Gamasutra - Blogs http://gamasutra.com/blogs/ Sebastian Alvarado's Blogs Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:48:33 EDT en-us scarless@think-services.com (Simon Carless) DIY: Mass Effect's Genophage - by Sebastian Alvarado http://gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20130513/192164/DIY_Mass_Effects_Genophage.php Design,Serious In this post I go over the real science that could exist behind Mass Effect's Genophage, a DNA eating virus capable of sterilizing an entire race... http://gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20130513/192164/DIY_Mass_Effects_Genophage.php Mon, 13 May 2013 02:07:00 EDT Nanotechnology as Portrayed in Video Games - The Crysis Nanosuit - by Sebastian Alvarado http://gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20130221/187106/Nanotechnology_as_Portrayed_in_Video_Games__The_Crysis_Nanosuit.php Design,Serious Nanotechnology expert, Kevin Neibert, breaks down the reality behind the Crynet Nanosuit from the Crysis Franchise. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20130221/187106/Nanotechnology_as_Portrayed_in_Video_Games__The_Crysis_Nanosuit.php Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:56:00 EST Death and Resurrection in Borderlands: Breaking the 4th wall? - by Sebastian Alvarado http://gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20130125/185503/Death_and_Resurrection_in_Borderlands_Breaking_the_4th_wall.php Design,Serious Physicist and postdoctoral fellow , Ivan Marin, walks us through the unlikely physics of respawning in Borderlands 2. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20130125/185503/Death_and_Resurrection_in_Borderlands_Breaking_the_4th_wall.php Fri, 25 Jan 2013 02:00:00 EST Zerg Rushes, Suicide Attacks and Splash Damage: How Real Insect Warfare is Similar to StarCraft - by Sebastian Alvarado http://gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20121023/179985/Zerg_Rushes_Suicide_Attacks_and_Splash_Damage_How_Real_Insect_Warfare_is_Similar_to_StarCraft.php Design,Serious Evolutionary biologist and super-soldier creator, Rajee Rajakumar, explores how real insects compare to StarCraft's Zerg. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20121023/179985/Zerg_Rushes_Suicide_Attacks_and_Splash_Damage_How_Real_Insect_Warfare_is_Similar_to_StarCraft.php Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:19:00 EDT Immersion: Getting into the game - by Sebastian Alvarado http://gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20121008/178967/Immersion_Getting_into_the_game.php Design,Serious Neuroscientist at the Douglas Institute and McGill University, Ian Mahar, discusses how immersion works in the mind of a gamer. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20121008/178967/Immersion_Getting_into_the_game.php Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:14:00 EDT The Evolution of Stars: Exploring the “fiction” behind Mass effect, Halo, and Starcraft 2 - by Sebastian Alvarado http://gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20120706/173700/The_Evolution_of_Stars_Exploring_the_fiction_behind_Mass_effect_Halo_and_Starcraft_2.php Design,Serious In this article written by Ryan Anderson (Soon to be steering the Mars Rover in August!)we explore how stars, black holes and supernovas all get used in video game sci-fi and how they evolve in the cosmos. Follow more @ThwackeMontreal http://gamasutra.com/blogs/SebastianAlvarado/20120706/173700/The_Evolution_of_Stars_Exploring_the_fiction_behind_Mass_effect_Halo_and_Starcraft_2.php Fri, 06 Jul 2012 10:05:00 EDT