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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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The game development industrial revolution has transitioned us from product laborers to middleware consumers. good or bad?

Posted by Benjamin Quintero on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:04:00 EDT in Programming, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
Do core teams make sense for small business?

Posted by Benjamin Quintero on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:27:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie
Though some of these are arguably a multiple year affair, 2014 is the year that I felt affected by them the most.

Posted by Benjamin Quintero on Wed, 10 Dec 2014 02:03:00 EST in Programming
The question of what to do when the job titles run out is one that I'd imagine we all have to ask ourselves one day... I didn't think it would come so quickly.

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.

Benjamin Quintero's Comments

Comment In: [News - 11/06/2015 - 01:50]

Candy Crush: The Movie 2017. ...

Candy Crush: The Movie 2017. r n r nPlot: There is a Utopian Candyland.. cough I mean land of candy, that is discovered by a young boy. He tells his rich businessman dad who sees only opportunity to get richer. Kid see 's the reality of being an adult. They ...

Comment In: [Blog - 11/05/2015 - 01:38]

Light baking is not unique ...

Light baking is not unique to Unity. If you are new to game development I 'd consider digging through almost any game dev book. Just about every how to make a game book out there has a chapter or two on lighting your world.

Comment In: [News - 10/30/2015 - 05:46]

The price of video games ...

The price of video games is disproportionate to the effort it takes to make them. Video games, and software in general, seem unique in that they resist inflation rates. But rates do inflate, so you have to make it up somewhere. Inviting a glut of candidates improves opportunities for employers ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/25/2015 - 12:31]

@phil the irony is you ...

@phil the irony is you are running into a church and yelling at them that their god is a lie. The funny thing about passion is that it is blind. Being successful takes ridiculous optimism as Jim Henson put it. But all the optimism in the world doesnt mean it ...

Comment In: [News - 08/06/2015 - 03:30]

Beginnings It never stopped. VR ...

Beginnings It never stopped. VR in cheesy 80s movies is still in the hearts and minds of consumer and the bulky headgear hasnt done much to change peoples perception of Wierd Science geeks with bras on their heads... For as much noise thats being made, its from a niche following ...

Comment In: [News - 08/03/2015 - 07:47]

Interesting to see job satisfaction ...

Interesting to see job satisfaction going up. Either things are getting better in the game industry or developer skin is getting really thick.