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Quality Assured: What It’s Really Like To Test Games For A Living

There’s an old commercial for Westwood College that’s become something of a running joke in the video game world. Two young men sit at a couch, hammering away at PlayStation controllers. A woman walks in. “Hey guys, finish testing that game yet?” she asks. “I’ve got another one I need designed.” » 7/27/15 1:38pm Monday 1:38pm

How A Video Game Is Released In 2015

In 2009, publisher Electronic Soft released BloodDeath, a blockbuster video game that won 306 “Best In Show” awards at E3 and went on to sell 3.2 million copies worldwide. In 2015, Electronic Soft released BloodDeath’s sequel, BloodDeath: DeathBlood. This is the story of DeathBlood’s path from announcement to release,… » 6/09/15 5:59pm 6/09/15 5:59pm

The Most Beautiful Race Car In The World (Of Tomorrow)

OK, let’s get personal. I like cars. I like F1. My favorite F1 cars of all time are basically any of the McLaren Hondas (with 91’s probably taking top spot) . The lines of the cars, that iconic Marlboro branding, ungh. Sadly, those cars are long gone, though as today’s Fine Art feature shows, they haven’t been… » 6/02/15 9:20pm 6/02/15 9:20pm

GTA V’s Car Crashes Are Almost Too Realistic

I’ve always gone looking for trouble in GTA games. When Grand Theft Auto III first came out, my friends and I would get together and take turns going on rampages—competing to see who could survive the longest against the cops. With the new version of GTA V out, I’ve found another way to test myself: by going in search… » 2/11/15 4:21pm 2/11/15 4:21pm

The People Who Only Play One Video Game

Video games are changing. Increasingly, we're seeing a subset of players focus their attention on one single video game instead of many. League of Legends, World of Tanks. Games that change. Games that are constantly evolving. Games that shift and transform according to the needs of their user base. Today we look at… » 1/19/15 10:40am 1/19/15 10:40am