Geek.com has a nice gallery of Atari 2600 game cartridge boxes and screenshots of what the games actually looked like.
Some might say that this practice “misleading”. While I agree that to a modern eye, this art misrepresents what you are going to be playing, but it makes total sense when you look at the art in the context of the time it was released and try to understand how it was useful to gamers during this period.
Ubisoft was already in the middle of scandal about the mistreatment of workers in the game industry, but Jason Schreier’s report on the scale of misconduct there reveals it as a black hole of abuse, harassment and corporate ass-covering: “I’ve talked to more than 40 current and former Ubisoft employees about sexual misconduct and abuse […]
“The way to have power is to take it.” — Boss Tweed. We think an 18th-century political power broker probably had a different definition of power in mind when he made that statement, yet the sentiment still applies. We’ve all got devices all but falling out of our pockets and the need for power to […]
If the last 50 years of education have taught us nothing else, it’s that it often requires different tactics to best reach different learners. To pick up a foreign language, some students take best to the old-school high school language lab method, using heavy repetition, verb conjugation and grammar emphasis to embed a new language. […]
For those who want a career in video games, there’s no reason to sit around and wait. EA and Rockstar Games probably aren’t going to seek you out and knock on your door with a job opportunity. But if you’re an indie developer with a good idea and some passion, you can create a really […]