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Games

A 75 post collection


A First Look Deep Inside Amazon Game Studios

 •  Filed under Gaming, Games, Amazon, Twitch

A First Look Deep Inside Amazon Game Studios

Amazon’s move into gaming is interesting to me. The cloud-rendered games combined with the purchase of Twitch make me go “hmmmm.” Granted, none of this is new, but it’s interesting to see Amazon make this move.

World of Darkness - the inside story on the death of a game | Technology | theguardian.com

 •  Filed under Gaming, Games, Game Development, Mmo

World of Darkness - the inside story on the death of a game | Technology | theguardian.com

What a fascinating and sad article. The conclusions at the end are spot on. The games industry needs to evolve. Perhaps something like the Hollywood model of studios leading production and creatives being bound together in guilds that allows support and easier movement from project to project.

We could also do with some original thinking about games, game story, and game mechanics, especially in the MMO space. I’ve lost all faith in seeing a good MMO anytime soon.

Finished Infamous Second Son As Hero

 •  Filed under Gaming, Games, Playstation, Ps4, Infamous Second Son

This is the best game I’ve played in a long while. The story is strong and emotionally moving, and the gameplay is fluid and fun. I highly recommend PS4 owners getting this game.

My only criticism is that the combat or travel powers glitch in unexpected ways and break the game’s well-done immersion. This happened infrequently enough to be aggregating when it did, but certainly not game ruining.

I loved this game and can’t wait to play through again as a villain.