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GDC 2011

Canadian Video Game Awards & Canada Games Conference 2011!


Canadian Video Game Awards:

To further express our countries amazing video game developers, we here in Vancouver hold an annual Canadian Video Game Awards show. This show is filled with development superstars and high profile press/entertainment icons. The second annual CVGA's took place the eve before we kicked off the Canadian Games Conference. Here is the list of the winners and nominees followed by my romp through the Canadian Games Conference.

Epic Games' Latest Tech Demo Is An Impressive Glimpse At What The Future Holds

One thing that we can always look forward to at special tradeshows like GDC or even E3 is the small glimpses developers give us of what the future holds.  We may still be a good two to three years away from seeing the next iteration of the PlayStation or Xbox, but that doesn’t mean certain devs can give us a taste of what could be possible albeit through using the PC of course.

GDC 2011: The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3DS Preview

Zelda Ocarina of Time has to be, or is, one of the greatest games of all time. It also happens to be one of my personal favorites. I mean I remember times when I would be playing N64 and my mother shouted at me to get off the damn video games and all I had to say was," Mom I'm playing Zelda!" Suddenly it became ok. Its understanding mothers like this who know which games are alright to play because they know which ones are worth letting their kids interact with for just a wee bit longer (Thanks Mom).

GDC 2011: Halcyon

The Indie game booth is one of the largest ones at GDC this year and there are a few games being shown that really stand out. For me, one of the stand-out games was Halcyon, a puzzle game for the iPad. Mobile gaming is not my usual preference, but seeing this game really made me want to play it and I'm really glad that I did.

A Bungie Designer Reveals What The Studio's Next Project Is

Having developed one of the biggest video game franchises of all time, Bungie pretty much has free reign to do whatever the hell they want.  No longer directly attached to the Halo franchise (that honor goes to 343 Industries), Bungie was in one of those rare instances where they could go to a company and be given carte blanche to do whatever the hell they wanted to do.  After settling with Activision as a partner (much to the dismay of gamers and the industry as a whole), Bungie has finally revealed the first tidbit on their next project, which in the end could be disappointing f

GDC 2011: Dead Island Preview

Dead Island is a game that has been in development for almost a decade now, and with the recent release of the Dead Island trailer it has created quite a bit of hype.  But does the game live up to the hype that the trailer created? Well I can answer that question for you, and the answer is yes!

Battlefield 3 Panel Live Blog

Anothery early morning for us here at GDC 2011 in California's beatutiful city by the bay, San Francisco; and that means there are a whole bunch of panels and keynotes for us to attend again. But out of all the ones that are being presented to us today the one we are most excited for (as gamers) has got to be the Battlefield 3 panel presetned to us by EA and DICE. With DICE being there we can expect some kind of mutiplayer news and maybe some gameplay information since DICE are the ones of charge of multiplayer development for BF3.

Double Fine Reveals Trenched, Their Latest Action Packed Game

Most of the time we’re used to seeing a developer crank out titles that are similar to one another, if not completely the same.  It’s understandable for a developer to stick to something they know or that is safe, but for some developers that’s just not their M.O.  Take for example Double Fine Productions, the studio best known for giving us the trippy experience that was Pyschonauts.  After giving us a platformer game, Double Fine went on to do an open-world/heavy metal/RTS/action game in the form of Brutal Legend and has since gone on to do small RPG and puzzle/adventure ga

GDC 2011: Xperia Play

Sony Ericsson gave some details earlier today about the Xperia Play, the product once known as the PlayStation Phone. The Xperia Play is the very first PlayStation certified Android phone, with SCE planning on announcing more in the future. The target audience for the phone is not specifically hardcore gamers, and is meant to be more widely appealing. The exact words used were that it is ‘broader than gaming.’

GDC 2011: Nintendo Keynote

It's day one at GDC for us and we are already blown away by what Nintendo has to offer us in the very, very near future. Not only did they show us how the company grew as a whole, but they showed us some new and exciting stuff that will be coming to the 3DS later this year.

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