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Here are the top member blogs for the week:
This Week's Standout Member Blogs
- The Hypocrisy of Flash
Based on the title of this blog post, you may assume William Leader has chosen sides in the ongoing snipefest between Apple and Adobe, just like every single other blogger on the internet. Fortunately, that is not the case: He takes both sides to task in a thorough analysis of the situation.
- I Want Your Love & I Want Your Revenge: No More Heroes series analysis
I wasn't able to actually read most of Xander Markham's extensive critique of No More Heroes
and comparison to the films of Wim Wenders and Alejandro Jodorowsky, because I don't want to spoil Desperate Struggle
, but it sure seems more interesting than most video game criticism!
- And... Scene! - PVP Done Right
You might expect multiplayer-centric games to be the last genre where "scenes," as in theatrical and film productions, would be a useful analogy for gameplay success. Not so, argues Dan Felder, who analyzes Black Jacket Studios' indie vehicle combat game Metal Drift
to determine what it does right.
- You didn't Fail Games. Games Are Failing You.
Oh snap! Eat that, games! Anyway, Isiah Taylor contends that one reason it can be so difficult to explain the appeal of games to non-gamers is that we simply don't have the language to sufficiently do so.
- About Puzzles...
"Puzzle" is a term frequently used to describe a particular type of problem-solving situation, but what dose it actually mean in the context of a game? Darren Tomlyn goes deep.