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Jake Skinner's Blog

 

Jake Skinner is a filmmaker, screenwriter, and lead writer at thigaming.com. For video games, he primarily writes on upcoming games, reviews of recent game releases, and op-ed pieces based on interviews and discourse with game designers.

 

The focus of his blog here is to discuss the culture of gaming by examining player behavior, the corporate reality of video game development, and reciprocal influences on developer and gamer behaviors.

 

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Posted by Jake Skinner on Mon, 25 Mar 2013 03:00:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious
My experience with Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag presentation at Pax East 2013. I discuss the game's portrayal of violence against animals, the nature of the crowd, and what Ubisoft should do better.



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Sony previously said they learned ...

Sony previously said they learned from their PS3 launch and announced that the PS4 price point will be around 400. AMD chips are cheap right now, so that 's certainly a reality. r n r nI 'm personally interested in how different their chip architecture will be from the new ...

Comment In: [News - 03/15/2013 - 10:52]

Mismanaged expectations I 'm pretty ...

Mismanaged expectations I 'm pretty sure that, as a consumer, there is a reasonable expectation to be able to access the product after you purchase it. If EA were a car company and their product only turned on part of the time, the cars would be recalled and a class ...

Comment In: [News - 01/22/2013 - 04:17]

So is competitive multiplayer bad ...

So is competitive multiplayer bad violence Not discussing this is a sin of omission, especially when violent competitive multiplayer is primarily considered a facilitator of racism http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3604/fixing online gaming idiocy a .php print 1 and sexism http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/179563/Misogyny in games Stats and sexism.php , or at least the expression of personally ...

Comment In: [News - 07/24/2012 - 12:38]

So in order to combat ...

So in order to combat dwindling sales on reviews declaring the game to be generic, Spec Ops ' lead writer says, Our game is different. r n r nSorry, not going to bite.