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AIAS Interactive Achievement Awards crowns Call of Duty 4 king of 2007

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on February 10, 2008 by Arya

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has named Call of Duty 4 the game of the year. This truly goes to show that while most development teams working directly for major publishers blow astronomic ass, there are still some that possess an extraordinary amount of talent. When it comes to putting together an all-around solid and satisfying FPS, Infinity Ward knows that they’re doing, and Activision is certainly happy about that.

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God of War 2 Director Likes Stories, Misses Boats

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 24, 2008 by Pvt. Eyes

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I suppose I’m a little late on this one, but this kind of buffoonery, in addition to pissing me off, is timeless.

Cory Barlog, director of God of War 2, recently talked about Super Mario Galaxy, and criticized its “vapid story.” He told Wired’s Game Life blog his reasons for not liking Galaxy: “I think it is because I just don’t care about the why…You think with a franchise this big they would at least put a little effort in the why.”

Hey Cory: Since when do games have to have stories? Yeah, most of them do, but non-narrative games can be great, innovative, and extremely important to the development of video games as whole. Barlog totally misses the point. Continue reading