Game Developers Conference

GDC 2020, is officially postponed due to the coronavirus. The Game Developers Conference was scheduled for March 16 – 20 in San Francisco but is now expected to take place over the summer. While less flashy than E3 or Pax, the conference dives into the developer details that bring the greatest video games their magic. The week typically covers announcements, keynotes, and throw out some awards for the best of the best.

Game Developers Conference moves to August — if COVID-19 is no longer a factor

GDC Summer will be shorter version of the originally scheduled event
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How to watch Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Project xCloud livestream

Microsoft will talk about the streaming future of gaming on Wednesday
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GDC postponed over coronavirus, so gaming companies forge new plans

The event will be pushed back to this summer; details still to be worked out
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Game Developers Conference postponed due to Coronavirus concerns

GDC will move to summer after several major game companies dropped out
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PlayStation, Facebook Gaming, Oculus VR to skip GDC 2020 due to coronavirus risk

The gaming companies have made the 'difficult decision' to cancel their participation in next month's event.
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Coronavirus concerns bump Chinese attendees from GDC 2020

About 10 companies that had planned to attend are based in China
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Developers looking ahead to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, GDC survey shows

A survey revealed that video game developers are already looking ahead to the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X.
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Why confidence in VR is rising — and Oculus Quest is to thank

Developers surveyed ahead of GDC 2020 appear to have more faith in VR
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Blizzard says Overwatch endorsement system helped slash toxicity by 40 percent

Blizzard said that toxicity in Overwatch is down 40 percent, partly thanks to the addition of the endorsement system. The feature allows players to reward teammates and opponents who show good behavior during a match.
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Intel Command Center lays foundation for next year’s ‘Arctic Sound’ GPU

Intel revealed its new Command Center driver software at GDC 2019. The updated interface will control current Intel integrated graphics and also lays the groundwork for next year's Intel video card.
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Digital Trends Live: MySpace server failure, neuroscience in marketing, and more

On Tuesday's episode of Digital Trends Live, we discussed trending tech topics like Google's keynote at the Game Developers Conference and welcomed guests Spencer Gerrol of Spark Neuro and Arthur Orduna of Avis to the show.
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Google Stadia GDC presentation: Here’s all the news you missed

Google announced its new game streaming service Stadia during GDC 2019. Here is all the news from the event, including news on YouTube streaming and quickly accessing your favorite new games.
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Is Google launching a game-streaming service? Watch our GDC livestream to see

Google is presenting its 2019 GDC keynote on March 19. Here is how you can tune in to watch the event, as well as what could be shown during the presentation. Google's Project Stream service could be on the agenda.
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Google gaming console controller design, features reportedly revealed in patent

A newly discovered patent may have revealed the design and features of the controller for the rumored Google gaming console. The patent itself is a for a notification system, but it comes with technical sketches of the controller.
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Google’s Project Yeti hardware may be revealed at Game Developers Conference

Google will reportedly unveil its gaming hardware for Project Yeti at the Game Developers Conference in March. The console will be powered by the game streaming technology featured in the recently concluded Project Stream beta test.
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‘Red Dead Redemption 2,’ ‘God of War,’ ‘Spider-Man’ lead GDC Awards nominees

The nominees for the 2019 Game Developers Choice Awards have been revealed, with Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, and Spider-Man leading the way. The winners will be announced during this year's Game Developers Conference on March 20.
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One developer can play ‘Street Fighter II’ anywhere with his AR port

Ready to see augmented reality games move beyond Pokémon Go? Developer Abhishek Singh created an unofficial AR port of Street Fighter II that lets you superimpose your fights onto the real world.
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‘Breath of the Wild’ and ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ lead 2018 GDC Award nominations

Digital Trends 2017 Game of the Year The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Editor's Choice Horizon Zero Dawn lead the pack in the newly announced 2018 GDC Award nominations.
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‘No Man’s Sky’ maker wants to help developers dodge pitfalls it already fell in

Looking to provide funding and support to procedural game developers, Hello Games has launched Hello Labs and has already signed on one project to back up. It could be looking for one more, though.
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Amazon's Lumberyard demo shows off direct support for fancy anti-aliasing effects

Amazon wants Lumberyard to become a commonplace engine among all developers, not least those making games for VR. At Nvidia's GDC showcase, it debuted a new video demo of the engine, with a lot of aesthetic beauty.
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Microsoft’s mixed-reality headsets will bridge gap between HoloLens and VR

On Wednesday at GDC, Microsoft announced the next phase of its plan for Windows Mixed Reality, including a new slate of OEM-produced headsets that start shipping to developers later in March.
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Chevy’s augmented reality test drive puts you behind the wheel of your dream car

Epic Games continues to expand the reach of video game technology by partnering with Chevrolet on a new project that uses augmented reality to transform a custom Blackbird vehicle into any car. In addition, that same Unreal Engine 4 technology drives a new Chevy car customizer.
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Valve is working on adding eye-tracking support to OpenVR interface

Valve is collaborating with computer vision experts SensoMotoric Instruments to bring eye-tracking support to its OpenVR API and is showcasing the results at this week's Game Developers Conference.
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HTC details release plans for Vive Tracker, announces Vive finance program

HTC has announced when its Vive Tracker and deluxe audio strap peripherals will be made available to developers, as well as how much they will cost. It also detailed a new payment program for the Vive headset.
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Nvidia’s GeForce website is counting down to the GTX 1080 Ti’s big reveal

