Tag Archives: microsoft

Bookmarks for February 23rd through February 27th

These are my links for February 23rd through February 27th: Flowmaps and Frag-Grenades, Part 1 – Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design – Interesting article about the integration of 'traditional' User Experience designers in the games industry, specifically at Bungie, for Halo 3. Zen Bound from Secret Exit – I doubt this has […]

Xbox points problems

Alice had a fun experience while trying to buy Xbox points. It seems the way Microsoft handles points purchases causes credit card companies to freeze the card preemptively… “Oh yes, Microsoft’s Xbox division pings the card from Luxembourg, and you’re not in Luxembourg, and they also do this thing where they charge your card a […]

The usability testing on Halo 3

It’s time to close some tabs. This Wired article is about the usability testing that Microsoft and Bungie did on Halo 3. People who know me know I am a big fan of quantified and/or empirical approaches to game design. I really truly think that if you’re not using these kind of methods, over time […]

Is Bungie leaving Microsoft?

Rumor has it that Bungie is leaving Microsoft. The full email from someone who apparently is in the know and whose NDA recently expired: “So heres my big secret. You should google Bungie + Microsoft + separation this week. You know that big ol BILLION dollar franchise Bungie has created for Microsoft, to show their […]