George Orwell once compared the act of artistic creation to vomiting up a demon. He was too refined to say it exactly like that, but the implication is still clear: It just ain’t easy to bring something into being. That goes for books, paintings, movies, babies, and video games. One of the biggest creative stumbling blocks artists deal with today is the always-furious Sea of Copyright. If someone has a legal claim on what you’re trying to do or say,...read more
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Mario’s 25th Anniversary stirs up conflicting emotions in most twenty- and- thirty-something gamers. On one hand, it makes them feel good to know that a franchise they’ve loved since childhood is still going strong. On the other, it’s been 25 years. Time will not make an exception for them; they are aging. But getting older isn’t just about mysterious skin tags and the slow rebellion of one’s joints. It’s also about having kids,...read more
The home console market may be lumbering along like a grazing pack of apatosauruses, but the handheld market is red hot right now. The iPhone is blazing, anticipation for the Nintendo 3DS is sky-high, and now we have rumors galore about Sony’s PlayStation Portable 2–or the PSP 2, if you like. The original PSP fared decently against the Nintendo DS, but still came in a distant second. It looks like Sony is gearing up again to take another shot at...read more
Video games are currently in court, defending against Schwarzenegger vs EMA. California is looking to ban the sale of violent video games to children and teens under the age of 18. Thankfully, so far, the Supreme Court isn’t very impressed with the State’s arguments. What’s more, a scan of message boards and news post discussion threads reveal that gamers are overwhelmingly pleased that the Law is seemingly on the industry’s side. There is,...read more
Near the dawn of November, Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello made a statement about the development potential that would be unleashed if Internet-enabled TV (IPTV) joined forces with game developers. “If I had to pick between IPTV and 3D and which one would be more important for gaming – not necessarily for installed base for homes, because I’m sure that people are definitely going to want to watch Shrek in 3D at home – but for us, I...read more