GDC 09: Gaming's really big show

roundup The San Francisco conference may well be the world's largest gathering of game developers, the place to keep an ear to the ground and to get business done.

roundup It's not as flashy as E3, but GDC in San Francisco may well be the world's largest gathering of game developers, the place to keep an ear to the ground and to get business done.

The Atari 2600: Still schooling game designers

Author and professor Ian Bogost explains how the iconic '70s- and '80s-era game console can be used to inspire today's game designers.
(Posted in Gaming and Culture by Daniel Terdiman)
March 30, 2009 4:00 AM PDT

Intel details future graphics chip

At GDC, engineers spell out the inner workings and target markets for Larrabee, Intel's first graphics chip in over a decade.
(Posted in Nanotech: The Circuits Blog by Brooke Crothers)
March 27, 2009 11:30 AM PDT

Lessons to glean from social gaming

At GDC, game developers analyze successful social games to glean some insight into what the playing public really wants.
(Posted in Gaming and Culture by Daniel Terdiman)
March 27, 2009 4:00 AM PDT

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GDC: A view from above

Zoom in to this panoramic photo to get an up-close look at the gaming industry event of the year.
(Posted in Gaming and Culture by James Martin)
March 26, 2009 12:34 PM PDT

God of War III spotted, filmed

Shown off behind closed doors at the Game Developer's Conference was God of War III, a hopeful "system seller" for the PS3.
(Posted in Crave by Dan Ackerman)
March 26, 2009 8:41 AM PDT

iGoogle gets video game makers in on the action

The iGoogle start pages get officially sanctioned gaming themes and possibly a more social way to play games with friends.
• Google's Marissa Mayer on video games
• Photos: iGoogle gets its game on
(Posted in Webware by Josh Lowensohn)
March 25, 2009 11:47 PM PDT

Tough task: Designing a game about your 'first time'

GDC's annual Game Design Challenge had top designers duking it out for honors. This year's topic: losing one's virginity.
(Posted in Gaming and Culture by Daniel Terdiman)
March 25, 2009 6:08 PM PDT

EA Mobile bringing Madden,Wolfenstein to iPhone

Over a dozen of EA's most popular titles will get a makeover for the iPhone this year as the company continues to invest in titles for the App Store.
(Posted in Apple by Tom Krazit)
March 25, 2009 12:52 PM PDT

Nintendo's Iwata talks games, Wii storage

Many had been hoping for major announcements, but the Nintendo president did unveil three new titles and SD storage and auto-game loading for the Wii.
(Posted in Gaming and Culture by Daniel Terdiman)
March 25, 2009 12:00 PM PDT

DSiWare: Pricing, browser, promotion revealed

Nintendo has just announced details about the DSi Shop, DSiWare, and the online store's pricing structure.
• Nintendo Wii storage solution is here
(Posted in Crave by Jeff Bakalar)
March 25, 2009 10:15 AM PDT

Motion control for the Xbox 360: Gametrak Freedom

Performance Designed Products is bringing motion control to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
(Posted in Crave by Jeff Bakalar)
March 25, 2009 10:41 AM PDT

Mozilla, graphics group seek to build 3D Web

Khronos Group establishs a group to standardize how Web apps can use accelerated 3D graphics. Expect a draft specification and maybe a Firefox plug-in within a year.
(Posted in Webware by Stephen Shankland)
March 24, 2009 3:09 PM PDT

Intel's 'GPA' points to Larrabee

Behind the release this week of Intel graphics software looms Larrabee, Intel's future graphics chip.
(Posted in Nanotech: The Circuits Blog by Brooke Crothers)
March 24, 2009 12:35 PM PDT

What I want to see at GDC

The Game Developers Conference is in full swing. Don Reisinger has some ideas about what developers should be discussing for the future--and the good--of the industry.
(Posted in The Digital Home by Don Reisinger)
March 24, 2009 10:24 AM PDT

Zeebo launches 3G wireless gaming console

Qualcomm-backed Zeebo plans to begin shipping the device to Brazil next month, and eventually is aiming for users in markets where Internet access is limited or slow.
(Posted in Webware by Dawn Kawamoto)
March 24, 2009 7:53 AM PDT

OnLive could threaten Xbox, PS3, and Wii

A new digital distribution system promises high-quality streaming of first-run major publisher games to many Macs and PCs. The approach has the potential to endanger the existing console model.
(Posted in Gaming and Culture by Daniel Terdiman)
March 23, 2009 10:42 PM PDT

Lenovo ThinkStations think green

Refreshed ThinkStations get upgraded processors, graphics cards, and green credentials. They're also powering a new virtual customer service world called eLounge.
(Posted in Crave by Erica Ogg)
March 23, 2009 9:00 PM PDT

ARM 'Mali' game chip--4 cores to go

ARM, the U.K. company that quietly designs chips used in cell phones worldwide, wants you to know that it's in the gaming business too.
(Posted in Nanotech: The Circuits Blog by Brooke Crothers)
March 23, 2009 1:15 PM PDT

Why GDC matters more than ever

With the recession looming over even the resilient video games industry, this week's confab in San Francisco comes at an opportune time.
(Posted in Gaming and Culture by Daniel Terdiman)
March 23, 2009 12:00 PM PDT

 

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