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At a Glance: Luis Antonio

44d ago ... [b]Luis Antonio[/b] is an industry veteran who has worked with Rockstar, Ubisoft and is currently working with Jonathan Blow on [i]The Witness[/i]. In his free time he has developed Twelve Minutes out of his love of point-and-click games. https://twitter.com/facaelectrica [b]Twleve Minutes[/b] is a game about putting together a mystery and finding a way out of living a loop that is... t...

An Interview with Luis Antonio - Part 1

44d ago ... [i]Coolbeans talk to Luis Antonio, developer of Twelve Minutes, about his past experiences in development, why he wanted to make Twelve Minutes, his inspirations, and when and how he expects the game to be released.[/i] [b]Coolbeans:[/b] Before Twelve Minutes, what previous experience have you had in the games industry, as far as role and what games you’ve worked on? [b]Luis:[/b] I starte...

Open Letter to third party developers regarding Nintendo

45d ago ... Im not claiming to be an expert on such matters, but the situation is rather poor. Blame could lay with either Nintendo, its customers or the third party developers. But its clear that third party devs tend to avoid Nintendos home systems. If the blame is on Nintendo: They should fund more games for their systems and advertise more. If the blame is on the customers: We could buy...

Cancelled projects or those on hiatus, Kickstarter to the rescue?

109d ago ... We've seen it time and time again, we hear or see a new game and get excited only to later find out it's been shelved for various reasons. While we wonder how good the game was going to turn out. Meanwhile publishers try and predict what games will sell, which to greenlight or put a brake on. It's become very clear the direction seems to be a safer approach, especially on higher budgeted gam...

Theory: Assassin's Creed Will Soon Be Scrapped For Watch Dogs

109d ago ... Ubisoft officially revealed Assassin's Creed Syndicate today. The next game in the AC franchise is set in 19th century London and is about Jacob Frye, an Assassin based out of that city. Ubisoft also released a gameplay trailer, which you can see here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKR42Ci000k Now, my opinion on the overall trailer is that it looks great. Combat looks fun thanks to it...

Tired of this Schmitt Episode VII: The Non-Argument Reawakens [Part 2]

187d ago ... [Continued from Part 1] There’s been two key examples—limited to my recent memory—that most would scratch their head over. The first example being Ubisoft’s damage control of Assassin’s Creed: Unity running at 900p and 30 fps (that wasn’t even locked) across both 8th gen platforms. While the console parity is another argument that’s fair to make, the excuse Ubisoft used for that frame rate...

Ubisoft And Embargoes

272d ago ... Had a different, and totally reactionary blog I was going to post but changed my mind and couldn't delete it, so I'm changing it. I'm sure you've all heard of what Ubisoft is doing with The Crew and not allowing any reviews until launch. It follows what they've been doing with their games for awhile now and is completely wrong. I'm a fan of the Assassin's Creed series, always have been an...

Does Pixel Count Really Matter?

327d ago ... Smell that? Yep, it's that magical time of year for games to come out. A show of the games having the latest tech, the evolution of gameplay, and of course the endless bickering between people over trivial things. Tis the season I suppose, but a rather interesting piece has come out over the latest iteration of the Assassin's Creed series, Assassin's Creed Unity, coming only to current-gen and...

Regulated Development By Committee Is Closer Than You Think

439d ago ... It's late at night and I should be asleep, but I just finished watching a 3 hour rebuttal to the latest Anita Sarkeesian video and something struck my mind. It inspired me to write this blog which will partially be about Anita's new video, but mostly about current events in game development and where it's headed. For starters, if you have confidence in your mental stamina, and stability, sit th...

It Just Never Ends: An Ubisoft Tale

442d ago ... I didn't want to do a blog on this. I was sitting in front of my laptop when this B.S. first came out saying to myself "this is just something that will never end, don't do a blog on it, don't, just don't. There's only been about 20 different sites talking about it and getting so much wrong, don't bother." Then after 2 days of not really hearing much, Eurogamer comes out with its contribution t...

