PWNING 9-5 - Mega-Irony: Microsoft Digs Up Apple's 25 Year Old Mistakes.
"The X360 is a cancer. No, not because it has had a negative effect on PC
gaming and I'm a PC fanboy, although all of that is true. It's because it's
a product and a business that leeches revenue, mindshare, and resources away
from Microsoft's core businesses. The XBox was supposed to be Microsoft's
key into the living room -- a way for them to capitalize on the "digital
convergence" that would occur there. But it ends up that XBox business unit
is really just a fortress in the living room that even the greater Microsoft
will never be able to add further value to, and digital convergence may
never actually occur... So it's a big ole rotten egg that has stolen from
Windows its only remaining 'killer app': GAMING."
Video Game U.
"On the up side, the majority of courses are taught by people who know what
they're talking about, people who either used to work or are currently
working in the industry and there's no way to overestimate the value of
that. Game development still being something of an arcane art, any game
veteran can tell you that having a mentor who's been in the trenches is
worth more than a whole stack of instructional books. So unless you live
next door to Shigeru Miyamoto or your dad's the head of EA, a game degree
program may be the best (and only) way to find one of these."
Gamasutra - Opinion: Obsidian - Life Of The (RPG) Party?
"Very little was ever said about the Aliens RPG, but I'm sure that I would
have played it, regardless of whether it now gets completed. I've found that
Obsidian Entertainment, compared to every other developer that makes
party-based RPGs, has consistently had the most interesting and
forward-thinking ideas about party members and dynamics, whether in games
that I like (Knights of the Old Republic II) or ones that I don't
(Neverwinter Nights 2)."