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The greatest video game mascot hands down in the history of the universe

Friday, June 16th, 2006 by jay

Who is the best video game mascot? Mario some would answer, but they’d be stupid and wrong. Mario is overweight, and obesity is a large problem in America. If you enjoy Mario’s plump antics, you obviously don’t enjoy America or freedom. Besides, fat people will only lose weight if society makes it clear they are …

Chords and Kawaii: The State of the Music Genre – Part 1

Thursday, June 15th, 2006 by christian

I am going to describe two scenarios to you. For the first, imagine yourself walking along with me, as we enter my last DDR Rave I mentioned in yesterday’s introduction. We’re about to step into a college reading room, essentially a student lounge of sorts with comfy chairs and a large television. Normally the room …

Chords and Kawaii: The State of the Music Genre – Introduction

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006 by christian

There was a point in my life, not that long ago, when I played Dance Dance Revolution. Of course, that could mean a lot of things. For all you know my DDR career could have been nothing more than me jumping onto a pad one night at a senior girl’s place after having a couple …

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 6.9.06

Friday, June 9th, 2006 by jay

Making enemies move and shoot: An A.I. Primer part 1

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006 by stefan

Okay, so after I read the conversation on A.I. between Jay and Christian, I started coming up with comments. Then I re-organized them, and kept coming up with more. Well before I felt I had addressed things enough to post a comment, I had the makings of a brief paper on A.I. as it applies …

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 6.2.06

Friday, June 2nd, 2006 by jay

E3 awards
Wii wins best in show award. So this justifies Nintendo’s actions. When they eventually get raped in the free market they can at least say, “Oh well, other industry people thought it could work, too.”

Spore won best PC game and best original game. Gears of War picked up a few awards, and …

A.I. woes

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006 by christian and jay

I’m currently reading a book on game design. The chapter on AI speaks only of the good that will come with advancing computer intelligence, yet not a word of caution or hesitation is included. I quickly outlined a number of worries I have over advanced AI and decided to bring them to our resident computer …

The next generation of handhelds

Monday, May 29th, 2006 by the marketeer

Handheld video games are important to us because they offer profit with minimal development costs. If a console title costs 10 million dollars but two years to make, the seemingly large profits come at a very high cost. Handheld games take a fraction of the development time, a fraction of the development cost and can …

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 5.26.06

Friday, May 26th, 2006 by jay

Another gamer is claimed by World of Warcraft

Thursday, May 25th, 2006 by joe

So. World of Warcraft. A game I’ve been putting off playing since inception.