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1:15 PM on 07.09.2014

Xbox One systems can't become dev kits, after all (Update)

[Update: Hmm. In a statement to Kotaku, Microsoft says "The comments today were inaccurate. We remain committed to ensuring the best possible solution for developers and hobbyists to create games for Xbox One. We will share m...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 07.09.2014

Lorne Lanning explains why he previously left the game industry

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! is an HD remake of the PS1 cult hit Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. Lorne Lanning, the co-founder of publisher Oddworld Inhabitants, and a man who recently took an eight-year hiatus from the video games indu...

Brittany Vincent

10:30 AM on 07.08.2014

BioShock on Vita probably would have been like Final Fantasy Tactics

An installment in the BioShock series for the PlayStation Vita may be one of Ken Levine's only wishes for the franchise that will go unfulfilled. Levine's longing for one of his signature games on the handheld device is ...

Brett Makedonski

2:01 AM on 07.08.2014

European devs favoring PS4 over One, looking toward crowdfunding

GDC Europe has polled over 400 developers in their second annual European State of the Industry Survey. There are a few trends worth looking at. PC and mobile gaming are still big. 58% of respondents are working on ...

Steven Hansen

11:45 AM on 07.07.2014

Oculus VR announces developer conference Oculus Connect

In a blog post this morning, modern virtual reality pioneer Oculus VR announced a new developer conference with a focus on its hardware. Oculus Connect is intended to "bring together engineers, designers, and creatives from a...

Darren Nakamura

5:00 PM on 07.06.2014

You can buy PC compatible, standalone Kinect v2 for $200

As the Kinect is wrest free from the Xbox One, it will be available for standalone purchase directly from Microsoft.  This is meant to serve as a development tool, not something you should buy for your Xbox One -- that's...

Steven Hansen





5:00 PM on 07.03.2014

Crytek UK has stopped work on Homefront: The Revolution

Amid recent reports of unpaid employees and mismanagement at Crytek, we are now seeing clear signs of trouble within the development studio. The UK branch of Crytek, which is actively working on Homefront: The Revolution...

Alessandro Fillari

9:00 AM on 07.02.2014

Report: Airtight Games, developer of Soul Suspect, has closed

Things haven't been well at Airtight Games for a while. According to Game Informer, they've been attempting to reach the developer for some time to see how things were going, and didn't receive a reply from its co-founder, st...

Chris Carter



Cliffy B comes out of retirement and will announce his next game soon photo
Cliffy B comes out of retirement and will announce his next game soon
by Bill Zoeker

Clifford Bleszinski, affectionately known as "Cliffy B," announced his return to game development today. In 2012, Cliff left Epic Games, his long-time employer where he made a name for himself with the Unreal Tournament and Gears of War series. More details on Bleszinski's next project are promised to be revealed in the next week, but his past comments suggest it may be a PC arena shooter.

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5:00 PM on 06.30.2014

Check out this trip down memory lane with id Software

I was barely old enough to game in 1993, let alone take trips to id Software for office tours. That's why I'm so jealous of one Dan Linton, owner of a wildly successful BBS known as Software Creation, who took a trip down to...

Brittany Vincent

2:00 AM on 06.28.2014

Oh, sure: Peter Dinklage's voiceover in Destiny was actually a 'quick take'

Destiny is shaping up to be a wonderful way to be killing time. Get it? An interview with Bungie's COO Pete Parsons reveals even more scintillating details on one of 2014's most highly anticipated games. Every other week or s...

Brittany Vincent

1:00 PM on 06.27.2014

Meet Hello Games, the studio behind No Man's Sky

After its prominent showing at E3, there's been a lot of discussion about the design process behind the universe exploration title No Man's Sky. How is it possible that such a small team is making such an ambitious game? Tha...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 06.26.2014

Creating The Order: 1886's Half-Breeds

Here's Ready At Dawn discussing its thought process behind the beasts of The Order: 1886. The scariest thing about the Half-Breeds? "They are smart," says game director Dana Jan. "To me, I think that's actually the scariest ...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 06.26.2014

Hironobu Sakaguchi revealing surprise project at Japan Expo

Hironobu Sakaguchi is making an appearance at Japan Expo next Wednesday, during which he'll discuss his prolific career and a secret project he's got in the works. I'm hoping it's a Final Fantasy kind of secret, you know what...

Brittany Vincent

6:45 PM on 06.25.2014

Working with Nintendo pushed Bayonetta 2 'to even higher quality,' says director

Nintendo hasn't bought Platinum Games (wouldn't that be an interesting development?) but the company is acting as publisher for Bayonetta 2, which has become one of the bigger Wii U games of this year. Speaking to CVG, direct...

Jordan Devore

6:15 PM on 06.25.2014

Google wants you to build a virtual-reality headset out of cardboard

Google wants "everyone to experience virtual reality in a simple, fun, and inexpensive way" with its Cardboard project. It's a template for making a "no-frills" cardboard enclosure -- such as the expertly crafted one above --...

Jordan Devore