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Blizzard Talks About Their New Game, Wants It To Coexist With World of Warcraft

At last night's DICE 2011 Keynote, Blizzard's Mike Morhaime talked a bit about Blizzard's upcoming, unannounced game.

"We have some of our most experienced MMO developers, people who spent years on the World of Warcraft team, working on this project. We're really trying to leverage all of the lessons that we learned throughout the years, some of which we were able to in World of Warcraft, and other that maybe because of some of the design decisions that we've made we just can't address.

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Into the Pixel 2011

The 2011 Into the Pixel exhibit features twenty works of video game art, selected by a panel of jurors from a field of submissions gleaned from artists around the world. The exhibition offers an opportunity for published video and computer game artists to be reviewed and recognized by the public and by their peers in both the fine art and video game worlds.

We're highlighting the artists taking part in this year’s Into the Pixel exhibit leading up to the end of the DICE conference on February 11. Read on to find out about artist Hamzah Kasom-Osman and his Drawn: The Painted Tower artwork entitled, "The Farm." (Click artwork image for a high-resolution version.)

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Mike Morhaime

Blizzard fans are keenly aware that Swingin’ Ape Studios’ highly anticipated third-person action title StarCraft: Ghost was abandoned back in 2005, but, as Blizzard cofounder Mark Morhaime revealed during DICE 2011 yesterday, there were two very big reasons why.

Basically,  they were working on StarCraft: Ghost at the same time we were working on World of Warcraft and StarCraft II.

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BioWare

When it comes to facing off against MMO juggernaut World of Warcraft, BioWare cofounder Dr. Greg Zeschuk says the developer will be happy if its long awaited Star Wars: The Old Republic simply “places.”

“It’s not like we’re actually going out there to beat anyone,” Zeschuk said during the DICE 2011 keynote discussion. “We’re just going out there to place. And I think placing in this space is really, really successful, and the audience will tell us where we place.”

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Dice 2011 Homepage Hero

This morning (and really, the rest of the week!) is all about DICE 2011! Everyone of the game shows we talk about has a different character. E3 is all about glitz and hype, where DICE is more the thinking man's game gathering -- it's for people who are serious about video games as an art form and a means of communications. Check out our DICE 2011 site to see what I mean.

Is that you? Are you a "serious" gamer?

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DICE 2011: AIAS Go Kart Tournament Highlights

The 2011 DICE Summit is currently underway in Las Vegas, and while the annual gathering is primarily a way for the games industry to come together to discuss the current and future states interactive entertainment, it does afford the developers, artists, and publishers in attendance the chance to cut loose and have a bit of fun as well. Case in point, today’s 1st Annual AIAS Go-Kart Tournament sponsored by Nexon and the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.

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Harmonix Responds To Recent Layoffs

Today at DICE, we caught up with John Drake, manager of communications at Harmonix, and asked him about the recent layoffs his company has endured. As you might recall, Harmonix was put up for sale by parent company Viacom last year, and late in the year an investment firm stepped in and bought the company, making them an independent developer once again.

Adam Sessler spoke with John Drake about the layoffs, which are part of a restructuring, and read on after the break to find out what he had to say.

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Today, we are pleased to bring you a very special episode of Feedback. No, not like "Tonight, on a very special episode of Blossom." You won't be finding out that Matt Keil has parvo, or that Adam is quitting the show and moving to Guam. Instead, we're happy to have as a guest host on the show, the legendary Will Wright. 

From Spore to The Sims to SimCity, and even Raid on Bungeling Bay, Will has been involved in the home video game industry since its fledgling days. He's seen the industry grow from diskettes and ziploc baggies to a multimillion dollar industry, and his presence on the show is especially timely and we are currently attending DICE 2011, where game developers come to learn and be inspired. Follow along on our DICE site for all the latest news.

After developing Spore, Will Wright left longtime home EA and formed his own "think tank" called the Stupid Fun Club, where he works on robots, toys, video games, and even television. His first foray into that medium is a show called Bar Karma, which premieres this Friday on Current TV. It's probably best described in Will's own words, so check out Feedback to find out why you should tune in. But here a teaser: think The Twilight Zone plus Quantum Leap plus Lost.

 

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Feedback: Where that music from the original SimCity still haunts us every day. I know! Those buildings need power and plumbing! Enough, already!

The AUDIO MP3 of this episode of FEEDBACK is available here. Right click to download.

