In 2007 fresh out of high school as a senior, if you would have asked me if I was excited for college, I would not be able to contain the emotion in my face. Hell yes I was excited. I had knew that I wanted to make games since the day I finished the Halo: Combat Evolved campaign. I knew that very day that I was destined to create experiences as magical as this one had been for me. Games were epic. They were the ultimate form of art. Sure I loved making music (used to be a rapper yo!), sure I loved programming, sure I loved storytelling. But games…games were all of the above. Games were my chance to create the ultimate expression of the fragments inside my head that wanted to badly to be understood. Games were everything great about every art form all wrapped into a single fun and interactive package. So the only choice for me was to go to school for game development. Here is my experience. It started out OK…err that’s what I told myself. The first 2 years, even … [Read more...] about Should You Go To College For Game Dev? Here’s My Experience.
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Winter is over in the real world, but Game of Thrones season 7 has proved that, for Westeros, the icy season is definitely in full force. With Cersei double-crossing those fighting the White Walkers in the north (who, by the way, have a flippin’ dragon now), Daenerys and Jon finally having a steamy rendezvous, and Jaime fleeing from his megalomaniacal sister, the proverbial has well and truly hit the fan. Like Cersei you’ll probably want to get a strong glass of Dornish red to dull the pain when you realise that Game of Thrones season 8 is still a long way away, as it’s due to air in 2019. Until then there are plenty of Games of Thrones season 8 fan theories to dig into, because come on, do you really expect us to just sit and wait without obsessing over potential plot revelations? Be reasonable. George R.R. Martin is still working on the few final books in the series, but even after that Game of Thrones season 7 ending the only thing in the TV series … [Read more...] about 15 amazing fan theories for Game of Thrones season 8
Polygon is proud to bring you the best bets in gaming deals every week with your Saturday morning Polygon Deals roundup. There are too many awesome sales happening to be contained to one post, though, so we’re going to be starting a mid-week version. This is it! This week we’re highlighting some of our favorite action RPGs. Get your Elder Scrolls fix with Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind and Skyrim VR, both on sale for PS4. Mass Effect: Andromeda is only $12 on Amazon and you can still snag Green Man Gaming’s discount on Monster Hunter: World or pre-order the PS4 release ofShadow of the Colossus. If RPGs aren’t your thing, there’s still a lot to love this week, especially when it comes to consoles. If you’re in the market for an Xbox One, you’ve got a couple options depending on the type of deal you’re looking for. Plus, bundles are always your friend when it comes to Switch accessories. Hardware An Xbox One S bundle on Newegg also … [Read more...] about Your gaming deals this week include sales on Skyrim VR, Elder Scrolls Online, and Monster Hunter: World
The story of Riot Games is a list of things that shouldn’t have been possible. It’s the tale of an extremely difficult, user-unfriendly game reaching untold heights of success. It’s the story of a company that has remained committed to listening to and interacting with its fans even as it at has grown exponentially. More than anything, it’s the story of two best friends who liked playing video games and decided one day to make their own. Riot is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, but to really know how one of the world’s biggest development studios got started, you need to go back to Los Angeles in the early aughts. You need to find two University of Southern California business students who formed a bond unrelated to their studies. When Marc Merrill and Brandon Beck first met at USC, they were taking classes that led them to careers at banks and investment firms. But that wasn’t what they bonded over. For them, their real passion was video … [Read more...] about The past, present and future of League of Legends studio Riot Games
Their words, not ours The most outspoken game developers and industry figures are only human--and like all humans, they occasionally err. In the heat of the moment, people can tend to lash out, maybe make some statements they wish they could take back. Once the moments passed, some might regret a harsh choice of words or misplaced aggression directed at adoring fans. But when you say something you probably shouldnt have said, there's really no going back to the way things were.Like a herd of computer-savvy elephants, the Internet never forgets. These are some of the most seething, snarky, or just plain vicious statements uttered by the people who make the games you love. Whether the speakers have remorse for their choice of words or embrace the hatred in both arms, all these quotes might seem... regrettable. Prev Page 1 of 28 Next Prev Page 1 of 28 Next "The Wii is a piece of shit! ...[Nintendo, please] make a console that doesn't suck ass."- Spore developer Chris Hecker rants … [Read more...] about The most hateful things said by game devs and industry personalities