LA Noire’s facial expression modeling represents the tip of the iceberg for capturing realistic human expression in games
Open Thread: Could you ever abandon your smartphone to save money, to start a social protest against apparent oligopoly, or to untether yourself from technology?
Nintendo 3DS hardware sales drop, time for a little reaction.
It’s time to consider revising our mental models for these types of games and approach them with a slightly different strategy. Here’s one way to enjoy “play for free” and not become awash in the seas of micro-transactions.
The writing is on the wall. It’s time to just have this happen. I’m talking Mass Effect and Dead Space cross-promotion.
A reboot can be done for a wide variety of reasons, but I would venture to say that they primarily occur when the storyline of a series becomes too muddled or convoluted to attract a new audience.
On the recommendation of a friend I decided to play Bayonetta, and had blast beating it. But in the world of Japanese-style video games, enjoying the story is never good enough, and that’s where I take issue.
Epic Mickey takes a darker look at the world created by the mouse, by taking players to a world inspired by a time before the mouse existed. Gamers will immediately recognize the familiar tenants of adventure platforming, but the unique influences of Disney art and culture give the game a character all it’s own.
Ash and I attended one of the most heart felt and inspiring panels at PAX, called the Other Us (read Ash's coverage here). It got both Ash and I talking all night long about everything from how people treat each…
Conventions have a lot to offer, blisters, PAX pox, XXL T-shirts, and… inspiration? While the other aforementioned items are common at conventions, “The Other Us” panel at PAX East was one of the most moving and inspirational panels I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing… Maybe the Earth isn’t doomed after all?
I think I can safely guess what one retailer must think of people who wanted to play Dragon Age II at launch, but were too lazy to pre-order or come in on launch day.
Even on a vacation there will be some downtime. So, what can an avid gamer do with extremely limited access to (console) video games for two weeks? First, try to relax… and second…