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Nintendo's talking Splatoon and ARMS at GDC 2018

Between a prototype for Breath of the Wild that resembled the original NES classic and concept imagery featuring Link riding a motorcycle, playing electric guitar, and staring down a UFO, Nintendo sure brought some fun material to its 2017 ...

 
 
 
 
 
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New Reservoir Dogs game is way better than I expected

The easiest time to ignore licensed games is when they're released in step with whatever (typically bad) movie or children's cartoon they're based on. Even when they're based on a good one. Did you know there's a John Wick game? Do you care...

 
 
 
 
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Metroidvania-like Dandara is right at home on the Switch

The impetus behind Dandara was to create a mobile metroidvania that didn't use a virtual keyboard. Thus, a character that doesn't run around, but instead aims jumps, ping-ponging between platforms. And as it turns out, that method of getti...

 
 
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Doctor Fate is an ass-kicking maestro in Injustice 2

I only know Doctor Fate from his brief appearance in the Young Justice cartoon, but I enjoyed playing him during my hands-on with Injustice 2 here at the Game Developers Conference. For a game as dark and gritty as Injustice -- Superman is ...

 
 
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Gearbox shows off the tech behind the next Borderlands

During an Unreal Engine 4 presentation at this week's Game Developers Conference, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford came on-stage for some tech talk about what's powering "the next Borderlands game." As you can see in the archived footage, he's q...

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild might have looked a lot different

This year's Game Developer's Conference (GDC) is happening in San Francisco right now, and the team behind the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gave a talk where they showed off some of the work that went into making th...

 
 
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Breath of the Wild's first prototype was more like NES Zelda

Game development takes a long time, so it isn't uncommon for games to change styles dramatically over the course of pre-release life. Zelda games, in particular, have a history of this, with Twilight Princess originally being envisioned as ...

 
 
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World to the West looks to be a journey worth taking

Rain Games gave us an exclusive demo for its upcoming action-adventure title World to the West. Set within the same world as its previous game, Teslagrad, it looks to tackle a different classic style of gameplay similar to how its predecess...

 
 
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Surviving Tokyo 42's beautiful bullet hell

As I climbed stairs to the top of a blinding white pyramid with The Simpsons' elevator to nowhere on my mind I finally reached a narrow lookout point and triggered my mission: kill three targets from on high. All three congregated beneath t...

 
 
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Yoku's Island Express looks like pure fun

There are some combinations that just make sense and are easy to see: chocolate and peanut butter, phones and cameras, Sonny and Cher. Then there are those combos that you didn't know you wanted until some brave soul put them together: baco...

 
 
 
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Audience voting is now open for the 2017 IGF and GDC Awards

The polls have opened for the audience portion of the 2017 Independent Games Festival Awards and the Game Developers Choice Awards. Have an opinion about last year's best games? Vote! (Here for IGF, and here for GDC.) You'll just need a val...

 
 
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The 2017 Independent Games Festival finalists are here

This is going to be an especially hard year to name winners at the Independent Games Festival. The list of finalists is out, and even just looking at the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, I feel like we're being to asked to name our favorite chil...

 
 
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As it turns out, I am very good at Orcs Must Die! Unchained

You wouldn't know it by looking at me, but I've played a video game or two in my day. No, my life isn't all pining over closed Wendy's and listening to Fastball. I've been known to "get down" with the interactive entertainment from time to ...

 
 
 
 
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Starr Mazer DSP was easily the highlight of my GDC

GDC, like most gaming conventions, is a chaotic endeavor where there's virtually no chance that we'll cover every game that we want to. Steven, Brett, and I all walked an average of ten miles a day as we dashed across San Francisco from app...

 
 
 
 
 




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