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A head in the poles: Project Totem is platforming fun

Press Play proved it can make a platformer with Max and the Curse of Brotherhood, but it wasn't meant to test your muscle memory and invite speed running. It was a colorful adventure with some charm and plenty of stopping for...   more

A head in the poles: Project Totem is platforming fun photo


A head in the poles: Project Totem is platforming fun photo
A head in the poles: Project Totem is platforming fun photo
A head in the poles: Project Totem is platforming fun photo
A head in the poles: Project Totem is platforming fun photo
A head in the poles: Project Totem is platforming fun photo
A head in the poles: Project Totem is platforming fun photo



The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit

A new alternative controller exhibit made its debut at GDC this year. Amazing selections from 14 independent teams were shown at ALT.CTRL.GDC on the GDC show floor yesterday, and every one of them had my imagination running. ...   more

The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit photo


The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit photo
The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit photo
The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit photo
The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit photo
The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit photo
The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit photo



Musclecat Showdown is a game where you strike beefy cat poses

Along with Push Me Pull You, I got to finally see what Musclecat Showdown was all about. And. It. Was. Glorious. You and another muscle bound cat have to strike your owners requested poses, and the person that's able to do th...   more

Musclecat Showdown is a game where you strike beefy cat poses photo

GDC: New Destiny concept art from today's panel

There were some interesting tidbits revealed about the design of Destiny. Presented by studio writer and design director Joe Staten and art director Christopher Barrett, they went into detail about the early conception of De...   more

GDC: New Destiny concept art from today's panel photo


GDC: New Destiny concept art from today's panel photo
GDC: New Destiny concept art from today's panel photo
GDC: New Destiny concept art from today's panel photo
GDC: New Destiny concept art from today's panel photo
GDC: New Destiny concept art from today's panel photo
GDC: New Destiny concept art from today's panel photo



Rain is another feather in Sony's cap of new IP

Keeping in line with the offbeat and interesting games that come from SCE Japan Studio, we have Rain. It’s being developed by Japan Studio, Acquire (Tenchu, Sumioni), and PlayStation C.A.M.P. (Tokyo Jungle, Echo Chrome)...   more

Rain is another feather in Sony's cap of new IP photo


Rain is another feather in Sony's cap of new IP photo
Rain is another feather in Sony's cap of new IP photo
Rain is another feather in Sony's cap of new IP photo
Rain is another feather in Sony's cap of new IP photo
Rain is another feather in Sony's cap of new IP photo
Rain is another feather in Sony's cap of new IP photo



Here's a closer look at the PS4 controller and camera

Here on the GDC expo floor, Sony is showing off the PS4 controller behind glass. Before nose smears and fingerprints smudged up the glass, I took these shots. Not close enough? Sorry. This is as good as I could do. You'll see...   more

Here's a closer look at the PS4 controller and camera photo


Here's a closer look at the PS4 controller and camera photo
Here's a closer look at the PS4 controller and camera photo
Here's a closer look at the PS4 controller and camera photo
Here's a closer look at the PS4 controller and camera photo
Here's a closer look at the PS4 controller and camera photo
Here's a closer look at the PS4 controller and camera photo



Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain looks awesome

Hideo Kojima presented a new Metal Gear Solid V trailer today at a GDC panel, confirming that Metal Gear Solid V and The Phantom Pain are the same game. The game is currently being shown on PC. More details on the game coming soon, as the panel continues.   more

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain looks awesome photo


Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain looks awesome photo
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain looks awesome photo
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain looks awesome photo
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain looks awesome photo
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain looks awesome photo
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain looks awesome photo



Muramasa for Vita is amazing, plays great

God damn this game is pretty. Vanillaware’s 2009 Wii title Muramasa: The Demon Blade inevitably pops up in just about any discussion of the best Wii games. It’s sitting on my shelf, snug in its shrink wrap, becaus...   more

Muramasa for Vita is amazing, plays great photo


Muramasa for Vita is amazing, plays great photo
Muramasa for Vita is amazing, plays great photo
Muramasa for Vita is amazing, plays great photo
Muramasa for Vita is amazing, plays great photo
Muramasa for Vita is amazing, plays great photo
Muramasa for Vita is amazing, plays great photo



Halfbrick reels in new game Fish Out of Water for GDC

Halfbrick had us flinging fish with their newest title, debuted here at GDC. Fish Out of Water has you pulling up fish straight out of the ocean with your fingertip, flinging them, and watching them go the distance as they s...   more

