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On immersion, violence, and the virtual
How is it that a walk around the golf course outside my house, with its scummy pond, ugly ducklings, boring grass, and the dull sky above is so much more immersive than exploring the psychedelic world of Proteus or mystical l... read feature

thatgamecompany

Journey dev hints at next game, wants 'financial success'


Jenova Chen: 'My resolution is to create a big financial success'
Feb 11
At the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit, thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen spoke at length about creating Journey, revealing that the studio ran out of money after significant delays which ultimately resulted in the game many of us ... read

Schell: Game demos can cut game sales in half


Demos do damage?
Feb 11
Did you watch Schell Games CEO Jesse Schell's D.I.C.E. presentation last week. Very interesting stuff, right? The most interesting bit comes about 10 minutes into it, where he points out some interesting data on game dem... read
Dtoid Show

Half-Life & Portal Movies? Rayman Delayed? What MADNESS!


Also: The Destructoid Show is being weird and stupid again
Feb 08
What a bunch of wacky news today about the video games! There's the ongoing Rayman Legends debacle, with it being delayed for a multi-platform release, causeing devs and fans to speak out. Meanwhile, J.J. Abrahms a... read
2013 D.I.C.E. Summit

Jesse Schell: Marketing BS and good games won't be enough


D.I.C.E. keynote 'The Secret Mechanisms'
Feb 08
Dale has been at the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit all week and left express instructions to pass along Schell Games CEO Jesse Schell's keynote speech to you kind folks. Having now watching it myself, I have to agree -- it's an enter... read
Daylight

Horror game Daylight relies on procedural generation


Developed by Zombie Studios using Unreal Engine 4
Feb 07
Blacklight Retribution developer Zombie Studios had previously shared a few details on its unnamed horror game, though there was a bit too much left to the imagination. As we now know via IGN, Daylight will utilize procedura... read
D.I.C.E.

Journey wins Game of the Year at D.I.C.E. Awards


See who wins big fancy awards
Feb 07
[Update: The show is over! Check below for a recap of all the winners. We'll be posting clips of the show as they become available. The 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards are live tonight, and will be starting at any moment. These ... read

Gearbox boss explains console fanboyism with psychology


Player choice becomes the 'best' choice
Feb 07
Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford's D.I.C.E. Summit presentation focused on how player choice is a good thing for games. In one of his many examples on how choice works in games like Borderlands 2, he touched on a bit of psychology, using the work of Harvard psychology professor Dan Gilbert to show that the choices players make become the 'best' choice. read

Journey: Chen wanted emotional connections from MMOs


WoW player looking for more
Feb 07
Jenova Chen admitted to being "a nerdy guy that likes to stay at home" during his D.I.C.E. Summit 2013 talk on Journey, but he still wanted to connect with others, and hoped he could do so in MMOs like World of Warcraft. But ... read
Went one year over budget
Jenova Chen's D.I.C.E. Summit talk on my favorite game of last year, Journey, was moving for many reasons, but I was particularly moved when I heard that his team, thatgamecompany, went bankrupt in the struggle to finish the ... read feature

Try not to cry from reading this Journey fan mail


*sniffle*
Feb 07
thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen shared this fan letter during his D.I.C.E. Summit 2013 presentation today on his team's journey making Journey. Your game practically changed my life. It was the most fun I had with him since he... read
Valve talk

Gabe Newell's D.I.C.E. keynote on what's next for Valve


'A View On Next Steps' recorded for posterity
Feb 07
Pull up a chair, sit down, and listen to Valve co-founder Gabe Newell's D.I.C.E. keynote that was given today in Las Vegas. If you missed the talk as it happened live earlier this morning, Variety has got your back with reco... read
Warren Spector D.I.C.E.

Warren Spector addresses violent games again at D.I.C.E.


Cites Lollipop Chainsaw as a game that 'should just not be made'
Feb 07
Speaking at the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit today, designer Warren Spector took on the concept of how gaming content has changed over time, how tastes may change as you age, and how developers need to address those changes. To stres... read
Warren Spector

Warren Spector ends D.I.C.E. talk with a reminder...


