Posts Tagged "Journalism"

Can Video Game Magazines Survive?

Can Video Game Magazines Survive?

If print is dead, then video game magazines are dead twice over. When the Internet gained mainstream relevance in the mid-90s, video game news, reviews, previews, and blogs were among the first bits of content to jump from the magazine page to the digital world. Our access to game-related content has only become faster and more efficient with the advent of social networks like Facebook and Twitter. It’s no wonder major magazine publishers like Future are...

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Wii U: So Much for Introductions

Wii U: So Much for Introductions

If you attended Nintendo’s E3 2011 press conference, or if you watched the live feed, you probably clapped after seeing the trailer for the Wii U and exclaimed, “Great!…So, uh, is this a new video game system, or what?” The Wii U is most definitely a whole new console; it’s more powerful than the Wii, and possibly even more powerful than the PlayStation 3. It features impressive high-definition graphics. Unfortunately for Nintendo, a...

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10 Best Gaming Websites for Parents

10 Best Gaming Websites for Parents

If you’re a parent or child’s guardian and your kid loves playing video games, you’ll want to make sure you know everything about the pastime. Pop quiz: What’s your kid’s favorite video game system? If you answered, “Uh, the Nintendo PlayBox?” it’s time to visit some of the parent-oriented gaming websites that populate the Internet. They’re informative, easy to navigate, and many go into great detail about...

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Game Developer, Tester Jobs: Get Hired

Game Developer, Tester Jobs: Get Hired

Breaking into the world of video game tester jobs and earning an official game tester salary or getting a full-time job as a game developer (artist, programmer, audio/sound engineer, etc.) doesn’t require fancy degrees, insider knowledge or a well-connected ex-roommate. Better still, anyone can do it right from home and get started overnight. But it’s not necessarily easy. Leading game companies receive thousands of queries from eager job seekers hoping...

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The Price of Making Mature Games

The Price of Making Mature Games

David Cage, the creator of the PlayStation 3 drama hit Heavy Rain, rocked the industry recently when he dished out a simple plea to developers in a speech: “Make games for adults. Seriously. It’s going to change your life.” He elaborated: “We should be, in our industry, on par not with b-[movies], not with popcorn movies. We should be on par with the best movies out there, in matter of storytelling and characterization and emotion, etc.,...

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