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Comment In: [Feature - 05/03/2011 - 04:25]

I have to admit that ...

I have to admit that I have only recently become familiar with the concept of gamification, so there may be exploitative practices that I am not aware of, but I disagree that the entire concept of gamification MUST lead to exploitation. The argument of this article is that gamification equals ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/21/2011 - 02:05]

From one astronomy enthusiast and ...

From one astronomy enthusiast and game developer to another...well written, almost poetic. Grand aspirations R

Comment In: [Blog - 04/22/2011 - 12:20]

Yes, Dave, you are lucky ...

Yes, Dave, you are lucky Actually, as a 25 year veteran IT guy who recently broke into the game industry, I'm still pretty hyped about it. I mean, when I'm creating games I love it. I also chose to become an employee after 15 years of self-employment because, frankly, I ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/08/2011 - 07:43]

I think that people are ...

I think that people are becoming a little more willing to take a risk and work for free if it is a project and team they believe in. For many, it is either that or not work on games at all. R

Comment In: [Blog - 12/06/2010 - 02:53]

I haven't ever needed a ...

I haven't ever needed a small business loan, but I did work for the SBDC as a consultant for 5 years. Your impression is at least partially correct. Tangible goods provide collateral against a loan, so getting a loan for these is easier. However, like any other loan, if you ...

Comment In: [Blog - 11/09/2010 - 01:05]

Thanks for the great article. ...

Thanks for the great article. I think you made one typo. In the 3rd paragraph after the code you have makeNoise simply contains a switch...case statement... . I think you meant createAnimal simply contains a switch...case statement... Robert

Comment In: [Blog - 06/23/2010 - 09:39]

Brutal yes, but then so ...

Brutal yes, but then so are many actual positions in our industry R

Comment In: [Blog - 07/19/2010 - 09:39]

Wow Great responses to this ...

Wow Great responses to this article. Let me try to respond to the questions and issues so far: 1. Angela: I am currently a game programmer at Other Ocean Interactive in Charlottetown, PE, Canada. We have a sister company that does game testing called Sculpin QA. You can go to ...

Comment In: [News - 07/07/2010 - 02:43]

One hypothesis under investigation is ...

One hypothesis under investigation is that media like TV and games are stimulating enough to young minds that they reduce their ability to remain engaged in the real world. It could also be argued that interactive media such as TV and games provide a better educational media for kids and ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/15/2010 - 09:51]

I is certainly not my ...

I is certainly not my intent to dash your dreams Skill is the determining factor, and if you can demonstrate that skill you still have a chance to break in. It's just that having a degree helps you get to the point where people want you to demonstrate your skills. ...

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