All Posts In » 2008 » March » 11

  • 11Mar

    No Country For Old Men

    No Country For Old Men isn’t a serial killer chase across Texas as the movie previews would have you believe. It’s really a great tale about the good ole boys of Texas and how they don’t really fit in with today’s world. Of course this movie is set back in a time (you could try to guess) either seventies or early eighties. The movie stars Javier Bardem as a precise, cool-calculated killer for hire on a mission. Though at times the mission seems to take a back seat to his own “moral” code on living/killing. Also starring Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and guest appearance of Woody Harrelson. I have to say that I love Woody however his scene’s in the film weren’t pertinant to the story, a lot of the dialog just seemed like they were stretched for the actors benefit. As if the scene were only one sentence

    Read more →
  • 11Mar

    Getting more Women into making casual games

    We’ve all heard it before, the statistic that shows that the majority of casual gamers are women. But did you ever think about the people making those casual games? The teams are overwhelmingly male. It makes sense that if the majority of the players are female, wouldn’t a game want more female input on the creative side? At SXSW there was a panel where ongregate’s Jim Greer, Foundation 9′s Jane Pinckard, PlayFirst’s John Welch and Michael Cai of Parks Associates discussed drawing more women into creating games in the casual space. Gamasutra has a great article on the panel here. Cai points out what women are trying to get out of their play time. “Our focus groups and surveys show that most women tend to play just to unwind,” said Cai, whose company, Parks Associates, conducts this type of research often. “They often say they want to feel less stress,

    Read more →
728x90 GameStop, Inc.