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What a treat: Play tons of indie games free on Saturday in SF

The second annual Day of the Devs, an independent game showcase hosted by Double Fine and iam8bit, kicks off on Saturday, November 1 at Mint Plaza in San Francisco. It's free, open to all ages, and runs from 4 - 11PM PT. And it's probably tons of fun. Games on display and available to play inclu...

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GaymerX2 funded, upcoming event to feature WWE guest Darren Young

All-inclusive gaming convention GaymerX2 met its funding goal in the first 48 hours of its recently launched Kickstarter campaign, securing July weekend dates for the upcoming San Francisco event. Launched last year, GaymerX is an LGBTQ-friendly expo celebrating diversity and inclusivity in ga...

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Good Game Club picks hand-drawn puzzler Gorogoa for top prize

Jason Roberts' Gorogoa was the top pick at the Good Game Club showcase in San Francisco last week, winning a professional-level developer license from Unity. Gorogoa is a meticulously hand-illustrated game where players arrange windows of different vistas – in a grid or on top of each other &...

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Former Epic, Irrational head Rod Fergusson starts new 2K studio

Rod Fergusson is launching a new studio for 2K Games in the San Francisco Bay area, he announced in a tweet today. The studio is already working on something new: "It's official: I'm launching a new studio for 2K in the Bay Area with an exciting new project! Details soon!" Fergusson most rece...

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Report: BioWare San Francisco closes, up to 30 staffers laid off

According to a report on GamesRadar, BioWare San Francisco – the studio formerly known as EA2D and responsible for titles like Dragon Age Legends and Mirror's Edge 2D – has been closed by EA, leaving between 25 to 30 employees jobless. Citing a source inside the studio, the report sugge...

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Glu Mobile closes Brazil office; Washington and California studios hit with layoffs

Glu Mobile, the developers behind mobile versions of Guitar Hero and Call of Duty: Black Ops, has announced that it is closing its San Paulo, Brazil office and laying off employees in Kirkland, Washington, and San Francisco, California. A statement from the company says that it needs to hold its re...

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How Game Design Works / Doesn't Work: A Lesson From the 'What Would Molydeux?' Gamejam

"Actually ... I don't know where I'm going with this." At a 48-hour game jam, where time is more precious than money, a brief lack of direction isn't the disaster it would be at an Activision or an EA. It might even be a good thing, allowing just enough room and respite for that one idea that makes...

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Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment begins 'Level 2' fundraising

The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment in San Francisco held a Kickstarter fundraiser last year to put money together for a public space, and that round of fundraising resulted in a successful gallery showing of some old early 3D games. Now, the museum is at it again, trying to raise money dir...

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The Last of Us concept shots depict a game of sneaky survivalism

We don't know much about The Last of Us just yet, but the first several concept shots offer a sneak peek into what we can expect to learn in the coming months. Protagonist duo Joel and Ellie sneak their way past a mean-looking couple of gentlemen in a wrecked 7-11, hang out with deer on their way...

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'Vita Social Clubs' offer hands-on demos, starting in SF this Thursday

Sony will give fans the opportunity to check out the PlayStation Vita well in advance of launch, with events it's calling "Vita Social Clubs." The first, "Vita Hill Social Club," will be held in San Francisco this Thursday, December 1, offering "dozens and dozens" of Vita systems with demos of Un...

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