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Minecraft creator Notch chats about design, regrets and piracy

By Garnett Lee, Mar 12, 2012 11:15am PDT

Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson took the stage for his "fireside chat" with a beer in hand. The fireplace was naturally a retro 8-bit...

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"I took a break because I wanted to play it with a friend, and at the time SMP was very very ..."

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Sega Exec: EA Struggling with Hardcore Crowd, Industry Heading Towards 'Snackable Gaming'

By Aaron Linde, Aug 14, 2008 5:45pm PDT

Speaking on various elements of Sega of America's operations, company president Simon Jeffery critiqued publisher Electronic Arts' handling of the...

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"Comments like this merely reflect the expanding demographics of gaming. When I was in ..."

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BioShock Paved Way for Unconventional Shooters, Says Creator Levine

By Aaron Linde, Aug 05, 2008 8:00pm PDT

2K Boston and 2K Australia's narrative-heavy BioShock (PC, PS3, 360) has exposed millions to a new brand of shooter and effectively opened a new...

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"I'd say, this guy is fucking nuts. I really don't see much unconventional about it. ..."

- Pneum0 see all 135 comments

Lengthy Games 'On the Way Out,' Claims Spector

By Aaron Linde, Jun 17, 2008 7:40pm PDT

Ex-Ion Storm developer and Deus Ex series creator Warren Spector expects to see shorter games as development budgets continue to escalate. "Game...

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"If you're going to make a game short, then lower the price a bit, too. We shouldn't have to pay ..."

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Game Design School Gains University Accreditation

By Aaron Linde, Mar 26, 2008 5:00pm PDT

Vocational college and game design school Full Sail Real World Education has been awarded University status by the state of Florida, the school...

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"That's not really true. I graduated from Full Sail's game design degree program with an ..."

- Nicodem-X see all 36 comments

A Game Design a Week Keeps the... I Got Nothin'.

By Chris Remo, Jan 17, 2006 11:15am PST

Patrick Curry, lead designer on Wideload's Stubbs the Zombie (Xbox, PC) and currently working as a designer on a next-gen Midway project, recently...

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"you might like what I'm working on then i'll keep the shack posted as I progress along..."

- derean see all 16 comments

So You Want To Be A Game Designer

By Maarten Goldstein, Jul 23, 2005 5:40am PDT

So You Wanna Be a Game Designer is a new GameSpot feature, talking to Chris Avellone, Ken Levine, Akira Yamaoka and CliffyB about working in the...

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"Modern games are created by real people, in big groups, and not by a single persons brain, not ..."

- eskimo spy see all 52 comments

Game Design Standards

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 06, 2003 3:04pm PST

Entertainment Depot has an article called Standards in Game Design, asking several game developers (Levelord, George Broussard, John Romero, Rick...

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"I think first person shooters should have a minimum amount of crates. Can't seem to have too ..."

- [7]kami see all 23 comments

Becoming a Game Designer

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 02, 2002 8:32am PST

CG Online has posted the second part of their "So You Want to be a Game Designer?" feature. In this installment, Raven's Kenn Hoekstra goes over...

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"No most people here would rather bitch and complain. It's too easy to run through a game and ..."

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Future of Game Design

By Maarten Goldstein, Oct 10, 2001 10:38am PDT

The Future of Game Design: Moving Beyond Deus Ex and Other Dated Paradigms on the IDGA site is a transcript of a keynote address by ION Storm...

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" recycle and spew is now, the future has yet to come (did you read the article?)"

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Edumacated Game Designers

By Steve Gibson, Apr 07, 2001 2:20pm PDT

Here's an interesting article looking at DigiPen, the nations only institute dedicated to teaching people how to make games. The first 5 graduates...

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Game Design Philosophy

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 05, 2001 1:35pm PST

There's a new article on Evil Avatar, Game Design Philosophy. Make 'em Play!. It's written by Raven's Jake Simpson, who talks about various aspects...

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