Backflip Studios takes the addictive formula of the wildly popular Dragonvale, swaps colorful lizards for quirky machine creatures, and guarantees that I'll be obsessing over robot breeding and battling for the next year.
At D.I.C.E. 2012, Bethesda Game Studios' Todd Howard just showed an amazing highlight reel of mods the studio built into The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim during a week-long "game jam" after the game's release. Features like mounted combat, a lycanthropy skill tree, and one enormous mudcrab, the width of the horizon, were…
You won't be able to use a sword in Fable: The Journey. Or a gun.
Fresh off the launch of its first massively multiplayer online game, Might and Magic Heroes Kingdoms, Ubisoft steers its online gaming initiative in a decidedly lighter direction with Petz World.
Start rehearsing your nerdiest Transformer questions, because we've got a bona fide Transformers game developer sitting in the guest chair live on Wednesday's Kotaku Talk Radio. Call in and ask them. I'll have mine ready, for sure.
Before Tecmo and Koei, before Square met Enix, before Namco found Bandai - this chart seeks to catalog the history of game studios - spinoffs, mergers, acquisitions, defections. It's also suitable for posterizing on your laundry room wall.
According to the third annual Game Developer Census, game industry employment in North America has risen slightly in 2009, due in part to new Canadian studios and a rise in social and online gaming developers.
Southpeak had their very own Violette Summer on hand to pose for pictures with fans. But, I was at their booth to check out their game, not the babe.
And the Activision Vivendi trimming continues as the gigantic, Blizzard-infused behemoth trims off the redundant bits and passes them on to the needy companies of the world. Earlier this week Ubisoft made off with Massive Entertainment, and now Codemasters has procured a new Birmingham, England based studio in…