Posts tagged videogames
Mob of the Dead - Trailer
This trailer for the Call of Duty Black Ops 2 expansion is awesome. It actually looks a lot like a Left 4 Dead level, complete with an escape airplane at the end. They’ve even brought on an amazing voice cast, Ray Liotta Joe Pantoliano, Michael Madsen, and Chazz Palminteri.
I would play this as an entire game and have absolutely no regrets.
I did not want to play Blak Ops 2 until now. Now I want it really badly.
This DLC comes out April 16th.
I have a new answer to “what iPhone game are you playing right now?” The answer is Worm Run. It’s awesome and you can download it now in the App Store.
Feverishly downloding this weeks Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin show and you should too!
This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show my guest is Eric Zimmerman, a professor at NYU’s Game Center. Game Center is an entire program at NYU that sits right next to the film school and offers classes in game design, production, and criticism. Not only do Game Center students have access to a library of over 7000 new and classic games - they are actually required to play many of them for class.
In this episode we discuss what games go on the syllabus, what makes a game great, and what classics students groan about having to play. As Eric repeatedly reassured me during the interview, this is 100% a real thing.
From the Game Center’s FAQ:
What will I learn during my time in the Game Center MFA program?
The Game Center offers specialized classes that will help you refine your skills in one or more areas of game development, such as game programming or game design. However, the most important things you will learn transcend these more narrow areas of expertise. Some of these larger key skills include solving problems through design and iteration, best practices for creative collaboration and teamwork, and understanding how to analyze games on multiple levels, from their mathematics and aesthetics to their history and culture.
What is a Game Center MFA thesis?
Every student’s experience culminates in the creation of a thesis project, which is the focus of the second year. In most cases, a thesis project is a group collaborating to create an original digital game. However, some students may choose to create a game off the computer (perhaps a collectable card game, or a large-scale game event) or to work on their own. Students with a criticism focus may end up creating a website, series of podcasts, game exhibition, or research paper.
This is my favorite kind of Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show - something that you probably didn’t know existed, but after hearing about it you think, “Of course! Why wouldn’t that be a thing?” I really enjoyed getting to talk to Eric, and am already cooking up excuses to get him back on the show.
I’m a sucker for procedurally generated endless runners. Fact. I got way to into Jetpack Joyride last year. I just watched the Kickstarter video for Worm Run and I think this one is going to earn a place on my home screen. I’m kind of into the swipe to move thing they’re doing.
Oh, and if you into donating (and you should) they just added the above poster as a reward.
BRAND NEW KICKSTARTER REWARD!
Get an exclusive Caldwell Tanner original for just $35!
Polygon just launched. I had the pleasure of working with Chris Grant and the team at PAX East and E3 this year. I’m really, really, really looking forward to everything these guys are going to bring to the table.
Big day. I’m selling all of these video games. Goodbye most of the games I’ve owned this generation.
In an hour I will only own the following games: Halo, Halo 2, Crimson Skies, Psychonauts, Inigo Prophesy, Intellivision Lives, Mario Kart Double Dash, every Zelda game, every Ace Attorney game, Halo ODST, Halo Reach, and The Club.
Yes I’m keeping 2007’s, The Club. The Club is extremely under rated, and a game that I don’t think I will ever part with.
UPDATE: They’re all gone. A few of you asked me why I was selling them. The answer is simple, I moved in January and I just now took them out of the box they were in. I wasn’t using them, so it was time for them to go.