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10:30 PM on 02.08.2013

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

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...

Max Scoville





5:45 PM on 02.08.2013

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

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...

Jordan Devore

9:30 PM on 02.07.2013

Horror game Daylight relies on procedural generation

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...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 02.07.2013

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

[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 ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:11 PM on 02.07.2013

Gearbox boss explains console fanboyism with psychology

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.

Dale North

6:11 PM on 02.07.2013

Journey: Chen wanted emotional connections from MMOs

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 ...

Dale North



Journey took thatgamecompany into bankruptcy photo
Journey took thatgamecompany into bankruptcy
by Dale North

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 game.

After the allotted two years in development, Journey still wasn't there. It wasn't meeting the emotional peaks and valleys they had hoped to hit. This left them with a rough choice -- ship the game as is, or go back into it to make it as emotionally moving as they had originally hoped it would be.

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5:24 PM on 02.07.2013

Try not to cry from reading this Journey fan mail

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...

Dale North

5:15 PM on 02.07.2013

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

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...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 02.07.2013

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

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...

Chris Carter

1:58 PM on 02.07.2013

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

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!

Dale North

12:48 PM on 02.07.2013

Gabe Newell is a skeptic of cloud gaming

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...

Dale North





12:34 PM on 02.07.2013

Newell details good, better, best PC living room options

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." 

Dale North

11:30 AM on 02.07.2013

Ouya plans to have a new console out every year

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...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 02.07.2013

OUYA CEO outlines 'The Revenge of the TV'

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...

Dale North

12:30 AM on 02.07.2013

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

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...

Dale North