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World of Warcraft Endgame Analysis part I

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006 by golden jew

Parts: I | II | III | IV | V

So, you’ve made it to 60 th level. Good, Blizzard claims that World of Warcraft truly begins at 60 th level (or so someone once told me in my guild). But it’s also a shame because there are a good number …

Yuji Naka to leave Sega?

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 by jay

Word on the street is Yuji Naka may leave Sega to start his own company. Naka is Sega’s most well known employee primarily because he was behind the success of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. His programming wizardry combined with Naoto Oshima edgy and xtreme character design and Hirokazu Yasuhara’s excellent level design (hold …

Best Game Ever – Secret of Mana

Monday, March 20th, 2006 by jay

Secret of Mana
Developed by Square
Published by Square for the SNES
Released 1993

Weekly News We care About Wrap Up – 3.17.06

Friday, March 17th, 2006 by jay

Aborted game autopsy 2: Suspicions confirmed

Thursday, March 16th, 2006 by jay

Besides learning some valuable lessons while working on my game, some things I already thought to be true were reaffirmed.
Suspicions Confirmed:

Aborted game autopsy 1: Lessons learned

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006 by jay

One day during my junior year of college I decided to design an RPG. I was surrounded by friends when I announced this and they all responded with enthusiasm. It’s now about four years later and I have little to show for my effort. Luckily, working on my game led me to some truths …

Videogamers Against Mothers Against Videogame Addiction and Violence

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006 by jay

In my daily effort to find affiliates for this site, I stumbled upon Mothers Against Videogame Addiction and Violence. It was just ridiculous enough that I decided I should spend a little time reviewing the site. Maybe one day they’ll post a review of videolamer and tell the world how evil …

You never forget your first one

Monday, March 13th, 2006 by fil

Learning from Japanese Synergy

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006 by the marketeer

Synergy is not a word to be recklessly tossed about. It is a seriously proactive relationship between outside of the box marketing and paradigm shifting branding that can result in untold of revenue for your company. The video game market has created new opportunities for the realignment of business models in this post category …

Origins of a pinball fiend

Friday, March 3rd, 2006 by fil

Capcom’s happiest test arcade.

When I was younger, (which is more than a decade ago, but not long enough to be the “good old days”) my father would bring me to La Jolla Village Square. In that shopping …