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Here are the top member blogs for the week:
This Week's Standout Member Blogs
- A Student's Perception of Crunch Time
Finlay Thewlis hasn't experienced crunch firsthand, but here's an interesting perspective on crunch from a student who's looking to enter the field of video game production.
For his effort, Finlay will receive a lifetime subscription to Gamasutra sister publication Game Developer magazine
- A Gamer's Story
Alistair Jones wants to break into the industry and land a dream job as a game designer, but it hasn't been too easy… at all, apparently.
- A DS In Every Class... Not A Bad Idea
Kirk Williams says that schools could benefit from requiring students to have a DS: "Math and reading exercise in digital form, electronic syllabuses so the parents and students can have a digital copy of the curriculum all school year, and a paperless school."
- A Whole New Level of Emotional Engagement
( Nicholas DiMucci)
"Quantic Dream, with their newest release Heavy Rain
, may have cracked the emotional barrier between developer and gamer," writes Nicholas DiMucci. Click through to see his guilt-ridden argument.
- A Bifurcation of Games and Audience
J Whisler suggests that there are really only two types of games: "Gamey Games" like Plants vs. Zombies
and "Play-Me-Games" that are more about story and experience like Fable
or God of War
. Does J have a point?