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Understanding Blockchain for Video Games (Part 2)

Missed Part 1? Read it here. Blockchain was a major new presence at this year’s Game Developers Conference, in booths, meetings and panels. CEOs/Founders told how they created blockchain-enabled ... Continue Reading →
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Understanding Blockchain for Video Games (Part 1)

Blockchain was a major new presence at this year’s Game Developers Conference, in booths, meetings and panels. CEOs of successful startups recounted how hard it is to get a game project ... Continue Reading →
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GDC 2018: Tools for Better Storytelling

A common mistake that game (and movie) designers make is ignoring basic storytelling elements. It bears repeating: What is the story of your game? If it’s only a series of scenes, ... Continue Reading →
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GDC 2018: An Overview of the Show

The Game Developers Conference for 2018 set a record attendance of over 28,000 to fill up the entire Moscone Center in San Francisco. With 20 or more events going on simultaneously ... Continue Reading →
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GDC 2018: The Best Independent Games

The 20th Annual Independent Games Festival (IGF) Awards were one of the highlights at this year’s Game Developers Conference. Whereas it’s great to see awards handed to AAA game ... Continue Reading →
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‘Breath of the Wild,’ ‘Cuphead’ Win Big at GDC

San Francisco’s Game Developers Conference (March 19-23) this year resembled an anthill of supercharged gamers, many of them focused on rows of game stations. The prizes for best ... Continue Reading →
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GDC 2018: VR on the Go

The longest waiting line at the Game Developers Conference was for the Oculus Go (OGO), the new VR headset which will go on sale for $199 “early” this year. The new set should increase ... Continue Reading →
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GDC 2018: The VR Winners

There was a lot to like in Virtual Reality at this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. This year’s Game Developers Choice Awards nominees for Best VR/AR Game included ... Continue Reading →
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GDC 2016: The Growing Games Market for Seniors

The landscape of the videogame market is a very challenging one for new game creators. Large-scale online game worlds are very expensive to develop, costing $30 million and up. Virtual ... Continue Reading →
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GDC 2016: The New World of Audio for VR

VR audio started with military simulations such as DARPA’s SIMNET, the $240 million project in the 1990s that pioneered VR and massively multiplayer online games. At a time when graphics ... Continue Reading →