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Gamasutra Member Blogs: From Emotional Connections To Indie QA Testing

In highlights from Gamasutra's Member Blogs, our bloggers write about diverse topics, such as emotional connections in video games, an indie guide to QA testing and procedures, and more.
[In highlights from Gamasutra's Member Blogs, our bloggers write about diverse topics, such as emotional connections in video games, an indie guide to QA testing and procedures, and more.] Member Blogs can be maintained by any registered Gamasutra user, while invitation-only Expert Blogs -- also highlighted weekly -- are written by selected development professionals. We hope that our blog sections can provide useful and interesting viewpoints on our industry. For more information, check out the official posting guidelines. This Week's Standout Member Blogs - Solving Problems Just For Fun (Joey Gibbs) Joey Gibbs discusses divinity, the human experience, and how the "evil empire that was Electronic Arts" might one day save humanity. - Publishers vs Press: A Precarious Balancing Act (Ruud Koorevaar) In this article, Ruud Koorevaar offers a perspective on the relationship between publishers and journalists concerning non-disclosure agreements and embargos. - Emotional Connection in Video Games: Give Me A Reason To Care (Alexander Muncatchy) Alexander Muncatchy examines how games like Silent Hill 2 and Splinter Cell build an emotional connection with players, while pointing out that L.A. Noire fails to do the same. - Why We Make Video Games (Joshua Temblett) Sometimes it can be easy to forget why we make video games. For all of those people who have forgotten, or lost sight of the reasons, Joshua Temblett has written this piece for you. - An Indie Guide to Quality Assurance Testing and Procedures (Ryan Keable Ryan Keable shares a helpful guide to Quality Assurance testing from an indie perspective. He covers bug tracking, Google docs, test builds and more.

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