Archive for August, 2006

Games as Art II

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006 by jay

A vast majority of game reviews are done methodically. Games have been broken down into a handful of components and each of these is generally given a numeral rating. The bare set of qualities examined is typically gameplay, graphics, sound, and control but more elaborate reviews may include music and sound effects separately as well …

Review – Phoenix Wright

Monday, August 21st, 2006 by matt

Phoenix Wright has turned into somewhat of a cult classic in the past few months. I remember hearing about Phoenix Wright in Japan (named the Gyakuten Saiban series) for the GBA back in the day. The games (there are three in total) were immensely popular, going straight to the top of the charts. I really …

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 8.18.06

Sunday, August 20th, 2006 by jay

Review – Perfect Dark Zero

Thursday, August 17th, 2006 by christian

If you, or anyone else you know, still needs proof that Rare has become irrelevant, then I suggest you find a way to play Perfect Dark Zero. There is no doubt in my mind that any and all talent that may have existed at the company left a long time ago. All that is left …

Review – Civilization IV: Warlords

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006 by golden jew

The Power of Music

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006 by matt

Music is the one power that the majority of developers never seem to grasp and implement correctly. Music in a game can enhance every aspect, be it story, setting, mood, or even gameplay, but for some reason, it always takes a back seat to everything else in a game, especially the graphics. …

The Propaganda Project: J Allard

Monday, August 14th, 2006 by jay

J Allard — Corporate Vice Presient, Microsoft

Empowerment to the next level, Allard is a PR guy who really loves clichés that push the envelope. Luckily, he seems to be grounded in what makes games good as he has said many times that graphics are a single component and not necessarily important. He also frequently says …

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 8.11.06

Friday, August 11th, 2006 by jay

Handheld gaming devices are now terrorist weapons
Now I’ll need to build a steam powered gaming device for my trip to England. I was really looking forward to playing Al Qaeda’s Touch Terror and the Taliban’s Death to Americhat on my DS, too. Apparently, US Flights are also banning liquids. I think I’ll debate …

Review – Dragon Quest 8

Thursday, August 10th, 2006 by christian

Dragon Quest 8 is a big game. Big in terms of how much content has been pressed onto the disc, in terms of how popular/hyped (insert appropriate word for your region) it was during release, and in terms of how much of a leap forward it is for the entire series. All in all, this …

Best Game Ever – Miracle Warriors

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006 by jay

I hope you enjoyed that commercial, now on to the article.

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