Posts Tagged "Game Development"

Used Games Forcing Devs to Go Multiplayer?

Used Games Forcing Devs to Go Multiplayer?

If you’re amongst the growing number of gamers who are unhappy about the gradual dissipation of the single-player experience, Silicon Knights’ boss, Denis Dyack, has someone you can blame: GameStop. Last month, Dyack told IndustryGamers that developers are being forced to build their games around multiplayer options because the used game trade–which GameStop more or less owns–is putting a serious hurt on game studios. Dyack said,...

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PlayStation 4: Sony Gambling with PS4?

PlayStation 4: Sony Gambling with PS4?

Dreaming of Sony’s PlayStation 4 already? Then consider. When the PlayStation 3 hit the market in 2006, it was the best bit of console hardware available at the time. In other words, it was very impressive and shiny. Its initial price tag was impressive, too: $599 U.S. dollars (a price quotation from Sony CEO Kaz Hirai that will live in infamy). Some price drops have since helped cash-strapped families find room in their entertainment centers for the PS3, but...

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Does E3 Still Matter?

Does E3 Still Matter?

If you work for the games industry in any capacity, chances are you’re gearing up to party down at E3, gaming’s biggest annual trade show. E3 is always a spectacle, complete with celebrity events and appearances to match, and this year likely won’t be any different: We’ll see new systems, new games, speeches, press conferences, and industry bigwigs puffing up at each other in the manner of frilled lizards posturing over territory. But not...

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Fan-Made Video Games: The Future of Development?

Fan-Made Video Games: The Future of Development?

Video game design became even more interesting with the advent of the Internet. Thanks to email, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and message boards, fans have far more input on a game’s creative process than they once did. We propose that other careers should similarly evolve. Brain surgeons: We want our say in what you do. Open up communication alongside those skulls. In all seriousness though, the Internet has long allowed players to vocalize what they like and...

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Video Game Development: New Management Tactic

Video Game Development: New Management Tactic

We all deal with thankless, pushy bosses from time to time, and when we’re chewed out, we mumble (when the boss’ back is turned, of course) about how you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. While being bulled at a minimum wage retail job by a superior is often unnecessary (“Cut those fries faster! What’re you waiting for, the Second Coming of Christ?”), the situation tends to be different if a person is working at a job where...

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