John Carmack, id Software’s genius, won this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. The programming mind behind Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake is set to receive his award on March 11th. “It’s no exaggeration to say that John Carmack and id Software have had a monumental influence on all modern 3D games, but especially the first-person shooter genre,” said GDC boss Meggan Scavio in a statement. “John is [...]
Developer Hideo Kojima will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2009 Game Developer’s Choice Awards at GDC. Previous winners include Sid Meier, Shigeru Miyamoto, Richard Garriott and Will Wright. “For years, Hideo Kojima’s contributions to game development have broken new ground and inspired the community to think about creating games in never-before-imagined ways,” said Meggan Scavio, event director of GDC. “From giving birth to the stealth action game [...]
EA has decided that it is “evaluating the launch window” for The Sims 3 after European retailers were last week informed that the game has been delayed. “We are evaluating the launch window. The game looks great and in the near future we’ll have more information,” the company has stated. The Sims 3 was originally set for a February 20 release date, but now has a vague “first half of [...]
Since the start of this month, 1 million copies of Spore have been sold. EA seems ecstatic over the success of their game, released on PC, Mac, and DS. Its happened fast, despite the many people complaining about Spore’s DRM. I do wonder, however, what that number would be if you added the number of pirated copies. And I doubt I’m the only one.