2011 marks the tenth anniversary of DICE, the Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain summit. Basically, it's a developer-centric gathering of the best minds in gaming, and it's happening this week. Check out our DICE 2011 site for all the details.

If you haven't been following DICE for the last 10 years or so, though, we wanted to catch you up on everything that happened... well, not everything, but some of the cooler moments of the last decade of the summit. Click the video below for a look at the history of DICE, and, in fact, the history of the entire gaming industry.

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Hidden Expedition

The 2011 Into the Pixel exhibit features twenty works of video game art, selected by a panel of jurors from a field of submissions gleaned from artists around the world. The exhibition offers an opportunity for published video and computer game artists to be reviewed and recognized by the public and by their peers in both the fine art and video game worlds.

We'll be highlighting the artists taking part in this year’s Into the Pixel exhibit over the next two weeks leading up to the end of the DICE conference on February 11. Read on to find out about artist Steve Firchow and his Hidden Expedition: Devil's Triangle artwork entitled, "Gideon's Overlook." (Click artwork image for a high-resolution version.)

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Into the Pixel 2011 -- Legends of Norrath: Vengeful Gods Artwork

The 2011 Into the Pixel exhibit features twenty works of video game art, selected by a panel of jurors from a field of submissions gleaned from artists around the world. The exhibition offers an opportunity for published video and computer game artists to be reviewed and recognized by the public and by their peers in both the fine art and video game worlds.

We'll be highlighting the artists taking part in this year’s Into the Pixel exhibit over the next two weeks leading up to the end of the DICE conference on February 11. Read on to find out about artist Tomasz Jedruszek and his Legends of Norrath: Vengeful Gods artwork entitled, "Elemental Pact." (Click artwork image for a high-resolution version.)

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Into the Pixel 2011 -- Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Artwork

The 2011 Into the Pixel exhibit features twenty works of video game art, selected by a panel of jurors from a field of submissions gleaned from artists around the world. The exhibition offers an opportunity for published video and computer game artists to be reviewed and recognized by the public and by their peers in both the fine art and video game worlds.

We're highlighting the artists taking part in this year’s Into the Pixel exhibit leading up to the end of the DICE conference on February 11. Read on to find out about artist Roger Adams and his Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions artwork. (Click artwork image for a high-resolution version.)

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Dice 2011 Homepage Hero

Do you know what this week is, gamers? DICE 2011 week, baby! The Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain summit takes place this week in Vegas, and the top game developers and professionals will be gathering to discuss the state of the industry, and the finer points of game creation, marketing, and playing. G4 is your portal to the DICE. 2011 summit. We'll be on the ground, with up-to-the-second news reports, videos, articles, photo galleries, and much more.

While our in-depth DICE. coverage begins tomorrow, the entire summit culminates in the 14th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards on Thursday, and we'll be featuring a live, same-day webcast of the prestigious awards on our DICE super-site!  The live stream starts Thursday, Feb. 10 at 10:30PM ET / 7:30PM PT. Then, it airs on G4TV on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 4PM ET / 1PM PT.

We'll be all over the Indie Game Challenge that takes place throughout the week too, so keep your browser tuned to G4, beginning on Wednesday, for as much DICE as you can handle.

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Into the Pixel 2011 -- Transformers: War for Cybertron Artwork

The 2011 Into the Pixel exhibit features twenty works of video game art, selected by a panel of jurors from a field of submissions gleaned from artists around the world. The exhibition offers an opportunity for published video and computer game artists to be reviewed and recognized by the public and by their peers in both the fine art and video game worlds.

We'll be highlighting the artists taking part in this year’s Into the Pixel exhibit over the next two weeks leading up to the end of the DICE conference on February 11. Read on to find out about artist Aaron Limonick and his Transformers: War for Cybertron artwork entitled, "Cybertron." (Click artwork image for a high-resolution version.)

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Into the Pixel 2011 -- The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom Artwork

The 2011 Into the Pixel exhibit features twenty works of video game art, selected by a panel of jurors from a field of submissions gleaned from artists around the world. The exhibition offers an opportunity for published video and computer game artists to be reviewed and recognized by the public and by their peers in both the fine art and video game worlds.

We'll be highlighting the artists taking part in this year’s Into the Pixel exhibit over the next two weeks leading up to the end of the DICE conference on February 11. Read on to find out about artist Vincent Perea, and his The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom artwork entitled, "Savory Salutations." (Click image for larger version.)

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