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God of War Wins Another GOTY at 2019 Game Developers Choice Awards

The developers have spoken and Sony Santa Monica's God of War is their winner.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Leads Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations

God of War and Spider-Man tie for second most nominations.

The Fallout of EA's Loot Box Controversy is Still Being Felt Throughout Gaming

Games changed after the loot box debacle last year. The question is for how long?

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God of War Wins Another GOTY at 2019 Game Developers Choice Awards

The developers have spoken and Sony Santa Monica's God of War is their winner.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Leads Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations

God of War and Spider-Man tie for second most nominations.

The Fallout of EA's Loot Box Controversy is Still Being Felt Throughout Gaming

Games changed after the loot box debacle last year. The question is for how long?

13 Indies That Are on Our Radar After GDC 2018

From silly golfing to corporate espionage, here were our favorite indies we saw at this year's Game Developer's Conference.

Hellblade's Budget Required Ninja Theory to Use Their Own Boardroom as a Motion Capture Studio

All you need are some lights and poles to build your own makeshift motion capture studio.

Zelda Wins Another Game of the Year Award at the GDC Awards

But some surprise winners shook up the usual suspects list.

Pro-Union Advocates Show Up in Full Force at GDC Union Roundtable Discussion

GDC 2018 discusses the union question.

Nier: Automata Writer and Director Admits to "Stealing" Design Ideas from Ocarina of Time and Coca-Cola

Yoko Taro assures the crowd at GDC 2018 that he's not as much of a "genius" as some may think.

PUBG Creator Brendan Greene: "Region Locking Just Doesn't Work"

Cheating's an epidemic in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, but the team are working fast to try and stop it.

Spiderweb Software's Jeff Vogel Talks About What it was Like to Sell Indie Games in the Shareware Age

Unless you were okay with getting angry phone calls from potential customers, selling a game was a bit of a hassle in the mid-1990s.

IGDA Director Says Capital, Not Unions, Will Keep Game Development Jobs Secure

IGDA Executive Director Jen MacLean talks Trump, gun violence, and unions at GDC 2018.

GDC Announces It Will Not Award Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell After Controversy [Update]

Bushnell has been criticized for his history of sexually inappropriate behavior.

Game Developers are More Interested in Making Games for Switch and Traditional Consoles Than Mobile and VR

The video game development trend of 2018 appears to be a return to traditional bastions of gaming. And the Switch.

Dispatches from a Garbage Bag (And More Tales from Alt.Ctrl.GDC)

Caty roamed around the experimental hub of Alt.Ctrl.GDC, and came back with stories to share.

Resident Evil 7’s Family Members Embody the Subgenres of Horror

At GDC 2017, Resident Evil 7's director shared the inspirations for the game's disturbing characters: horror itself.

Etherborn Finds the Beauty in Fleshy-Sheer Human Beings

Etherborn's the latest in a trend of low-poly platformers, but its inspirations are rooted in a unique place.

Tokyo 42: Come for the Pop Color, Stay for the Brutalist Architecture

We saw a bit of the upcoming isometric assassination simulator Tokyo 42, and explored its dreamy architecture.

Inside the Experimental Sound and Music of Hyper Light Drifter

A breakdown of Hyper Light Drifter's hauntingly minimalistic soundtrack.

Remasters Watch: Two ’90s Sequels Make Their Way to the ’10s

Publishers polish up the second chapters of Oddworld Adventures and Romancing SaGa for modern reissues.

Eugene Jarvis Interview: The Secrets of Defender, Blood-Vessel-Shattering Joysticks, and Flappy Bird

Plus: Early digitized graphics, how bugs richen the Defender experience, and the DNA of the shooter.

Danganronpa Director Kazutaka Kodaka on the Power of "Psychopop"

The creative force behind some of gaming's greatest murder mysteries shares his thoughts on what makes his strange universe tick.

Indies to Watch: Seasons After Fall

Puzzle platforming that is gorgeous and oh so fuzzy.

The Future is Now: Three Fronts on Which the War for the Future of Gaming Is Being Waged

As multiple platform holders try to grab a piece of the future, industry upheaval feels more tangible than ever.

Puzzles Are the Star Attraction of Nintendo's Digital Initiative

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars and Box Boy's brain-bending challenges more than make up for their lack of spectacle.

"F*** Unity," And Other Thoughts from the Indie Soapbox

Jenova Chen, Cliff Harris, and others cut loose with their opinions at GDC.

Toren Brings the Latest in the Recent Ripple of Ico-likes

Brazilian developer Swordtales' debut might have an obvious inspiration, but it's borrowing from an timeless source.

Top Dog or Underdog? Microsoft's Indie Initiative

Is Microsoft late to the party and wearing Sony's dress? Eurogamer's Jeffrey Matulef ponders.

Home Dev: "Alone With You is a Dating Sim Without the Usual Trappings"

Benjamin Rivers, the man behind minimalist masterpiece Home, has a new game on the way.