Little Big Planet Coming to Parsons – Preview

On September 20th to 21st, exactly a month before the game hits store shelves, Sony Computer Entertainment of America will bring the highly anticipated game to Parsons The New School for Design. The purpose is to let a large number of design students get down and busy with the creation toolset for a marathon 24-hour … Continue reading Little Big Planet Coming to Parsons – Preview

Metallica and Guitar Hero?

Metallica has only recently embraced the music video game genre, such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band, as a medium for their music, but now that they have they have gone the whole way. First it was only their classic single “One” for Guitar Hero III and a little later “Enter Sandman” for Rock Band. … Continue reading Metallica and Guitar Hero?

The Single Player Game: Story vs. Gameplay Pt[2]

I said previously that there is a debate going on between the gameplay elements of a game and the storytelling aspects. This of course is not an actual dehbate with words, but one expressed through the designers’ games. Last time I went through the extremes in the medium and then various techniques over the years … Continue reading The Single Player Game: Story vs. Gameplay Pt[2]

Game Preview: Alone in the Dark – Revamped

Alone in the Dark is the new installment in the horror franchise of the same name that came out on the PS2, Xbox 360 and PC and was almost universally panned as a game that had great and innovative ideas, but had horrendous, counterintuitive, and unfinished execution and a uninteresting and clichéd story. Developer Eden … Continue reading Game Preview: Alone in the Dark – Revamped

Playstation Home is Coming

Great news for PS3 users has been announced. Martijn Van der Meulen, a producer on Home, a project that will allow a free Second Life like environment for players to socialize in, told game journalists that it is 100% certain to be released before this calendar year is up. Van der Meulen has also assured … Continue reading Playstation Home is Coming

Heatherwick

Heatherwick Studios is a London based design practice that started in 1994. Since then, they have produced some very creative design solutions. Heatherwick designs on many different scales, from roll-up bridges to the Longchamp zip-bag, even furniture pieces.     Here is their website if you’d like to look at more of their work: http://www.heatherwick.com/

The Single Player Game: Story vs. Gameplay [ I ]

(Edit: Part 2 can be read here. Part 3 can be read here.) In a recent set of articles I read a certain debate on video games came to mind; the debate of what video games are, as they are still trying to define themselves as a new medium. In simplistic terms the debate is … Continue reading The Single Player Game: Story vs. Gameplay [ I ]