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#1 Azrael Strife

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:30 AM

Thought it may be a good idea to have a thread dedicated to websites articles we post from time to time, the "Other games" thread is getting confusing :)

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Anyhow, IGN has a new section I found interesting to read through, called Life Support, it's about games that have been cancelled, indefinitely postponed (Duke Nukem Forever), suddenly come back to life/development, etc. It's a fun read.

It's not by any means complete of course, an obvious example (to us) is the missing X-Com Alliance and X-Com Genesis, but oh well, it's entertaining :)
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Posted 06 March 2010 - 07:39 AM

Kirby's Air Ride? Crapfest?

For shame.

And yeah, rumored X-Com project is the sort of thing that goes on that sort of list, I'd think.

'Course, the current rumor is FPS.  Pretty far from a remake. So, well, here's hoping.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 01:44 AM

Idon't recall reading anything that says it's an FPS, but let's hope not.
Anyhow, it doesn't really fit there, as the rumours are recent and hasn't even been annouced yet.
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Posted 07 March 2010 - 02:01 PM

I'd forgotten about half the games on that list ever existed.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 05:51 AM

IGN's Top 100 Video Game Villains
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 03:18 AM

Why do Booth Babes exist?
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 10:05 AM

That booth babes article is fantastic.

This also made me chuckle at the end.

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IGN Contributing Editor Michael Thomsen lives in New York with his digital camera and several mirrors.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:30 AM

Kevin Levine and the End of the Auteur
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:21 PM

It's going to be a difficult to be an auteur in the games industry, unless you're doing it all yourself as an indie, or overseeing a very small team.  When you get to be in control of a major project, how do you oversee dozens of artists, programmers, designers, scriptwriters and imprint your vision on them?  Where do you find the time?  How do you even do it, when you won't necessarily understand how they do what they do?  It's nothing like film or music, where you can pick and choose your staff with ease, selecting a cinematographer or producer for specific stylistic reasons.  If you're making a game, you have your studio, and you can outsource this bit and that bit, and you might poach someone if you're lucky, but that's it.

Games deaden the effect an auteur has anyway, because currently the medium doesn't give a shit if you're an auteur or an arsehole, it's focused squarely on the technical aspects of the medium.  This is just as retarded as one book being better than the other for using a finer grade of paper or more varied inks or fonts, but that's the way it is.  

There are precious few games that you can point to and say "Only [insert name here] could have designed that."  This is because [insert name here] hasn't done much work, but it's more to do with the fact that the industry regards unique visions as dangerous.  To make a truly unique game is to take a risk, and pubs/devs would rather make a shitty game and money than make a great game and a loss.

And Bioshock was shit.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 02:10 AM

BioShock was shit indeed.

Not really an article, but very nice nonetheless ;) Retro Power Up Posters

The dead to the first one is hillarious.
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Posted 06 August 2010 - 07:38 PM

And in other news: Churchill's UFO cover-up revealed...

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 01:31 AM

Return of the Jedi: another ending
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Posted 15 August 2010 - 06:18 AM

*sighs*

It's not about gaming in particular, but it is about computers in general, but.. well...see for yourself.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 12:20 PM

Eww, icky.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 12:28 PM

View PostFullAuto, on 16th August 2010, 8:20pm, said:

Eww, icky.
You do realize that I wasn't referring to the article, right?
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 12:40 PM

Yes, but I was.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 09:44 PM

Yikes!
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Posted 31 August 2010 - 08:47 PM

Some PC Gaming love...

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"The Wester Front" is the just-launched official blog of Paradox Interactive's CEO, Fredrik Wester.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 09:05 PM

That Google/Zynga link could be horrific - I don't want any more bloody Farmville/Mafia Wars/whatever-the-heck-crap-it-is-next clogging up Facebook any more than it already is. I hope Google is just investing in them so they can then bury them deep underground near the centre of the earth, there to remain for the next billion years.

The world needs mroe games like that like *insert inapprorpate phrase here*.

Rant over >:]

Oh, plus if Google ever bought them out they could become "Gynga" which just isn't good at all.
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 07:03 PM

I'm going to bend the definition of "article" a bit here, but it's worth the share.

Fear The Boot RPG podcast talks with Tracy Hickman (Dragonlance fame) about role-playing, writing, the magic of reading, life experiences, novel ideas, the importance of community, plans for the future and more.

It's an interesting, fun listen so put a brew on and check it out:

- part I
- part II

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