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Comment In: [News - 05/26/2016 - 03:25]

Ramin, I realize that an ...

Ramin, I realize that an anecdote does not evidence make, but I 've historically had little interest in multiplayer shooters, and am now considering a serious investment of time in Overwatch. r n r nThis is specifically because of the diversity of female characters available. I wouldn 't play Overwatch ...

Comment In: [News - 10/05/2015 - 04:02]

I couldn 't agree more ...

I couldn 't agree more with this article 's premise. I think that we as game writers have a lot to learn from TV screenwriters, not only on the structural level, but in terms of crafting character dialogue. The quick-resolution, three-to-four-line exchanges found in comedies seem especially well suited to ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/23/2014 - 11:28]

How do you want the ...

How do you want the player to feel when the horse dies I assume some variation on shock, horror, loss, etc. Try and find some examples of writing that evoke the feeling you 'd like to transmit to the player, analyze why they were successful, and incorporate some of those ...

Comment In: [News - 07/22/2014 - 08:55]

I find it interesting to ...

I find it interesting to note that female QA employees earn slightly more than male. I wonder why that is Also, the article says that visual arts represent the largest gap, though the attached chart shows the largest gap in audio 0.68 to 1.00 . I haven 't looked at ...

Comment In: [News - 06/19/2014 - 03:30]

Seems like an interesting project. ...

Seems like an interesting project. I 'd love to see more games inspired by blaxploitation or chop-socky films. I think violence in media is most interesting when it 's depicted abstractly. I 'll be following this team thanks for the interview.

Comment In: [News - 05/15/2014 - 02:58]

THANK YOU. I work on ...

THANK YOU. I work on games for a living. I also read a lot of gaming journalism. When I hear about an interesting game, I desperately want to participate in the collective experience of that game. But when I come home from gaming about games, I usually don 't want ...