Pushing games beyond hard-core gamers

GDC is "by game developers for developers," but attendees will be looking for broader appeal to mainstream consumers, too.

CNET News staff
3 min read
GDC is a conference "by game developers for developers," but attendees will be looking for broader appeal to mainstream consumers, too.

Game designers aim for Nobel Peace Prize

At the Game Developers Conference, three top developers share concepts that aspire to bring world peace.
Photos: Game Design Challenge 2006
March 24, 2006

Showgoers flock to keynote to hear more on 'Spore'

reporters notebook"The Sims" designer gives Game Developers Conference keynote about the origin of his next game.
March 23, 2006

Waiting on Nintendo's Revolution

blog Nintendo president Satoru Iwata proved at the Game Developers Conference that giving gifts is the surest way to make new friends.
March 23, 2006

What's wrong with serious games?

At the Game Developers Conference, hundreds gather to hear serious-games proponents talk about what's wrong with their genre.
March 22, 2006

Sony's PlayStation 3 race

Come November, Sony's PlayStation 3 will hit shelves. Can the console catch up to the Xbox 360?
March 22, 2006

Mobile games coming of age?

On the heels of EA's acquisition of Jamdat, the mobile-games industry holds its breath and seeks huge growth.
March 21, 2006

Microsoft steps up Xbox 360 distribution

Shipments of the gaming consoles to retailers are expected to at least double, software giant says.
March 21, 2006

'Godfather' game heads to stores

Long-awaited shipping of uncharacteristic M-rated game from Electronic Arts boosts publisher's stocks.
March 21, 2006

Let the games begin at GDC

Developers confab to offer up emerging tech, Hollywood insights and new ways to reach the mass market.
March 20, 2006

Does Microsoft have handheld Xbox up its sleeve?

blog While the Origami hype is finally dying down, the rumors of a Microsoft portable gaming device are heating back up.
March 20, 2006

Be Tiger Woods for less than $300

blog With the DancinDogg Personal Golf Simulator, can you get good enough to lose to the boss by only a few strokes?
March 20, 2006

'Mission' movie going mobile first

Distributor of third "Mission: Impossible" film bypasses game consoles in favor of Gameloft's mobile service.
March 20, 2006

Video game therapy--a new frontier

Neurofeedback taps youths' fascination with animation, electronics to sweeten frightening medical treatments.
March 18, 2006

Commentary: Sony wakes up

PS3 and PSP announcements are the first signs that Sony is watching its rivals and responding accordingly.
March 16, 2006

Sony delays PS3 launch to November

Company confirms that it's pushing back the worldwide release date for the game console.
March 15, 2006

Microsoft seeks broad appeal with 'Viva Pinata'

Video game out in time for the holidays will feature animals inspired by Latin American papier-mache figures.
Screenshots: 'Viva Pinata'
March 15, 2006

Sex alive and well in video games

blog One thing became clear after the "Secret Sex Lives of Video Games" panel at SXSW: There has never been a better time to be designing sexually oriented games.
March 14, 2006

The business lessons of 'World of Warcraft'

blog A venture capitalist, blogger and longtime game player from Japan thinks "WoW" is a valuable business tool that can be used to help companies learn how to work better.
March 12, 2006