A roundup of stories from the Game Developers Conference

Our GamesBeat team is exhausted after five days of covering the biggest show for game developers in San Francisco. Here’s a day-by-day roundup of the major stories that we wrote from the Game Developers Conference this week. We’ve also thrown in stories from Microsoft’s pre-GDC press event. As you can see, it was a busy week for game news.

Epic Games favored by new ruling in Too Human lawsuit

While still far from over, a court ruling dated December 22 can be seen as a major setback for Silicon Knights in their suit against Epic Games. According to The Escapist website, the motion by Epic Games to exclude key opinion testimony from certified public accountant and financial analyst Terry Lloyd about potential damages in the suit has been upheld by the judge on the case.

Final Fantasy VII remade using Unreal Engine, looks bad

A modern Final Fantasy VII remake is easily the most-requested video game of our generation. There’s even a long-running petition with over 65,000 signatures. I’m more of a Final Fantasy VIII fan personally, but I’d happily take either or. Sadly, the official word from Square Enix is that giving fans what they want would essentially be too hard, so instead they’re going to continue making easy sequels that no one asked for in the first place.

Apple announces all-new designs for its iPod music players

In what seemed like a tacit admission that its iconic iPod, famed for its simplicity and standout design, had strayed off course, Apple released all-new designs for its entire lineup of music players.