Monthly Archives: March 2008

A new kind of Engineer?

I’ve noticed over the years that while specialization has been occurring in the games programming trade, it tends to be technology driven specialization, rather than specialization by game features.For example, we get shader / renderer writers, we get AI coders, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Our Adoption part 5

Yeah, I know. Not video games related. I will have something tomorrow though – I’ve discovered that Guangzhou has a Video Game Wholesaler and I’m going to take a look. I’m expecting lots of accessories and lots of ripoffs – … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Our Adoption part 4

I’ll add some pics to this when Cathy gets back with the camera!Last night we had dinner with my brother Cris at a calypso / asian restaurant. We met with his friend Ben (who is pretty awesome) and his wife … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

More on Video game writers.

Just wanted to update on yesterdays blog post – I think my basic point was to say that the original writer was quite correct if you use a traditional writer and try and inject them into video game writing – … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Video Game Writers – Just not needed?

What? Another video game related blog? Say it ain’t so?I came across this which talks about how video game writers aren’t worth their moneyThe basic premise is that video game writers aren’t designers and because they aren’t they aren’t worth … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

PC Piracy part 2

Aha! Finally another Game Development blog.I ran across this article today – About piracy on the PCA more incorrect and strange bit of reasoning I have rarely come across.The message is that the more systems your game can play on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Our Adoption part 3

Ok, I promise to resume normal video game development blogs soon, but not until we’ve completed this adoption next week.So whats been happening? Well, lets see. We went to the Zoo, saw some Panda’s – which was cute.We went out … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Our Adoption, part 2

Yeah, I know, this is supposed to be gaming blog but I’m in China adopting and so you’ll just have to bear with me talking about that for a bit.So we are still in Chongqing, just coming to terms with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A new son!

Well, here we in China, in Chongqing – one of the 4 largest cities in China. The hotel we are staying at – the Harbor Plaza – is right in the center of town right off what would be the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My Friend Dave

I have this buddy – Dave Taylor. He’s an ex Id, ex Transmeta, ex, well, almost everything guy.He’s really well connected, he’s extremely funny and he knows his shit when it comes to the video game business.In fact, I had … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment