Posts Tagged "Game Development"

Can Nintendo Create a Massive Single-Player Experience?

Can Nintendo Create a Massive Single-Player Experience?

Is there a more compelling way to scuff around in an MMO’s virtual world in real-time and actually feel like your presence has greater consequence? It seems like Nintendo might be trying to think of a way. In 2010, the company filed a patent application for what might be described as a “single-player online game”–a virtual world wherein the player’s presence alters the environment accordingly. Kotaku summed up one of the examples...

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Game Development: Time for New Tricks?

Game Development: Time for New Tricks?

If any of us care to think back to our high school careers, we can probably remember learning about the form and function of a “Skinner Box.” Just in case your personal lesson was given while you were sleepily digesting lunch or making an emergency trip to the smoke hole, here’s a reminder: A Skinner Box, invented by behaviorist B.F. Skinner, is a conditioning chamber that’s used in laboratories to study the reactions of small animals as...

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Does Duke Nukem Have a Future?

Does Duke Nukem Have a Future?

When Duke Nukem Forever finally gathered its strength and pulled itself out of development hell (you could practically hear the muck sucking from the Duke’s boots), we were all intrigued, if not a little bit excited. We tidied up and put a few brewskis in the fridge, and anticipated the return of a rowdy old acquaintance. Well, Duke arrived, and within half an hour of our reunion, most of us were blushing, shifting uncomfortably, and gripping our warming cans...

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Consumers vs. Creators: When Fans Collide

Consumers vs. Creators: When Fans Collide

The balance between creative expression and garnering profit for survival’s sake is a delicate dance as far as the games industry is concerned. Unfortunately, this summer’s dance has not been a favorable experience for long-time fans of Nintendo and Capcom. The two veteran companies have let down their supporters in big ways in the past month, to the point that it’s important for everyone to take a step back and reconsider what it means to be a...

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Xbox Next: Do the Graphics Matter?

Xbox Next: Do the Graphics Matter?

No matter how old you are, and no matter what level of professionalism you operate at in the game industry, there is still a little kid inside of you who reacts to new system announcements with: “Well, can it do cool graphics?” Indeed, the Internet has been wondering the very same about Microsoft’s next Xbox (or “Xbox Next,” or “NextBox,” or “Xbox 720,” if you like). Chip manufacturer AMD is not...

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