The US Army will invest around $57 million to design a virtual reality training system for its soldiers, according to a recent report by 1UP. Their goal is to make it a recruiting tool similar to the currently running America’s Army perhaps?
It’s bound to happen. One the best (if not, THE best) zombie series on TV, The Walking Dead, will soon be available as a video game.
The game is currently being developed by Telltale Games (creators of Sam & Max). Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman said via an interview at IGN that the game will be ”multi-year, multi-platform, multi-title” (whatever that means) and is scheduled to be released late 2011 for “PC, Mac, consoles, handhelds, mobile and social gaming media.”
Ok, I have to admit, I was home sick when I wrote this. Frankly, had minor “writer’s block” and couldn’t think of a blog topic to write about. So I chose to do think about the weirdest subject and how to integrate it to the blog.
With a little help from my best friend, Google, I googled Justin Bieber and Video Games and came up with a surprising discovery – there a LOT of flash and online games about JB. OMG! Now there’s a cool blog topic.
Onwards to Justin Bieber games….
This is a guest post by Alexis Bonari. Thanks for your time and talent, Alexis!
Designing Video Games is a tough cookie to crack. It’s no joke. Alexis shares with us her own ideas and opinions about this topic.
Sharing with you a good article by business site Forbes.com
The story tells a tale about two top executives who started out as gamers. Among them is Elliot Noss, chief executive of domain name provider Tucows, and 20-something Stephen Gillett, a gamer who became chief information officer of Starbucks. Both have applied leadership principles acquired through their own video game experiences.
Leave to the Japanese to come up with off-beat and innovative marketing solutions for gaming.
More pics follow…
There are several common beliefs that I thought were true. About video games, that is…
With a little bit of Googling, surf-jacking and some online research, I found some nifty stuff that disputes these supposed “Myths”…
When it comes to gaming, it’s very easy to play a game that’s familiar to you.
More often than not, if I spot a new game, I’ll be comparing the gameplay to game X or the graphics to game A and the other features to game B. It’s very easy to adapt if you’re familiar with the content.
So, are game developers and designers reluctant to offer something drastically DIFFERENT to consumers for the fear that adapting to change is a definite gamble? But there are some experiments that turned out to be huge hits.
Let’s examine this paradigm shift in gaming after the break…
Get some creativity, game designers (or writers). You always (almost) use the same chessy words over and over and over again.
Here’s a cool list of the most overused words for videogame names. Check ‘em out and tell me what you think!
Here’s the Top 10 list for video games for the month of March 2009. This list is based on actual sales.
Leading the pack, of course, is new release Resident Evil 5. It’s got to be the great gameplay, the awesome graphics or the cool marketing ploys… whatever the reason, it’s a must play for every gamer.
Check out the full top 10 list coming up next…