Why I Can’t Enjoy Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 is an impressive technological achievement, a smooth, pretty, hack-tastic open world game that’s a great blend of GTA and stealth adventure. And I just uninstalled it because of game writer fails. I just wasn’t enjoying it anymore. In some ways, I should be enjoying Watch Dogs 2 even more than in 2016 […]

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: Game Time with Randy and Greg: Baseball – SNL

Your Austin game writer thought you might appreciate this video: Game Time with Randy and Greg: Baseball – SNL. TV sports show host Randy Dukes (Kenan Thompson) wants to talk baseball but people just want to talk about Greg (Bill Hader) being an alien. Even the guest, an ex-baseball player (Gerard Butler), is curious about […]

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: A Spray Bottle that Fires When I Smile

Your Austin game writer thought you might appreciate this video: A Spray Bottle that Fires When I Smile. A high-powered Spray Bottle That Only Fires When You Smile, pretty simple. I heard this is the kind of stuff that kids are into, like tasers and anime. instagram: james_hoffman_ via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_bRiWsl3cE

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self

Your Austin game writer thought you might appreciate this video: Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self. What would happen if I tried to explain what’s happening now to the January 2020 version of myself? via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms7capx4Cb8

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A Successful Indie Videogame Company Vs. A Failure: What’s the Difference?

A videogame company is a difficult venture for anyone, even with the deepest of pockets. The failure rate is EXTREME. How extreme? The New York Times says 80% of games (8 of 10) fail to make a profit. So what distinguishes a good videogame company from all the failures? We came upon this game industry […]

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Game Designer Hopefuls, Read This

Game Design Competition at SWSW 2010 Game designer wannabes, this is your opportunity, but you’ve only got a few more hours. The Screenburn at SXSW Game Design Competition deadline is today.  This is a two-phase game design contest in which you file an entry first, and then a followup presentation if you’re picked as a […]

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Game design innovation… in today’s market?

I guess a few game designers were paying attention The game design plaint that I most routinely dispense is doubtlessly one you’re familiar with. Game design is a dying craft. Publishers have forgotten what makes great games. Sequels are the spawn of Satan. But maybe I was wrong. A few fresh game design ideas are […]

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Do good.

Do Good Now Do good while doing nothing? How about working on a cure for cancer while picking your nose? How many of you can do that? That’s what I’m doing today. I’m gonna do good while doing absolutely nothing. Okay, to tell the truth, I’m going to do good by installing the World Community […]

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