Author Archives: Spencer Greenwood

Game controls and the ephemeral ‘feel’

May 12th, 2009 | Posted by Spencer Greenwood in Link-out - (4 Comments)

In a┬árecent post at his blog The Inbetween, Mike Nowak bemoans the gap between intent and action which appears when game controls are more than usually complicated. Nowak notes that the unwieldy button combos in the Street Fighter series would seem unacceptable elsewhere. This [kind of] first person shooter doesn’t exist. Can you imagine the …
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Cory Doctorow’s Observations on Real Money Generation in Games

April 16th, 2009 | Posted by Spencer Greenwood in Link-out - (2 Comments)

In his column at The Guardian today, blogger, novelist and technology activist Cory Doctorow claims that the ability of a player to make money from the time they invest in an MMO has become not only a key marketing point for the developers of such games, but an important part of the realisation of a …
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