Thursday, May 7, 2009

marginalia 5.7.09

Sid Meier's got a few design precepts worth sharing.

Nintendo profits up 8.5 percent? I'm sure that's due in no small part to the Wii and its "wandlike remote controller." (via Associated Press)

Activision shows us how to take a good idea and beat it to death. (via Destructoid)

Rockstar gives us a first look at Red Dead Redemption. Hopefully you won't have to amuse your fat cousin in this one.

3D Realms going under? At this point, all I can say is "LOL forever."

Making a game? Here are ten things you need to remember. (via Gamasutra)

From the horse's mouth, some reasons why licensed games are the worst. (via Develop magazine)