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David Braben has slammed British gaming degrees, claiming that developers are finding it increasingly hard to find UK graduates looking to enter the industry.
"95% of video gaming degrees are simply not fit for purpose," Braben told the BBC. "Without some sort of common standard, like Skillset accreditation, these degrees are a waste of time for all concerned."
Braben's comments are highlighted in an article claiming that a
LucasArts has reaffirmed the company's commitment to its internal studio and has denied rumours that will cease development after The Force Unleashed.
"We're committed to our internal studio," Lucas rep Margaret Grohne told Joystiq. "We're working on the next Indiana Jones game internally."
Grohne refused to comment on whether this would include future efforts, but did say that the company planned on outsourcing projects to other
If LEGO games had voiceovers, we'd be too afraid of hearing Schwarzenegger's brutally awful dialogue to actually play LEGO Batman after seeing these new screens.
And if it were any other game, we'd be complaining about the lack of real-time lighting and bump-mapped textures, but the LEGO games are so charming that it doesn't matter.
LEGO Indiana Jones is the game everyone's talking about at the moment because
"I would say without hesitation that our quality is going to be up this year versus the prior year," Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello said in a Tuesday earnings call.
Riccitiello has made it a very public priority to up the quality of EA's titles. A recent review score average of EA's titles was 77 percent, but Riccitiello said at an analyst meeting in February that he wants EA to exceed 80 percent by fiscal 2011.
LittleBigPlanet and Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts are the big user created content-focused games that everyone's talking about, but Line Rider got there first.
Physics geeks and people with very few friends have been addicted to the simple PC flash game for years, in which you draw an obstacle course on a blank sheet and set a little man in a physics-controlled loose to slide down it.
This is the first version of the
Frontier Developments is already working on a sequel to its WiiWare game LostWinds, despite it only being on sale in the US for just one day.
"Click here to REGISTER FOR ADVANCE INFORMATION on Frontier's forthcoming LostWinds sequel containing amazing new gameplay as Toku and Enril's incredible adventure to save Mistralis continues", reads a blurb advertising a newsletter on the company's website.
We've clicked but haven't
Nintendo front man Shigeru Miyamoto has spoken on the development of the Zelda series, dropping a few anecdotal nuggets like Ocarina of Time was almost made in first-person perspective.
"At first when we were developing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, I even proposed using a first-person perspective," he said.
"I thought that the FPS system would be the best way of enabling players to take in the vast terrain of the Hyrule
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon will be coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation 2 and DS this autumn. PS3/360 shots right here.
Both Elijah Wood and Gary Oldman will return to voice Spyro and mentor Ignitus respectively, and the pair will also be joined by Christina Ricci and Mark Hamill. Our childhood hero and adolescent fantasy girl together at last! Sweet!
Dubbed the last chapter in the Spyro
Yeah, we'll give E3 its props. But the last thing we needed is another ginormous game expo that lets the big boy publishers hog the spotlight and peddle their billion dollar franchises front and center. Enter the grassroots showcase, Expo for Interactive Entertainment: Independent and Original - or more preferably pronounced as the sing-songy EIEIO.
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