Five Highlights of the Game Developers Conference This Year

Now that the Game Developers Conference is over, our GDC cartoonist Elizabeth Simins is here to tell us about the top five things she experienced while at the conference. » 3/21/14 8:45pm 3/21/14 8:45pm

Games Shows Are The Worst Place To Play Games

The Game Developers Conference is mostly for talks and parties, but there are still games to play. Yet despite GDC being a smaller, more casual affair than stuff like E3, it's not exactly the ideal place to experience a creative work. » 3/20/14 9:00pm 3/20/14 9:00pm

Borderlands 2 on the PS Vita looks... pretty much like you'd expect. Courtesy of YouTuber AtomixVG, here's four minutes' worth of footage of the portable version of Gearbox's loot-happy shooter, straight from this year's Game Developers Conference. Vid's above, enjoy. » 3/20/14 6:30am 3/20/14 6:30am

The Shortest Video Game Interview You'll Ever Need To Read

Our GDC cartoonist Elizabeth Simins got to interview Peter Molyneux earlier today. Most Peter Molyneux interviews you will see involve loads of text, or video, or audio. This one involves a comic. » 3/19/14 9:00pm 3/19/14 9:00pm

GDC Can Be (Almost) Entirely Overwhelming If You've Never Been

The Game Developers Conference isn't like, say, E3. It's not a trade show about upcoming projects, it's a discussion forum, where nobody is ever expected to see or hear everything. That means those attending have choices to make. » 3/18/14 7:00pm 3/18/14 7:00pm

You can now watch the "Hotheaded Developers Rant Back" panel from the Game Developers Conference. Panelists like Eric Zimmerman, Anna Anthropy, Kellee Santiago, Anna Marsh, Naomi Clark and Mitu Khandaker all talked frankly and often rousingly about issues ranging from poor planning to crunch time to racial and gender… » 5/06/13 4:30pm 5/06/13 4:30pm

The fantastic #1ReasonToBe Game Developers Conference panel is now available to watch for free online. Brenda Romero, Robin Hunicke, Elizabeth Sampat, Mattie Brice, Leigh Alexander and Kim McAuliffe each shared stories of working as women in the video game industry in a galvanizing, often emotional panel that was… » 4/22/13 9:45pm 4/22/13 9:45pm

And Then The Video Game Industry Woke Up

The 2013 Game Developers Conference is over. The chatter of the show floor has faded, the bathroom lines have evaporated, and the various stacked hangovers have worn off. The week still feels like something of a blur, but squint your eyes just so, filter out the noise and the music and the glowing laptop monitors, and… » 4/01/13 8:00pm 4/01/13 8:00pm

Sad You Weren't At GDC? Me Too. Let's Take A Virtual Tour Of All The…

This year's Game Developers Conference is about to end today, leaving behind great panel discussions and announcements, and also a lot of other cool stuff that was not shown on any stream. » 3/29/13 8:00pm 3/29/13 8:00pm

Tim Schafer Is Very 80s, And So Are These Other Movers And Shakers

This week at the Game Developers Conference iam8bit put together a great photo shoot opportunity for attendees where you could get done up in 80s fashion. They even had hair and makeup on hand to put it all together. The results are nothing short of fantastic. » 3/29/13 5:29pm 3/29/13 5:29pm

Take A Look At How Hotline Miami Plays On The PlayStation Vita

This spring, Vita owners will be able to play Hotline Miami. That much we know. But what does the game look like in action on the portable? » 3/28/13 2:00pm 3/28/13 2:00pm

They Want To Let You Smell Your Video Games

If gamers have a favorite buzzword, I'd say it's "immersion." We want to be immersed in the games we play, we want the experience to envelop us as best it can. To that end we've had motion controls, virtual reality—things that enhance our experience by involving more of our senses. But smell? Smell is mostly off the… » 3/27/13 7:30pm 3/27/13 7:30pm

QWOP Creator Ponders: What If A Game Remained Free So Long As You…

Sound crazy? The idea comes from the Game Developers Conference, during an "Indie Soapbox" where developers took the stage to talk about indie game development. Ben Foddy, who is behind the ever-ridiculous QWOP, had some out-there ideas about how people pay for games—but that's what makes them rad. » 3/27/13 3:30pm 3/27/13 3:30pm

These Games With Donut Whales and Robot Pickles Should Be A Real Thing

The Game Developers Conference sees a lot of creativity and interesting ideas pass through the halls of the convention center it's hosted at. Production company iam8bit put together their own creative project that spawned some abstract and quirky game ideas.

Using oversized fridge magnets—you know, the ones with… » 3/29/12 12:00pm 3/29/12 12:00pm

How Stretching Your Thumbs Could Make Your Games Feel Better

The University of Utah News Center reported today that their engineers are hard at work developing a new video game peripheral that stretches the skin on your thumbs. » 3/05/12 6:30pm 3/05/12 6:30pm

WTPT: Eat Humans And Fend Off Sharks In Depth

Nom nom nom nom human flesh and limbs. That's essentially the crux of indie game Depth » 3/05/12 12:30pm 3/05/12 12:30pm where you can play either as a treasure-hungry diver or a human-hungry shark.

What Does an Academy Award Winning Director Have to Do with EA's Next…

Have you seen EA's Game Changer site? It's slowly ticking down to a live event that will be unveiling a new game during the Game Developers Conference next week. » 2/28/12 9:30pm 2/28/12 9:30pm

OnLive Gains Cred With Free Indie Games Festival Nominees

While members of the video game industry and press are attending the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next week and getting a chance to view the Independent Games Festival awards ceremony on the show floor, OnLive is giving you a chance to feel included, and this very fortunately involves playing games. As… » 2/27/12 9:30pm 2/27/12 9:30pm