Halfbrick reels in new game Fish Out of Water for GDC photo


Halfbrick reels in new game Fish Out of Water for GDC photo
Halfbrick reels in new game Fish Out of Water for GDC photo
Halfbrick reels in new game Fish Out of Water for GDC photo
Halfbrick reels in new game Fish Out of Water for GDC photo
Halfbrick reels in new game Fish Out of Water for GDC photo
Halfbrick reels in new game Fish Out of Water for GDC photo



Primal Carnage: Genesis announced for PlayStation 4

Joining the Blacklight: Retribution PlayStation 4 announcement this evening, Primal Carnage: Genesis has also been announced for the new console during a Sony Game Developers Conference event. You might remember Primal Carna...   more

Primal Carnage: Genesis announced for PlayStation 4 photo

Wing Commander creator returns to space sims in a big way

We knew that Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts was getting back into game development, although the specifics weren't so clear until now. At GDC Online today in Austin, he revealed what the project is all about in less con...   more

Wing Commander creator returns to space sims in a big way photo


Wing Commander creator returns to space sims in a big way photo
Wing Commander creator returns to space sims in a big way photo
Wing Commander creator returns to space sims in a big way photo
Wing Commander creator returns to space sims in a big way photo
Wing Commander creator returns to space sims in a big way photo
Wing Commander creator returns to space sims in a big way photo



Preview: Trying to make sense of Datura

Datura is one of those games that compels you to share your in-game experience with friends as if you're telling a grand story about some meaningful feat you accomplished. For me personally, it tends to be exploration-centric...   more

Preview: Trying to make sense of Datura photo


Preview: Trying to make sense of Datura photo
Preview: Trying to make sense of Datura photo
Preview: Trying to make sense of Datura photo
Preview: Trying to make sense of Datura photo
Preview: Trying to make sense of Datura photo
Preview: Trying to make sense of Datura photo



Preview: Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit

Arkedo Studio made a name for itself with a series of games released on the Xbox Live Indie Game channel. Since the studio is best known for its platformers, it is only natural that Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit woul...   more

Preview: Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit photo


Preview: Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit photo
Preview: Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit photo
Preview: Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit photo
Preview: Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit photo
Preview: Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit photo
Preview: Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit photo



Shooting shirtless zombies in The House of the Dead 4

Upon first seeing The House of the Dead 4 playing on loop in a hotel nearby GDC 2012 proper, I pondered whether or not I had played the game before. Seeing as how I haven't made any trips to Japan, ever, it quickly became cle...   more

Shooting shirtless zombies in The House of the Dead 4 photo

Preview: Skyfall is big fantasy in a handheld package

Role-playing games have had a long and prosperous history in video and tabletop gaming, but haven't quite repeated this success on mobile and tablet devices. From the minds at Ngmoco comes Skyfall, a free-to-play social RPG ...   more

Preview: Skyfall is big fantasy in a handheld package photo

GDC: Interview with the indie team behind Nous

Awesome Shark Volcano, the team behind the IGF nominated Nous, was able to take some time with me after the Game Developers Conference was over to talk a bit about their game, Nous. We covered everything from the histor...   more

GDC: Interview with the indie team behind Nous photo

Keiji Inafune drew funny doodles for a GDC presentation

Fez developer Phil Fish said some things about the Japanese games industry the other day. People gave him flack, but he wasn't the first one to air such grievances. Former Capcom R&D head Keiji Inafune has been saying thi...   more

Keiji Inafune drew funny doodles for a GDC presentation photo


Keiji Inafune drew funny doodles for a GDC presentation photo
Keiji Inafune drew funny doodles for a GDC presentation photo
Keiji Inafune drew funny doodles for a GDC presentation photo
Keiji Inafune drew funny doodles for a GDC presentation photo
Keiji Inafune drew funny doodles for a GDC presentation photo
Keiji Inafune drew funny doodles for a GDC presentation photo



GDC: Quantic Dream shows off new prototype video 'Kara'

Yesterday at a Quantic Dream's GDC session about motion capture called, "Virtual Actors and Emotion in Games," David Cage revealed a new prototype video in the vein of 2000's "Casting Call" for the future of motion capturing....   more

GDC: Quantic Dream shows off new prototype video 'Kara' photo


GDC: Quantic Dream shows off new prototype video 'Kara' photo
GDC: Quantic Dream shows off new prototype video 'Kara' photo
GDC: Quantic Dream shows off new prototype video 'Kara' photo
GDC: Quantic Dream shows off new prototype video 'Kara' photo
GDC: Quantic Dream shows off new prototype video 'Kara' photo
GDC: Quantic Dream shows off new prototype video 'Kara' photo



GDC: MoH: Warfighter multiplayer inspired by FIFA

Along with the Battlefield 3 expansion reveals, Electronic Arts gave some more details on Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Greg Goodrich, executive producer on the series, came on stage to talk about how the ne...   more

