A Guardian Unlimited's Gamesblog asks if do game designers burn out like rock stars. The games industry is getting on a bit now, and so are many of its key 'superstars'. You may not think it, given the proliferation of sequels and movie tie-ins that clog up the charts like that sickly white glue in the veins of heavy smokers, but this is a creative business. No matter how many people are involved in the process, there must be a spark of inspiration somewhere at its core. So what happens when the spark falters, or goes out?
UserFriendly shows the gamer geeks after Christmas. Ouch. :)
Something Awful's Retrofitted Gaming Classics theme showcases a big slab of images by cutting modern games down to size by showing what they'd look like on the systems of old.
This SF Gate story says stacks of new releases for hungry video game enthusiasts mean it's boom time for an industry now even bigger than Hollywood. The $10 billion video game industry, which generates more revenue than Hollywood, has never released so many highly anticipated blockbuster titles in a single season.
There is a FiringSquad forum thread about the most devious missions ever in a game.
The latest version is v1.5. I played this mod for over two hours straight, and I had a blast. I took some screen shots and posted the good ones.