Gdc 2011 News

News: Helen Mirren & Jason Statham Join The Cast Of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Sort Of!)

Helen Mirren & Jason Statham Join The Cast Of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Sort Of!)

Following a behind-closed-doors presentation at GDC last week, Naughty Dog's revealed the main antagonist from Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

The Helen Mirren lookalike — named Katherine Marlowe — is the head of a secret society whose roots date back over four-hundred years to the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Naughty Dog's community manager Arne Meyer explained on the PlayStation Blog: "She..

News: David Jaffe Explains Twisted Metal's GDC Vanishing Act

David Jaffe Explains Twisted Metal's GDC Vanishing Act

We should have got a bunch more information about Eat Sleep Play's Twisted Metal reboot as part of GDC last week, but unfortunately the game was a complete no-show

In response to speculation surrounding the game's disappearance, David Jaffe has taken to his blog to explain that the showing was pulled in favour of a less-busy window. "We were actually going to unveil some new stuff at last..

News: So It Sounds Like Bungie Totally Trolled The Games Media

So It Sounds Like Bungie Totally Trolled The Games Media

Yesterday we reported that Bungie's next game would be a massive multiplayer action game

We were wrong. Despite the studio's lead network engineer, David Aldridge, stating as much on a GDC panel slide; Bungie has come out to quash the rumours, stating it was a "joke". “In rehearsal Aldridge was convinced that everybody got the joke,” the studio said. “It was all in the delivery, he..

News: Nobody Told Us SodiumTwo Is Essentially Wipeout

Nobody Told Us SodiumTwo Is Essentially Wipeout

As part of GDC this week, Sony took to the stage to announce a new milestone update for PlayStation Home

Version 1.50 brings with it a suite of new technology that's set to bring Sony's virtal home closer to the reality we've been dreaming of for some time — a real gaming portal. At present the best experience you can have in Home is by navigating the Midway carnival, Sodium and Novus Prime..

News: Surprise: Bungie's Next Game Sounds Like An MMO

Surprise: Bungie's Next Game Sounds Like An MMO

The rumours flying around the Internet last week were true -- Bungie's lead network engineer, David Aldridge, has confirmed that the former Halo team is working on a "massively multiplayer action game"

Whether or not the game will come to consoles is currently unknown. Aldridge dropped the tid-bit during a GDC panel, stating that while the new game would share similarities with an MMO, it is..

News: GDC 2011: NGP Games Will Ship On 2GB And 4GB Cards With Room For Save Data, Patches, Etc

GDC 2011: NGP Games Will Ship On 2GB And 4GB Cards With Room For Save Data, Patches, Etc

Aside from an augmented reality dinosaur, fresh NGP details at Sony's GDC panel were hard to come by

One little tid-bit that was captured by various outlets though (we'll source Joystiq) pertained to the NGP's storage methods. According to a slide in Sony's presentation, the NGP will ship with 2GB and 4GB game-cards. The medium is significantly smaller than the PlayStation 3's 50GB Blu-Ray discs,..

News: GDC 2011: PlayStation 3 Sales Above 41.6 Million, PSN Revenue Up A Whopping 70 Percent Last Year

GDC 2011: PlayStation 3 Sales Above 41.6 Million, PSN Revenue Up A Whopping 70 Percent Last Year

It's GDC week so there's always time for boring slides about console sales and things you'd see on a spread sheet

Sony's PlayStation Network Analysis panel for example was filled with comments and research that you'd expect business men to talk about. Sony's pinned console sales at over 41.6 million worldwide, which is a pretty solid number for the manufacturer, though it seems bizarrely out of..

News: GDC 2011: Yu Suzuki Reckons SEGA Would 'Probably' Let Him Make Shenmue III, Wants To Do It But Doesn't Have Enough Cash

GDC 2011: Yu Suzuki Reckons SEGA Would 'Probably' Let Him Make Shenmue III, Wants To Do It But Doesn't Have Enough Cash

We're not sure we can take the constant "will they, won't they" drama pertaining to the development of Shenmue III anymore

We want the game more than you could possibly imagine, but wanting it means we've had to take our fair share of heartache too. We're just not sure how much our feeble ticker can withstand. Take the latest comments made by Yu Suzuki at this week's GDC conference. The industry..

News: GDC 2011: The Last Guardian, Art, Computer Entertainment, And 'Oh My Goodness We Can't Wait!'

GDC 2011: The Last Guardian, Art, Computer Entertainment, And 'Oh My Goodness We Can't Wait!'

There's a beauty to The Last Guardian that's evident each and every time the game is shown

It's not necessarily a technical thing — the game is definitely pretty, but certainly not on par with the likes of Uncharted or Killzone. It's something to do with the art, colour palette, and perhaps, most importantly, the animation. There's an endearing soft look to it. As such, if there's anyone..

News: GDC 2011: Insomniac Tighten Up Resistance 3's Multiplayer, Lower The Player-Count

GDC 2011: Insomniac Tighten Up Resistance 3's Multiplayer, Lower The Player-Count

While Resistance 2's epic 60-person multiplayer battles were kind of fun in a chaotic way, ultimately they suffered from uneven pacing and a real lack of focus

Insomniac recognised that, and is taking Resistance 3's multiplayer in a wildly different direction. Rather than escalate the player-count, the studio's decided to keep things a little more intimate, opting for 16-player competitive battles..

