I explain how Halo 3 managed to have so many AI characters on screen at once.
Excerpts focused on design analysis from my video analysis/review series of the Arkham series.
Historian Bob Whitaker talks with Dr. Kate Cook about Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Topics include the Peloponnesian War, life in Athens and Sparta, women in ancient Greece, and the importance of the arts and artists in Athenian society.
This week's highlights include a rave for Astro Bot VR, why game devs aren't getting Genius Grants, and a delightful Red Dead Redemption recap, among others.
Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I share with other Rioters, including Riot’s senior leadership. This edition is the public version that I publish broadly every week as well. Opinions are mine.
Video game composer Winifred Phillips discusses newly announced headphone products for VR, and new technologies promising to enhance existing headphones for VR. Topics include Cingo, the Ambeo Smart Headset, Super X-Fi, and the Sowlo from Noveto Systems.
RPGs are one of the most deceptively complex game genres out there. It's easy to spot a First-Person Shooter - you shoot things in first-person. However, RPGs are not so simple. In this article we get to the bottom of what defines this elusive genre.
When crowdfunding a game, there's practically a formula for success. But few first-time creators can follow the formula with limited time, money, and energy. Should aspiring game devs who deviate from those guidelines not bother trying to run a campaign?
Where do we draw the line between bloat and exploration in open-world games?
A look at the success, failure, and strategies that went into the Boyfriend Dungeon Kickstarter.
The sixth annual GitHub Game Off–a month-long game jam celebrating open source–returns on November 1st.
Not only are video games a great way for children to learn academic skills such as science, math and reading, but video games also have the ability to teach children better social skills and possibly even ethical and moral values.