Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has signed a long-term studio-wide license agreement with Epic Games to use the award-winning Unreal Engine 3 on some of the big games of this decade. The development software will be available for any team developing a Warner-published game across PC, console and mobile platforms. Through 2014 Unreal will be the exclusive game engine used on projects being developed by Rocksteady Studios, which is currently working on Batman: Arkham City, and NetherRealm Studios, the team behind the award-winning Mortal Kombat franchise. Rod Fergusson, executive producer of Epic’s Gears of War 3, talks about the game engine technology in this exclusive video interview.
Gamers will be able to play Ubisoft’s new PC version of the critically acclaimed Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood on OnLive day and date with the March 22 PC release. OnLive is also giving away two Vizio 3D TVs to celebrate the launch. The new game features enhanced graphics to take advantage of the advanced PC processing power available today. The sequel also introduces multiplayer modes to the franchise, which opens up more advanced and unpredictable human opponents to the mix. Ubisoft Montreal developers talk about the new game from Rome, which serves as the setting for the new game.
SAN FRANCISCO, California -- UBM TechWeb Game Network's 2011 Game Developers Conference (GDC 2011), the world’s largest and longest running event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, hosted a record 19,000 game industry professionals attending San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center for the 25th edition of the conference. Electronic Arts used the show to debut Battlefield 3 from DICE.
SAN FRANCISCO, California - The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.), the non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of game audio, awarded the winners of the 9th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards held at the 25th Annual Game Developers Conference  (GDC 2011). Red Dead Redemption, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Halo: Reach took home prizes. Bungie talks about its final Halo in this exclusive video interview.
SAN FRANCISCO, California – Cloud gaming company OnLive continues to bring PC games to new audiences. The company has deals with Vizio to offer PC gaming built into new HD TVs. And now the new HTC Flyer tablet will bring PC gaming portable. Steve Perlman, the man behind this new generation of cloud gaming, talks about the technology in this exclusive video interview.
SAN FRANCISCO, California -- Epic Games is having a very busy year already with the launch of Bulletstorm and the release of Gears of War 3. The company is also keeping active at GDC 2011 at Moscone Center this week. The developer has key members of its team, including Cliff Bleszinski, Rod Fergusson and Donald Mustard speaking during the show. Unreal Engine 3 is also expanding to support new technology like Sony’s NGP and NVIDIA Tegra 2 and 3 tablets and smartphones. Trendy Entertainment's Dungeon Defenders: First Strike is the first cross-platform Unreal Engine 3 game for NVIDIA Tegra devices, Android, PC and PlayStation 3.
SAN FRANCISCO, California – While the video game industry gathers in San Francisco for GDC 2011, there are positive steps taking place in Washington, D.C. that could benefit game makers. Representatives Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., recently announced the launch of the new Congressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus) at a press conference on Capitol Hill. The 39-member caucus will work toward sustaining a robust computer and video game industry by educating Members of Congress and the American people on the industry’s economic, educational and social benefits. Serious games are helping the medical community as demonstrated in the videos below from the Games for Health conference.
SAN FRANCISCO, California – With GDC 2011 as a backdrop, GamePro Media and The Princeton Review have teamed up for the second consecutive year to recognize the top schools offering video game design programs. The "Top Schools for Video Game Design Study for 2011" features 30 schools in all and names the top 10 undergraduate and top 10 graduate schools, plus five schools in each group as Honorable Mentions. The game industry is celebrating 25 years of GDC this week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, where aspiring game creators are gathered.
SAN FRANCISCO, California -- OnLive, a pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video games, used GDC 2011 to launch a large Indie Game Sale to coincide with its sponsorship of the Independent Games Festival and presence at the Game Developers Conference. Supported by 11 different independent game publishers, the sale will offer OnLive members up to 80 percent off fun, original indie games such as Braid, Defense Grid Gold, World of Goo and The Maw, among others. OnLive is the official hardware platform sponsor of the Independent Games Festival and will be leading two presentations on cloud gaming at GDC.
SAN FRANCISCO, California -- The Game Developers Conference 2011 (GDC 2011), the world’s largest and longest running event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, kicks off today at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.  The annual convention offers worldwide game development professionals a forum to network, share information and insights, and uncover new opportunities as they look towards the future of interactive entertainment.  This year marks the 25th anniversary of the convention, which will also include first looks at big games like Electronic Arts’ Battlefield 3.
More than 2,700 technology companies across global industries dazzled attendees at the 2011 International CES, with the ground-breaking event energizing the technology world. The 2011 CES set several new records, including 30,000 international attendees and 22 top CEOs participating in keynotes. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2011 CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, concluded today in Las Vegas.
A keynote address from Ford CEO Alan Mulally, the Innovation Power Panel with leaders from Cisco, GE and Xerox, along with the first-ever Entertainment Matters keynote panel were the day two highlights of the 2011 International CES. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2011 CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, runs through Sunday in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS -- The 2011 International CESunveiled the next generation of consumer technology innovation from 2,700 global technology companies. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), CES 2011, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, attracted over 140,000 people from around the globe.
Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) and Fastpoint Games, a developer of live, data-driven games, have launched the alpha version of Fortune League, a fully integrated Facebook game. Fortune League allows EverQuestII (EQII) fans and players to play a casual game through Facebook that players can enjoy and earn rewards for use inside of EQII. The introduction of Fortune League continues SOE’s tradition as an industry leader in online social gaming, bringing a new type of fully integrated MMO title to Facebook; this also marks its fifth release on the platform.