Newsflash: The Earth Isn’t Round

Hey, Somebody Sat On My Planet! Kids, today we’ll talk about things astronomical, because videogame writers are such geeks. First up, take a look at this lumpy dumpy planet we live on! I mean, I never expected Earth to be a perfect sphere, but this is an abomination. Newsflash: the earth isn’t round or square. […]

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Can the Game Industry Ever Do 40?

The Videogame Industry and the 40 Hour Workweek TIME Magazine has a new article up about the 40-hour workweek. Most people in the game industry find this concept quaint. “That’s for regular jobs,” they’ll say, or “Never gonna happen.” Not only are long “crunch” hours often necessary because of publisher deadlines, the dreaded holiday season […]

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Game Writer Roundup: Bulletstorm

Bulletstorm Isn’t Brainless – Surprise! Your game writer tip today is to check out Bulletstorm — not much press coverage, but a really tight little action shooter with finely tuned gameplay, good characters, unique weapons, funny action segments (including one where you get to drive a giant mechanical dino through a level and smash the […]

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Free Game Rentals at Redbox, and More

Just a Few Days Left of Free Game Rentals Zowie! The free game rentals deal at Redbox is no joke — all week, they’ve been letting you rent games for free if you just reserve the game online before picking it up. At first I thought it was just a neat one-time promo. But I looked […]

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Game Writer Questions from Sheffield

A Virtual Game Writer Interview Game Writer Central received this request for a few words across the ocean, and I thought it might be of interest to all: I’m a student studying Internet & Business Technologies at Sheffield Hallam University and I’m currently in my final year. My final year project revolves around video game writing as […]

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Game Writer Rundown: Skyrim

Thoughts on Bethseda’s Skyrim I rented the popular new RPG Skyrim last weekend and lost 2 days to it. This game is a GOTY contender and has garnered over 200 perfect scores from game writers. The usually reserved (and incisive) Eurogamer goes as far as calling it a “masterpiece.” I think it’s pretty good, although I’d […]

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Game Writer Central Interview: Pinballz Arcade

Surviving in the Stand-Up Arcade Business by Game Writer Central‘s Michelle B. I’m over forty and female which I think is a bit unusual in the gaming industry itself. [I think you’d be surprised :) – Game Writer Guy] I do think female gamers are one of the fastest growing demographics for games and what […]

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The Buggiest Game in Consoles

Nominating Resistance 3 As The Buggiest Console Game The buggiest game in consoles, at least in our eyes, has arrived, and it’s Resistance 3 for the PS3. There have been a lot of buggy console games, especially after standard-issue local storage made it acceptable for game publishers to burp out a buggy videogame and then […]

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The Videogaming Dentist

Videogames for Dental Work Gaming for drilling? This game writer doesn’t know how he feels about this one. Saw it on Craigslist in October 2009 and have held on to it until now to protect the innocent. Also I didn’t want to post too much on Game Writer Central and spoil all you faithful readers […]

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