Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
March 25, 2019
arrowPress Releases







If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Updates » Columns
Opinion: Girls Fart - Gaming At The Anatomical Level Exclusive 11
by Scott Foe [06.23.09]
In his latest opinion piece, feisty Reset Generation/Pocket Kingdom co-creator Scott Foe explains, via circuitous means, why saying 'games aren't art' is like saying 'girls don't fart.'
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Release This: The Conduit, Overlord II Premiere Stateside  
by Danny Cowan [06.22.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled release list explores a week that brings the North American debuts of The Conduit, Overlord II, Fight Night Round 4, and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: Ghostbusters Tops U.S. Xbox 360 Charts 3
by Danny Cowan [06.19.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled Amazon.com charts find Ghostbusters heading Xbox 360 sales results in North America, while The Sims 3 continues to dominate worldwide PC software sales.
Console/PC, Columns

Analysis: Plotting, Emergent Narratives, and 'Story Spaces' Exclusive 12
by Tom Cross [06.18.09]
In a game design analysis, writer Tom Cross rounds up a variety of perspectives on the "new" storytelling in games, examining views on narrative from Blade Runner through to 'story spaces' and beyond.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Critical Reception: Atari/Terminal Reality's Ghostbusters 3
by Danny Cowan [06.17.09]
This week's Critical Reception examines online reaction to Terminal Reality's Ghostbusters game, which reviews describe as "amusing third-person action-adventure with... loads of personality."
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Ghostbusters, GH: Smash Hits Head U.S. Lineup  
by Danny Cowan [06.15.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled release list explores a week that brings Ghostbusters and Guitar Hero: Smash Hits to North America, while Japan gets Tomodachi Collection and Fate/Unlimited Codes Portable.
Console/PC, Columns

Analysis: Magic Moments In Grand Theft Auto IV Exclusive  
by Lewis Denby [06.15.09]
In this analysis, UK-based writer Lewis Denby examines the little stories unique to our own subjective experiences of Grand Theft Auto IV, chasing the hidden moments of charm and personalization.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Saling The World: Tiger Woods 10, Grand Slam Tennis Top U.S. Wii Charts 1
by Danny Cowan [06.12.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled Amazon.com charts find Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Grand Slam Tennis topping Wii sales in the United States, while Gyakuten Kenji and Mugen Kouro lead in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Analysis: Portal and the Deconstruction of the Institution 9
by Daniel Johnson [06.11.09]
In this in-depth analysis, Daniel Johnson discusses games, language and sociology in Valve's Portal, in the context of Erving Goffman's concept of a "front and backstage to social interaction."
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: EA's The Sims 3 Exclusive  
by Danny Cowan [06.10.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Electronic Arts' life simulation franchise sequel The Sims 3, which reviews describe as "a broad and ridiculously charming game" -- comments, consensus within.
Columns, Exclusive

Analysis: Interplay in Left 4 Dead Exclusive 30
by Gregory Weir [06.10.09]
Game designer Gregory Weir (Majesty of Colors) takes a look at enemy interplay in Left 4 Dead for Gamasutra, examining how clever enemy design and co-operation makes the game shine.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Interview: Reaching For The Truth - The Story Of Persona's Music Exclusive 2
by Jeriaska [06.10.09]
In many ways, Persona 4's scenario and gameplay broke new ground for console RPGs. Gamasutra talks to the game's composer, Shoji Meguro, about how these aspects influenced the game's soundtrack.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Analysis: Examining Massively Single Player Online Games Exclusive 4
by Michael Walbridge [06.09.09]
In this in-depth analysis, writer Michael Walbridge discusses how asynchronous multiplayer social games build community, finding commonalities between popular titles like Mafia Wars and Kingdom of Loathing.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Release This: Rock Band Unplugged, Prototype Debut Stateside 1
by Danny Cowan [06.08.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled release list explores a week that brings Prototype, Tiger Woods and Rock Band Unplugged to North America, as the UK gets a PS2 port of Wipeout Pulse.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: The Sims 3, EA Sports Active Head U.S. Charts  
by Danny Cowan [06.05.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled Amazon.com charts find The Sims 3 and EA Sports Active leading multiplatform sales in the United States, while Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days does well in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: The Sims 3 Launches Worldwide  
by Danny Cowan [06.01.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled worldwide release list explores a week that sees the worldwide debut of The Sims 3 and the North American premieres of Fuel and Red Faction: Guerrilla.
Console/PC, Columns

Opinion: 'Be A Wiener' Exclusive 5
by Scott Foe [05.28.09]
In his new Gamasutra column, Reset Generation/Pocket Kingdom co-creator Scott Foe examines the social landscape of the developer workplace, recalling lessons from former boss Gerard Wiener to light the way.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Humor: Schadenfreude And The MMO Conundrum Exclusive 4
by Karsden Morderhaschen [05.28.09]
Lured by the siren song of easy VC money from California, Game Developer magazine-featured humor writer and developer Karsden Morderhaschen gathers his team to brainstorm a World of Warcraft killer.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Release This: inFamous, Damnation Debut in North America  
by Danny Cowan [05.27.09]
Our latest exclusively compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings inFamous and Damnation Stateside, as Japan gets the latest in the Ace Attorney series on Nintendo DS.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: Sony/Sucker Punch's inFamous 6
by Danny Cowan [05.27.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Sucker Punch's PS3 action title inFamous, which reviews describe as "an exhilarating and incredibly fun open-world game."
Console/PC, Columns