Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Marginalia: 5.26.09

Nightmares nightmares nightmares.  Thanks 2k! Joystiq: Ryan Pearce rejoice - they're changing the way PC gamers get new Team Fortress 2 weapons, but not everyone is happy about it.

Philly Daily News: Christine Flowers writes in defense of the Army Experience Center's use of video games as a tool to inform those interested in military service. As we've written, though, games do not always give us an accurate picture of war.

Joystiq: Big Bioware news coming down the pipe.

Gamasutra: Activision execs unload almost $60 million in company stock before GameStop's earnings report nicked trading values industry-wide. How is this okay?

Gamasutra: Leigh Alexander thinks devs should drop jargon and tell it straight. Perhaps Charge Shot!!! can start by saying "developer" instead of "dev."

GameSetWatch: I think the Bioshock 2 concept art might give me nightmares.

Gamasutra: Tim Sweeney thinks photorealistic gaming is only 10-15 years away.  I don’t know…that bridge across the Uncanny Valley looks mighty rickety.

GameDaily: Analysts see in-game advertising ballooning to a billion-dollar industry by 2014.  Who are these analysts and do they know I don’t want to see pictures of Geico cavemen when I’m trying to frag 11-year-olds?