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  • Molyneux: Death in Fable 1 was "so tedious"

    Peter Molyneux told MTV at GDC that Fable 1’s death mechanic was rubbish. “We started with saying that ‘The way death worked in “Fable I” was just so tedious,’” said the Lionhead boss, talking of the process of constructing Fable II’s dying set-up. “There are certain games that, as a game player — not as […]

  • WoW players rack up 16 million quests per day

    Blizzard designer Jeffrey Kaplan claimed at GDC last week that WoW players embark on a total of 16 million quests per day. Further, from July 2007 to March 2009, 8,570,222,426 quests were undertaken in the game. Over 2,600 quests were included in the original game, with the Burning Crusade doubling the figure to 5,300. Wrath […]

  • Marvel MMO dev has "six or seven titles in production"

    Marvel MMO creator Gazillion is really, really busy. It’s got up to seven games in the works, in fact. “We actually have six or seven titles that are in production right now,” marketing boss Paul Baldwin told Joystiq at GDC. Gazillion, founded in 2005, was announced as being the developer of Marvel MMOs for the […]

  • Bleszinski: Epic's Chair game to be announced "in the near future"

    Cliff Bleszinski’s told Epic fans to keep eyes open for a new game reveal from Chair, the firm’s wholly-owned developer in Utah. “Our partners at Chair in Utah are working on a product that we’re going to be announcing at some point in the near future which is very, very cool,” the developer said in […]

  • GDC: Gran Turismo 5's "all platforms" release timing will depend on "what makes the most sense," says Koller

    SCEA’s director of hardware marketing, John Koller, has told VG247 that Gran Turismo 5’s release timing across “all platforms” is still a matter of seeing “what makes the most sense.” Koller was responding to questions about the game’s PS3 release date, speaking at GDC last week. “Ultimately, they are a developer who makes a lot […]

  • Buser: "Every major publisher is interested in Home"

    Home boss Jack Buser, speaking at GDC to GI, has claimed that all large publishers are now actively looking at the service. “Every major publisher is interested in Home,” he said. “Here you can speak directly to the PlayStation audience on the platform that your product is on. “You have publishers and brands coming into […]

  • Kojima may do another "crazy" iPod/iPhone game

    Hideo Kojima’s said he may do another iPod/iPhone title after the “success” of Metal Gear Solid Touch. Hold onto that hat, though: this time it could well be something “crazy”. From this G4 report of the developer’s visit to San Francisco’s Apple Store following his GDC keynote: Finally, Kojima is open to doing another iPhone/iPod […]

  • GDC: Arkham Challenge Room vid shows Bat being badass

    Below you can see some footage of Batman spectacularly taking out muscle-bound goons in Rocksteady’s Arkham Asylum. This movie’s from this week’s GDC. We can only say that if the game plays as good as it looks, there won’t be a dry eye in the house. Look down. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • GDC: New inFamous footage shows tons of play

    Some direct-feed inFamous footage from GDC after the break. There’s no doubting the looks of Sucker Punch’s open-worlder, but we’ve been told of control “concerns”. Hope it’s all OK. Because we want it. Hit the link to see why. It’s out this summer for PS3. Thanks, Plainview.

  • GDC: Dead Rising 2 dev wants 6,000 zombies at once (apparently)

    Speaking at GDC in San Fran this week, Blue Castle’s Izmeth Siddeek apparently said that that he wants a mere 6,000 zombies on screen at once in Dead Rising 2. The information comes by way of Laura Scholl, product manager for Mental Mill, who released of postscript of the game’s presentation at the event. No […]

  • GDC: First Mass Effect 2 gameplay leaked

    Note to developers: people own video cameras. Shaknews has posted what’s apparently the first gameplay video of Mass Effect 2, shot during a GDC presentation in San Francisco this week. The footage shows a couple of action sections and a bit of dialogue. Expect to see tons more on this very soon.

  • GDC: First Uncharted 2 gameplay video leaked’s posted up the first gameplay video of Uncharted 2. It’s shot off-screen at GDC, but it’s easily good enough to see what’s going on. It’s bonzer, mate. Seriously, it does look fantastic. Go see. It’s out this year. Thanks, Plainview.

  • GDC: Live from Peter Molyneux's session!

    Why not? The Lionhead boss has already said he’s not going to announce a new game at GDC this year, but he’s always worth watching. Who knows? He’s British Development’s greatest showman, and he may well talked about the Fable II DLC he confirmed yesterday, named See the Future. You never know until you know. […]

  • GDC: Blitz shows 1080p120 3D game: the reaction? "Wow"

    “Blitz has created the first console software solution for rendering games for 3D TVs,” Blitz‘s Philip Oliver told us at GDC yesterday. It’s another gimmick, right? Oliver is convinced not. So is the British journalist that sent us frantic MSN messages past midnight last week after seeing the tech demoed at the developer’s UK offices. […]

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