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Gamasutra Member Blogs: From Indie Bundles To Bayonetta

In highlights from Gamasutra's Member Blogs, our bloggers write about diverse topics, such as the EVE Online microtransaction scandal, Bayonetta, and a postmortem for the "5 for
[In highlights from Gamasutra's Member Blogs, our bloggers write about diverse topics, such as the EVE Online microtransaction scandal, Bayonetta, and a postmortem for the "5 for 5 Indie Game Bundle".] 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 - The '5 For 5 Indie Game Bundle' Postmortem (Jorge Rodriguez) Lunar Workshop's Jorge Rodriguez examines what went right and wrong with last month's "5 for 5 Indie Games Bundle", alternatively known as the "Buy Games Not Socks Bundle." - Tonight the Stars Revolt - Notes on an EVE Scandal (Jamie Brewer) Jami Brewer presents a discussion of the Great Microtransaction Revolt in EVE Online, why it matters to the rest of us, and why EVE and its players aren't quite like any others. - On Games and Change (Alan Arias) On the heels of G4C, Alan Arias shares thoughts and concerns on the power of gaming as both a medium and high-tech industry to unite communities and mitigate the less favorable effects of capitalism. - My Experience as an IGDA E3 Scholar (Heather Decker) In this write-up, Heather Decker provides a thorough documentation of her International Game Developers Association E3 Scholar experience, complete with tips for future E3 Scholars. - The Melancholy of Bayonetta (Christopher Enderle) PixelStorm's Christopher Enderle argues that beneath Bayonetta's glamorous veneer, the aciton title's gameplay feels dated. With Platinum Games' pedigree, why did Bayonetta ring hollow?

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