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February 21-23
Resorts World, Las Vegas

Registration for the 2023 D.I.C.E. Summit at Resorts World Las Vegas is now open. Register now to save with the early bird rate. Visit for more info.

2nd Annual Game Maker's Sketchbook Selections Revealed

Game Maker’s Sketchbook, the annual celebration of art and artists in games, produced by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), iam8bit, and fortyseven communications, has revealed the official selections for its second year.

The works of art are now available to view here. Fans and supporters may purchase prints through the iam8bit store for a 4-week limited period, running through Jan. 9, with proceeds benefiting the non-profit organization, AIAS Foundation.

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A NieR Series Retrospective

with YOKO TARO, Yosuke Saito, and Keiichi Okabe

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The audio version of this interview is entirely in Japanese. To watch the subtitled version, please visit our Youtube channel.

Shuhei Yoshida chats with YOKO TAROYosuke Saito, and Keiichi Okabe about their work in the NieR series. Together they discuss the early development of the NieR series and its connections to the Drakengard series; the early development of NieR: Automata and critical decisions regarding the gameplay, story, and music; deciding to release a new version of NieR: Replicant for overseas fans; and their thoughts on current development both inside and outside of Japan.

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