Love playing video games? Got lots of original ideas? Think you can make a better video game than what’s out there? Want to get a job as a video game designer, artist or programmer? That was me about 12 years ago before I started working in the video game industry. A few years later, disillusioned, I left the industry and started working for myself. Video games are a huge part of our culture and naturally, lots of people want to get involved. Before you take the plunge, think long and hard before you jump into the glamorous cesspool known as the video game industry. And getting a job isn’t a sure thing, it takes talent, passion, hard work and maybe some connections. Once you land a job, then reality hits you like a ton of bricks. Video game job listings are full of ridiculous demands because they are always looking for “rockstars.” Pro Tip: rockstars = slaves who are expected to do almost anything to be a part of the industry. The truth is that most video game … [Read more...] about The Video Game Industry is Broken: Tales of a Retired Game Dev
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Guild Wars 2 Game Director Mike Zadorojny assures the gaming community that the studio is still committed to supporting the game for the long haul. “[T]he team is not done with our tale of dragons, or our eternal conflict in the mists,” says Zadorojny. “The studio has recently been affected by layoffs, which is going to take some time to process. There’s no easy way for any team to adjust to that. We've had to say goodbye to friends and colleagues that we've worked alongside for years. We’re welcoming back some familiar faces to the Guild Wars 2 team that had been working on unannounced projects. After all is said and done, it's going to take some time for us to adjust to our staffing changes.” Zadorojny, however, admits that it’s going to take a bit more time for the devs to get back on track. “As the proverbial dust settles in the next few days we're going to re-evaluate our schedules to make sure that our releases are realistic and … [Read more...] about Guild Wars 2 Game Director Assures Fans Of ArenaNet’s Long Term Commitment To The Game
Hi all. For those of you, early backers, how has the progress and pacing of the game dev has been so far in your opinion? I am trying to find a great reason to support this project and it seems that starting with the community may be a good idea. Thank you. … [Read more...] about Hi all. For those of you, early backers, how has the progress and pacing of the game dev has been so far in your opinion?
While computer gaming was really important to me in the 80s and 90s, I held an equal fascination for console games. They simply worked, for starters, and that wasn’t always something you could take for granted with loading up PC games and trying to get them to run. They were popular, too, and full of fresh experiences. From the Atari 2600 through the original PlayStation, I spent countless hours playing Super Mario Bros., Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, and more. In fact, the PlayStation quickly became my second favorite console of all time. There were SO MANY great games for it, including some terrific RPGs, and I depended on it greatly toward the end of my college years when my laptop was aging and couldn’t really handle any modern titles whatsoever. Getting the PlayStation 2 when it came out in the fall of 2000 seemed like a no-brainer. Yet it turned out to be the move that killed console gaming for me going forward. Some of this wasn’t the PS2’s fault. I am, … [Read more...] about How the PlayStation 2 killed console gaming for me
Phantasy Star Online 2 is a lobby based action RPG where players undertake missions to fight monsters called Darkers. Team up with other players or explore alone, engaging in fast-paced combat and hunting for rare loot. Publisher: Sega Playerbase: Medium Type: MMORPG Release Date: July 04, 2012 (JP) Pros: +Switch weapons in the midst of combat. +Freedom to change classes on one character. +Excellent combat animations. Cons: -No English Release. -Instanced maps. -Heavy grind. Overview Full Review Screenshots Videos Links System Requirements Music Additional Info Overview Phantasy Star Online 2 Overview Phantasy Star Online 2 is an action-oriented MMORPG and part of the Phantasy Star series franchise. Choose between one of four races and five classes before embarking for the Planet Naberius as part of the spacefaring organization ARKS. Engage enemies known as Darkers in fast-paced combat, timing strikes for optimal damage to devastate foes. Return to the ARK campship, a huge … [Read more...] about Phantasy Star Online 2 Game Review