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In a statement released by the International Game Developer's Association recently, the group called California's controversial game bill "oppressive censorship, singling out one form of expression based only on popular myth and biased research." The response came just days after the US Supreme Cou...

May 3rd 2010 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Last month, a group of online game developers (from companies like Turbine and Vivox, and even a board candidate for the Independent Game Developers Association) met with the FCC to argue for Internet neutrality, and against Internet Service Providers offering premium access and bandwidth to paying...

February 5th 2010 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Grab your mason jars and pectin, because it's time to make another batch of "Mario Mulberry." Oh, right, this is about the IGDA's Global Game Jam. Specifically that the annual event -- during which individuals and teams jam for 48 hours to make a game from scratch -- is right around the corner. In...

January 19th 2010 at 2:15am 0 Comments
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While we've yet to hear anything from Rockstar Games surrounding the repeated allegations of mismanagement and overwork of employees at its San Diego, Vancouver, and New York City studios, the International Game Developers Association has issued a statement denouncing the claimed actions by Rocksta...

January 15th 2010 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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Jason Della Rocca, former executive director of the International Game Developers Association just put out an interesting editorial at GamesIndustry.biz. He talks about the importance of having great ideas for games versus the ability to actually execute them. This piece is written about the gaming...

August 25th 2009 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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There are plenty of organizations representing all aspects of the gaming universe. Professionals have the Entertainment Software Association, regular Joes have the Entertainment Consumers Association, and lonely, lonely gamers have NerdPassions.com. However, who's tending to the needs of the indust...

April 16th 2009 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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There's new corporate-level drama in the ongoing tale of the two upcoming Chinese Game Developers Conferences. The International Game Developers Association has removed any mention of China GDC from its website and canceled plans for members to receive a ten percent discount on admission to the even...

April 16th 2009 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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We've mentioned a rather unique approach that the Fallen Earth team is taking to promote their upcoming post-apocalyptic MMO, a national tour across key cities in the United States. The Fallen Earth publicity tour began in North Carolina last month, meeting with the International Game Developers Ass...

March 18th 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The team at Fallen Earth are trying something a bit different to promote their post-apocalyptic MMO this year. They're actually taking the game on a national tour across key cities in the US to get the word out and let potential players get a better look at what their game has to offer.This tour ki...

February 26th 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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38 Studios, the best, most awesome MMO developer to have never announced a game, fired out a press release this afternoon, revealing that they have hired Jennifer MacLean as their new VP of Business Development. And for good reason too; Jennifer has a pretty impressive pedigree. In addition to being...

March 19th 2008 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Today's session of the Preserving Games panel dealt mostly with the issue of preserving not-games. More specifically, game-related material in the possession of developers -- design documents, contracts, notes, emails, and any minutiae that they may not even realize is worth keeping. This also went...

February 22nd 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments