If you’re on a site like JTM, you have probably noticed an interesting trend bouncing about the gaming community: the worthiness of mediocre reviews. For my money it’s a damn good question. And thinking on it dredges up a frustrating irony.
If you check out my last few reviews you will notice I refrained from supplying a score. Honestly, I find the exercise a bit hollow. It isn’t pointless: supplying a numerical or starred score review allows a reader — well, a peruser — quick access to an overview of the critic’s opinion; a two and a half star score suggests a kingdom of difference from a four star score. However, I find applying a specific score futile and — in the very terrible cases, of which there are many in our little industry — reactionary. Read the rest of this entry
Thinking about a career in creating videos games?
Family and friends telling you it’s a dumb idea? Fight back with facts!
The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) has just recently released its 2011 edition of Essential Facts About the Canadian Computer Game and Video Game Industry. This 20 page booklet breaks down some of the numbers behind industry growth, the number of companies operating in Canada, where these companies are located, who’s playing games, and Canada’s success with the industry. Plus it’s got that official-looking government style for added authority.
Hit the jump to find out more about the ESAC’s report. Read the rest of this entry