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Intel, A 'White Nationalism' Slider Ain't It
Intel, A 'White Nationalism' Slider Ain't It
Intel gave a presentation at GDC a few weeks back, but I’m guessing nobody actually watched it because it took until this week for anyone to notice this absolutely absurd pitch from the company, which wants to use AI to monitor and censor “hate speech” in your online voice chat, and let users toggle just how much hate… Read more...
Harold Halibut, You Have My Attention
Harold Halibut, You Have My Attention
We last saw Harold Halibut at GDC 2018, but the folks at German indie studio Slow Bros.
Making marketing mistakes or the art of failing properly
Making marketing mistakes or the art of failing properly
At GDC Showcase, Innersloth's Victoria Tran explored the right way to approach failure, and what you can learn from it
The Bala brothers' guide to finding the magic
The Bala brothers' guide to finding the magic
At GDC Showcase, the Velan Studios founders detailed their business model, fuelled by divergent thinking
Gaming copes with mobile/social anxiety | 10 Years Ago This Month
Gaming copes with mobile/social anxiety | 10 Years Ago This Month
An era of exceptional upheaval has people in every corner of the industry on edge heading into GDC 2011
GDC goes online in 2021 with full digital events throughout the year
GDC goes online in 2021 with full digital events throughout the year
In 2020, plenty of events were cancelled or postponed in the face of the COVID-19 threat.
GDC is going digital in 2021 with online events running throughout the year
GDC is going digital in 2021 with online events running throughout the year
The first GDC Showcase will run in March, while the IGF and Game Developers Choice Awards will take place in July.
GDC drops in-person plans for 2021 event
GDC drops in-person plans for 2021 event
The conference shifts focus to online content, community, and networking due to health concerns
Retaining and fostering women in the games industry
Retaining and fostering women in the games industry
Victoria Setian gave a GDC Summer talk addressing how to fight discriminatory attitudes in the workplace and develop female talent into leadership
Simon Carless launches GameDiscoverCo
Simon Carless launches GameDiscoverCo
Former GDC co-runner establishes new research service and subscription newsletter to help tackle discoverability
GDC 2021 Planned To Be Hybrid Physical And Virtual Event July 19-23
GDC 2021 Planned To Be Hybrid Physical And Virtual Event July 19-23
The event is planned much farther out than usual.
GDC announces physical/digital hybrid event for 2021
GDC announces physical/digital hybrid event for 2021
Conference planned to take place in July next year, both in San Francisco and online
Four ways game developers can help save the planet
Four ways game developers can help save the planet
At GDC Summer, the Playing for the Planet Alliance offered clear steps the industry can take to tackle the climate crisis
Practical tips to prevent abuse and build team trust
Practical tips to prevent abuse and build team trust
At GDC Summer, Emily Greer offers advice on how to build a respectful workplace and what to do when harassment occurs
How Code Coven aims to Elevate marginalised developers
How Code Coven aims to Elevate marginalised developers
Tara Mustapha and Karla Reyes talks us through the ambitions for their upcoming accelerator, financed by the GDC Relief Fund
Diablo 4 team is 'moving forward' despite COVID-19 pandemic
Diablo 4 team is 'moving forward' despite COVID-19 pandemic
Rod Fergusson said during a GDC Q&A session that it's actually going quite well.
GDC 2020: How Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s latency got ‘fixed’ after the beta
GDC 2020: How Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s latency got ‘fixed’ after the beta
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare makes use of a variety of techniques to mitigate the effects of different types of network latency across all the players in a given match.
Is your publishing agreement fair?
Is your publishing agreement fair?
At GDC Summer, lawyer Kellen Voyer broke down the average indie game publishing agreement in 2020
Xbox Game Pass could be a boon for indie developers
Xbox Game Pass could be a boon for indie developers
At GDC Summer, solo developer Davionne Gooden explained how Xbox Game Pass offered a simple path to profit for his tiny studio
Five steps to compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act
Five steps to compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act
At GDC Summer, Will Butcher outlines how companies already complying with GDPR can ensure CCPA compliance too
A quick guide to readable game text
A quick guide to readable game text
At GDC 2020, EA Sports' Karen Stevens shared the importance of legible fonts and why you shouldn't write off Comic Sans
GDC's Covid-19 survey leaves room for optimism in the industry
GDC's Covid-19 survey leaves room for optimism in the industry
The organisers of the Game Developers Conference have released a report on the results of their latest “state of the industry” survey.