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Make a cup of tea, put on your bunny slippers and curl up with a laptop for Sony Computer Entertainment Japan's press conference at 2AM EDT on Monday, September 9 (7AM BST on Monday; 11PM PDT tonight). This is a PlayStation conference, meaning we can expect some PS4 provisions. It'll be streamed wi...

September 8th 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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The DICE Summit is spreading its wings with an inaugural European conference, in addition to the annual Vegas get-together. Similar to GDC, DICE's first Euro-venture takes place this fall at the Royal Garden Hotel in London. In terms of speakers, DICE Europe will have one of the industry's most pro...

June 7th 2013 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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While there's an abundance of cloud storage services, few of them have dedicated conferences to help developers exploit that online space. Dropbox could well be a vanguard on that front, then -- it just announced its inaugural developer conference, DBX. The initial event takes place on July 9th at...

May 6th 2013 at 4:20pm 0 Comments
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The Wall Street Journal's AllThingsD blog has announced the lineup for its 11th AllThingsD conference happening later this month, and the lead draw is Apple's CEO. Yes, an interview with Tim Cook will headline the show. He appeared at the conference last year to talk about Apple's present and fu...

May 1st 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Although there is no Some Assembly Required in the title, don't let that fool you; today's focus is on one of the founding precepts of this column, player-generated content. It's just not sandboxy player-generated content like we've covered before. Today's special edition explores the PGC propose...

April 8th 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Good news! (Well, at least for my police record.) As it turns out, I didn't have to resort to kidnapping to convince someone from NCsoft to talk to me about Aion at this year's GDC. I swear, Sean Orlikowski, the game's associate producer, came willingly. It does, however, appear that in the fine p...

April 6th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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At a GDC panel titled "Next Generation Character Rendering" last week, research and development staffers at Activision-Blizzard showed off some stunning computer-generated portraits. The catch? They don't represent in-game assets; instead, they showcase the tech behind the graphics. So while the...

April 4th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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When we talk about getting our hands on a game at GDC for a little playtime, we don't usually get to literally grasp said game in our fingers. But that's exactly what happened when I tested out Vendetta Online on an iPad 3; instead of just relating to the space-based sandbox through the standard...

April 3rd 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Acquisition. Though it sounds pretty benign on its own, when used in reference to one developer taking over another, the word can inspire fear in the hearts of gamers. Questions quickly arise about the future of titles that fall on the acquired side of the equation. How will the games and players...

April 3rd 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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MJ returns from her grand GDC adventure, and boy does she have stories to tell! Most of those stories will be to her therapist who will help her overcome the trauma of five days of non-stop interviews, but some of those tales will be related in this podcast. Also, you won't hear her sing the baby...

April 2nd 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments