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Blue Estate is switching the gesture controls of Leap Motion for the gyroscopic functions of the DualShock 4, after developer HeSaw revealed it's bringing the on-rails shooter to the PS4. HeSaw is showcasing the PS4 version at GDC this week, and revealed on Twitter it's bring the former Leap Motion...

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If you're of a certain age or just an enthusiast of gaming's past, The History of Nintendo booth at this year's GDC is a veritable treasure trove of nostalgia. While other booths will have fancy-dan virtual reality devices of the future, this booth has the true master, the Virtual Boy, waiting to...

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This is "the most elegant" Bounden dance routine that took place at GDC, according to Game Oven designer Adriaan de Jongh and producer Eline Muijres. Sure, they may say that to every person who grabs the other half of de Jongh's iPhone, but it still feels special. Bounden is a two-player game...

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With its teaser trailer, This War of Mine presents a world ensnared in combat, but focuses its lens on the civilians caught in the middle of the brutal conflict. "In war, not everyone is a soldier," the ominous video notes, featuring huddled civilians within a building as uniformed soldiers battle ...

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Ubisoft is currently promoting the visual and practical strengths of its "Snowdrop" engine, an always-on real-time development toolset built for Tom Clancy's The Division. Given the primary audience attending the Game Developers Conference, Ubisoft is focusing more on the engine than the post-apo...

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It's weird to see tetrominoes – the boxy shapes we usually associate with Tetris – outside of their natural habitat. That's exactly what Tetropolis is about, though: a world obsessed with puzzle games, and the pieces that just aren't good enough. Tetropolis stars a defective tetromino...

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Metrico is a platformer about bar graphs, pie charts, statistics and angles, asking players to repeat motions in order to shrink and grow their surroundings and advance through various vague landscapes. It's minimalistic and the presentation is concise – your character (a boy or girl) is a si...

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Currently, any game on the Android-powered Ouya microconsole must be free in some way, shape or form, be it a free demo or free to play business model. That situation is set to change next month, when the Little Console That Could drops its free-to-try requirement. Polygon reports that Ouya head...

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FTL: Faster Than Light creators Justin Ma and Matthew Davis are a couple of mellow developers. Like, super chill. The pair are prepping to put a big red bow on FTL with the Advanced Edition and go on whatever journey comes next. Davis is contemplating doing a board game and Ma is looking to live in...

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FTL: Advanced Edition on iPad aims for parity with the desktop version, and it includes the full game plus the massive expansion hitting PC soon – and it will cost the same as the PC game, $10. Co-founders of FTL studio Subset Games, Matthew Davis and Justin Ma, recognize that for a mobile ga...

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Barry Collins is a freelance artist and 14-year veteran of the video game industry who's been singlehandedly working on his passion project, Ashen Rift. During GDC he showed us a demo he put together in five months of the spartan post-apocalyptic survival shooter, which revolves around a man an...

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The Game Developers Conference in San Francisco is going on now, and Joystiq is checking out every game, trying out every piece of new tech, walking every inch of the show floor, and eating every piece of pizza - yes, every piece - from the concession stands so that we can bring you the best news, ...

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Though it borrows a superficial structure from Super Smash Bros., upcoming indie multiplayer game BitBrawlers sets itself apart by giving players the ability to customize their combat. According to developer Tiny Build Games, BitBrawlers offers players the chance to customize abilities, weap...

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Following the flatulence-laden release of South Park: The Stick of Truth, developer Obsidian Entertainment has revealed a new explosive game. Armored Warfare is the company's first foray into the wild world of free-to-play games and features modern tank battles. Armored Warfare is being pub...

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Andy Schatz is doing it again. Monaco seemed to linger in development limbo forever because it received attention from the IGF early in its production process. In reality, it took 3.5 years to come out. Schatz's new project, codenamed Armada, is a vague concept at this point: He has a clear visi...

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