Holly Conrad is a costume designer and an avid gamer. By costume designer, I mean sculptor, engineer, seamstress, and designer.
It seems impossible to tell a story within the strict rule set of a competitive online game until you play Left 4 Dead or its sequel.
The speed run is the essential example of the player exerting her will over the game world, pushing against the limits that the game designers have set.
Coma’s dreams are inescapable ones.
The art of video game AI is in making a player think that they’re interacting with something more sophisticated than it really is.
Playing the role of prophet is a tradition as old as video game criticism, so look no further for a heap of prognostication and plain ol' guesswork.
Breaking up the party helps us identify the characters as individuals rather than as just parts of a whole.
The bottom line is that the next time I'm bringing the DS along too.
The only way to set things right in a world is to subtract something in it.
The perception of challenge in a game is always contextual and based on prior experiences in the game space.