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I am an indepedent game developer with Divine Knight Gaming, a writer for Techdirt and web developer. In my game development, I focus on using cross platform technologies that work with Linux, Mac and Windows. My current project is a flash game called Demon's Hex. As a writer for Techdirt, I focus on issues relating to intellectual Property law and technology.
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Is there any value in forcing game reviewer to play games they hate all the way through before letting them write their reviews?
With all the controversy over the Ouya Free The Games Fund, I thought I would take the time to address two key concerns over the Kickstarter qualification, Ouya exclusivity and the $50k goal.
After reading Kickstarter's article on stretch Goals, I thought I would add my own thoughts.
Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn has cosponsored legislation seeking to provide federal funding for violent games research. Developers based in Oklahoma has risen up to oppose this legislation and his support of it.
While working on my game, I came to the realization that predictability in gameplay can lead to less fun. So I added some unpredictability.
Microsoft tried to make a first step into the digital future, but they were not prepared for what the digital landscape wanted.
E Zachary Knight's Comments
[News - 12/05/2013 - 06:15]
Well, the original bill language ...
Well, the original bill language addressed one of the key problems with patent law. It would have implemented an easier way for the patent office to review potentially bad patents and reject them. Lobbyists for Microsoft and other large patent trll companies successfully convinced Goodlatte to drop that language. r ...
[News - 12/03/2013 - 06:37]
Mike, r n r n ...
Mike, r n r n The developer is incentivized to make sections less enjoyable in that scenario. Is that a good thing r n r nSo is the MMO developer. WoW consists of two major aspects, grinding and questing. If WoW relied solely on questing, it could never justify the ...
[News - 11/25/2013 - 08:11]
I was making a joke ...
I was making a joke based on the last time they faced stiff competition from within a sports franchise they bought the exclusive licese to make games for it. See the NFL stuff .
[News - 11/19/2013 - 06:06]
With a symmetrical controller design ...
With a symmetrical controller design like the one the PS3/4 has, there is no excuse for not supporting left handed gamers. It would be fairly simple to do a full mirror of the control scheme. It also wouldn 't be that difficult to just allow user customizations.
[News - 11/18/2013 - 02:46]
[News - 11/18/2013 - 03:47]
I think the biggest thing ...
I think the biggest thing standing in the way of success for this generation of game consoles is the huge competition from pretty much everywhere now. I wrote about this last week: r n r nhttp://randomtower.com/2013/11/why-i-am-not-excited-about-the-next-generation-of-game-consoles/ r n r nI may not be a typical gamer, but I do have ...