A splash page sporting a countdown timer resides on Nvidia's GeForce website linking it to an unannounced GTX 1080 Ti reveal. The card is listed twice in the source code of the site's splash page, confirming rumors.
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Nvidia will probably flash its GTX 1080 Ti graphics card at GDC 2017 next week

Unnamed sources claim Nvidia will officially launch the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card between March 20 and March 23. That indicates the card will be revealed during Nvidia's GeForce GTX Gaming Celebration event at GDC 2017.
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Microsoft will distribute Windows Holographic developer kits at GDC 2017

Microsoft will kick-start the Windows Holographic mixed reality craze by distributing developer kits at the 2017 Games Developer Conference in March. The kits will let developers make Universal Windows Apps for the platform.
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AMD’s Ryzen CPU could launch before GDC 2017, according to conference’s website

Details of a talk scheduled for the 2017 Game Developers Conference have seemingly confirmed that AMD's Ryzen CPU will launch before March. GDC would be a prime opportunity to get developers on board with the CPU.
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Booking of scantily clad dancers at GDC draws apology from Microsoft

How could you not argue that diversity in Silicon Valley is a problem when Microsoft hired scantily-clad dancers in sexy schoolgirl outfits to perform at its Game Developer Conference (GDC) afterparty?
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Report: Sony preparing to launch 4K-capable “PS4.5”

Sony may be preparing to release a more powerful version of the PlayStation 4, anecdotally referred to as the PlayStation 4.5, with a more powerful GPU
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Lawbreakers drops free-to-play pricing, adds new, “mature” art style

Boss Key Productions chief Cliff Bleszinski reveals structural and artistic changes for his studio's upcoming first-person shooter, Lawbreakers, including the fact the game will no longer be free-to-play.
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Is this better than real life? Microsoft claims DX12 can make it happen

If you thought standard photo-realism just wasn't realistic enough, then DirectX12 should excite you, as Microsoft believes its big push for high-dynamic-range will make it possible to craft games that look better than real life in the near future.
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Her Story, The Witcher 3 top IGF, Game Developers Choice 2016 awards

CD Projekt RED's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Sam Barlow's Her Story claimed top honors at the Game Developers Choice Awards and IGF Awards during ceremonies held at the 2016 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
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AMD’s GDC 2016 press conference could convince the most diehard VR skeptics

At GDC this year, AMD brought the heat with its Radeon Pro Duo VR development platform and countless collaborations with big name publishers, assuring us that the graphics company is "all about gamers and VR."
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Convince your friends to kill each other in Werewolves Within, a new VR game from Ubisoft

Ubisoft revealed Werewolves Within, a social multiplayer game for virtual reality headsets at a press event during the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco this week.
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Reach out and touch virtual reality with the Manus VR glove

Dust off your wallets! It looks like we're not even close to being done when it comes to buying virtual reality gadgets. The next one Manus VR, a motion control glove that lets you go hands-on with VR.
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Games Developer Conference to host new Valve VR demos, called The Lab

Valve hasn't made a full game in quite some time, but it has been developing some interesting mini-games and tech demos for virtual reality, known as The Lab. Set within an Aperture science 'pocket universe' we'll see them for the first time at GDC.
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Bethesda's Todd Howard nabs GDCA lifetime achievement award

Organizers of the 16th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) announced that Bethesda's Todd Howard will receive the event's Lifetime Achievement Award for "his indelible contributions to the world of gaming."
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Intel's Skull Canyon NUC will be a powerful mini-PC for gamers

Intel says that a high-performance version of its NUC mini-PC, codenamed Skull Canyon, is on the way. It will feature a 6th-generation mobile quad and Thunderbolt 3, making it possible to connect an external GPU.
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Defend towers and beat back corruption in Terraria: Otherworld

Re-Logic and Engine Software have shared juicy new details and a trailer from GDC about Terraria: Otherworld the standalone spinoff announced in February.
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor wins Game of the Year at GDC

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor took home the top honor of Game of the Year at the 15th annual Game Developers Choice Awards, while Monument Valley took home the most awards.
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Check out how good The Witcher 3 looks even when it’s not at max settings

Developer CD Projekt Red took to the stage at Game Developers Conference 2015 during Nvidia's presentation to show off a brief gameplay demonstration of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
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Retro is going strong with the latest batch of indies headed to Xbox One through ID@Xbox

Retro-styled platformer Shovel Knight and post-apocalyptic roleplaying game Wasteland 2 are coming to Xbox One, along with over 50 other games announced by Microsoft for ID@Xbox.
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Syber’s Steam Machine dream continues with six-model lineup

Syber, CyberPowerPC's new division, announced on March 3 that it will be launching a new line of Steam Machines this fall. The news came at the Gamers Developers Conference, and Syber specified that it will introduce six different models.
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PlayStation’s virtual reality headset Project Morpheus to launch in 2016

Sony confirms plans to launch its virtual reality headset Project Morpheus sometime during the first half of 2016. There's no indication of price or other details at this time.
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Valve will bring its own VR hardware to GDC in March

Valve is preparing to show off never-before-seen virtual reality hardware in March at the upcoming Game Developers Conference, along with the latest Steam Machines and controller.
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2015 Independent Games Festival Awards finalists include both the familiar and the new

The 2015 Independent Games Festival released its list of finalists, all of which will be playable on the convention floor of GDC in March when the winners are announced.
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