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GDC 09: Destructoid's big fat GDC coverage round-up

4:42 PM on 03.27.2009 // Brad Nicholson

Game Developers Conference 2009 is coming to a close soon. Our feet hurt from standing and our butts are sore from sitting in on lectures, but we’re still in San Francisco, cranking out stories and giving you an intimate look at the event.

Before Peter Molyneux talks this afternoon and more previews, interviews and news stories hit, I wanted to give you guys a glimpse of the big stories we covered this week at GDC. And let me tell you, it was a big week. Nintendo announced The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks for the Nintendo DS, Hideo Kojima teased the next Metal Gear, Insomniac announced the next Ratchet & Clank, and Modern Warfare 2 was dated. Here's the round-up:

Must-see News

Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Revealed

Warner Brothers comes into gaming with OnLive

Modern Warfare 2 teaser released, game dated

Final Fantasy coming to WiiWare

'Don't stop believing' in Rock Band

Fable II 'See the Future' DLC coming this spring

Noby Noby Boy coming to the iPhone, might be free

Here's what Rock Band could have been called

New Resistance 2 patch and DLC coming up

PlayStation Home to have three new spaces monthly

Havok's latest tech demonstrations impress


Destructoid discusses DSi, iPhone, and new PSP

First look at Dexter iPhone game

Interview: Diamond Touch

Rock N' Roll Climbers rocks... sort of

How silly you'll look playing WarioWare: Snapped!

A backstage pass to Guitar Hero's new Home space

Punch-Out developer interview

Check out our GDC swag

Upcoming Games

Monster Hunter

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Section 8

Punch-out!! (Wii)

League of Legends

Fat Princess


Everything you wanted to know about going indie

The Four-Hour Game Design

Fault Tolerance

Making Web Games: The Indie Experience

Beyond Single-Player

The Game Maker Rant

The indie advantage?

Experimental Gameplay Sessions

All about Noby Noby Boy

Like I teased at the beginning, this is merely a glimpse of what went on. Hit up our sexy GDC Channel page to see everything. What was your favorite story this year?

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