Entries Tagged as 'Gaming'

GDC 2009: Day 5

March 31st, 2009 · No Comments

I know, its already Tuesday, and I’m just now getting around to posting the happenings of GDC on Friday. Its been busy, cut me some slack. At any rate, Friday at GDC was like most final days of a conference: lots of people with suitcases in tow, gradually diminishing population throughout the [...]

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GDC 2009: Day 4

March 28th, 2009 · No Comments

More physics and fluid dynamics! YAY! Ok, actually less physics and fluid dynamics theory, and more on their role in game design. The first talk was How Sackboy Learned To Love Physics by Dave Smith co-founder of Media Molecule which produced the triple-award winning Little Big Planet. The talk wasn’t so [...]

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GDC 2009: Day 3

March 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Wednesday marked the beginning of the main part of the conference, which also means that the population density surged significantly! The local cell grid also took a serious hit! Service for me was spotty all day long. 20,000 geeks all trying to hit the same cell tower all at once [...]

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GDC 2009: Day 2

March 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

We’ve been very lucky this week. Its been sunny and warm every single day, and is likely to remain that way for the duration! This also means that there’s been some terrific lighting for pictures in the morning (the one time I’ve actually been free). Here’s a picture of the Moscone Center [...]

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GDC 2009: Day 1

March 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Spending all day in one room, one very bland room, was tough! At least the seats were comfortable. A serious letdown and change from previous GDC events was the lack of any breakfast snacks! In the past, there had been stale bagels and muffins, but this year nada. Fortunately they did [...]

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GDC 2009: Day 0

March 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

For the record, the Boeing 717 sucks! ok, ok, ok, probably it was just my seat that sucked, but here was the view out of my window.
All was good when I got to the hotel, though. Hotel Union Square is fantastic! Its close to everything, with an easy walk to [...]

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Star Wars Galaxies Still Sucks!

May 31st, 2007 · 3 Comments

This last weekend was 30th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie. G4 had a fun show, Star Wars at 30, and the History Channel had a great show, Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed, which will air again on June 3rd at 7pm CDT. All of these shows got me excited about Star [...]

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The Science of Halo

May 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Science + Gaming = Happy Geek.
There’s a fun article at Gamasutra.com by Kevin Grazier, Halo Science 101. Dr. Grazier has served as a science advisor for a number of movies and TV shows including the SciFi Channel’s Battlestar Galactica, and is currently a team member on the Cassini Mission to Saturn at [...]

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A touchy subject: In-game ads.

April 9th, 2007 · 2 Comments

There’s a good article on Gamasutra today on the current and future landscape of in-game advertising for next-gen games. The capitalist in me of course sees the benefit to the company of providing in-game advertisement as a vehicle for off-setting production costs, but the cheap bastard consumer in me is asking “why am I [...]

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GDC Reprise

March 29th, 2007 · 3 Comments

For those of you who were asking, here’s a direct link to Damion Schubert’s GDC presentation How to Write Great Game Design Documents. You can access his slides directly from here.

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