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Angry Birds Stella debuts in September, is familiar, pinker

The first screen of the Angry Birds Stella spin-off series doesn't reinvent the wheel, but simply gives it a touch-up. Clearly Rovio's looking to attract a certain audience with "feisty" new heroine Stella and her "fierce" friends when the first game hits in September. On the other hand, it's not...

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The Last of Us and the process of creating a cutscene

It's quite the process to create a cutscene in The Last of Us – from the animators to the actors doing the motion-capture to the end result in-game, it takes a lot of effort. Developer Naughty Dog has given us a behind-the-scenes look at how one scene in particular was made, which is, to be...

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Post-It Notes deliver paper Mario stop-motion escapade

Here's a clever piece of stop-motion animation, featuring magical Post-It Notes that bring Mario to life and Pac-Man to his demise....

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Gotham by Gaslight featured beefy London Batman, gameplay vid reveals

It must be terrifying to be a developer on a game that's just barely greenlit, facing down publisher meetings that could make or break all the hard work you've put into a particular project. Come to think of it, the stress and constant panicked feeling would probably be similar to how the...

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Fan created Half-Life trailer's animation is out of this world

A six-week labor of love, this fan-made trailer for the original Half-Life is a thing of beauty. If the first-person animation work doesn't impress you, then we're pretty sure you've got a crab where your head used to be....

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Remedy working on new facial animation tech, aiming to overtake LA Noire [update]

Edge recently visited the offices of Alan Wake developer Remedy Entertainment, where the studio is hard at work implementing brand new facial animation technology. Created by lead animator John Root, the system uses motion capture to generate scans of actors (accurate to within 0.02 inches) and...

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Battlefield 3 incorporates animation tech used in EA Sports games

Battlefield 3 and EA Sports titles may seem to be a no man's land apart, but a recent interview with Tobias Dahl, lead animator on the shooter, reveals how DICE turned to the company's sports juggernauts, like FIFA and Madden, to enhance the new Battlefield's animation. "I started to look...

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Sonic fan film proves the continued existence of Sonic fandom

Who still loves Sonic the Hedgehog in 2011? Enduring hardship after hardship, Richard Kuta has managed to remain devoted to the prickly blue speedster to commit his time to an animated fan film. That kind of loyalty is pretty noble! And the animation in the preview isn't bad, either....

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The Demise of Dead Space 2's Franco Delille: How Visceral Killed a Man in One Minute

Joystiq interviews Visceral Games and finds out how one gruesome minute of Dead Space 2 was made. In the future, our starship captains won't be as blindly heroic as their television counterparts. Their years of virtual training -- inside holo-capsule games like Dead Space 13: Amputheater --...

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Dead Space Aftermath trailer is gory beyond belief

Man, if you thought Dead Space was gory, wait until you see its next cartoon adaptation. Yes, that's kind of a weird statement, but after watching this Dead Space Aftermath trailer -- which has an astonishing murders-per-second ratio -- we feel like it's accurate enough....

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