Game Developers Conference summary

Just a quick overview of the news from GDC’06. There is a good roundup on Next Generation and you can find more detailed information on the usual sites.

General news:

  • It looks like Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo are all hoping to break the retail model with the introducion of their download services.
  • PS3 doesn’t live up to the “target renders” from last year’s E3. (Gasp!)
  • Shadow of the Colossus gets almost half of the Game Developers’ Choice Awards.

Nintendo news (from Iwata’s keynote; see the press release):

  • There will be Sega Genesis and TurboGraphix games on the Revolution’s Virtual Console Service.
  • Zelda: Phantom Hourglass was announced for Nintendo DS! See the video.

What happened to the announcement of the official name for the Nintendo Revolution?