Monday, November 12, 2012

Jeff Gerstmann on the radio

Jeff Gerstmann on the phone to WCCO this Monday morning talking about Call of Duty Black Ops 2.

I think he does a great job of explaining what a first-person shooter is to those who might not be familiar with the term. It's interesting to hear Jeff discuss the game in these terms, facing out from the games industry.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday Sidebar: Meet Alex Peake of Primer Labs

Greetings all, and the indie game train makes another stop for this week's Sunday Sidebar. This week I spoke to Alex Peake, who is the leader of Primer Labs, a company working on frankly fascinating piece of software that is part-game, part-teacher, and full of potential. Alex is a vibrant member of the ethical hacking community, and even works on the game at a well-known hackerspace in San Francisco. If you've ever wanted to be inspired by hacktivism, and the hacker community at large, this might be the place to begin. If you're particularly fortunate, you'll decide to try out Code Hero, and be the next person to hack the planet!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sega Master System: Before Rosetta Stone...

In 1991, I received my first home console, the Sega Master System. It was a piece of technology that stupefied and enthralled me for a whole variety of different and banal reasons. However, it wasn’t the console proper that left an indelible mark upon me: it was the instruction manuals that came with its games.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunday Sidebar: Meet Dan Tabár of Data Realms

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening depending on your particular location in time and space. Regardless, we do not discriminate here at the Sunday Sidebar. So: welcome! This week I bring to you a choice interview with none other than Dan Tabár of Data Realms, who finally released Cortex Command last month after over a decade of development. Despite that, the game is still not considered ‘finished’! Read on to find out more.