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Posted by tony oakden on Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:53:00 EST in
The first in what will probably be a very short series of articles debunking some of the popular gaming myths, #1 Why the popular idea that giving games away for free and making money out of "added value" content is not the future for game monetization

Posted by tony oakden on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 05:36:00 EST in Design
The Rock Paper Scissors game design analogy and why most game designers are missing the point

Posted by tony oakden on Thu, 01 Nov 2012 08:03:00 EDT in Design
A novel theory for why people enjoy playing games based on players need to take risks without the real world associated cost.

Posted by tony oakden on Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:51:00 EDT in Design
I've been thinking about the different phases in the design process I follow when designing games. I've got a novel handle on it. I think it's possible to think of each phase in the process as a person with a different personality.

tony oakden's Comments

Comment In: [Feature - 09/09/2009 - 04:35]

Great article which brings back ...

Great article which brings back a lot of memories for me. Both as a dev and as a player some of my favorite games came out for the Dreamcast, Space Channel 5, Jet Grind radio, Bass fishing, Soul Calibur. r n r nI 'm going to put this qoute from ...

Comment In: [News - 09/07/2016 - 03:55]

With PS4, we 're pretty ...

With PS4, we 're pretty much maxing out what 1080p TVs can do with games.. which is why we re excited for 4K and high-dynamic range, or HDR, said PlayStation chief Andrew House, carefully portraying display device limitations -- rather than the limitations of the PS4 itself -- as the ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/22/2016 - 10:24]

I enjoyed reading this article ...

I enjoyed reading this article and found it quite inspirational. I have an eleven year old son who is obsessed with games and I 've tried on a few occasions to get him interested in making games. We 've had some success but never got as far as making something ...

Comment In: [News - 04/12/2016 - 04:07]

To put this into context ...

To put this into context do we know how much the Benz has made out of Rockstar so far One suspects he 's probably not destitute, living in a cardboard box under a bridge somewhere... It 's true what they say, money does not make you happy.

Comment In: [News - 03/29/2016 - 12:02]

This makes me rather angry. ...

This makes me rather angry. There are a lot of things wrong with electronic media and it 's distribution in Australia, the protectionist policies of the distributors, the over pricing, the ridiculous censorship laws, they are all problems. Valves refund policy wasn 't really an issues for gamer 's here ...

Comment In: [News - 02/11/2016 - 04:00]

Great article. It 's always ...

Great article. It 's always good to read something written by someone who is obviously passionate about their subject and has put some effort into research.