With the exception of the Xbox360, which uses Apple Macintosh hardware to both play and develop. Sure, a Mac is still a personal computer, but it's not a PC in the common definition.The thing is, a PC/workstation will always be the source of platform development, not the platform for actual entertainment. We're of the PC generation, but it's just a passing phase in the electronic entertainment world. My first console was the Atari 2600, while my first "PC" was a Commodore 64 (although I had b
Game developers, in any genre, are still just working for a living. Sure, they might have 'dream jobs' to the typical gamer, but it's still their job. Job.Calling them out, calling them names, calling them anything other than employees of a company is at best pointless, and at worst, insulting.The games industry is bigger than Hollywood, these days. Bob, working for game company X is just a slave to the corporation he works for. If he works for a very friendly company, that slave stance stil
We're the new media. Yep, fansite operators are the new, true games journalists. We're the ones who hunt, pry, beg and borrow any leads we can, in our own spare time, out of a desire to learn and share.The big companies always have the upper hand though. Why? They don't earn information, they don't seek it, they merely pay the right people in the right way, sit back, and watch the "news" roll in. Sanitized, sanctioned, and utterly unearned.Of course, this just mirrors the regular news media
It looks like Infogrames and Vivendi Universal Games will be trying to help UbiSoft stay European-operated, in light of the recent stock purchase by EA, called 'hostile' by the Guillemots.Infogrames, owned by Atari, earned fame for the Unreal series of games, while VU Games is the retail distributor for Valve's titles.
I'm not sure where I stand. As a PC gamer primarily, I had to eval GR2 on a console I do own, but do not, as a rule, play FPS games on.Level design? Dodgy. So many maps, so little variance. Only four of the SP maps differ from the 'generic woodlands' style, as I recall. Those four are well designed, but I miss Embasy, or a similar style. Other than a couple of hangars, there are no buildings that one enters. Sure, I know the military unit in question does not do much CQB by design, but as
Ok, so not the opera. I just had to get a Queen reference in at some point. Consider Queen referenced.My girlfriend and I tend not to go out on Saturday nights, but tonight was an exception, for no particular reason. We popped out to our usual bar for a pint or three, and I bumped into an old friend who I don't see very often. He's picked up Halo 2, and insists I stop by his home theatre for a few rounds. Not exactly hard to sell me on that.The side effect is he's giving me his Xbox Live fr
Apparently, the Pentagon is building it's own Internet, at an estimated cost of $200 billion. Talk about war driving. Sheesh.For the German readers, here's an article showing that Windows Media Player 10 was made using warez, at least in part. Microsoft, the bastions of IP rights and proper licensing are a little bruised at the moment. I'm waiting for the BSA to invade MS's offices. Of course, since Microsoft founded the BSA...In a sharp slap to the faces of all those who claim video game v