News: GDC 2011: Sony Announces Move.Me For Aspiring Tech-Types

GDC 2011: Sony Announces Move.Me For Aspiring Tech-Types

Even we concede that some of the stuff budding developers have done with Microsoft's Kinect camera has been amazing

But what we really want is a super accurate light-sabre simulation using the PlayStation Move. Move.Me — a new initiative announced by SCEA as part of GDC this week — might make that happen. But what is it? "In short, Move.Me is a server application that runs on the PS3..

News: DICE: Battlefield 3 Is The First Game 'In The Next Generation'

DICE: Battlefield 3 Is The First Game 'In The Next Generation'

Battlefield 3 does look startlingly impressive

We showed you exactly why earlier this morning. DICE's Frostbite engine is really pushing boundaries this time, with some outrageously speculative lighting and animation. In fact, DICE cites the engine as the reason for the very reason for the game taking so long — the developer refused to make the game until the right tech was in place. Frostbite 2..

News: GDC 2011: inFamous 2 Joins The Roster Of 'Play Create Share' Titles

GDC 2011: inFamous 2 Joins The Roster Of 'Play Create Share' Titles

We'd heard about an open-world game including "Play Create Share" features a long time ago, but we never clicked onto it being inFamous 2

But that's what Sucker Punch announced as part of GDC last night — a complete level editor. As development director Chris Zimmerman stated on the PlayStation Blog, "Sandbox games are a ton of fun. There’s a whole city to explore, and we provide lots of..

News: GDC 2011: We're Getting Suda51 & Shinji Mikami's Brainchild Sooner Than We Assumed

GDC 2011: We're Getting Suda51 & Shinji Mikami's Brainchild Sooner Than We Assumed

How much have we actually seen of Suda51 and Shinji Mikami's horror title, Shadows Of The Damned? Not a lot at all, but it's out in just a few months

EA's slapped a June 7th release date on the grindhouse-inspired game, creating a horror double-header alongside Alice: Madness Returns. Speaking at GDC, both Suda51 and Shinji Mikami fleshed out some of the gameplay details behind Shadows Of The..

News: GDC 2011: Sucker Punch Teases "Big Secret", Announcement Coming Today

GDC 2011: Sucker Punch Teases "Big Secret", Announcement Coming Today

inFamous and Sly Cooper developer, Sucker Punch, has teased the announcement of a "big secret" at GDC today

In a Facebook status update the developer revealed, "Today is very exciting day. We've been holding a big secret for the last two years and at GDC later today... We get to tell you all about it." Sucker Punch has outright stated the announcement has nothing to do with Sly 4..

News: GDC 2011: Catherine Localisation Announcement Due Tomorrow

GDC 2011: Catherine Localisation Announcement Due Tomorrow

Despite the publisher denying that Catherine would be localised for a Western release, all signs appear to be pointing in the opposite direction

Aside from a number of sources tipping us to look out for "big Atlus related news tomorrow", a report on Beefjack claims US retailer Gamestop were listing the raunchy title for pre-order before subsequently pulling it. The page, which can still..

News: GDC 2011: Ninja Gaiden 3 Stabs Us All In The Face Ahead Of E3

GDC 2011: Ninja Gaiden 3 Stabs Us All In The Face Ahead Of E3

There are better ways to tease the announcement of your product, but for Tecmo's Ninja Gaiden series, stabbing viewers in the face seems like an apt solution

The short Ninja Gaiden 3 teaser trailer, released to kick-off this week's GDC event, shows protagonist Ryu Hayabusa drenched in the blood of his victim — which judging by the first-person perspective of the trailer appears to be us. Or you..

News: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Reveal Imminent As Mysterious Website Lights Up The 'Net

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Reveal Imminent As Mysterious Website Lights Up The 'Net

Looks like we'll get our first look at Modern Warfare 3 in just under five days, as a mysterious website filed under the domain www

findmakarov.com</a> has hit the 'net this afternoon. Of course, informed folks like ourselves know that next week marks the start of GDC. Megaton incoming. The website was discovered by That Video Game Blog, who received promotional dog-tags from Activision. The..

News: Sony Set To Talk About The NGP At GDC Next Month

Sony Set To Talk About The NGP At GDC Next Month

An update to GDC's lecture roster has confirmed that Sony will have a word or two to say about the NGP

SCEA's platform manager David Coombes will head the talk, entitled "Next Generation Portable Platform". It'll be the first public discussion of the device outside of last month's unveiling. The lecture synopsis notes: “In this presentation we will introduce a new handheld console. We..

News: PlayStation Move Support Coming To The PC? GDC Panel Information Says So

PlayStation Move Support Coming To The PC? GDC Panel Information Says So

According to information listed in an upcoming GDC panel blurb, Sony is set reveal something called "PlayStation Move Server" at the panel

Apparently it will detail official PC support for Sony's motion controller. The panel synopsis notes that the Move Server initiative “will make it possible for academics and hobbyists to develop software using the PlayStation Move controller on their own PCs.”..