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This Week's Standout Member Blogs
- Protect Your User's Login Details, Please!
In the wake of the PlayStation network security breach, Roger Hagensen outlines several ways in which companies can help protect their users' login information.
- Viewer Discretion Is Advised
Rebecca Phoa reflects upon game content within the larger context of society, wondering why games don't push boundaries as often as other media, such as print or film.
- Born To Immerse - Stories In Games And Folklore
Looking back on the past several hundred years of human storytelling, Tora Teig asserts that games shouldn't always have to tell stories in the same way, but should aspire to realize the potential inherent in interactive media.
- Whither the Wii 2?
Jamie Mann examines Nintendo's previous strategies for new hardware, offering predictions for what the company could have in store for its next major console.
- Storytelling Tips: How To Plan Big Plot Twists In 4 Steps
In his second post on improving storytelling in games, Guy Hasson lists four tips to help developers weave effective plot twists into a game's narrative.