He's unemployed
Feb 07
As you may have heard, Junction Point recently closed. Studio head Warren Spector just ended his D.I.C.E. 2013 Summit talk this morning with a reminder of that, for all his peers at the event. The audience had a laugh. Someone hire this man! read

Gabe Newell is a skeptic of cloud gaming


Face, cloud gaming
Feb 07
Valve's Gabe Newell gave us his thoughts on cloud gaming this morning at his D.I.C.E. Summit keynote, saying that he's a skeptic of the technology. While he backs in-home streaming as a solution for getting PC games on living... read

Newell details good, better, best PC living room options


At D.I.C.E. Keynote
Feb 07
At Valve boss Gabe Newell's D.I.C.E. Summit keynote this morning, he ran down what he feels are three separate but complementary segments for PCs in the living room. Valve believes that the openness of the internet and PCs are what's best for the gaming industry. PCs in the living room will be key for getting away from what he calls the "disruptive console cycle."  read

Ouya plans to have a new console out every year


CEO undermines first Ouya release by saying better ones are coming
Feb 07
The Android isn't the only thing Ouya's borrowing from the mobile market -- the swift obsoletion of hardware is apparently high up on Ouya's checklist, too! According to CEO Julie Uhrman, a new console is being planned f... read

OUYA CEO outlines 'The Revenge of the TV'


Bringing games back to the big screen
Feb 07
With videogames being everywhere and on everything, OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman took the stage at D.I.C.E. Summit 2013 to remind us how much we love the television. She believes that the big screen in the center of our home is wher... read

D.I.C.E. Summit's Bar+Cade is pretty damn cool


Games, drinks, devs
Feb 07
Where do all the devs and industry types go between sessions and meetings here at D.I.C.E.? They go to Bar+Cade, the event's official hangout. It's a large, circular bar, stocked full with drinks, surrounded by everything you... read
OUYA gets Double Fine

Double Fine to support OUYA with The Cave, DF Adventure


450 titles in development for OUYA, apparently
Feb 06
The importance of quality software for the upcoming OUYA has been harped on for months, but at least in the short term, it sure does look like this console will be successful. Following the news that OUYA will be sold at reta... read

Best. Tattoo. Ever.


Found at D.I.C.E. 2013
Feb 06
Coming back from lunch here at D.I.C.E. Summit 2013, I ran into an event staffer with the greatest arm tat I've ever seen. You see a lot of tattoos in Las Vegas, but I've never seen one that stopped me dead in my tracks. "Is ... read

David Cage 'shocked' by violent showings at last E3


Feb 06
During David Cage's presentation at D.I.C.E. Summit 2013 this morning, in a talk on his vision for the game industry, he addressed last year's E3's showing of violent, shocking content. The Quantic Dream boss made it clear th... read

SF's demonic BART screech was worked into Dead Space


You know that noise *shudder*
Feb 06
Glen Schofield, GM of Sledgehammer games, in his D.I.C.E. Summit 2013 presentation on details on games, talked about how everyday experiences -- from your favorite lunch place to your morning commute -- can influence game mak... read
Valve + J.J. Abrams: A game?
J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell want to work on a game together. Or something. Apparently they've been talking about this for awhile, but they've revealed that to the audience here at D.I.C.E. Summit 2013, after their keynote ope... read feature

All the cool kids are here at D.I.C.E. Summit 2013


D.I.C.E. Summit kicks off today in Las Vegas
Feb 06
The 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit kicks off today, starting with the opening keynote from the unlikely duo of Valve's Gabe Newell and Hollywood's J.J. Abrams later this morning. And then it explodes with a constant stream of talks fro... read
BF3 DLC trailer

Latest Battlefield 3 trailer shows off CTF in 'End Game'


Warning: Video has bass like you wouldn't believe
Jan 31
The fifth and final expansion for Battlefield 3 will be End Game. How appropriately titled. EA was kind enough to give us a good look at what we're getting come March. The two big points for this trailer are Captur... read

Battlefield 3 Premium hits 2.9 million subscriptions


Oh, and apparently it made lots of money
Jan 30
In EA's third fiscal quarter financial reports, it was announced that Battlefield 3 Premium hit 2.9 million subscribers by December 31 of this past year (up from July's total of 1.3 million). For a rough estimate, just multip... read

DICE working on porting Frostbite to Mac OS X


The coffee shops are about to get frosty
Jan 29
A job listing reveals that DICE is currently working on bringing Mac OS X compatibility to its Frostbite game engine. The listing calls for a "Mac OS X Engineer" who will help the Frostbite team deliver" an engine as great on... read

J.J. Abrams, Gabe Newell team for D.I.C.E. 2013 keynote


Starstruck!
Jan 28
Television writer, director, producer, and all-around bad ass J.J. Abrams, and Valve boss Gabe Newell, will team up to host the opening keynote at the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit on February 6 in Las Vegas. The two media powerhouses... read

Journey leads D.I.C.E. awards with 11 nominations


Chris Hardwick to host 16th annual awards
Jan 14
The 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards take place next month in Las Vegas and the nominations have been announced by The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. I'm not at all surprised to see Journey taking the t... read






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