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Behind the Line: Ctrl-Alt-GDC 2018

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Ctrl-Alt-GDC is possibly my favorite part of GDC. While there may be more interesting or newsworthy displays here or there, Ctrl-Alt-GDC is always reliably presenting unique ideas that demonstrate new ideas for how people can interact with electronic media. I

BTL Radio Podcast – Ep 049: Extra Credits talks QA

Hello Enthusiacs! I wrote about the Extra Credits QA video already, but I felt there was more to discuss, and that the topic lent itself more to a discussion format than an article anyway. With that in mind, I got

Behind the Line: Extra Credits Talks QA

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Yay, Extra Credits finally talked about QA! I’d been looking forward to this for years. Now that I’ve seen it I’m… it’s there. It’s fine. Boy, this took me a while to get to… *checks* Over a month!? Damn… Well,

Killer7 – Kynetyk and VegaGoose play, and try to figure out

Hello Enthusiacs. Killer7 is a game that has been a splinter in my mind for many years. A plot that is too well structured to be random, but too bizarre to follow with ease. If Spec Ops: The Line is

Behind the Line: Immaturity in the Game Community

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A long time ago I wrote about the immaturity of the games industry. There, I was specifically talking about the business side. We should also recognize that there’s some ingrained immaturity on the consumer side as well. I don’t mean

BTL Radio Podcast – Ep 047: Loot Boxes, Gambling, and Monetization

Hello Enthusiacs! This week we welcome a very special guest, long time industry veteran Jason Kaehler joins to discuss the Battlefront 2 debacle, and a lot of the implications with it. From loot boxes, gambling, monetization, game prices in general,

Behind the Line: Farewell to Demon’s Souls

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Demon’s Souls servers will be getting sunset next year. I’m a fan of, and have written about, the Souls games before, so I’d like to take a moment this week to remember the game for what it was, and what

BTL Radio Podcast – Ep 046: Games vs Movies – Mental Illness

Hello Enthusiacs! Judge Greg and Bill are back again to discuss the differences between games and movies, this time focusing on presentations of mental illness. It’s a difficult subject, and each medium brings different tools and strengths to the table.

BTL Radio Podcast – Ep 045: EA and Visceral

Hello Enthusiacs! This time Nick and Jeff discuss the shutdown of Visceral by EA in detail in their usual unusual way. As more background information of what happened comes out, it seems the “no more single player” initial reaction was

Behind the Line: Activision’s Algorithm Patent

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If anyone noticed, sorry for the delay. Getting poked in the eye and then Halloween took away some of my usual writing time. In any case, I had intended to be done with Algorithms by now… then Activision’s patent brings