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Violence, gore, style, and a morbid sense of humour permeate Shadows of the Damned, which is exactly what you'd expect from a game boasting the talents of famed Japanese developers Suda51 (No More Heroes, Killer 7) and Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil, Vanquish). This action horror title is part punk attitude, part grind-house action film, and part tragic romance, and we finally managed to get some hands-on time with the game at a recent EA GDC event.Continue Reading »
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Sony and Naughty Dog were on hand at last week's Game Developers Conference to show off a bit of new content in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. And when we say "a bit," we really mean it. The press got to see a quick cutscene revealing the game's primary villain, and then it was on to the same burning chateau demo we saw back when the game was introduced in December. Fortunately, Sony did bring along some 3D glasses so we could see how the gameplay...Continue Reading »
Alice's doll-like face and striking green eyes aren't the only things that will captivate your attention in Alice: Madness Returns. Like its PC predecessor, American McGee's Alice has been distorted, but the Wonderland that exists in Alice's mind is as disturbing as it is beautiful. At an EA press event during the week of the Game Developers Conference, we were able to play through a part of Queensland, which occurs late in the game, to get a feel for how the controls work. It...Continue Reading »
The Game Developers Conference hit a couple milestones last week, as the San Francisco-based event celebrated its 25th annual show with a record attendance figure. Organizers of the event UBM TechWeb today announced an attendance total of 19,000 for the show, edging out last year's tally of 18,250.
While this year's GDC highlighted plenty of emerging trends in the social and mobile gaming spaces, it didn't ignore gaming's PC and console history. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata delivered the event's headlining keynote address, venerated Sega developer Yu Suzuki made his first conference appearance in the US for a career retrospective, and the creators of seminal arcade, console, and PC games delivered Continue Reading »
Developers 38 Studios and Big Huge Games took the opportunity at this year's Game Developers Conference to show off their new action role-playing game Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Founded by former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling, 38 Studios has assembled a talented cast from across the entertainment industry to bring its primer title to life. These include Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore, and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion lead designer...Continue Reading »