Game Design Evolution

I may not be an FPS fan, but I think the above applies to an awful lot of games, especially Final Fantasy XIII, which is so linier  it’s painful. I do remember how complicated games used to be though, I remember both hating a loving getting lost in them, mainly because my sense of direction in 3D games is terrible, especially when everything looks the same.

I appreciate that game designers are creating games with such graphical quality that every corridor takes someone a year to design, but is it really worth it if all you get to see is the one corridor?

Also don’t get me started cut scenes and bloody quicktime events… I think game design is suffering because game designers are bowing to the almighty polygon and making everything really pretty at the expense of game play, I’m not alone in thinking this.

I’m going to stop this rant now, because it’ s not going anywhere and I’m tired. Suffice it to say I agree with the image and it makes me sad.

Via Rampant Games

I Couldn’t agree with this more

I found this while randomly browsing a friends Tumlr blog, it’s so true though, sure you can update your Facebook status to raise awareness of breast cancer, and make people go and have regular check ups to ensure that they don’t have it. But cryptically posting the colour of your pants, or where like to leave your purse it going to do diddly squaut for the effort to finding a cure.

Donating money to cancer research however, or actually going down the path of being a researcher and working on cancer research will make a difference. I’d like you to think on that.

If you want some inspiration have a look at Mairead‘s story, she was diagnosed with a rare bowel cancer and her friends set themselves a goal of raising £500 for cancer research, so far they have raised almost £9,000. You can go to their just giving site and donate some yourself, but that money goes towards finding a cure. £10 donated to Cancer Research is better than a million Facebook updates.

/rant

Image via BobCesca Posts Stuff