GDC 09 news round-up: Wednesday

GDC 09 news round-up: Wednesday

By Develop

March 25th 2009 at 11:59PM

Want to see all of Wednesday's GDC headlines in one place? Look no furtherâ?¦

Suda 51, Pagliarulo and Ueda discuss life as design leads
East/West panel reveals shared and different experiences on either side of the cultural divide

 

Fumito Ueda's next game is 'similar to Ico'
Celebrated designer lets slip details when quizzed at GDC panel

 

Iwata: Other studios CAN compete with Nintendo
Format holder boss tries to dispell 'myths' of Wii and DS development

 

Nintendo president details Miyamoto's approach to development
Mario creator's experimental view key to format-holder's success

 

Nintendo looks to Balance Board as 'new platform' for development
Global sales of Wii Fit and peripheral just a few million behind PS3

 

Nintendo developing new DS Zelda
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks due later this year

 

DSi Ware is for 'unique ideas overlooked at retail'
Nintendo details plans for inspiring developers to create innovative titles

 

Nintendo details answer to 'Wii storage woes'
New update available now supporting high capacity SD cards

 

Nintendo expands Virtual Console
New part of Wii allows access to new arcade titles

 

Air to offer more realistic wind and 'swoosh' audio effects
Audiokinetic's launches new SoundSeed module

 

Audiokinetic and McDSP enter technical partnership
Audio software company to develop plug-ins for Wwise pipeline

 

Zeemote launches Zeemote Ready Developers Contest
Entrants will compete for $10,000 in cash prizes and bundling deals

 

Disney signs Papaya for Toy Story game
Californian studio to implement 3D tech in game staring Woody and friends

 

Autodesk confirms two new runtime technologies
HumanIK 4 and Kynapse 6 middleware solutions announced

 

Autodesk unveils Softimage Mod Tool 7.5
Free software targets non-commercial game development

 

Glu extends Activision mobile deal
Success of Call of Duty: World at War means five more titles are on the way

 

Worldweaver unveils updated DX Studio platform
Version 3.1 due for release in early May

 

GameSpy updates technology offering
Connected gaming services provider celebrates 10th anniversary

 

Softkinetic unveils new gesture recognition technology
CEO predicts games embracing technique to hit shelves by 2010

 

Former Skype exec joins Nonoba as COO
Casual gaming specialist hires Gustaf

 

MMO subscriptions grow by 22% in 2008
Screen Digest report says European and North American

 

Autodesk unveils 3ds Max 2010
Nearly 350 additional features in latest version of art app

 

Henry Hatsworth devs form independent studio
EA Tiburon staff spin out studio just days after DS title is released

 

Sony Online plans to challenge Jagex with new MMO
Free Realms developed with kids in mind