To get into the industry is really hard. It helps to know people and to know a thing or two about a specialization in the field. This can be tough for a lot of students and other people to understand without years of rejection from game companies telling you that you are not the type of person they are looking for. So the question is what skills can you learn and how can you get into the industry.
For the past few conferences I’ve attended, I have been asking people what the best advice they had for students or anyone else wanting to get in the industry was. The responses ranged from amazing to really, that’s your answer? At times it feels like people don’t want to help students get into the industry, but that’s why I am here to help by compiling my knowledge of what...[Read More]
Disgaea…the name brings up horror stories from my friends telling me about this series that will eat your soul and steal all your time away from you. I never believed them, thinking they were over exaggerating the extent and vast amounts of battles within the game. Up until a few weeks ago, I never played a Disgaea game. Starting with 4 was a challenge in and of itself to be honest. Weirdly ...[Read More]
Call of Juarez: The Cartel comes from developer Techland. That name might sound familiar to a lot of folks out there as the developer of the soon to be released Dead Island. The game takes place during the modern day, which is quite a jump from the first two set during the 1800’s. You have to wonder what Techland was thinking when they did this…Did they say to themselves, “We can never compe...[Read More]
During E3 I stood for a long time waiting to play a single game: Warhammer 40k: Space Marine. I am a huge Warhammer nerd and have been playing for a quite a few years now, so getting the chance to try the game hands on was a real treat for me and something I could rub into the faces of my friends. For those who are unfamiliar with it, Warhammer 40k started out as a miniatures table-top war game w...[Read More]
This year at E3, Nintendo was not only celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda series but also showing off the newest addition to the franchise; The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Nintendo Wii. I got a chance to play through a bit of Skyward Sword during E3, and as a huge Zelda fan I fell they are finally doing justice to the series on the Wii.