The viewpoint of a single gamer

442d ago ... Never thought I'd be a person to do a blog but after the latest "scandal" going through the gaming world I felt I had to take to my keyboard/phone and let loose. Please bear in mind I've never done one of these, most likely never will again so cherish the moment (or let it die in the submissions area) and feel free to criticise/point out areas I need to approve . The topic I'm referring...

E3: The Problem with Post-Show Fanboyism and Critiques

445d ago ... The Electronic Entertainment Expo has come to a close. Conferences were streamed, games were played, and technology was shown off. The who's who of the video game industry made their appearances known. We have multiple new games coming out this year and many still waiting to see distribution in the future. In light of everything shown at E3, there is still the ever lingering problem seen from b...

Stop overhyping Ubisoft games! Yes, YOU!

446d ago ... I swear, EVERY time a Ubisoft game is revealed people go "OMG, it's gonna be amazing, GOTY, etc, etc!" THEN, a couple of months before release, you find something wrong with the game and declare it a disaster. THEN, people blame Ubisoft for seemingly overhyping the game, when in reality, Ubisoft was just doing their job and promoting the game like EVERY company does! Nintendo, EA, Sony, M...

How the Fox is Gamings Next Big Superhero

452d ago ... Authors Note: This article is best read after completing the campaign of Watch_Dogs as it does contain some story SPOLIERS. Give Frank Castle a cellphone with tremendous hacking capabilities and a slightly more sociable demeanor and you may be remiss to mistake him for Aiden Pearce, the vigilante from Watch_Dogs. At his core, Aiden is a slightly more realistic take on Batman (albeit with a...

Games are Being Revealed Too Early

458d ago ... I've noticed a worrying trend in games that has gotten much worse in the last few years. Games are being revealed way too early. From the publisher's point of view they probably think a game can't be revealed early enough. The earlier the game is revealed, the more hype and anticipation that can be generated which should translate to large pre-order numbers. But revealing a game a year or two b...

Gaming's Blockbuster Obsession

458d ago ... At some point during the month of July 2013, almost one year ago, Tony Key, Ubisoft’s VP of sales and marketing made a bold statement concerning game development. "We won't even start if we don't think we can build a franchise out of it," Key told A-List Daily. "There's no more fire and forget - it's too expensive." It was confirmation of a philosophy that many had observed to have taken hold a...

Watchdogs... A Community Divided

517d ago ... From the second that Ubisoft released a subpar trailer of Watchdogs, the forums all over the internet have lit up with negative reactions, saying visuals have been severely downgraded over E3 2012s high end PC demo. No matter how much Ubisoft has tried to squash the rumors and remind gamers that the E3 2012 demo was never representative of next gen console visuals(only a target for high end PCs...

Assassin's Creed Unity - Plot Predictions

526d ago ... As I'm sure you all know, Ubisoft's officially confirmed the existence of the upcoming Assassin's Creed Unity game, and its narrative backdrop of the 'Révolution française'. With this new (albeit fairly vague) info out in the public domain, 've done a quick bit of research on the French Revolution, and I'm starting to think I can make an educated guess about the pseudo-history and potential...

The biggest BS in gaming history.

533d ago ... I'm surprised nobody else has bought this up, but if I have to be the one to do it, so be it. So, what IS the biggest BS in gaming history? Underpowered consoles? Too big a focus on graphics? The prices being too high? None of those. Memorize this line: "You speak of innovation when any attempt at it is dismissed as a gimmick." Do me a favor. Pass that saying on, because it NEEDS to b...

You Know What's Bullshot?

537d ago ... Legend speaks of a time in which a product you were selling had to be representative of the final product at all times. These were the days of the False Advertisement Laws, when consumer interests were protected and you got exactly what you expected and paid for. Those Golden, Halcyon days of Yore have long since perished and in their place, dark days of deceit and the dreaded bullshots have re...
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