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PSA: Xbox One is not backwards compatible in dev mode

Enabling developer mode on your Xbox One can lead to bad news bears, so doing so is generally ill-advised. Dev mode also doesn't suddenly make your Xbox One backwards compatible, no matter what some picture you saw on the Internet tells you. An image that has been circulating around the Interweb...

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Microsoft advises consumers against enabling dev mode on Xbox One

Though Microsoft has said every retail Xbox One can be used as a game development kit, the company is recommending against consumers enabling an early developer mode on their consoles through the settings menu. In a statement to Engadget, Microsoft says the sequence of buttons that unlocks add...

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Sony offers PS2/PSP dev kits for education

College game design courses are great for learning how to program games on a PC, but for the most part, getting access to console development tools has meant going to work for a licensed console developer. Sony is looking to change that with it's new PlayStation-edu program, which provides PS2 and P...

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Sony cuts price of devkits by 50%

Sony has announced today that it will be incorporating new tools into PlayStation 3 development kits. Without going into too many techy detail, these tools from SN Systems will help developers produce games for the system more efficiently. Not only that, but Sony has also dramatically cut the price...

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Sony cuts PS3 dev kit price in half

In an attempt to further diversify the Playstation 3's library of games, Sony has announced a dramatic price cut for the console's software development kit. The Playstation 3 Reference Tool will now be made available to new developers for $10,250 USD, or €7,500 EUR. This is nearly half of wha...

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The game that almost was: Project H.A.M.M.E.R.

Oh, Project H.A.M.M.E.R. You were a go, then you weren't, then you were, and now? Officially, the last we heard was that the hammer-wielding hero's adventure was on "indefinite hold," but the word in the backchannels is that the game is no more. It is dead. It is an ex-game. And frankly, we are sad ...

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PAX 07: Pink Godzilla vs. our money

Retailer Pink Godzilla's presence at PAX was one of the more drool-worthy booths at the show. In addition to piles and piles of Dev Kit kits, PG t-shirts and stickers, the booth was rife was classic and import games and consoles. If you were looking for a copy of Face Training or Doki Doki Majo Sh...

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Inside the PSP dev kit

Ever wanted to know what a PSP development kit looks like on the inside? Now you can! A Japanese blogger has dismantled a prototype to show its innards. Of course, all computer guts look the same to me: maybe one of our more technically savvy readers can explain what's so unique about these parts?...

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GDC 07: Wii dev training to take place at this week [update 1]

In case you live under a rock, GDC is kicking off this week (that stands for Game Developer's Conference) and it turns out Nintendo enthusiasts have something besides Miyamoto's keynote to look forward to. This week during the event, attendees will be able to get some schooling on how to create titl...

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Bad news for indie devs, and maybe for us

Despite a promise to support independent developers and help them get games out for the Wii, some are reporting problems with getting their hands on devkits. The Independent Developer Program was supposed to be kicked off last month, with kits going out to indie studios, but now it seems the program...

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