Gamasutra - Blogs http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/ Sebastian Alvarado's Blogs Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:36:25 EDT en-us scarless@think-services.com (Simon Carless) Anatomy in games: An evolution of realism - by Sebastian Alvarado http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20140502/216889/Anatomy_in_games_An_evolution_of_realism.php Design,Art,Serious,Indie Anatomist, Andrew O'Malley, chimes in on the functional anatomy in design of character models. For more http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20140502/216889/Anatomy_in_games_An_evolution_of_realism.php Fri, 02 May 2014 04:36:00 EDT DIY: Mass Effect's Genophage - by Sebastian Alvarado http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20130513/192164/DIY_Mass_Effects_Genophage.php Design,Serious In this post I go over the real science that could exist behind Mass Effect's Genophage, a DNA eating virus capable of sterilizing an entire race... http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20130513/192164/DIY_Mass_Effects_Genophage.php Mon, 13 May 2013 02:07:00 EDT Nanotechnology as Portrayed in Video Games - The Crysis Nanosuit - by Sebastian Alvarado http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20130221/187106/Nanotechnology_as_Portrayed_in_Video_Games__The_Crysis_Nanosuit.php Design,Serious Nanotechnology expert, Kevin Neibert, breaks down the reality behind the Crynet Nanosuit from the Crysis Franchise. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20130221/187106/Nanotechnology_as_Portrayed_in_Video_Games__The_Crysis_Nanosuit.php Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:56:00 EST Death and Resurrection in Borderlands: Breaking the 4th wall? - by Sebastian Alvarado http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20130125/185503/Death_and_Resurrection_in_Borderlands_Breaking_the_4th_wall.php Design,Serious Physicist and postdoctoral fellow , Ivan Marin, walks us through the unlikely physics of respawning in Borderlands 2. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20130125/185503/Death_and_Resurrection_in_Borderlands_Breaking_the_4th_wall.php Fri, 25 Jan 2013 02:00:00 EST Zerg Rushes, Suicide Attacks and Splash Damage: How Real Insect Warfare is Similar to StarCraft - by Sebastian Alvarado http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20121023/179985/Zerg_Rushes_Suicide_Attacks_and_Splash_Damage_How_Real_Insect_Warfare_is_Similar_to_StarCraft.php Design,Serious Evolutionary biologist and super-soldier creator, Rajee Rajakumar, explores how real insects compare to StarCraft's Zerg. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20121023/179985/Zerg_Rushes_Suicide_Attacks_and_Splash_Damage_How_Real_Insect_Warfare_is_Similar_to_StarCraft.php Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:19:00 EDT Immersion: Getting into the game - by Sebastian Alvarado http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20121008/178967/Immersion_Getting_into_the_game.php Design,Serious Neuroscientist at the Douglas Institute and McGill University, Ian Mahar, discusses how immersion works in the mind of a gamer. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20121008/178967/Immersion_Getting_into_the_game.php Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:14:00 EDT