Tag Archives: working in video games

9 great talks to watch for Video Games Day

July 8, 2013


Hands holding Sony Playstation PS3 controller

Today is Video Games Day and the folks at TED have curated 9 great TED talks for the occasion. Spanning more than a decade, the talks cover everything from making games for girls, to various aspects of how games are made, to innovations with the controllers, to the benefits of playing video games. Check on […]

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Why Paola Antonelli Brought Pac-Man To MoMA

June 12, 2013


Pac-Man marquee arcade machine

As I was preparing to go to E3 this week, I was delighted to see Paola Antonelli’s fascinating talk: “Why I Brought Pac-Man to MoMA“ on TED.   Her reasons for including 14 classic video games in the MoMA collection are that they are all examples of good design.  This collection is to celebrate and preserve […]

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Your Brain On Video Games

March 31, 2013


Hands holding Sony Playstation PS3 controller

It has been awhile since I have written about my industry. Work has been ridiculously busy, so my downtime is when I try to think about other things.  As I have mentioned before, I am a fan of TED.com.  This weekend, I found an interesting video of Daphne Bavelier: Your Brain On Video Games.  While […]

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Games Can Be More Than Just Entertainment

July 15, 2012


Working on a triple-A game is a lot of effort, taking my attention away from blogging.  Sometimes I wonder if it is worth it.  Games are just entertainment, right?  It’s not like we’re doing something to change the world.  I was so delighted to see Jane McGonigal‘s talk:  The game that can give you 10 […]

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The Best Scrum-ban-plan Board Ever!

February 19, 2012


Example Scrum Board

Four years ago, I needed to design a Scrum board to use with my teams.  Teams moved around a lot, so I wanted something I could enlarge and laminate so we could easily roll up the scrum boards and move them.  We also didn’t have to depend on having white boards or cork boards in […]

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Search and Rescue – Game Dev Style

December 23, 2011


What would you think if your boss told you that the team was going out into the middle of nowhere for a team building event and to be sure to dress warmly?  What would you expect?  During the first three weeks of my new job, I had the privilege to participate in what turned out […]

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