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May 3rd, 2009
What They Said
by Scorpia

Game industry people are always making statements. Sometimes, those remarks come back to bite them. 1up has a feature called “Talking Heads”, in which they review embarrassing quotes of the decade.

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April 1st, 2009
News Of The Day
by Scorpia

For some reason, it’s been a very busy day for news. Can’t imagine what would cause this mid-week surge. Knowing how busy everyone is these days, though, I’ve waded through the newbits and chosen just a few.

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January 10th, 2009
Snark Hunt!
by Scorpia

You wonder about that title. Ah, we have a treat in store. Over at Man Bytes Blog, this month’s Roundtable is about literature as games. Specifically, what if a piece of literature had been done as a game, rather than as something written? What, indeed? Read on!

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November 30th, 2008
What We Learned From Video Games
by Scorpia

Over at gamesradar, they’ve posted a list of “101 Things We’ve Learned from Video Games”. While it’s aimed more at the consoles, we can find a few that apply universally. For instance:

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June 23rd, 2008
Wilderness Wonder
by Scorpia

Over at the Insult Swordfighting blog, Mitch Krpata relates his experience with a game whose visuals and attention to detail blows away all the others.

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June 1st, 2008
Design A BUMPOW!
by Scorpia

Yes, work out the storyline for the next installment of Bard’s Ultimate Magic Pool Of Wizardry! Anyone can do it; just replace the stuff in parentheses with anything appropriate to create the plot.

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March 28th, 2008
48 Crazies
by Scorpia

Not too long ago, the Independent Gaming Source website held a competition for its members. The idea was to use something called the “Video Game Name Generator” to create a title, then make the actual game.

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March 9th, 2008
Tim Schaefer & The Bear
by Scorpia

You may recall that awhile back, joystiq was cornering adventure designers at the Game Developers Conference and giving them an “adventure-style puzzle” to solve. I posted about Ron Gilbert’s solution (Ron Gilbert & The Bear), but the one by Tim Schaefer really takes the prize. Read it for yourself and see (besides, I wanted to break up all those A5 posts ;).

Tim Schaefer & The Bear on joystiq