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October 2, 2012

Steam Gives You Achievements For Creating Bugs In GameMaker

"Steam is now selling non-game software, which means that, yes, non-game software can now get achievements.

This has the potential to be hilarious, and GameMaker: Studio is taking advantage of that. The game-making software offers 24 achievements, allowing you to earn virtual medals for racking up compiler errors and getting your game to run on Windows."


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September 19, 2012

A People’s History of the FPS (part one)

A People's History of the FPS (part one): Robert Yang (whose blog is almost always worth a look) begins his series charting out an alternate history of the first-person computer game. His initial thesis: "...that this interest in experimenting with the first-person perspective is not a zeitgeist nor a recent trend. It’s more that we’ve been systematically denying the “first-person” genre label to such games."

July 1, 2012

The Evolution of 8-Bit Art

PBS: The Evolution of 8-Bit Art "Beginning with early Atari and Nintendo video games, the 8-bit aesthetic has been a part of our culture for over 30 years. As it moved through the generations, 8-bit earned its independence from its video game roots. The idea of 8-bit now stands for a refreshing level of simplicity and minimalism, is capable of sonic and visual beauty, and points to the layer of technology that suffuses our modern lives. No longer just nostalgia art, contemporary 8-bit artists and chiptunes musicians have elevated the form to new levels of creativity and cultural reflection."

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