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Jaffe walks through the Twisted Metal car customizer web app

You've had Twisted Metal for a few days now, and you're already sick of Sweet Tooth's vanilla-style ice cream truck. Frankly, you want a cheetah print one. And series creator David Jaffe is happy to walk you through just how you'll be able to do that in a yet-to-be-released web application, as...

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Trials Evolution now on track for spring 2012 launch

Trials Evolution is creeping one wheelie flip closer to launch with today's announcement of a "spring 2012" launch window. More exciting than an ambiguous window of four months? The latest trailer which reveals said launch, which showcases the game's surprisingly malleable track editor. Beyond...

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Blizzard: StarCraft 2 'marketplace' still coming

During BlizzCon 2009, Blizzard revealed plans to put a shopping interface inside StarCraft 2, which would allow players to purchase user-created maps, with revenue shared between Blizzard and the creator. The game came out in July 2010, sans marketplace, and that feature is still missing. ...

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Home brings in $1m in virtual goods, user-generated content the 'goal'

Not content with spending your real Earth bucks on a virtual tankini for your Quincy? Considering Sony has reportedly sold "one million dollars worth of virtual goods" through the still-in-beta PlayStation Home service, that would seemingly put you in the (more frugal, smarter) minority, but...

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BioWare including toolset with Dragon Age Origins

Though we're sure BioWare PC fans appreciated how free it was, having to wait for Mass Effect DLC must have been tough for them after getting used to creating their own content in Neverwinter Nights. Today, the company announced it would be returning to form with Dragon Age Origins, revealing the...

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Sims Carnival is now in open beta

In the future, there will be no game developers. Well, to be more accurate, there will be no paid videogame developers, just a legion of unpaid game slaves, toiling away for a chance at e-stardom. Today, the inevitable future looms just a bit closer with The Sims Carnival going into open beta....

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Harmonix' LoPiccolo wants user music in Rock Band

Harmonix' Greg LoPiccolo wants you to know that he's thinking about you. He knows that as you play Rock Band, the song that you'd really like to play and spread across the world is your own band's tune. LoPiccolo wants you to know that he wants The Cephalopods' local hit "Three Is a Tragic Number"...

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GDC08: Realtime Worlds shows off All Points Bulletin

What word is perhaps most synonymous with the current MMO playing field? Grind. Realtime Worlds' Dave Jones (no relation?) is setting out to change that with the studio's first massively multiplayer title All Points Bulletin we caught wind of back in September. He's hoping the formula Crackdown +...

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Seen@GDC: Console war continues in Spore as Wii, PS3, 360 rebuilt in-game

Just how versatile is Spore's asset creation system? Check out these images we saw at today's GDC demonstration of the game's user-generated content features. No, your eyes aren't deceiving you, those are buildings shaped like a Wii, PS3 controller, GameCube and Xbox 360, created by one Maxis...

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Nintendo takes wraps off of WiiWare

Nintendo is the latest on the indie console-development bandwagon with WiiWare, a "game-creation service that will allow developers large and small to create new downloadable video game content" that the company announced this morning. The company is making it clear that they're looking for...

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