Ars Technica – Opposable Thumbs: The first-party bloggers who connect devs and gamers
Michael Thompson at Ars Technica takes a look at the in-house bloggers for three of the biggest names in gaming — EA, Microsoft and Sony — to see what their jobs really entail and how they got there. It’s more than a worthwhile read.
(tags: videogames video games blogging bloggers personalities microsoft sony ea interview)
Gamasutra – Interview: Suda51 Talks Theme, Style And Innovation
I have a lot of respect for Goichi Suda’s projects and what he’s trying to do with videogames. Maybe one day I’ll get a chance to chat with him. About what, I haven’t a clue!
(tags: suda51 goichi+suda videogames interview grasshopper gamasutra)
Tokyo’s underground game bars | GamesRadar
GamesRadar covers six of Tokyo’s video game themed bars. I planned on at least visiting 16Shots on my last day in Tokyo in 2008, however due to a full day of shopping in Akihabara with the ever charming DCharlie, I didn’t have the energy to go. Maybe next time!
(tags: japan retro videogames tokyo bar bars alcohol 16shots)
Travel season is definitely underway! As I’m heading into the final stretches at work before our game, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, releases, I’m starting to see my travel schedule start to fill up. It’s pretty exciting to start showing off our games to a wide variety of people and industry colleagues, especially coming off a killer E3 2009 which saw us win quite a few awards, including the Game Critics Awards “Best of Show.”
This week, I’m heading way across the Atlantic to Cannes, France, to attend the IDEF 2009 expo. I’ve never been, but I’ve been told it’s a pretty important business-to-business trade fair for the European market. And well, you know, it’s in Cannes — which is not exactly terrible place to have to visit! My travel schedule is fairly grueling — it’s pretty much go, go, go from the moment I step on the plane today, but I have no doubt it’s also going to be awesome experience, work-wise and personally, since I’ve never been to the south of France at all.
With luck, I’ll have the time and energy to be able to post some interesting updates, if not my personal Twitter feed or the Naughty Dog Twitter feed can help you live vicariously, especially the jet lagged parts.
See you on the beach!
(I’m cruel, aren’t I?)
All UNCHARTED 2 online multiplayer and co-op hands-on impressions compiled – Naughty Dog’s bookmarks on Delicious
I’ve compiled all of the hands-on impressions of competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes for UNCHARTED 2 on the Naughty Dog Delicious page. All hands-on coverage from a variety of online sites has been placed under the ‘apr27‘ tag.