"These are very resourceful people, and I’m sure they can design games that don’t rely on gambling directed at children in the center of the game."
"The dark side of [randomization] can be a game that keeps the player playing even when the novel experiences have run dry… it can be a facade over an endless grind…
"By the time your game stops having something new to show the player, it should make a graceful exit rather than try to compel the player to stick around."
Glen C. Oliver describes differences between Star Trek series in a disgusting, sexist, bad-Hollywood way. Show more
What an asshole.
Interesting how limitations of playtests & demos—participant pools, methods, individual/group, etc.—made for a successful interface per se, but did not speak to whether it'd received well by existing players (though neither did the "listen to the community" methods, which exaggerated negative aspects).
[Behind GDC paywall, unfortunately.]
"We're approaching the end of these kinds of [open-world] video game, or at least something, I feel, needs to change…
"I've never played Rage 2 but I've seen that this this is all so familiar to me… I feel like no one's taking big risks."
"Despite its developers’ reticence to talk about it at this stage, Breakpoint does seem like a work that’s trying to remove itself from a political minefield…
"It is, however, quite far from apolitical. It’s still a work of hardcore military fiction, a jingoist fantasy that fetishizes guns and spec ops training that filters the world into threats and the threatened."
"A Conspiracy to Kill IE6" by Chris Zacharias http://blog.chriszacharias.com/a-conspiracy-to-kill-ie6
"The company is worried that if the designers' names were known, then Rex or mark might have gotten a better offer at another company. They might have broken out of 'deep engineering' and been able to get a different job."
Mixer has failed to archive my past few streams… Show more
…which is particularly bad when I want to record my first experience with a game. Very frustrating.
who called it "the video game industry" and not "burnout paradise"
Riot says women waived right to sue when they were hired
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