Sunday, September 4, 2011

This Month in Joystick Division - Sept. 2011

The holiday window is too narrow for all of these games
In which I pose the questions "What would be so wrong with releasing more of these AAA games throughout the year, rather than all at once?"

Eternal Darkness - Lessons learned from a decade-old game
I dove into the Gamecube's Eternal Darkness recently and, man, the video game landscape sure has changed in the past 10 years.

Blood on the walls - An interview with BloodRayne: Betrayal Art Director Matt Bozon
Matt Bozon discusses BloodRayne: Betrayal's unique aesthetics, how it evolved through development and why it looks so damn good.

Five franchises that would make good fighting games
As the fighting genre makes a comeback, I look at a handful of existing IPs that might translate well into fighters.

Resistance 3 review - A reason to keep fighting
Here's what I thought about Insomniac's latest alien-infused shooter. Spoiler: It was pretty great.

Video games help treat adults with lazy eye
A couple of creative doctors test the positive effects of video game play on adults with lazy eye, a condition thought untreatable for the older population until now.

Tasteless "game" spawns political controversy
A web-based game has players shooting Tea Party Members. Hopefully the focus stays on crappy politics and not how video games are ruining the world.

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