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Coronavirus concerns bump Chinese attendees from GDC 2020

Coronavirus concerns bump Chinese attendees from GDC 2020

About 10 companies that had planned to attend are based in China
The DeanBeat: Two gaming shows undergo big changes

The DeanBeat: Two gaming shows undergo big changes

E3 and Dice always produce some of the biggest moments of the year for the video game industry. But they're undergoing changes that are worth discussing.

Strict visa rules are still keeping game devs out of the US

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Foundation awards scholarships each year to up-and-coming artists, writers and programmers from around the world. The scholarships offer passes to

Strict visa rules are still keeping game devs out of the US

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Foundation awards scholarships each year to up-and-coming artists, writers and programmers from around the world. The scholarships offer passes to
Why confidence in VR is rising — and Oculus Quest is to thank

Why confidence in VR is rising — and Oculus Quest is to thank

Developers surveyed ahead of GDC 2020 appear to have more faith in VR
GDC survey: Game devs favor unionization, PC, and next-gen consoles

GDC survey: Game devs favor unionization, PC, and next-gen consoles

The GDC's annual survey found that 54% of game developers now favor unionization, compared to 47% in the survey from a year ago.
Chinese Film Giants Unwind Troublesome Share Stakes

Chinese Film Giants Unwind Troublesome Share Stakes

Chinese film studio, Huayi Brothers is selling off its entire interest in GDC, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of cinema management and digital projection systems. Separately, Alibaba is to
Epic Games CEO Says it Will Still Sign Exclusivity Deals With Steam Games

Epic Games CEO Says it Will Still Sign Exclusivity Deals With Steam Games

Just two weeks after the head of the Epic Game Store and the director of Epic’s publishing strategy said the company would eventually stop courting exclusives, especially ones that were already
Inspired by ‘Oldboy,’ ‘Katana Zero’ Delivers ‘Hypnotic Zen of Violence’

Inspired by ‘Oldboy,’ ‘Katana Zero’ Delivers ‘Hypnotic Zen of Violence’

Askiisoft’s Justin Stander has been making games — essentially on his own — since he was 13. But he says “Katana Zero” is his first substantial creation. And it’s a doozy. A neo-noir action
‘Bloodroots’ is a  Pulsing, Bloody Jackie-Chan Inspired Action Game

‘Bloodroots’ is a Pulsing, Bloody Jackie-Chan Inspired Action Game

“Bloodroots” is an over-the-top kill-fest meant to be played on repeat that took its pulsating pacing inspiration from music videos. “I come from a cinema background and used to work on music videos,”
Oculus on the Sort of Features an ‘Oculus Rift 2’ Would Need

Oculus on the Sort of Features an ‘Oculus Rift 2’ Would Need

Jason Rubin can envision an Oculus Rift 2, how Facebook’s virtual reality headset would need to evolve to earn a number, rather than a letter after its name. And it’s clearly much more than what the
‘Conan Unconquered’ Leans on Tower Defense to Stand Out Among RTS Games

‘Conan Unconquered’ Leans on Tower Defense to Stand Out Among RTS Games

Funcom’s “Conan Unconquered” isn’t the kind of real-time strategy game that comes to mind when you picture “Starcraft II.” There’s no campaign, multiplayer is strictly cooperative, and you can pause
Head of Google Stadia Discusses the Reality of its Dream

Head of Google Stadia Discusses the Reality of its Dream

Google’s greatest promise with Stadia is that it frees video games from boxes, unhinging the imagination of creators, of players, of streamers in a way never possible before in the roughly four-decade
‘Dance Central VR’ Coming to Oculus Quest as Launch Title

‘Dance Central VR’ Coming to Oculus Quest as Launch Title

“Dance Central” doesn’t sound like something that should work in virtual reality, let alone work well. And while some concessions were necessary to make it work, “Dance Central VR” is an excellent
March Mindfulness 2019: Gamers take their turn

March Mindfulness 2019: Gamers take their turn

March Mindfulness is our new series that examines the explosive growth in mindfulness and meditation technology — culminating in Mashable's groundbreaking competitive meditation bracket contest.

We put our hands all over the weirdest game controllers of the year

Plus, eat a puzzle game, feed book pages to a robot, and sit on a couch... from hell.
Death, Guns and Bananas in ‘My Friend Pedro’

Death, Guns and Bananas in ‘My Friend Pedro’

“My Friend Pedro” is an orchestra of body-bending, bullet-spewing violence orchestrated by a talking banana. The Nintendo Switch and Windows PC title started out as Flash game in 2014, but developer
‘Darkwood’ Delivers Surreal Horror to Nintendo Switch

‘Darkwood’ Delivers Surreal Horror to Nintendo Switch

“Darkwood” is the sort of game you might not expect to find on the Nintendo Switch: It’s dark, violent, and immensely unsettling. But the top-down survival horror title is also an excellent fit for
Donald Bell reports on the DIY game goodness from the alt.ctrl showcase at GDC

Donald Bell reports on the DIY game goodness from the alt.ctrl showcase at GDC

Our friend Donald Bell put together an excellent little tour of some of the game designs from the alt.ctrl showcase at last week's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. And here's a handy
Oxford Researcher Blames ESA Reaction For Prolonged Gaming Addiction Crisis

Oxford Researcher Blames ESA Reaction For Prolonged Gaming Addiction Crisis

Regulation, sin taxes, and fines are coming for the game industry globally, and you can thank the Entertainment Software Association’s mishandling of concerns raised about addiction for that,