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Benjamin Quintero's Blog   Expert Blogs


Serious Games and some Independent stuff whenever I'm feeling inspired.  Engineer who does a lot of software systems design for military procedural training simulations, VR, haptic devices, networking, graphics, AI, tools, and all that jazz and more.  I drink tea, not coffee.  Now you know everything...


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Posted by Benjamin Quintero on Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:29:00 EDT in Programming, Console/PC
Credits are timestamped but code lives for years.

Posted by Benjamin Quintero on Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:17:00 EDT in
A winded post about why the media's behavior these past weeks have been upsetting, and why it's their responsibility to be the voice of gentle reason above all else.

Posted by Benjamin Quintero on Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:26:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet
Can I just buy my games please?

Is there a future in video games or has it peaked?

Posted by Benjamin Quintero on Thu, 21 Jun 2012 03:30:00 EDT in Programming, Console/PC
Handling collisions and complex AI awareness for over 1000 dynamic game objects... On a 3D sphere... In C#... On Xbox360... Yeah... I went there.

Benjamin Quintero's Comments

Comment In: [News - 09/16/2014 - 03:57]

Id say the console is ...

Id say the console is already revived... I wouldnt expect a huge 3rd party following because they only care about install base and 1M units wont even break even for most AAA anymore. No, the WiiU is another GameCube, a solid console with great 1st party titles and a 3rd ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/11/2014 - 07:48]

Great article. I know what ...

Great article. I know what you mean. I struggled with this for a long while and to be honest I don 't think I 've ever recovered. Several years into dissecting video games, I stopped looking at them as a cohesive piece of entertainment. They just looked like a dismantled ...

Comment In: [News - 09/11/2014 - 05:58]

This lost interview took place ...

This lost interview took place in 2005, the 6 is a typo, and by Metal he meant music it was pumped constantly through the office intercom. Thats how games were made in 2005. Rock n roll man...

Comment In: [News - 09/09/2014 - 06:38]

If he is smart he ...

If he is smart he will shut up until the check is cashed.

Comment In: [Blog - 09/08/2014 - 08:43]

I have mixed feelings about ...

I have mixed feelings about any kind of return-to-form for XNA or XBLIG on future consoles. It was my excuse to learn C back on the 360, which has been great for many other development tools I 've written since instead of dragging through the MFC swamps. On the other ...

Comment In: [News - 09/09/2014 - 05:54]

I give as much weight ...

I give as much weight to NPD market research as I do focus groups. Take that as you will...