Monthly Archives June 2007

Former Rockstar Games co-founder & VP of Development starts a new company

Jamie King, who co-founded Rockstar Games and was VP of Development until he left over a year ago, has started a new company called 4mm Games. That’s all the information that seems to be available right now: if 4MM Games has the same PR strategy as Jamie’s previous company, it will take a while before […]

Trailer for Ratchet & Clank for the PS3

Unlike some, well, make that many, I never really got into the Ratchet & Clank series. But I respect people who do. No, really. Anyway, check out the trailer for the upcoming Ratchet & Clank game for the PS3. Those are some tasty graphics right there. I am lusting over PS3 games and I don’t […]

Teaser trailer for Pixar’s next movie, WALL-E

Here is the teaser trailer for Pixar’s next movie, WALL-E. As Mr. Kottke said, that’s some lunch. Someone do the math on how much revenue was generated there. I find this a very cool trailer for two reasons: I love the multiple styles and the fluid transitions between them. It kinda represents the next stage […]

The Mac gaming situation, summed up

Apple Design Awards 2007 Celebrating the Best in Mac OS X software. Best Game World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade 2.0 — Blizzard Entertainment Runner-up Wacky Mini Golf 1.0.1 — DanlabG

Very geeky reaction to Naughty Dog’s new game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

The problem with AAA next-gen content? Some people are really paying attention. Funny, and can be appreciated in under 30 seconds. (Via Game Girl Advance.)

The new office of Three Rings Design

Read about Three Rings Design’s new Nautilus-inspired office space. Three Rings Design makes Puzzle Pirates and delightfully named Bang! Howdy. I guess business is good in the low production value MMO market (and I don’t mean that in a pejorative way). (Via Boing Boing Blog.)

Homie handhakes

Practice this: VideoJug: How To Give A Homie Handshake And you may end up being able to do this: I recommend Videojug – the serious as well as the not so serious videos… I think their British humour gives them an edge in the short instructional video site market. (Via Boing Boing.)

Electronic musician Younnat triggers samples using a PC steering wheel

Listen: Is it me or do the buttons / wheel trigger different sounds / effects at different times? (Via Boing Boing.)

Electronic Arts and ID Tech 5 at Apple WWDC 2007

If you’re only slightly following tech or Apple or games or all of the above, I am sure you know that there was another Steve Jobs keynote last Monday at the WWDC 2007. I was slightly underwhelmed. There were a couple of intriguing announcements involving games though.

Pixar worked with Thomas Keller on Ratatouille

How awesome. This New York Times article describes the research Pixar did for their upcoming movie Ratatouille, including how they worked with Thomas Keller, one of America’s finest chefs. (Via Kottke.)