Posts Tagged "PC"

Get Paid to Play Games

Get Paid to Play Games

Professional video game players (pro gamers) such as Fatal1ty and members of the PMS Clan can make a comfortable living doing what they love most: Playing video games. But professional gaming hasn’t been all wine and roses, with many leagues folding in recent years and the hobby struggling to be recognized both as a viable living and respectable sport. Not that we disapprove: It’s just that, given the current economic and cultural climate, North America...

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Game Industry 101: A Crash Course in Business

Game Industry 101: A Crash Course in Business

Determined to break into video game development or publishing and follow in the footsteps of giants like Activision, Electronic Arts and UbiSoft (OK, Zynga or Playdom) with your own take on Modern Warfare 2, Grand Theft Auto IV or Madden NFL? Then check out this step-by-step video walkthrough and tutorial, which takes you behind the scenes of the life of a game developer, and explains how hit games are signed, made and brought to retail. Warren Spector, Sid Meier...

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Get to Know Today’s Top Designers

Get to Know Today’s Top Designers

Sid Meier, Peter Molyneux, Warren Spector… ever wonder what today’s top video game designers are thinking, and just who these notable individuals are behind all the gala appearances and flashing lights? From Denis Dyack to Brenda Brathwaite and David Perry, we got to know some of the field’s most notable game development legends in a 2008 documentary dubbed Games That Push Boundaries. Viewable at the link above, it also explores the art of game...

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The Indie Game Revolution

The Indie Game Revolution

As you may have noticed, indie gaming is now huge on every platform from PCs to portable gaming systems, smartphones and next-gen video game consoles. Credit a rise in digital distribution and upswing in interest in pushing the very boundaries of the gaming medium by thousands of talented amateur and independently-minded professional studios worldwide. Determined to discover what’s behind the sudden rise of interest in new topics and gameplay styles, as well...

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How to Save on Video Games

How to Save on Video Games

With cash tighter than ever for many video game players, everyone’s wondering how to save money on PC and video games these days. Thankfully, from game rental services and trade-in sites such as GameFly and Goozex to online deal and bargain-hunting resources and digital game download shops, we run several of the best ways to score deals and discounts down in Popular Science article Cheap Thrills. Check it out if you’re looking to save cash and find ways...

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