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Posted by Malcolm Miskel on Fri, 08 Oct 2010 09:03:00 EDT in Design
A problem that many developers seem to run into is telling a good story. Just as books and movies have found their own ways to tell them, the video game industry needs to find one. I'd like to point out a series that does it quite well: Metroid Prime.



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1. It is not the ...

1. It is not the responsibility of a group getting marginalized by another group to pull themselves up by their bootstraps despite whatever adversity is placed in their way. The moral responsibility lies on those marginalizing to stop. Many of the marginalized group do do something, sometimes out of emotional ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/22/2011 - 01:24]

Children often make games out ...

Children often make games out of things that have actually happened. You've never seen a kid re-enact a famous confrontation or battle This time I get to be the Indian chief and YOU'RE the cowboy They're playing, but there is still a story involved. The specifics of such confrontations aren't ...

Comment In: [News - 08/22/2011 - 11:54]

They do, but those games ...

They do, but those games aren't the ones dominating the market, are they Call Of Duty, Gears Of War, Assassin's Creed, Batman, Resistance, Battlefield, Oblivion, Fable, Resident Evil, Fallout . . . and before someone says Well I can tell those apart , I can too, but my point is ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/18/2011 - 04:56]

You should watch The Office ...

You should watch The Office more. Michael and Dwight often under-exaggerate issues, and Jim is usually the one left to freak out in bewilderment that they don't understand how huge of a problem they've created. The one that comes to mind is Dwight firing a gun in the office during ...

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Oh, I'm sure Iwata cares ...

Oh, I'm sure Iwata cares about his job. What person in their right mind wouldn't But What CEO still does artwork and other grunt duties and /doesn't/ care about the company And he has a passion for making games. Given those facts, I think that it's safe to say he ...

Comment In: [News - 07/20/2011 - 01:16]

Having played the older PoP ...

Having played the older PoP games, I'd have to disagree with Sands Of Time being similar...but I suppose that's a matter of opinion. Also, the remake fared better than every title except for Sands Of Time, which is a feat in itself considering that game SoT helped define a genre ...