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February2016

  • News Pokémon Go Showcase Session Confirmed for GDC in March

    Developer Niantic to provide an in-depth look

    One of the year's biggest events for the development community will take place from 14th-18th March (public expo from 16th March) with GDC (Game Developers Conference) in San Francisco. Thousands of developers and industry professionals will descend on the city for a series of events, networking sessions...

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March2013

  • News ZombiU Developers Talk Permadeath And Protagonists

    Giving new meaning to "silent protagonist"

    At this year's GDC, Ubisoft Montpellier gave a post-mortem discussion on their Wii U launch title, ZombiU, discussing the genesis of the game and the unique approach they took to involving the player in the story. First shown at E3 2011 as the darkly comical Killer Freaks From Outer Space, story design...

April2009

  • News Some WiiWare Developers Won't Get Paid

    It seems that being an independent WiiWare developer isn't all it's cracked up to be for some.

    According to Gamasutra publisher and Independent Game Festival chairman Simon Carless, Nintendo has a threshold in place that determines whether or not an independent developer is paid for their game release. Carless goes on to say that this number is in the neighborhood of mid-quadruple digits for..

  • News Is Game Design Art? Great Designers Say 'Not Really'

    At a GDC 2009 roundtable with renowned designers, Art seems to be a dirty word

    It’s a debate that has raged for centuries: Do video games constitute art? Ok, maybe not centuries, but it seems like a while. Personally, I say ‘yeah, of course it is!’, but I’m not the creator of games that have been hailed as art by so many. At this years...

March2009

  • News GDC 2009: The Best Of The Rest

    A recap of all the third-party news and announcements for Nintendo consoles from this year's Global Developers' Conference.

    Sotoru Iwata's keynote speech at this year's Global Devopers' Conference revealed more than a couple of exciting projects for Nintendo fans to look forward to in the coming months. It's not just the Big N who came to the party, however; third-party developers both independent..

  • News Capcom Mum Regarding Virtual Console Arcade Plans

    While Capcom has now fully admitted that they knew about the Virtual Console Arcade long before the announcement was made, they've decided to remain quiet as far as what their plans are for supporting the service.

    Below is a statement made by Capcom Corporate Officer/VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development Christian Svensson regarding Capcom's thoughts on Nintendo's recent announcements..

  • News Publisher Deep Silver shows the Adult fare we've been itching for

    A new Horror Thriller, Cursed Mountain (Wii) and the long missing Duke Nukem (DS) Platforming style

    At this year's GDC publisher Deep Silver held a small, exclusive press screening to showcase it's upcoming titles including the new horror title Cursed Mountain (Wii) and Duke Nukem: Critical Mass (DS). Cursed Mountain is a Wii exclusive and a welcome one for those that've been itching for some more..

  • News Nintendo's GDC '09 Keynote At-A-Glance

    For those unable to keep up, an overview of the stories and announcements made during Satoru Iwata's keynote speech.

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata dropped more than a few bombshells today during his keynote speech at the Game Developers' Conference in San Francisco - some surprising, some predicted months ago, all exciting news for Nintendo fans. Here's a look at all the announcements in brief:..

  • News The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

    Earlier today at GDC 2009 Satoru Iwata announced a brand new Zelda game for the DS, Spirit Tracks.

    The new The Legend of Zelda™: Spirit Tracks game that Iwata announced will utilize the intuitive touch control of Phantom Hourglass in an all new adventure that will please longtime Zelda™ fans while keeping the game accessible to all DS owners. The concept behind this Zelda game includes..

March2007

  • News GDC: Super Mario Galaxy Trailer!

    Nintendo release a new Super Mario Galaxy trailer at this years Game Developers Conference, Mario is back and better than ever!

    Check out this new video fresh from the GDC in San Francisco, Miyamoto also announced that the game "would be available this year" lets just hope that includes an English speaking region! We've also added a handful of new screenshots released by Nintendo

  • News Shigeru Miyamoto Address Game Developers Conference

    Today Nintendo-san Miyamoto shared his "Creative Vision" as he gave his Keynote speech at the 2007 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

    Miymoto started off by announcing that his speech would be "a very different kind of keynote, a personal experience" and boy was he right, he even showed a bunch of his own photos using the Photo Channel on the Wii console, first off showing his very own..

  • News Nintendo's GDC Line Up

    Nintendo shows off some of its latest games at the Games Developer Conference in San Francisco.

    Reggie and co have six new titles on show for the attendees. Four for Wii and two for DS, here's some information about the titles and when they expect them to be released in the US. Big Brain Academy 15 new activities challenge brains in five categories: memory, analysis, number crunching, visual..

  • News Game Developers Conference 2007

    It's that time of year again - all the top games developers flock to San Francisco for the annual conference.

    Whilst this event doesn't often lead to any exciting announcements for average gamers, this years Game Developers Conference will see a keynote speech by the legendary man himself, Shigeru Miyamoto, the main man behind Nintendo's continued success. "In his keynote address at the 2007..

March2006

  • News Iwata Keynote Transcript

    Nintendo have released a transcript of Satoru Iwata's Games Developers Conference speech yesterday.

    Just in case you were interested in exactly what the Nintendo president had to say, we've received a full length transcript of the keynote speech, delivered yesterday. "Thank you so much for giving me the honor of speaking before you again this year. In my job, I have to talk to a lot of people,..

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