ironic to me,” he told Eurogamer. “You’ve got the Xbox, which […]

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  • Microsoft raising Xbox 360 forecasts in Japan

    Speaking to Reuters in Tokyo today, Xbox Live boss John Schappert has confirmed that Microsoft is raising its 360 hardware forecasts in Japan. “We’ve done better than we forecast. We are finding that we have a shortage of hardware,” he said. “We are raising our forecast” for Xbox 360 hardware shipments to Japan, he added, […]

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