GDC: MoH: Warfighter multiplayer inspired by FIFA photo

GDC: Someone put up pictures of Gabe Newell EVERYWHERE

Dale North, Steven Hansen and I just got finished at the Game Developers Conference today here in San Francisco and on the way home we happened across a picture of Gabe Newell's face at the corner of 4th and Howard St. We got...   more

GDC: Someone put up pictures of Gabe Newell EVERYWHERE photo


GDC: Someone put up pictures of Gabe Newell EVERYWHERE photo
GDC: Someone put up pictures of Gabe Newell EVERYWHERE photo
GDC: Someone put up pictures of Gabe Newell EVERYWHERE photo
GDC: Someone put up pictures of Gabe Newell EVERYWHERE photo
GDC: Someone put up pictures of Gabe Newell EVERYWHERE photo
GDC: Someone put up pictures of Gabe Newell EVERYWHERE photo



GDC: Maxis announces SimCity for PC in 2013

During the EA Game Changers event at the 2012 Game Developers Conference, Maxis announced SimCity. It'll be coming to PC in 2013, which clearly isn't soon enough. Curvy roads were announced first, much to the applause of the...   more

GDC: Maxis announces SimCity for PC in 2013 photo

GDC: Going to the arcade of doom in Lollipop Chainsaw

Last year, developer Grasshopper Manufacture showed off a very simple demo of Lollipop Chainsaw at several major gaming conventions. It was a very basic demo in my eyes, one that was more to show the potential of things to co...   more

GDC: Going to the arcade of doom in Lollipop Chainsaw photo


GDC: Going to the arcade of doom in Lollipop Chainsaw photo
GDC: Going to the arcade of doom in Lollipop Chainsaw photo
GDC: Going to the arcade of doom in Lollipop Chainsaw photo
GDC: Going to the arcade of doom in Lollipop Chainsaw photo
GDC: Going to the arcade of doom in Lollipop Chainsaw photo
GDC: Going to the arcade of doom in Lollipop Chainsaw photo



War Inc. to become hybrid first- and third-person shooter

Much has changed since we last checked in with War Inc. Battlezone during its beta phase. Officially launching on April 15, this free-to-play third-person shooter is going to let users play using a first-person perspective as...   more

War Inc. to become hybrid first- and third-person shooter photo


War Inc. to become hybrid first- and third-person shooter photo
War Inc. to become hybrid first- and third-person shooter photo
War Inc. to become hybrid first- and third-person shooter photo
War Inc. to become hybrid first- and third-person shooter photo
War Inc. to become hybrid first- and third-person shooter photo
War Inc. to become hybrid first- and third-person shooter photo



GDC: Lollipop Chainsaw dated June 12, great party pics

Team Destructoid has just returned from a Lollipop Chainsaw GDC party here in San Francisco and we've brought you a new release date for the game, just announced at tonight's event. North America will see Grasshopper Man...   more

GDC: Lollipop Chainsaw dated June 12, great party pics photo


GDC: Lollipop Chainsaw dated June 12, great party pics photo
GDC: Lollipop Chainsaw dated June 12, great party pics photo
GDC: Lollipop Chainsaw dated June 12, great party pics photo
GDC: Lollipop Chainsaw dated June 12, great party pics photo
GDC: Lollipop Chainsaw dated June 12, great party pics photo
GDC: Lollipop Chainsaw dated June 12, great party pics photo



Preview: Bring out your inner child with Fable: Heroes

Perhaps the biggest surprise at Microsoft’s recent Xbox 360 spring showcase was the announcement of Fable: Heroes for Xbox Live Arcade. Built by some of Lionhead’s biggest Fable fans, Heroes pays homage to many o...   more

Preview: Bring out your inner child with Fable: Heroes photo


Preview: Bring out your inner child with Fable: Heroes photo
Preview: Bring out your inner child with Fable: Heroes photo
Preview: Bring out your inner child with Fable: Heroes photo
Preview: Bring out your inner child with Fable: Heroes photo
Preview: Bring out your inner child with Fable: Heroes photo
Preview: Bring out your inner child with Fable: Heroes photo



Rumor: Valve is making a home console

According to information uncovered by The Verge, Valve may be working on its own home console to be announced as soon as GDC next week. This "Steam Box" will obviously be able to play all the game's on from Steam, but it coul...   more

Rumor: Valve is making a home console photo

Devolver Digital wants to publish more indie games

I really dug the premise of the Serious Sam Indie Series. Presumably, that initiative was successful, because Devolver Digital wants to hear independent developers pitch games at GDC 2012. Apparently, hopefuls will have as mu...   more

Devolver Digital wants to publish more indie games photo