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7:45 PM on 02.06.2013

Double Fine to support OUYA with The Cave, DF Adventure

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...

Jordan Devore

4:23 PM on 02.06.2013

Best. Tattoo. Ever.

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 ...

Dale North

1:32 PM on 02.06.2013

David Cage 'shocked' by violent showings at last E3

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...

Dale North

12:31 PM on 02.06.2013

SF's demonic BART screech was worked into Dead Space

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...

Dale North



J.J. Abrams and Valve to collaborate on a project photo
J.J. Abrams and Valve to collaborate on a project
by Dale North

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 opening,  that they are in fact doing it -- working together.

J.J. Abrams said that he has an "idea for a game" that he thought Valve could make a reality. Likewise, Newell said he has ideas for collaboration.

What does this mean? Something great, I'm sure.

Stay tuned!

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8:00 AM on 02.06.2013

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

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...

Dale North

2:30 PM on 01.31.2013

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

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...

Brett Zeidler





6:45 PM on 01.30.2013

Battlefield 3 Premium hits 2.9 million subscriptions

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...

Brett Zeidler

11:30 AM on 01.29.2013

DICE working on porting Frostbite to Mac OS X

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...

Keith Swiader

2:00 AM on 01.28.2013

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

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...

Dale North

1:30 PM on 01.14.2013

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

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...

Dale North

6:30 PM on 12.20.2012

Battlefield 3: End Game has dirt bikes, capture the flag

A website for the fifth Battlefield 3 expansion pack, End Game, has surfaced. While there's not much to look at yet, DICE has been forthcoming with the highlights of this downloadable content: Four new maps designed for high...

Jordan Devore

11:30 PM on 12.19.2012

Zork creators to be given Pioneer Award from AIAS

Zork was, for many, a critical release in the history of videogames. One of the first major successes in terms of home computer games, it also opened eyes as to the potential of games to create worlds for players to become lo...

Conrad Zimmerman

3:00 PM on 11.27.2012

Battlefield 3's Aftermath DLC out for PS3 Premium members

The "Aftermath" expansion for Battlefield 3 is rolling out starting today, with subscribers to the Premium service getting it first on the PlayStation 3. Xbox 360 and PC players on the Premium service will get all this on De...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 AM on 11.21.2012

EA Games: We don't want DICE to be a Battlefield factory

Looking over DICE's most recent releases and what's been publicly announced as upcoming, the studio sure has been spending a lot of time on Battlefield. That's certainly where the money is at. When asked if taking on riskier ...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 11.15.2012

Gabe Newell to be inducted into AIAS Hall of Fame

My man. Gabe. If I could only fistbump you right now. Or at least stroke your sparkly beard. The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced that Gabe Newell, the president of Valve and our savior, will be induct...

Dale North