Brain Design Central: TED Talk on Brain Manipulation

Brain designer seems like a less interesting job than game designer, but it does have a certain ring to it. And let’s face it, your work is more likely to be described as “mind-blowing,” which is how I’d describe this TED talk from Rebecca Saxe, who studies the brain at the eponymous Saxelab at MIT. […]

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Game Writer: London Edition

By popular demand, here is a first sampling of some of the images and musings from my Europe trip. I’ll keep them coming- and keep them short and sweet. So, yeah, I decided to pull the trigger and visit my friend Sue in London and my cousin in Dublin. It’s not the off-peak flight period […]

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The Do Not Call List

The Do Not Call List Is Broken The Do Not Call List is another new feature on our modern communications landscape, and it’s one I’m not particularly fond of. You see, the Do Not Call List does exactly what you don’t want it to do — it makes your phone number readily available to telemarketers. […]

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All That Twitters Is Not Gold

God, I hate Twitter. They say you either hate it or love it. I suppose it has its uses for deal-seekers (like myself) who enjoy the thrill of the hunt, in a Woot-Off kind of sense. It’s South by Southwest here in Austin, TX, and the streets are filled with the usual LA transplants, here […]

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Boxing Games and Fight Night Round 4

Boxing games are back. Fight Night Round 4 has been announced with a ship date – actually, a ship season – of “Summer 2009.” It’s good to see this boxing franchise making another run. There’s also leaked video on Youtube of an EA representative comparing FN4 and FN3, which I also found encouraging. I loved […]

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A Game Industry Funny

This game industry cartoon is written for the UK, but I think it translates pretty well. Sadly, it’s also pretty true. Acclaim had a studio in Austin that imploded. I almost took a job there. The cartoon is “Crashlander,” and it’s worth a look. Click on the teaser below to visit the site and see […]

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Videogame Writing Influences TV?

EDGE Thinks Videogame Writing Is Affecting Television Plots Rely on EDGE Magazine to throw out some interesting memes. Today I stumbled upon this thought – that some of the hot new television writing is actually becoming more like videogame writing. And not in a good way: TV is yet another medium struggling to compete against […]

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EGM Magazine is Dead

EGM Magazine Closed by Buyer Well, EGM Magazine lovers… I feel guilty, although I probably shouldn’t. On Jan. 7th, Ziff Davis announced that they’ve closed down the entire EGM magazine publishing operation, only days after my post criticizing the clipping problem they had on their Gears of War 2 cover. Okay, I admit that there’s […]

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