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Comment In: [News - 01/13/2015 - 03:20]

A lazy question and a ...

A lazy question and a lazy point of view. You can do better. r n r nHow about instead we talk about the long history of exploitation of musicians in the games industry

Comment In: [Feature - 12/31/2014 - 04:09]

There are some good virtual ...

There are some good virtual pinball games out there. Glad to see Rollers of the Realm entering the fray. Every family has room in their home to install a virtual pinball machine : r n r np.s. Half the fun of pinball has always been the gaudy Vegas style lights, ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/29/2014 - 11:14]

Comedians like Jon Stewart, Bill ...

Comedians like Jon Stewart, Bill Hicks, George Carlin, etc. who 's claim to fame is preaching the truth as they see it, I suspect have done more harm than good. Their comedy is inherently cynical let 's make jokes about a tragic state of affairs . r n r nThe ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/27/2014 - 09:11]

But of course you haven ...

But of course you haven 't ignored any of them. You 've handed down your own position on each of the 5 topics and then essentially declared that any further discussion is a waste of time. How arrogant. r n r nAnd as for your advice to educators, I would ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/24/2014 - 02:03]

Christians are unlikely elves in ...

Christians are unlikely elves in Santa 's Workshop too : r n r nI 'm referring of course to the fact that Santa is derived from pagan mythology. r n r nBy all accounts, Santa is an equal opportunity employer... and quite possibly a witch.

Comment In: [Blog - 12/23/2014 - 01:40]

Today 's game developers are ...

Today 's game developers are faced with the challenge of scalability. As technology advances, so does the market s need for better quality, more content, and speedy turnaround on products with increasing demand while expecting a reasonable PRICE on products... r n--- r n r nah yes, scalability. That pleasant ...

Comment In: [News - 12/22/2014 - 02:50]

A few takeaways.. r n ...

A few takeaways.. r n r n- I like the soup analogy. Works on a couple of levels. When you 're making soup you use what 's available in the cupboards. When you 're making a game, you design for the available features of the hardware. When you 're making ...

Comment In: [News - 12/08/2014 - 04:00]

When smart people do not ...

When smart people do not change things that are broken, it 's often because of systemic problems that are either beyond their capacity, their influence or their willingness to change. r n r nUltimately, we 're talking about values and principles and the commitment and courage to uphold them.

Comment In: [Blog - 12/18/2014 - 03:33]

Very interesting game. Thanks for ...

Very interesting game. Thanks for the glimpse inside the AI. r n r nSpeaking of bots, Hearthstone has been known to have lots of bot players online. Since Hearthstone has some pay2win aspects, bots allow folks to gain access to items they might otherwise purchase meaning Blizzard is hurt financially ...

Comment In: [News - 12/16/2014 - 06:01]

I don 't expect much ...

I don 't expect much from narrative legos if it 's aim is to produce good stories. They 're just not well suited for that purpose. Dynamic story telling is IMO the wrong way to think about or frame the goal of simulating interesting, believable NPCs. r n r nI ...

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