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4:30 PM on 03.19.2014

Animal Crossing is so successful because of its diverse team

Almost half of the people that worked on Animal Crossing: New Leaf are women. When its director Aya Kyogoku started with Nintendo in 2003, she was the only female game designer there. A decade later and that's no longer the c...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 03.17.2014

I have a good feeling about the documentary series Super Game Jam

Filmmakers Daniel Oliveira Carneiro and Bram Ruiter are teaming up with publisher Devolver Digital for Super Game Jam, a monthly documentary series which pairs up notable independent designers for 48 hours of game making bas...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 03.14.2014

inFamous started as an Animal Crossing-like game

Sucker Punch Productions has been making the rounds leading up to inFamous: Second Son's release a week from today, and speaking to GameSpot, co-founder Chris Zimmerman talked about the bizarre origins of the game that kicked...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 03.14.2014

Hideo Kojima: Metal Gear wasn't expected to sell

Metal Gear is one of the most successful and popular videogame franchises to date, but when Metal Gear Solid was being developed, neither Konami nor Hideo Kojima had high hopes for it. Surprisingly enough, that turn...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 AM on 03.14.2014

Kojima unsuccessfully tried to make a game in the vein of GTA 3

Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto III is well-known as a landmark title that exerted significant influence over the videogame industry with regard to modern design. One notable developer that was motivated by GTA III was ...

Brett Makedonski

1:15 PM on 03.13.2014

How Creative Assembly is designing their Alien for Alien: Isolation

Sega has released a new video featuring members of the development team at Creative Assembly working on Alien: Isolation, as they describe their goals and approach toward designing the lone Xenomorph stalking the player thro...

Conrad Zimmerman





10:00 PM on 03.11.2014

Crytek adds native Linux support to CryEngine

In detailing its plans for next week's Game Developers Conference, Crytek has announced native Linux support for CryEngine. The newest iteration of the engine will also include the features that made Ryse: Son of Rome's creat...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 03.11.2014

Ubisoft Toronto has five games in production

Ubisoft Toronto has five unannounced games in development, two of which are being co-developed with other studios, managing director Jade Raymond revealed at SXSW. "There are definitely a lot of plates spinning," she said at ...

Jordan Devore

3:45 PM on 03.11.2014

Irrational devs recall proudest moments from their last BioShock DLC

In this reflective look back at the soon-to-be released final DLC for BioShock Infinite, members of the team at Irrational Games talk about the elements of the experience they are most individually proud of. There are also l...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:30 PM on 03.07.2014

Spearhead Games reveals 'Project Cyber'

Spearhead Games is coming off of their first release in Tiny Brains, but they've been hard at work on other things as well. Their newest effort is the tentatively titled "Project Cyber," which is a three-on-three competitive ...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 03.07.2014

Naughty Dog comments on Uncharted writer's departure

News broke this week that head writer and creative director for the Uncharted series Amy Hennig had left developer Naughty Dog. As if that weren't enough of a surprise, there was talk of her being "forced out," according to I...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 03.05.2014

Former Criterion Games founders start Three Fields Entertainment

Criterion Games co-founders Fiona Sperry and Alex Ward have started another venture after moving on from the studio behind Burnout and more recently Need for Speed. The new company, Three Fields Entertainment, has a site up a...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 03.05.2014

Coffee Stain Studios talks Goat Simulator's origin, release date

Sanctum developer Coffee Stain Studios has written about the birth of Goat Simulator, a hilarious thing that at one point wasn't going to be a real game until enough of us demanded it. We needed this. "After a day or two we ...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 03.05.2014

Valve's Gabe Newell did an Ask Me Anything

After a false start, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell took to reddit for an Ask Me Anything alongside several other Valve employees. While nothing too revelatory was said, Newell did comment on the upcoming Source 2 engine and it...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 03.03.2014

Industry vets talk controllers in Critical Path documentary short

Critical Path is a documentary series featuring interviews with influential members of the videogame industry. In this episode, the topic of discussion is controllers and input. I found one section to be particularly interes...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 03.03.2014

Interceptor Entertainment investors have acquired Apogee/3D Realms

The investment group behind Interceptor Entertainment, SDN Invest, has announced that they have acquired Apogee/3D Realms, the developer/publisher responsible for franchises like Duke Nukem, Commander Keen and&...

Conrad Zimmerman