Scribblenauts is a pie-in-the-sky concept come to life, and there's a lot for developer 5th Cell to be proud of. Plus, in a game where the object is to write anything and have it come to life on the screen, what could go wrong? A whole lot, of course-from QA to localization to controls, all facts are laid bare.
Companies like OnLive and Gaikai are promising the gaming world on a platter with cloud computing-supported game services. But how viable is it, really? Programmer Jake Cannell takes a look at the technical and financial logistics behind this emerging space.
In concert with our advisory board, we've highlighted 50 important achievements of the last year-or-so, and associated them with specific persons in order to acknowledge individual work. It's no easy feat to distill the work of many into a few names, but we attempted it here.
Ohshima is best known as the character designer for Sonic the Hedgehog and director of NiGHTS into Dreams, and here we investigate his motivations, thoughts, and his fascination with time.