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GDC 2011: Infamous 2 Gets a Bomb Shell!

Fresh out of the gates of GDC comes a killer announcement for infamous 2. Infamous 2 has a Mission creator. Think Little Big Planet but with Infamous and you’re getting how expansive this game can be. Better yet, you will have a chance to beta this on March 14th! Good news for any fan of the series. IGN had this to say on the new mode:

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GDC 2011: Nvidia Presentation Shows Battlefield 3 (2x Screens) [Update]

GDC is currently under way and Nvidia has released these in game screens of Battlefield 3 on the frostbite engine. Photos after the jump.

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GDC 2011: PlayStation Home v1.5 Coming This Spring

Hey Home-goers, today, Sony has unveiled their plans for Home v1.5 at GDC in San Francisco, and has announced that it will be released this Spring. With that, what will be expected in version 1.5 of the application?

The update will introduce a suite of new technology with tools that will enhance your experience with real-time multiplayer, improved physics, as well as more realistic graphics and animations.

Although the update isn’t as user-facing, what i does have is more tools for developers to have more freedom in creating games specific to Home, which will, then affect us directly. To help us get an idea of what kinds of improvements in games we can expect, launching alongside the update, will be Lockwood Publishing’s SodiumTwo, which is a jet-type racing game that features a number of customization options (as can be viewed in the video above).

Can’t wait to see what other games developers come up with thanks to v1.5. It does sound a bit promising, and would likely get more folks to hop into Home more often, for sure.


Sony to Bring Move to PC with the Move Server Project

As you may know, Microsoft’s Kinect device has been getting all sorts of development on the PC, making some rather cool uses for the technology (although not officially supported). As for the Move, not so much. That is, until GDC (which takes place from February 28th – March 4th).

Sony’s John McCutchan, the Developer Support lead for SCEA, will be hosting a panel entitled “Update on PlayStation Move Development”. Here is the description of the event (from GDC’s website):

This talk will bring developers up to speed on developing for the PlayStation Move controller. We will cover developing for the new PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter accessory. We will discuss the new Move Server project that will make it possible for academics and hobbyists to develop software using the PlayStation Move controller on their own PCs.

No other word has been made regarding this, but it would be pretty cool to see some of the stuff hobbyists and other developers will use the Move system for. This is the first time I’ve heard of the Move Server project myself. GDC (Game Developers Conference) is the next big gaming event of the year.



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