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GDC09: Disneyland's 'The Haunted Mansion' is a first-person shooter

Scott Rogers is a creative manager at THQ, and a former game designer who worked on titled ranging from God of War to Maximo, and he held a panel at GDC called Everything I Learned About Level Design I Learned From Disneyland, and one of our favorite quotes was "Well, the Haunted Mansion is basica...

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SXSW 2009: Game Design Competition rewards elite game designs with Elite Xbox 360s

This year's SXSW ScreenBurn Festival was the first to hold a game design competition for amateur developers. The finals in the two categories, Casual and AAA, were held back-to-back, with the four finalists in each category presenting their designs to an audience whose applause would determine their...

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DICE 2009: Todd Howard on Bethesda's 3 rules of game development

Some of us had only just recovered from turning back the Daedric scourge in Tamriel before Bethesda took it upon itself to obliterate the countryside altogether in Fallout 3. Destruction of this magnitude takes planning, and speaking during last week's DICE summit in Las Vegas studio director Todd...

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NYU to debut gaming degree program next fall

Students at New York University may soon study how to make games instead of simply skip class to play them. A first for any college in New York City, beginning next fall NYU will offer "long-term undergraduate and graduate degrees in the research, design and development of digital games." With ar...

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Off the Grid Special: Game Design 101

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. For nearly two years now, Off the Grid has introduced (and reintroduced) Joystiq's readers to some of the best board and card games on the market. The relationship b...

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Eegra hosting 1st Annual Game Makin' Shindig

You may not know this about us (only our closest loved ones do) but we love Eegra.com. It's not exactly newsworthy very often (which is why you don't see us linking to it more) but it's always a great read. So we were delighted to see they were doing something we could pass on to you: Their 1st An...

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Turner Broadcasting sponsors game design competition

Television and media conglomerate Turner Broadcasting is the latest sponsor of Dare to be Digital 2008, a student-centric game development competition based in Scotland. The media giant joins other sponsors such as EA, Microsoft, AMD, Disney Interactive, and many more. Since 2000, Dare to be Digit...

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Game designer talks rebalancing Street Fighter 2 HD

David Sirlin knows fighting games. So when Capcom tapped him to re-balance Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, and make it better than the original, they were putting the game's untarnished reputation into just the right hands. Sirlin proves his worth in the first of a series of articles on r...

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