A wee while ago a well-known website broke an embargo relating to a swanky trailer for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and there was a bit of a fuss about it. I never read into it in too much detail, but it got me wondering what the point of an embargo actually is. So “everyone’s on an even keel” and so “everyone gets a good chance of coverage at the same time” apparently.
There’s a great scene in the film Dodgeball where all the main characters have decided to enter a dodgeball tournament, but it they’re all shit at it so they get trained up with the help of a retired dodgeball legend. You’d expect that this training might involve dodging balls but their coach has the belief that “you can dodge a dodge ball” if you can dodge a variety of other things, namely wrenches and traffic. Maybe I’ve laboured the metaphor a bit too much, but I’m studying Games Development and right now that is sort of what my entire life feels like.
Can you believe we’re already a month into 2013? If you made a resolution this year, how are you getting on with it? Have you started it? You haven’t, have you? And it was fitness-related, wasn’t it? Well then, I’d like to invite you to fret not – help is at hand, and it’s taken the form of gamification!
I got an email yesterday reminding me about a Kickstarter project that had intrigued me back in December – it was asking for money to fund a gigantic arcade gaming paradise, and it was to be situated not 15 miles from where I’m sitting now. It promised a fair bit: “Classic games. New games. Everything in-between. 3 floors. 200+ games.“