Jake Shapiro's Blog
A graphical analysis of the last decade of sports video games
Why slowness in modern game design is a good thing.
An in-depth look at Metroid's mishmash of Japanese and American influence
Revisiting methods of storytelling in Valve's classic
Game designers of all backgrounds can learn from how sports games grasp with the mechanics they're based on
Looking back at an under-appreciated stealth classic that was ahead of its time.
Jake Shapiro's Comments
[News - 12/11/2012 - 03:48]
[News - 11/26/2012 - 03:00]
Never got around to playing ...
Never got around to playing Far Cry 2, but after hearing so much about it I picked it up for 17 on Amazon. Excited to play through it before trying 3.
[Feature - 10/22/2012 - 04:25]
[Blog - 11/07/2012 - 03:24]
It 'll be interesting to ...
It 'll be interesting to see how the gaming landscape evolves as the first generation of gamers grow into senior citizens.
[Blog - 10/31/2012 - 02:00]
Having lived in a number ...
Having lived in a number of different countries throughout Latin America, it seems like they would be much bigger players in the international gaming community if it weren 't for their domestic games industry running mostly on pirated sales.
[Blog - 10/29/2012 - 04:06]
I 'm on the fence ...
I 'm on the fence about buying this game. On one hand, the fantastic soundtrack and crazy psychological aspects you write about here drive me to want it. On the other hand, it seems almost too easy to make yet another game that makes a statement about violence. The morality ...