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This Week's Standout Member Blogs
Guided and free-for-all
Richard Terrell looks at the design of free-for-all games and considers subtle yet effective ways to balance this inherently wild game type.
When to forgo the culturalization of video games: Contextualizing globalization within the mobile narketplace
(Karin E Skoog
Language Automation's game localization marketing specialist Karin Skoog defines and discusses localization in relation to the mobile marketplace.
Imagining the next generation of games
Are laptops doomed to be replaced by tablets and smartphones? That's a pretty safe bet. Yet, Charlie Helman senses a bigger shift in the wind: a convergence that will define an entirely new generation of video games. It all comes down to Microsoft...
Big responsibilities, little ownership
Karl E asks, "Did Mass Effect 3
's creators ever go to work in the morning feeling like Leonardo da Vinci?"
Modern gaming trends: online gaming
Everyday, thousands of people are playing with each other over the internet across many games. However, will the standard offline multiplayer eventually be phased out. More importantly: should it?