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Tyranny is Obsidian's new RPG in the Pillars-style

Now that it has been thoroughly expanded, Pillars of Eternity can be left to sit and digest while folks work on that Triple Crown achievement. In the meantime, though, Obsidian has a new game in the Pillars of Eternity style called Tyranny...   read

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Sony's virtual reality hat Morpheus coming to PlayStation 4 in 2016

In the last month or so, invitations to various virtual reality headset demonstrations have made up a huge chunk of my inbox. GDC is into virtual reality.  I worry someone will pull some garish box out of their bag this week, run up to...   read

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Oxenfree is bringing some flair to new-school adventure games

Last year a group of former Telltale and Disney employees came together to form Night School Studio. At GDC this morning, the indie developer unveiled its first project, "supernatural teen thriller" Oxenfree. The studio's Telltale DNA is r...   read

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Liege is like chess, but with more face-stabbery

Coda Games' sole developer John Rhee just uploaded a revealing new pre-expo teaser for his Kickstarter-funded SRPG trilogy, Liege. In it, we get to see the most recent gameplay footage of the elegant, turn-based/tactical combat mechan...   read

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Preview: Totem

A head in the poles: Project Totem is platforming fun

Press Play proved it can make a platformer with Max and the Curse of Brotherhood, but it wasn't meant to test your muscle memory and invite speed running. It was a colorful adventure with some charm and plenty of stopping for to draw with t...   read

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The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit

A new alternative controller exhibit made its debut at GDC this year. Amazing selections from 14 independent teams were shown at ALT.CTRL.GDC on the GDC show floor yesterday, and every one of them had my imagination running. Everything from...   read

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Musclecat Showdown is a game where you strike beefy cat poses

Along with Push Me Pull You, I got to finally see what Musclecat Showdown was all about. And. It. Was. Glorious. You and another muscle bound cat have to strike your owners requested poses, and the person that's able to do them the best win...   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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Get wet with Rain

Rain is another feather in Sony's cap of new IP

Keeping in line with the offbeat and interesting games that come from SCE Japan Studio, we have Rain. It’s being developed by Japan Studio, Acquire (Tenchu, Sumioni), and PlayStation C.A.M.P. (Tokyo Jungle, Echo Chrome) for the PS3 th...   read


Here's a closer look at the PS4 controller and camera

Here on the GDC expo floor, Sony is showing off the PS4 controller behind glass. Before nose smears and fingerprints smudged up the glass, I took these shots. Not close enough? Sorry. This is as good as I could do. You'll see some of the po...   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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Muramasa for Vita is amazing, plays great

God damn this game is pretty. Vanillaware’s 2009 Wii title Muramasa: The Demon Blade inevitably pops up in just about any discussion of the best Wii games. It’s sitting on my shelf, snug in its shrink wrap, because I simply don&...   read

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Fish Out of Water
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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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Wing Commander creator returns to space sims in a big way

We knew that Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts was getting back into game development, although the specifics weren't so clear until now. At GDC Online today in Austin, he revealed what the project is all about in less conceptual, trust-...   read


Preview: Trying to make sense of Datura

Datura is one of those games that compels you to share your in-game experience with friends as if you're telling a grand story about some meaningful feat you accomplished. For me personally, it tends to be exploration-centric games like Fal...   read


Preview: Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit

Arkedo Studio made a name for itself with a series of games released on the Xbox Live Indie Game channel. Since the studio is best known for its platformers, it is only natural that Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit would be an extensi...   read


Shooting shirtless zombies in The House of the Dead 4

Upon first seeing The House of the Dead 4 playing on loop in a hotel nearby GDC 2012 proper, I pondered whether or not I had played the game before. Seeing as how I haven't made any trips to Japan, ever, it quickly became clear that no, I h...   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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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


Keiji Inafune drew funny doodles for a GDC presentation

Fez developer Phil Fish said some things about the Japanese games industry the other day. People gave him flack, but he wasn't the first one to air such grievances. Former Capcom R&D head Keiji Inafune has been saying this stuff for yea...   read


GDC: Quantic Dream shows off new prototype video 'Kara'

Yesterday at a Quantic Dream's GDC session about motion capture called, "Virtual Actors and Emotion in Games," David Cage revealed a new prototype video in the vein of 2000's "Casting Call" for the future of motion capturing. The video hint...   read


GDC: MoH: Warfighter multiplayer inspired by FIFA

Along with the Battlefield 3 expansion reveals, Electronic Arts gave some more details on Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Greg Goodrich, executive producer on the series, came on stage to talk about how the new game will be ...   read


GDC: Someone put up pictures of Gabe Newell EVERYWHERE

Dale North, Steven Hansen and I just got finished at the Game Developers Conference today here in San Francisco and on the way home we happened across a picture of Gabe Newell's face at the corner of 4th and Howard St. We got a good laugh o...   read

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GDC: Maxis announces SimCity for PC in 2013

During the EA Game Changers event at the 2012 Game Developers Conference, Maxis announced SimCity. It'll be coming to PC in 2013, which clearly isn't soon enough. Curvy roads were announced first, much to the applause of the audience. This...   read

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