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New Star Wars Battlefront coming from DICE [Update: trailer!]

Delivering on its promise, EA showed us the first glimpse of its new Star Wars Battlefront game – the product of an exclusive deal with Disney. Disney acquired the Star Wars rights in a $4.05 billion deal with LucasArts parent company, LucasFilm. Disney then shuttered LucasArts in April...

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Journey producer Robin Hunicke to speak at Boston Festival of Indie Games

The Boston Festival of Indie Games has announced that its keynote speaker will be Robin Hunicke, former executive producer of Journey. Hunicke's talk, Finding Meaning in Gameplay, will "focus on how developers can create games that inspire new feelings, by looking inward and examining the everyday...

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Gabe Newell's DICE keynote: Steam Box price point 'much, much lower' than living room devices

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell didn't drop any major announcement bombs during his DICE keynote address, but he did provide insight into Valve's current, internal approach to the gaming industry. Newell discussed the evolution of Steam software within the context of future hardware, notably Valve's...

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Live from Nintendo's GDC 2011 keynote (Update: It's over!)

Update: And it's over – head on past the break to relive the excitement. 8:12AM PST: We're currently in line for Satoru Iwata's GDC 2011 keynote. We'll fill you in on all the megatons, scoops, megascoops, scoopatons and scegapoops as they come in. Which should be in about 45. Join us...

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Jane McGonigal talks about the goodness of games on The Colbert Report

Want to get a sneak peek of some of the subject matter that'll likely be the focal point of Jane McGonigal's PAX East keynote speech? Well, the most thorough way to do so would likely be to read McGonigal's newest book, Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World...

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AIAS Hall of Famers delivering 2011 D.I.C.E. Summit keynote

So, you've only got a few hours set aside this year with which to absorb illumination from some of the gaming industry's smartest folks? You won't find a more efficient way to satisfy your needs than the 2011 D.I.C.E. Summit keynote panel, which will feature the shared wisdom of a number of Academy...

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Bilson gets to the heart of the new THQ in IGDA Leadership keynote

Keynoting the IGDA Leadership Forum last week, THQ "core games" boss Danny Bilson not only reflected on the publisher's steady turnaround (despite a recent slump), but also focused on its goals for the future. Previously reported updates from Bilson on Homefront, Darksiders 2 and Guillermo Del...

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Microsoft executives delivering keynote at TGS 2010

CESA, the group responsible for planning the annual Tokyo Game Show, has announced the parties responsible for delivering one of the event's two main keynotes on its opening day, September 16. Microsoft entertainment exec Takashi Sensui and Microsoft Game Studio vice president Phil Spencer will...

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Warren Spector will keynote at PAX Prime 2010

The official Twitter account for the Penny Arcade Expo has announced that this year's PAX Prime keynote speaker will be none other than Warren Spector, driving force behind the classic Deus Ex and System Shock games, and current boss behind the upcoming Disney Epic Mickey. Spector's no stranger to...

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Guerrilla Games managing director keynoting GDC Europe

Organizers for the Cologne-based gaming industry get-together, GDC Europe, have announced who will deliver this year's keynote address: Guerrilla Games managing director Hermen Hulst. According to the press release announcing Hulst's keynoting duties, his speech will focus on "how the studio has...

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