Game Writers Aren’t the Only Developers Who Need Writing Skills “Game designer” is an oft-misunderstood label that, like all labels, sometimes fails completely in describing the variety and depth of tasks tackled by the many talented people who fall into this bucket. Many times game consumers and friends have told me they thought game designers […]
Game design pointers don’t get any better than when they come from Jordan Mechner, the man who designed Prince of Persia, The Last Express, and one of the main reasons I became a game designer, the elegant and stylish Karateka. Here’s his blog on story-based game design. Today I’m giving props to design tip #6: […]
Austin music and Brandi Carlisle fans, here’s a heads-up: Austin City Limits is taking emails for lucky audience applicants for a March 30 taping of Carlisle and Rosanne Cash.
Austin Game Testing Opportunity We recently received notification of a need for game testers for Sony in Austin. If you’re interested in a game testing job in Austin, please fill out the contact form and we’ll pass it on to our contact at Nelson Technology. Please put the words “Game Tester” in the subject line.
Charge Your Xbox 360 Controller the Smart Way Recharging an Xbox 360 controller is totally different than charging a PS3 controller. An Xbox 360 controller, unlike the PS3 controller, has many removable battery options. If you choose, you can run your Xbox 360 controller off disposable AA batteries. However, buying new batteries and disposing of […]
Charging Your PS3 Controller Battery Your PS3 controller charging should have a strategy. That’s right – it’s not just playing the PS3 that demands tactical thinking. You see, someday your PS3 (aka Sixaxis or DS3 or, if you’re looking at the controller’s model number, CECHZC2U) controller battery is going to crap out. Not today, probably […]
Television poker has spread all over late night TV like an aggressive mold growth, and I realized recently that it’s leaped over the proverbial shark, several times. No great revelation there, but it really sunk home for me the other night when I surfed into a game where Phil Ivey was at the table eating […]
Haiti needs donations badly, as everyone knows. The situation is bleak. But I just found out that several Austin organizations are offering a generous 1-to-1 Haiti donation match. You don’t have to be in Austin to participate. This is a great way to double the positive impact your dollars have. Many thanks to the Entrepreneurs […]
Do You Want a Job in the Game Industry? Game jobs aren’t easy to land, and we get pretty regular inquiries about how to do just that for game writer, game designer, and other game industry jobs. The game industry is small, insular, and fiercely competitive. There are a lot of very smart people who […]
Game Writer Thoughts on Cameron’s Avatar Movie The Avatar movie is all the rage right now, and with good reason. Here are my quick, spoiler-free thoughts. Gorgeous. The Avatar movie is simply gorgeous. It feels real, although it does have a heavy Halo texture to it too. To be fair, Cameron’s already trod this territory […]