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Currently studying Computer Science at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. I've taken part in a modding project for a PC game. I balance my school courses with reading Game Development books and testing out ideas online.
 

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Comment In: [News - 07/31/2015 - 03:50]

If you have innocents, then ...

If you have innocents, then you need to choose between making them invulnerable to player actions, which breaks immersion r n r nNot necessarily. There are plenty of strategies to prevent the player from trying to harm civilians outside the Fallout 3 solution of invulnerable children for example. r n ...

Comment In: [News - 05/27/2015 - 08:31]

Free Speech yes, but not ...

Free Speech yes, but not all speech is allowed by law for viewing by minors. See the ratings of movies, musics, games, etc. r n r nPorn in itself is limited to adults, but even then not all porn is treated equally. Nor am I arguing it should. r n ...

Comment In: [News - 04/27/2015 - 07:23]

Valve does it for their ...

Valve does it for their own games. So I think when they look at doing it for a game that has it 's own community, they will need to be more careful about how everything is rolled out. r n r nI think if they can get any future communities ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/23/2015 - 04:33]

Having the majority of games ...

Having the majority of games produced avoid dealing with the player 's death severely restricts the kind of stories the designer and the player can tell. r n r nWe 've done the easy route over and over. Why can 't designers be free to explore other ways of telling ...

Comment In: [News - 04/17/2015 - 06:52]

I 've been a Steam ...

I 've been a Steam user since 2008, mind you I 'm not a heavy Steam user. I don 't think I even own any multiplayer games on Steam, though that may have changed in Christmas 2014 as I won a small game collection. r n r nPoint being, I ...

Comment In: [News - 04/09/2015 - 02:37]

Some games ' backend service ...

Some games ' backend service gets shut down a year after release. Mostly sports titles, but still.