Author: Renee Gittins, Author at Broken Joysticks | Page 2 of 3

Mar
29

Blizzard Announces Children Book Series – World of Warcraft: Traveler

Blizzard announced this morning that they are partnering with Scholastic to create a new series of children’s books based on World of Warcraft. The series, titled World of Warcraft: Traveler, will follow Aramar Thorne, the 12 year old son of the […]

Mar
28

Consider Who Could Be There: Harassment in VR

Today marks the official launch of the Oculus Rift, a high quality virtual reality headset with dozens of games to enjoy. As an avid fan and enthusiast for the medium, I am beyond excited for today. However, I am not going to […]

Mar
24

Neko Atsume Update: Four new cats, a new location & tons of new items!

Today a big update for Neko Atsume landed, bring joy to cat lovers everywhere! The overall theme of this update seems to be somewhere between English high tea and candyland, with a new “sugary style” house remodel and many accompanying […]

Mar
21

Newly Released Overwatch Short: “Recall”

Xbox just released on their channel a never before seen short film of the upcoming team-based shooter from Blizzard, Overwatch. The short stars two of the playable heroes, Winston and Reaver. The short animated film is set in Winston’s lab […]

Mar
19

GDC Preview: Manus VR

This week at GDC, I was able to test several virtual reality peripherals that I was excited about. One of those was Manus VR’s glove set, gloved-based controls intended for virtual reality use. The gloves themselves are lightweight with a […]

Mar
17

GDC Vive Review: Universe Sandbox ² VR

Valve took over a large section of the Game Developers Conference to show off the Vive and virtual reality games coming soon for the device. Universe Sandbox ²’s VR mode was one of the stars of the demos. Universe Sandbox […]

Mar
16

Oculus Shows Their Hand: Launch Title Prices

Oculus revealed the prices of their release titles at the Oculus Game Day event. The event was held in San Francisco, just outside of the popular Game Developers Convention, dozens of games intended for launch were being shown. There is […]

Mar
16

Pre-GDC Bootcamp Prepares the Next Generation of Public Figures in Games

This last Sunday, the Games Diversity Alliance hosted a bootcamp called “Amplifying New Voices” at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The event was hosted to help prepare diverse developers that are rising in the game industry for the challenges […]

Mar
16

Preview: Dead & Buried Multiplayer on Oculus Rift with Touch

A few blocks away from the ongoing Game Developers Conference, Oculus hosted an exclusive preview event for their launch titles and other games coming to the Oculus Rift shortly after launch. One of the games being shown was Dead & […]

Mar
12

GDC Survival Guide

The Game Developer Conference (GDC) held in San Francisco is fast approaching. This will be the 30th year of the event, which is the largest game industry conference in the world. While E3 is intended for press to connect with […]

Mar
04

Colin Johanson, Game Director of Guild Wars 2, Leaves ArenaNet

Mike O’Brien of ArenaNet just announced on Reddit that Colin Johanson is leaving the studio. Johanson is the game director of Guild Wars 2 and has been at ArenaNet since 2005.

Feb
27

Singing Games, Thrust Parties and Game Design – Hyper RPG! Twitch Channel Launches with Crazy 48 Hour Charity Drive

If you aren’t currently tuned into Hyper RPG!’s Twitch channel, then you’re missing out on great entertainment and all for a good cause. Hyper Rabbit Power Go! (Hyper RPG!) is a brand new Twitch channel that launched yesterday and is in […]

Feb
25

A Food Far, Far Away: Official Star Wars Recipes

Find yourself craving a snack from a galaxy far, far away? Or looking for some themed food for a party? We’ve got you covered!

Feb
24

A Small Dev in a Big Industry: My Trip to D.I.C.E.

Last week I crawled out of the cave that is my home office and traveled to Las Vegas to attend the D.I.C.E. Summit, an elite game industry conference where the biggest and most influential players in the game industry meet to […]

Feb
22

My Path to Game Dev (Impostor Syndrome) – Talk for Women in Gaming

  Renee presents a talk she prepared for a luncheon for women in the game industry. The talk is about her path to being a game developer and the struggles she faced.