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

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

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

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