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Survey: Developers prefer Vive to Oculus, but worry about nausea, high price of VR gear

Survey: Developers prefer Vive to Oculus, but worry about nausea, high price of VR gear A recent survey by the UBM Game Network, which runs the Virtual Reality Developer’s Conference, GDC, and Gamasutra.com polled VR developers on their preferred platforms, game development plans, and long-term confidence in the medium.

Should GDC Move to Canada?

Should GDC Move to Canada? That seems like defiant political posturing, but GDC simply wasn't in my travel plans for 2017.S.

What to Expect From This Year's Game Developer's Conference

What to Expect From This Year's Game Developer's Conference Every year about 30,000 games industry folk pack into Moscone Convention Center for the Game Developer’s Conference.Expect a lot of new stats and figures about how many people are buying VR sets, and what those people are playing.

LG to debut its own virtual reality SteamVR headset at GDC 2017

LG to debut its own virtual reality SteamVR headset at GDC 2017 Built using SteamVR tracking technology and using the OpenVR platform, the headset will likely compete directly with the Vive and Rift headsets.It will utilize SteamVR software for its tracking and will be fully integrated with Steam, and therefore potentially compatible with a lot of software content.

Observer is Like Playing Through a Nightmare in the Best Way

Observer is Like Playing Through a Nightmare in the Best Way A good chunk of people simply prefer something a bit brisker and more accessible than your usual pants-shittingly terrifying, white-knuckle survival game.You play as the observer, essentially a far-future police officer who investigates crimes with the help of a suite of cybernetic augmentations.

What one video game developer organization is doing to combat Trump’s immigration ban

What one video game developer organization is doing to combat Trump’s immigration ban The International Game Developers Association was one of the first in the games industry to speak out against Trump's immigration ban.citizenship immigration service, the USCIS," she said.

No Man’s Sky Wins Innovation Award at GDC 2017

No Man’s Sky Wins Innovation Award at GDC 2017 In a move that is sure to draw a fair share of raised eyebrows, the GDC 2017 Awards have given No Man’s Sky its award for Innovation.But of course the big talk of the night is sure to be No Man’s Sky’s Innovation Award.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Began in 2D

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Began in 2D The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is here and real and spectacular.But Breath of the Wild’s final, painterly art style was chosen for more than just aesthetics.

Look At This Ridiculous Space Submarine Game

Look At This Ridiculous Space Submarine Game ” It’s living proof that anything can be a game controller if you just believe hard enough.And while many of the games on display can be gimmicky, Objects in Space feels like a game I’d play even without all the extra hardware.

Overwatch's Art Style Began With Torbjorn

Overwatch's Art Style Began With Torbjorn During a GDC panel earlier today, Overwatch art director Bill Petras and assistant art director Arnold Tsang explained, among other things, how Blizzard molded the game in Torbjorn’s image.“The dwarven blacksmith [archetype], Torbjorn, was so integral in not only bridging that gap between classic Blizzard and Overwatch, but also in how he helped develop our art style,” said Tsang.

Blizzard Talks About How They Came Up With Overwatch's New Hero, Orisa

Blizzard Talks About How They Came Up With Overwatch's New Hero, Orisa Overwatch’s newest hero, Orisa, isn’t what you’d call, er, typical.He really wanted to push the boundaries of what an Overwatch hero could look like.

The Virtual Reality Market is Exploding, But Will Anybody Take the Bait?

The Virtual Reality Market is Exploding, But Will Anybody Take the Bait? Its website touts it as the “first immediately usable virtual reality wearable gaming motion controller,” but it has use outside VR.The market for alternate VR controllers and tech is just too small at this point to estimate if any will be profitable.

The Counter-Culture of the 60s is Alive and Well in Games

The Counter-Culture of the 60s is Alive and Well in Games Every year a massive chunk of the games industry makes the trek to San Francisco for the Game Developers Conference.Taking a cue from San Francisco’s history as a hub for the avant-garde, GDC is now all about the independent games.

Everything's on Fire and No One Knows What to Do GDC Panel

Everything's on Fire and No One Knows What to Do GDC Panel During the recent GDC, a number of renowned video game writers/designers, namely George Ziets, Leanne Taylor-Giles, Chris Avellone, Colin McComb, and Gavin Jurgens-Fyhrie have participated in a panel, Everything's on Fire and No One Knows What to Do.Here's the official description: So, the discussion is more industry-focused, but considering the people involved it may interest RPG enthusiasts regardless.