Conference

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 that await them. Oculus was the main sponsor of the event and also provided a number of the mentors who worked with the small teams of developers. Other sponsors included Intel, who has been working extensively to...

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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 game companies and developers and the PAX conventions are for game companies to connect with their audiences, GDC is an event for developers to connect with each other, share their knowledge and expand their skills. There are...

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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 network, receive awards, and enjoy some time away from work for a few days. A ticket at the door will set you back $3700, which is far outside of my modest indie developer budget. Thankfully, I was one of five...

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Sony Unviels PlayStation Move Wheel Perpherial

During the opening pre-roll shown to hype up the audience at Sony’s press conference we spotted a new piece of move hardware during the opening seconds. What appears to be a move steering wheel peripheral was spot on screen for a few seconds. This accessory seems to be similar to that Wii steering wheel Nintendo offered with Mario Kart 7. This comes just a few hours after we reported that Sony would show off some kind of...

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