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The XCOM: Enemy Unknown review that took 18 years to write | Quarter to Three
1994 Tom Chick and I have a lot in common - a love of submarine sims and slightly over-technical flight simulators. And X-Com. (Well, UFO, really). A lovely piece of writing about what game design in 2012 looks like (amongst other things) compared to our youth.
games  writing  tomchick  xcom  ufo  youth 
october 2012 by infovore
Seven ways The Godfather II could have avoided being terrible | Fidgit
"The first Godfather game had a stealth mission in which you sneaked into the Hollywood producer's house and put the horse's head under his covers. You might expect that in The Godfather II, you have to sneak out onto Lake Tahoe to assassinate Fredo. Close. Instead, you have to sneak into Cuba to garrote a bunch of soldiers whose backs are conveniently turned and then you assassinate Fidel Castro. I did not make that up." Oh jesus.
tomchick  games  godfather2  ea  horrendous  license  stealthmissions  awfulawful  fidelcastro 
april 2009 by infovore
Steven Spielberg interview - Quarter To Three Forums
...and here's a tiny bit that got cut from the final interviewer, from Tom Chick's own site. Spielberg talks in more detail about balancing storytelling and gameplay, and expands a bit on the cutscene problem.
tomchick  stevenspielberg  interview  games  play  narrative  cutscenes  storytelling 
december 2008 by infovore

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