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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,

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.

Behind the Line Radio – Ep 044: User Acquisition

Hello Enthusiacs! Today we welcome Warren to BTL Radio to discuss the crossroads between marketing and analytics that is User Acquisition, including exactly what is it, what role it serves, and it works.   Download this episode (right click and

Vega Goose Reviews: Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect Andromeda is not a bad game. It really isn’t, though many would disagree with that. What it is, in fact, is a good idea poorly implemented at the end of the day. I know that seems vague, but

BTL Radio Podcast – EP 038: Bad Games vs Bad Movies

What makes a bad movie something you can enjoy? Why doesn’t this apply to bad games? What’s different about the two, and why does it change how we can enjoy them? Kynetyk, Judge Greg, and Bill discuss this in a

Behind the Line: Nintendo’s Investors Call, Mobile, and Switch Library

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It’s that time again. The 77th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. There’s a lot of plain stuff that doesn’t concern most people, even in the industry (e.g. Will shareholders get a special treat when the universal studios park opens? C’mon,

BTL Radio Podcast: Analytics

Hello Enthusiacs! After way too long talking about it, we’ve finally got a guest on to talk about analytics. John (not the same one as an earlier episode) was kind enough to join in and talk about a number of

BTL Radio Podcast: E3 2017

Hello Enthusiacs! This week Kynetyk and Baron Fang discuss the news coming out of that wretched hive of hype and marketing: E3. There’s a lot to go over, so we discuss the 5 major food groups: Bethesda, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Sony,