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A Look Ahead at GDC: It's Mobile vs. Consoles in Fight for Game Developers' Attention

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If San Francisco appears to be even geekier than usual this week, there’s a reason: The annual Game Developers Conference is taking over Moscone West today through Friday. AllThingsD will be there, and we’re keeping an eye on two questions in particular: How is the business of mobile games changing,...
A Look Ahead at GDC: It's Mobile vs. Consoles in Fight for Game Developers' Attention
EA revives Sim City for 2013 launch

Hands-on with the smaller, less expensive 7-inch Wikipad (video)

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When the Wikipad went from 10.1-inches to just 7-inches earlier this year, subsequently cutting its price in half alongside the size reduction, the gaming-centric Android tablet went from riskily priced potential failure to affordable item of interest in one swift move. $500 for a 10.1-inch tablet with a proprietary...
Hands-on with the smaller, less expensive 7-inch Wikipad (video)

Reports: Microsoft planning to unveil Xbox successor at April event

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With Sony jump-starting the next-generation console hype train with its PlayStation 4 reveal this week, it seems Microsoft might not be willing to wait for June's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) to unveil its follow-up to the Xbox. Computer & Video Games is reporting that Microsoft is planning a "one-off...
Reports: Microsoft planning to unveil Xbox successor at April event

Simon Careless on inaugural App Developers Conference

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Editor’s Note: With talk submissions for UBM Tech’s inaugural App Developers Conference (ADC) due tomorrow, Inside Mobile Apps chatted with Simon Careless about what the upcoming conference is all about. ADC focuses on the development, user interface (UI), marekting and business of apps outside of games. The emphasis away from games is ADC’s...
Simon Careless on inaugural App Developers Conference
Google promises a unified social and mobile game platform
Intel launches developer tools for 'perceptual computing'

AppMobi Accelerates Android HTML5 Performance With new directCanvas SDK

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A lot has been made over the last couple of days of how Android renders HTML5 a lot slower than iOS. This comes as a revelation to absolutely no one. HTML5 development studio appMobi thinks it has a fix. At the Game Developers Conference today appMobi announced the availability of...
AppMobi Accelerates Android HTML5 Performance With new directCanvas SDK

A winning wager? Experts see a $20B market for gambling in games

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SAN FRANCISCO — Serious gamers did not shy away from confronting serious issues at third day of the Game Developers Conference — including gambling. A panel on the hotly debated issue of gambling in games was packed. The big questions for the experts: Is gambling the next big growth...
A winning wager? Experts see a $20B market for gambling in games
"Protestors" call games industry a "temple of sin," demand repentance

GDC: 'Doctor Transplant' Mobile Game Hopes to Promote Organ Donation

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A new iOS game being demonstrated at the Game Developers Conference promotes "saving lives... one game at a time."...
GDC: 'Doctor Transplant' Mobile Game Hopes to Promote Organ Donation

Konami provides sneak peek at Metal Gear Solid V

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During a FOX Engine panel at the Game Developers Conference, Hideo Kojima announced that The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes combined is actually Metal Gear Solid V. Developing...Comments...
Konami provides sneak peek at Metal Gear Solid V

Mobile apps news roundup: Kabam, GameStick, Wooga and more

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Kabam launches $50 fund to help bring Japanese games to the West – Mobile-social gaming developer Kabam told the Wall Street Journal on Monday that the company has established a $50 million fund to help bring Japanese games to Western markets. The money provided by Kabam to Japanese game developers...
Mobile apps news roundup: Kabam, GameStick, Wooga and more
The DeanBeat: Will Battlefield 4 or Puzzle & Dragons reach $1B in revenues?

OptiTrack debuts $3,700 PRIME 17W mocap cam for small spaces

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Independent creators keen on motion capture have had affordable solutions like cheaper sensors and Kinect-based implementations for awhile now, but a large space for moving around has usually been required. OptiTrack has come up with an answer to that problem, however, in the form of the PRIME 17W mocap...
OptiTrack debuts $3,700 PRIME 17W mocap cam for small spaces
CHART OF THE DAY: Game Makers Are Picking Mobile Devices Over Consoles

Microsoft taps Unity, Marmalade, and Havok to help developers port Android and iOS games to Windows Phone

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At the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco on Wednesday, Microsoft has been trying to woo game developers into porting their existing Android and iOS games to Windows Phone. To further this end, the company has underlined what Unity, Marmalade, and Havok are showing off at GDC. Here’s what...
Microsoft taps Unity, Marmalade, and Havok to help developers port Android and iOS games to Windows Phone

As Facebook hits 250m monthly gamers it starts rolling out a new Games feed on profiles

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Facebook has released a whole slew of new figures at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today, showing significant growth in the number of people playing social games and completing microtranscations. The company also revealed that it will be launching a new Timeline section later this week focused on...
As Facebook hits 250m monthly gamers it starts rolling out a new Games feed on profiles
Epic shows us the future of gaming with new Unreal Engine 3 reel [video]

Week In Gaming: Fan pressure, satellite snowboarding and sexist fighters

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This week's story about a group of RPG fans pressuring Nintendo to localize two Japanese RPGs for the Wii seemed to strike a chord with readers, many of whom are no doubt dreaming of what kinds of games they could force into existence with their own grassroots group. Also...
Week In Gaming: Fan pressure, satellite snowboarding and sexist fighters

Facebook Says Game Play Has Grown 8 Percent So Far This Year (ZNGA, FB)

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Remember how Zynga basically blamed Facebook for its lousy quarter? Mark Pincus and company had better find another excuse. At a game-developers conference in Europe, Facebook representatives said that game-playing on its website was actually up significantly, countering the notion that game play was shifting over to mobile. Now more...
Facebook Says Game Play Has Grown 8 Percent So Far This Year (ZNGA, FB)

Female Game Programmers Tell Horrible Stories Of Harassment

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Thanks to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's media tour for her new book, people are  talking about women's careers. Interesting thing is, Sandberg's own industry, tech, is still one of the most sexist. One niche in particular is notorious: women programmers in the gaming industry. In two weeks, the Game Developers...
Female Game Programmers Tell Horrible Stories Of Harassment
BioShock Infinite review: In the sky, Lord, in the sky

W3i rebrands as NativeX, launches new advertising platform

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Monetization and user acquisition provider W3i today announced that it has rebranded the company, changing its name to NativeX. The company’s name change comes alongside its other announcement, pivoting the business to providing native ad units for its customers, a form of in-app advertising where publishers can integrate ads into...
W3i rebrands as NativeX, launches new advertising platform
Valve ported 'Team Fortress 2' to virtual reality, will share its thoughts at GDC 2013
Sony ships over 10.5 million PlayStation Move controllers

The Candy Crush Saga of Korea: SundayToz's Anipang generating $500,000 a day

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While the eyes of the mobile development community at the 2013 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco are set on King’s Candy Crush Saga, SundayToz’s match-3 puzzler Anipang has silently been tearing up the Korean market on mobile for quite some time, the same way Candy Crush Saga is in...
The Candy Crush Saga of Korea: SundayToz's Anipang generating $500,000 a day
250 million users play games on Facebook each month, developers have earned $2 billion
Verizon launches games portal using PlayPhone technology

GDC survey of developers finds interest in mobile greater than consoles

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The Game Developers Conference polled more than 2,500 people who attended last year’s conference, finding that more of the respondents are developing for smartphones and tablets than for any other platform. 38 percent of developers surveyed released their last game on smartphones and tablets, and 55 percent are developing...
GDC survey of developers finds interest in mobile greater than consoles
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