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going forward, and argue for first-person immersion.
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Here are the top member blogs for the week:
This Week's Standout Member Blogs
- Building The Future, Keeping The Past Alive Are The Same Thing
Here, Joseph Cassano encourages the digital preservation of video games, examining console makers who have turned classic disc and cartridge-based titles into digital downloads, and what that means for archival efforts.
For his effort, Joseph will receive a lifetime subscription to Gamasutra sister publication Game Developer magazine
- Arcade Mode: A Suggestion for Modern Warfare 2
Could Modern Warfare 2
implement an "Arcade" multiplayer mode which adopts aspects more akin to Halo
than Call of Duty
? Enrique Dryere examines the idea…
- The Soul of a Game
Dan Merrill uses Chris Hecker's recent Montreal International Game Summit keynote as a jumping off point to argue why he thinks the Legend of Zelda
series can lead the way in bringing games out of the pop cultural ghetto.
- Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Lineage - Gambling On A Vision Splendid
Ubisoft has been touting how it wants to bring the world of movies and games together. Justin Kranzl was skeptical of Ubisoft's efforts until he saw the studio in action in L.A. when it was creating short films for Assassin's Creed 2
- First Person or Bust
Is the first-person viewpoint the most immersive perspective a developer can use? Aaron Leach believes so. "From a simplified 'how many degrees of separation standpoint, first person perspective is, by definition, the more immersive choice," he argues.