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The Video Games Of Today, Viewed From The Future

Video games often feel so very current; it’s all happening right now. Every year, everything is different! But… how will this all look when viewed from the distant remove of the far future?

Interested In Writing About Games?

Interested in writing about games? Last week a bunch of game critics attended the first-ever Critical Proximity mini-conference in San Francisco. I gave a talk; my topic was “Writing games criticism for a mainstream audience.” You can read a text version here.

Five Highlights Of The Game Developers Conference This Year

Now that the Game Developers Conference is over, our GDC cartoonist Elizabeth Simins is here to tell us about the top five things she experienced while at the conference.

Games Shows Are The Worst Place To Play Games

The Game Developers Conference is mostly for talks and parties, but there are still games to play. Yet despite GDC being a smaller, more casual affair than stuff like E3, it’s not exactly the ideal place to experience a creative work.

Microsoft Wants To Reward Good Behaviour On Xbox Live

Microsoft is currently “brainstorming” ideas on how to reward well-behaved Xbox Live players. In other words, after a decade of policing Xbox Live’s worst offenders, they’re going to see if the carrot works better than the stick.

The Shortest Video Game Interview You'll Ever Need To Read

Our GDC cartoonist Elizabeth Simins got to interview Peter Molyneux earlier today. Most Peter Molyneux interviews you will see involve loads of text, or video, or audio. This one involves a comic.

We Just Tried Sony's PS4 Virtual Reality Headset. We Like It.

Yesterday, Sony entered the virtual reality fray by announcing Project Morpheus , a new virtual reality initiative aimed at making a VR headset for the PS4. Today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Stephen Totilo and I swung by Sony’s booth to check it out.

GDC Can Be (Almost) Entirely Overwhelming If You've Never Been

The Game Developers Conference isn’t like, say, E3. It’s not a trade show about upcoming projects, it’s a discussion forum, where nobody is ever expected to see or hear everything. That means those attending have choices to make.

PS4 Gets A Virtual Reality Headset

Sony has just announced that virtual reality is coming to the PS4. It’s called Project Morpheus.

Not Every Game At GDC Is About Kissing Folks You Shouldn't Be Kissing

We’ve got some reporters on the scene at this week’s big Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, but we’re also trying something new: we’ve got a cartoonist covering the show for us.

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