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5:15 PM on 07.14.2014

Payday 2 director leaves Overkill Software

Payday 2 game director David Goldfarb, formerly of DICE, has left Overkill Software to start a studio of his own, reports Polygon. It's here he'll be able to escape big-team, AAA development at long last. "It doesn't matter w...

Jordan Devore





4:30 PM on 07.14.2014

Reports of the Japanese gaming market's decline are exaggerated

A popular rumor in gaming nowadays is the decline of the Japanese gaming industry. This seems to be espoused by news outlets, financial reporters, and even Japanese developers themselves. Through various interpretations of th...

Brittany Vincent

1:15 PM on 07.14.2014

'Everyone' at Crytek UK wants to do another TimeSplitters

"You would not believe the amount of times people ask for TimeSplitters," Crytek UK (formerly Free Radical) animator Mark Jackson told OXM at last week's Develop conference. "[Another installment is] just waiting for the righ...

Jordan Devore

4:45 PM on 07.11.2014

Xbox One games can now offer demos that unlock the full version

I came to really appreciate the way Microsoft handled demos on Xbox 360. Xbox Live Arcade titles were required to offer them, and if you liked what you played in the trial, it was super easy to upgrade to the full thing right...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 07.11.2014

What do you think about cut scenes?

There are hard line stances against cut scenes ("cheating"!), Kojima considering them a natural outlet for all the movies he watched, and developers considering them one of many useful tools in this new Critical Path&nb...

Steven Hansen

2:45 PM on 07.09.2014

Of course Sony rewrote their PlayStation 4 script for E3 2013

In a move that should shock absolutely no one, it appears that Sony actually did rewrite bits and pieces of its E3 2013 presentation after witnessing Microsoft's own announcements crash and burn.  Sony Computer Entertain...

Brittany Vincent

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