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Spring cleaning and dragon abuse in Age of Wonders III

At GDC, Triumph Studios showed the first pre-alpha gameplay footage of Age of Wonders III. The Theocrat class was being showcased, and these holy chaps quickly embarked on a religious crusade against a poor, defenseless dragon and his chum...   read

 
 
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Phantom Pain, Destiny, & A Total Eclipse of Battlefield 4

Holy moly, you guys, it's been a long week, and we had lots of news out of GDC to cover on today's Destructoid Show. For starters, EA showed off seventeen full minutes of Battlefield 4, which looks very pretty, albeit exactly how you'd exp...   read

 
 
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GDC: Epic shows off Unreal Engine 4 Infiltrator tech demo

Epic Games has once again used the Game Developers Conference to show off Unreal Engine 4. In this new "Infiltrator" demonstration video, we're shown a gritty world that, while I don't think it showcases the visual fidelity of the eng...   read

 
 
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GDC trailer for vampire stealth game Dark has a dull bite

Talk about getting on the vampire hype train too late. I forgot Dark even existed, but it's coming out this summer. I think this trailer has enough oomph to keep the game in my mind for at least the duration of this post (hopefully), but ot...   read

 
 
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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 Destiny's aesthet...   read

 
 
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GDC: Activision showcases its new ugly man tech

This week at the Game Developers Conference, Activision shared images and a real-time video demonstration of character tech during a talk about rendering realistic people without dipping into the uncanny valley. While not all of the indivi...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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This real-time destruction tech demo is mesmerizing

It's not every day I see a tech demonstration and have the immediate reaction of "I want to play this!" but that's the power of destruction. Specifically, mouse clicking-induced destruction. Take a look at this NVIDIA GDC 2013 demo running...   read

 
 
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17 minutes of the new Battlefield 4 will blow you away

Tonight, Electronic Arts and developer DICE revealed Battlefield 4. The next entry to the powerful series is running on the new Frostbite 3 engine, featuring state of the art tech, and is more powerful than anything than DICE has ever...   read

 
 
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First look at minimalistic puzzle-action game Metrico

Among last night's list of upcoming PlayStation Network games was a brand new property that we now know is a puzzle-action game called Metrico. It's being developed for PlayStation Vita by Digital Dreams, a small studio based out of the Ne...   read

 
 
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Spelunky on Vita, XCOM on iOS, Borderlands 2 has more DLC

Hey gang! Enjoy this little pile of game-related news in a convenient video format with today's Destructoid Show! Some cool news came out for PS Vita owners, specifically that the handheld (and PS3, too) is getting a pile of games, includi...   read

 
 
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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 skid across the ...   read

 
 
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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 Carnage as the dinos...   read

 
 
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So ... The Phantom Pain is running on the FOX Engine

In an uncanny interview with GameTrailers TV's Geoff Keighley, a bandage-covered Joakim Mogren (the CEO of Moby Dick Studio, supposedly) dodged questions about The Phantom Pain but did go on record to say that he'll have a new trailer this...   read

 
 
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Mega64 and Cliffy B 'honor' Warren Spector

During GDC, developer Warren Spector was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award. To pay tribute to a man who has brought so much love and joy in the world, Mega64 teamed up with Cliff Bleszinski for a short video retrospective on Mr. ...   read

 
 
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MechWarrior Online: Mech on Mech on Mech action

It's the simple pleasures in life that I enjoy the most. Getting a free meal, breaking wind without anyone noticing and watching giant Mechs tearing each other to metal shreds. In this explosive MechWarrior Online trailer an Atlas, Jenner ...   read

 
 
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Hands-on with the new Spec-Ops levels in Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty Elite Premium Members on the Xbox 360 side will be getting a brand new multiplayer/survival map plus two new Spec-Ops missions tomorrow. This content, along with the three previously released maps, will all be available in a b...   read

 
 
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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 that aims to ex...   read

 
 
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The DTOID Show: GDC 2012 Wrap-up!

Did you catch today's live Destructoid Show? We're all thoroughly exhausted from GDC, but Hamza Aziz, Jordan Devore, and Conrad Zimmerman were good sports and stopped by the studio for some good old-fashioned video game discussion. Today's...   read

 
 
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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 history behind Nous' ...   read

 
 
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GDC: We pitched Devolver Digital some stupid game ideas

Devolver Digital came to the Game Developers Conference this week with an open call to all game designers to pitch them with game ideas. Our own Max Scoville caught wind of this, tracked down their bus, and forced the Devolver guys to ...   read

 
 
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GDC: Tony Hawk talks Tony Hawk HD

Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk was hanging out in San Francisco this week for the Game Developers Conference showing off Tony Hawk HD. Our tall freak of nature Max Scoville got a chance to talk with the man himself where they ...   read

 
 
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GDC: Tribes: Ascend to release in April

With the open beta for Tribes: Ascend going strong, Hi-Rez Studios announced today that the free-to-play first-person shooter has secured an April 12 release date. To go alongside this news, the team put together a parody trailer titled "L...   read

 
 
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GDC: War of the Roses trailer shows first gameplay

Conceptually, Fat Shark's War of the Roses sounds promising. Team-based skirmishes using bows and swords, tiered skill trees, and player leveling -- yup, this has the potential to turn out quite well. This week at GDC, Paradox Interactive ...   read

 
 
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Experts Debate: Max and Tara talk with videogame analysts

GDC is in town and that means all the industry's leading experts are in San Francisco to talk videogames. Two of whom are Kevin Dent (who works with developers to fund their games), and Jesse Divnich of EEDAR. They talk about a myriad of t...   read

 
 


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