Millions of businesses have slapped the obligatory Facebook Like button on their web properties, and have subsequently wiped their hands of social. On the other hand, many forward-thinking businesses, ranging from services like Spotify to brands like Pepsi, seem to understand that “being social” means embracing and strategically applying new technologies that spread their content, products and brands.
Your visitors don’t give a shit if your site is responsive. They don’t care if it’s a separate mobile site. They don’t care if it’s just a plain ol’ desktop site. They do give a shit if they can’t get done what they need to get done. They do give a shit when your site takes 20 seconds to load. They do care when interactions are awkward and broken.
Perhaps a similar goal is being worked towards in game music; a goal where we can tell our stories more evocatively than ever before. There must be room to grow and evolve in our game music. One feels we may have already hit a dead end by imitating Hollywood, even though this approach can be effective
What’s going on here? Considering that Apple is selling new iPad 2s for $399, how can Amazon afford to shell out up to $390 for your old one? What’s it doing with all the iPads it’s buying? Is Jeff Bezos running a charity? Nope. There’s one catch to Amazon’s trade-in program, and it’s brilliant.
Actually, our main way to do marketing is to have a game that stands out, and thus cannot rely on being like other games. Another reason for us being more creative has actually been lack of money. We simply cannot create a combat system that rivals a bigger production, and have to find other ways to make the game competitive. In a similar vain, are unable to create high quality monsters, and have to hide them in the shadows instead
Ich biete an, für einen angemessenen Ehrensold jeder beliebigen Person rechtsradikale Tendenzen nachzuweisen, zum Beispiel einem Chef, den man hasst, oder einem Ex-Liebhaber.
And sure enough, ask a random programmer when they do their best work and there’s a high chance they will admit to a lot of late nights. Some earlier, some later. A popular trend is to get up at 4am and get some work done before the day’s craziness begins. Others like going to bed at 4am.
This quote, attributed to the brilliant Edsger Dijkstra is such a perfect little summary of what Computer Science is, and it explains so much about the field in a very short space, it’s ideal for explaining CS to those outside of the field. The problem is, it’s bullshit.
Call it a hunch, but I knew something was up within the first five minutes of Portal 2. The rail-ride intro scene, fueled by impressive physics effects and a Hollywood-quality voice performance, was not the kind of cinematic display that Portal 1 needed to impress us.
Next time you want to introduce someone to Star Wars for the first time, watch the films with them in this order: IV, V, II, III, VI Notice something? Yeah, Episode I is gone.