Dr. Geek: The Importance of Community to the Indie Games Uprising

As part of CBR’s 18 days of coverage of the XBLIG Uprising III, I thought I would take a look at how the organizers of this latest release extravaganza have been getting the word out about it.  I contacted the event’s coordinators, Michael Hicks of MichaelArts and Dave Voyles of Armless Octopus, for their thoughts about using the online media […]

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Guest Lectures: The Value of Artistic Integrity: Has XBLIG Been a Failure? By Michael Hicks

As the announcement for the next generation Xbox is soon to be around the corner, some of us have been left wondering about the future of one of the most niche areas of Xbox Live: Xbox Live Indie Games. A number of developers have already closed up shop, claiming that the channel has been a failure, will soon vanish and have decided to move on to “greener pastures” on the PC. Being one of the youngest developers on the channel it could be fair to say I have good amount of innocence left in me, or perhaps I like to be different, but either way I could not disagree more with these views.

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Dr. Geek: The Next Generation of Video Game Consoles

What was the first video game console system you played on?  Was it a PlayStation 2?  A Sega Dreamcast?  A Super Nintendo Entertainment System?  An Atari 2600?  A Magnavox Odyssey? In 1972, Magnavox released the Odyssey as the first computer system built to connect to a television set in order to allow people to play digital games in the comfort […]

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