GDC09 news round-up: Thursday

Want to see all of Thursday's GDC headlines in one place? Look no furtherâ?¦
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Kojima: 'Western game design is more technology-driven'
Metal Gear creator shares his thoughts on the East/West divide

Kojima: 'Metal Gear was born from hardware limitations'
Legendary designer talks origins of the series in his keynote

Fallout 3 wins GDC Game of the Year Award
Though Media Molecule is the big winner with four separate category victories

GameSpy pilots GameSpy Indie
Online gaming service provider targets small and independent developers

Autodesk and NaturalMotion to integrate middleware
Companies to build links between AI and animation run-time solutions

Cloth becomes Havok's fastest seller
Games using material and hair toolset to hit retail in spring 2009

Vivox to provide voice chat for APB
Realtime Worlds signs Natick studio for All Points Bulletin

Image Metrics expands team
Facial animation specialist boosts headcount by six

Nickelodeon reveals Shockwave revamp
Premium online games service looks to build on 'explosive' growth in casual gaming

New Layton will hit Europe, USA by end of '09
Developer Level 5 reveals surprise hit's sequels will make it to the West

Infinity Ward confirms November release for next Call of Duty
Developer event used to promote Modern Warfare 2



SIGGRAPH Games News Round-Up

If you weren't at last week's Siggraph event in San Diego, don't despair. Develop was the only trade site on hand at the show delivering live updates throughout the past seven days. So we've summarised all the big announcements, with links to our in-depth coverage, belowâ?¦