GDC 2008 headlines

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, […]

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