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Use the GDC 2019 Session Scheduler to get the most out of your show!

7 hours 32 min ago

Conference organizers encourage you to take advantage of the free GDC 2019 Session Scheduler to lay out our week at the show in an intuitive, easy-to-navigate fashion. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

PS4-exclusive Dreams is launching into early access this spring

7 hours 42 min ago

Fresh off the end of the game's public beta, Media Molecule has announced that Dreams will be launching into early access on the PlayStation 4 this spring. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Tencent introduces streaming rules to stay on the up-and-up with Chinese law

19 February 2019 - 1:12pm

Tencent has announced a handful of rules for streamers playing Tencent games, a move that aims to keep the company on the right side of Chinese regulations that recently went into effect. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Organizers of unsanctioned Fortnite festival facing lawsuit from Epic Games

19 February 2019 - 11:34am

Epic Games has issued a claim against Exciting Events, the organizers of a recent and unsanctioned Fortnite festival hosted in the UK over the weekend.  ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

The Making of GDC: What are Community Spaces, anyway??

19 February 2019 - 10:45am

In this "Making of GDC" blog post, GM Katie Stern opens up about the process of establishing "Community Spaces" at GDC, and what organizers are doing to help attendees find their place at the show. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Wizards of the Coast shares community-building tips at GDC 2019!

18 February 2019 - 9:33am

Come to GDC 2019 and learn how to more effectively build communities for your games and market your brand on a variety of platforms, direct from the Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons people! ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Video Game Deep Cuts: A Romance Crackdown, Wu-Tang Style

17 February 2019 - 7:48pm

This week's highlights include a piece on Chinese romance games for women, new titles from Crackdown 3 through Metro Exodus to Anthem, and the weird history that led to the Wu-Tang fighting game. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Oxford study finds no link between violent video games and teen aggression

15 February 2019 - 1:25pm

The study looked at data surrounding British teens and notes that, unlike previous research into the potential link, the hypothesis, methods, and analysis technique were publicly registered ahead of the actual research. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Watch GDC 2019 speakers (try to) pitch their talks to you in 60 seconds or less!

15 February 2019 - 9:01am

Produced for the fourth year running, these 'Flash Forward' videos are always great encapsulations of what makes GDC talks great: they're fun, lovable, and surprisingly informative! ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Apex Legends already beat Fortnite's single-day viewership record on Twitch

14 February 2019 - 12:44pm

Respawn's free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends clocked 8.28 million hours of Twitch viewership on February 12, just 8 days after the game first launched ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Ubisoft isn't worried about an influx of new games stealing Rainbow Six Siege's thunder

14 February 2019 - 11:11am

The company totes strong player engagement as one noticeable sign that its games had some staying power throughout a competitive holiday season. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Video: How to invite player creativity through game mechanics

13 February 2019 - 1:55pm

At GDC 2017 game designer Holly Gramazio shares a dozen different ways games can encourage player creativity, as well as some guidance on how to make your players feel comfortable being creative! ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Learn how machine learning can help you make better games at GDC 2019

12 February 2019 - 12:53pm

Machine learning is changing the way we make games, and GDC 2019 the place to be if you want to better understand how ML can be applied across different disciplines to help you build better games! ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Layden recalls PS3 'Icarus moment,' looks ahead to expanding PlayStation's audience

12 February 2019 - 11:01am

At DICE Summit 2019, Shawn Layden offered a brief survey of PlayStation's past, present, and future, and touted a "quality above all" approach to shipping video games. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Konami ends sale of in-game currency for PES 2019 in Belgium

12 February 2019 - 10:34am

The decision aims to make Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 compliant with the Belgian Gaming Commission†™s laws against loot boxes. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Activision offers to refund some Guitar Hero Live players following GHTV shutdown

11 February 2019 - 11:08am

Activision has outlined how Guitar Hero Live players can apply for a voluntary refund, as long as they purchased the game after December 2017. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Apex Of Legends, Observing The Sunless Skies

10 February 2019 - 8:48pm

This week's highlights include interviews on the much-vaunted Apex Legends, info on AI thriller Observation & the loneliness of Sunless Skies, as well as Russian Doll, Art Sqool, and lots more. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Respawn played with muted mics to get Apex Legends' smart comms system just right

7 February 2019 - 12:56pm

Apex Legends' smart comms ping system allows rapid and precise communication without the use of a microphone or text chat. Here's how playtesting helped make that system possible. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

AI are learning common sense through Pictionary

6 February 2019 - 1:00pm

Researchers over at Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence have developed an AI program that can play both sides of Pictionary. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

EA has a subscription service for 'another major platform' in the works

6 February 2019 - 11:25am

Electronic Arts already runs subscribe-for-access game libraries through the PC†™s Origin Access and the Xbox One†™s EA Access, and the company has another due out this year. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design