Posts Tagged "Game Development"

iPad Lack of Flash Support: Hurting Developers?

iPad Lack of Flash Support: Hurting Developers?

Adobe’s Flash is a central component of many modern games (especially those of the web-based variety), but Apple’s iOS devices don’t get along with the multimedia platform. The iPad and the iPad 2 don’t support Flash, and it’s unlikely Steve Jobs will budge with the iPad 3, as he regards Flash as cumbersome and outdated next to HTML 5. But there is still enough of a functionality difference between Flash and HTML 5 that some developers...

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Will John Carmack Get What he Wants?

Will John Carmack Get What he Wants?

When the first whispers about a brand new game console hit the Internet, the hardware wishlists quicky follow. We want our new consoles to support HD, we want plenty of storage space for demos and downloadable games. We want smooth online interactions and easy access to indie and triple-A blockbuster titles alike. Also, we want to be able to ride the console like a pony. But a developer’s wish list for a new console tends to go a bit deeper than that of the...

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Is There Room For Another Halo Trilogy?

Is There Room For Another Halo Trilogy?

2007’s Halo 3 for the Xbox 360 challenged us to “Finish the Fight.” And we did. Then 2010’s Halo: Reach said, “C’mon, Fight One More Time.” None of us were naive enough to believe that Halo 3 would mark the end of the Xbox 360’s most popular exclusive franchise, but maybe a few of us were just a smidge surprised when PAX 2011 not only re-affirmed that Halo 4 is coming, but revealed that a whole new Halo trilogy is on...

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Game Genres: What’s in a Name?

Game Genres: What’s in a Name?

When two gamers make introductions, the question inevitably comes up: “What kind of games do you like?” A list is subsequently rattled off: First-person shooters, role-playing games, social games, adventure games, horror, and so on. Every game is neatly tucked into a genre–or so we think. Truth is, game genres are blending into each other more and more. An adventure game will often offer a big helping of puzzles. A social title might have...

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Should All Game Systems Be Created Equal?

Should All Game Systems Be Created Equal?

All men and women are created equal, but anyone who observes this current generation of game systems should be able to discern very easily that not all consoles are engineered to stand shoulder-to-shoulder. There are multiple reasons why competing consoles come out at different heights: If one console hits the market early, the others might hang back for retooling so that its engineers can release something a little faster, a little more powerful. Or, sometimes a...

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