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12:31 PM on 03.14.2014

The Movie Quote To Perfectly Summarize Nintendo's Situation

So I saw a movie recently called Grumpier Old Men. It, like it's prequel, is a movie about... grumpy old men. And there is one scene where John (played by Jack Lemmon) is talking with his father (played by Burgess Meredith) a...   read

8:05 AM on 02.03.2014

Ubisoft: Delays Done Wrong. Developers, Take Notes.

Delays suck. You get so excited for a product, then all of the sudden, "Woop, sorry guys! Gonna have to wait a bit longer plzundrstndkthxbai!" Delays can happen for many reasons. Quality issues, conflicts within the developm...   read

12:54 PM on 01.19.2014

The Grant Kirkhope Formula: How to Write Music Like the Man Himself

Hi. My name is Stephen. It's been my dream since the age of eight to be somehow involved in making video games. I am currently in university majoring in Computer Game Design, with the aspiration of one day becoming a music co...   read

12:47 PM on 01.03.2014

The Playstation Controller Philosophy: Sacrifice Convenience For Novelty

The Dualshock pretty much set the standard for what a controller needed, and Sony knew it. So when they made the Playstation 2, they hardly made any changes to the controller. They just made it lighter and made most of the bu...   read

7:43 PM on 12.17.2013

The Gamecube Promo DVD: Trailers Done Right. Developers, Take Notes.

So there's a Nintendo Direct tomorrow. Exciting, isn't it? Always a pleasure to see trailers for soon-to-be-released games. But what you may not know (or have just forgotten) is that Nintendo once took this 'direct' approach ...   read

2:53 PM on 11.11.2013

My Flawless Half Life 3 Theory

Gabe Newell Gaben G-A-B-E-N G (7th letter in the alphabet) A(1st letter in the alphabet) B(2nd letter in the alphabet) E(5th letter in the alphabet) N(14 letter in the alphabet) 7(G) + 1(A)= 8 2(B) + 5(E)= 7 14(N) 8/7/14 Half Life 3 will either be revealed or released on August 7, 2014. You heard it here first.   read

2:32 PM on 11.05.2013

Call of Duty: Ghosts (or 'How NOT to Tell a Story')

Infinity Ward hyped up the Campaign Mode for Call of Duty: Ghosts because its story was being written by a guy named Stephen Gaghan, who apparently won an Emmy for something. If I didn't know better, I would've thought it wa...   read

11:20 AM on 10.09.2013

Dynasty Warriors: Graphics Done Right. Developers, Take Notes.

A lot of people like to use Dark Souls as a good example for… pretty much everything in terms of game development.  And they do so for good reason, of course.  But there is another developer worth noting who follows a similar...   read

1:04 PM on 09.06.2013

Sony is Flirting with Death, and Death is Showing Interest

In the deep jungles of the internet, you will find many individuals who claim that this will be the last console generation for Nintendo (Hell, you might even be one of them). Whatever the reason they feel this way, it is irr...   read

8:37 PM on 06.02.2013

My Gaming Story: Three Words That Sealed My Life

I was born on Janurary 8, 1992.  I spent most of my infancy sleeping.  Children with Asperger Syndrome learn to speak at either a very early age, or a very late age.  I spoke my first coherent sentence at the age of five...  ...   read

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