I kind of wondered how long it would be before Sam Speaks would catch me totally off guard. It turns out that answer was on January 16th, when I talked to Sean Noonan. Originally I figured I’d be talking to a fun indie dev behind the cute runner game Jack B. Nimble. Then, a few days before we agreed to chat, I figured maybe I should look into this guy just a tad more. It turns out I had accidentally scheduled an interview with the lead level designer of Splash Damage and had no idea. Sean has had a long and varied career in gaming, so much so that we spent over an hour talking about it and I couldn’t reasonably fit it into one article.So welcome to the first two part episode of Sam Speaks. I got to talk with Sean and the many projects he’s worked on. In this part I focus on what got him into professional game creation, his time working at Midway on games like Wheelman and the canceled Necessary Force, and his time working for Ruffian Games where he served as a … [Read more...] about Sam Speaks to Sean Noonan About Getting Into the Games Industry, Wheelman, Crackdown 2, and More
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There are a lot of quality games to play on the Nintendo Switch. First-party software like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey can be found alongside the likes of niche titles like Octopath Traveler and Disgaea 5 Complete. Each is a joy to experience both at home and on the go, though they are seldom discounted below their original price points. Fans who’ve just picked up the hybrid gaming machine may be pleased to know that there are plenty of hits available on the console’s eShop that can be picked up for cheap. The following are the best Nintendo Switch games fans can get for $20 or less. Note that these reflect prices in the United States. Best Nintendo Switch games for $20 or less – Celeste Celeste is a thoughtful platformer that released early last year that effortlessly melds story and gameplay together. It’s an important reflection on mental health that can get quite tough as protagonist Madeline finds the courage to … [Read more...] about The best Nintendo Switch games you can own for $20 or less
For the first time in a decade, NBA Live deserves to have a review all to itself, with no comparisons to you-know-who, nor reminders of you-know-what. That’s because NBA Live 19, thanks to smoother gameplay and a thoroughly enjoyable career suite, has an identity. It’s not the salvage operation for you-know-what or the acknowledged subordinate to you-know-who. It’s a very fun, high-spirited take on basketball as a game and the sport itself as a lifestyle. The gameplay perfectly suits the street ball and pro-am scene that distinguishes NBA Live 19. Before launch day, it’s a success on its own, not in light of past failure or as a runner-up. Basketball is not my best sport, so it has been a long time since a video game of this kind has kept me up to 2 a.m.; that’s the best testimonial I can give for NBA Live 19 and The One, its career mode. This year, there’s an extra layer in developing a player that gives them more individuality and usefulness. And … [Read more...] about NBA Live 19 saves EA’s troubled series with a fantastic playground
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.
By Staff, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 05:42 GMT A walkthrough to get you on the V route in Mystic Messenger’s Another Story mode. This Mystic Messenger guide page is designed to ensure you successfully achieve V route at the end of the first four days of Another Story mode. V route is only available in Another Story; you cannot access it in Casual or Deep Story modes. You should not play Another Story until you have seen 707’s endings in Deep Story mode and unlocked all the Secret Ending story content in the gallery; although Another Story is set before the other modes in its own timeline, it spoils content from the core stories. At time of publication there is no second route to Another Story; that will be added sometime in early 2018. As such, you’ll end up on V’s route pretty much no matter what you do, as long as you don’t make so many bad choices that you end up on a Bad End. Just to take the worry out of it, though, we’ve posted a successful … [Read more...] about Mystic Messenger: how to get on V’s route walkthrough – Prologue, Day 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Another Story mode)