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This Week's Standout Member Blogs
- The Human Magnet - How Game Designers Are Sticking It To The Man
Third person action games often allow characters to carry numerous weapons on their back, though only a handful implement this in a believable way; Anjin Anhut points out which games do and don't encourage players to suspend their disbelief.
- Similarities Between Games Genres And Other Media Formats
While games are often compared to film, Jonathan Lawn examines the medium and draws comparisons between a variety of game genres and media types.
- Introduction To Agile And Scrum Development
Scrum development has become increasingly popular in the industry, and Matt Christian explains the style and how it can change the way a team approaches development.
- Are Young Designers Getting Less Creative?
Based on his anecdotal evidence, Andrew Calhoun wonders if young artists suffer from an overabundance of homogenized media, and are thus less able to think creatively.
- This Game's Immersion Is Sponsored By...
(Aaron & Alex Leach
Aaron and Alex Leach take a look at in-game advertising, citing the most effective and intrusive examples of the practice, and suggest ways in which the ads could be used more effectively.