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9:55 PM on 08.13.2015

So, a guy was fired at the Treehouse

His name is Chris Pranger, I don't know him. What media exposure I've had of him, he seemed pretty cool. He was fired because he went off script and appeared on a podcast, dropped a few truth bombs along the way too. Why doe...   read

8:49 AM on 05.28.2014

Destructiod Community Assignment: Ten Things

1. Old enough to not have the internet growing up, young enough that I've always been around games. That's pretty much explains it. I was born just before the Nintendo launched the NES in the US, and grew up with that gener...   read

8:31 AM on 05.23.2014

Casing Games and the Journey It Took Me On

Not a week goes by without seeing a comment or an article online about the Physical vs. Digital games debate. And for a while, I thought I had found my answer. I was perfectly happy buying the consoles that I was personally...   read

10:13 AM on 05.16.2014

Brick and Mortar 5-16-2014

About a month ago, I stumbled upon The Cover Project, an online initiative of fans and enthusiasts to collect scans of video game box art. These scans are usually customized to be easily printed and slid into CD/DS/DVD/Univ...   read

9:48 PM on 04.26.2014

Reboot Connection: Boss Monster

Gaming as a cultural expression is growing. It is important to remember that videogames did not bloom out of nothingness, just as film and movies did not develop without the context of theater and narrative driven literature....   read

10:54 AM on 04.16.2014

A Developing Legal Assault on Podcasts. Fight for what you love!

     The internet is still an infant. A long and complex development lies ahead as this social/digital creation matures. But right now, we have some excruciating growing pains to go through.  Digital bullies and extortionis...   read

1:26 PM on 04.15.2014

Nintendo's Marketing Swing: The New Fiscal Year and an April surge.

     March 31st, 2014, was the last day in the fiscal year for Nintendo. The previous year had not been particularly kind to the Big N in terms of profits and perception: low Wii U sales, the emergence of the next-gen compe...   read

8:26 AM on 04.02.2014

Nintendo's April 1st update. Not a prank, but it feels like it.

On April 1st, 2014, Nintendo released an update for the Wii U. Reportedly, all it does is, "Improvements to system stability and usability: Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have bee...   read

6:30 AM on 03.20.2014

Keiji Inafune at GDC and a community update for Mighty No. 9

source: Shumworld      The indie games movement and Kickstarter has had an impact on the games industry, but more interesting than that is how each country seems to handle the challenges differently. In Japan, it seems to be...   read

10:41 AM on 03.18.2014

Parsing the Threads Between Games. Part 1: Mega Man X

source      With the upcoming release of Mighty No. 9 and Azure Striker Gunvolt, we can look back at the work of the creative people at Inti Creates and Comcept to get a sense of how their older games of this style are used ...   read

7:10 AM on 03.14.2014

Brick and Mortar 3-12-2014

     Every so often, I find that it is worth my time to visit the local gaming store chains and large retailers. I like to see how gaming is being presented to a commercial mass market. Sometimes I make some awesome finds, ...   read

9:53 AM on 03.13.2014

Mighty No. 9 and Azure Striker Gunvolt: A rose by any other name...

...would still smell as sweet. On Oct 1st, 2013, Comcepts new project, Mighty No 9 was successfully funded through their Kickstarter campaign. From the beginning, it was billed as an opportunity for Mega Man creator, Kei...   read

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