05/15/07 | PC
| Monica Hafer
Alt-Reality games are so hot right now. Seriously. CIO of MindArk, developer of the Alt-reality game Entropia Universe took the time to talk to our own Monica Hafer and discuss what it takes to maintain and balance an alternate reality game and an alternate reality game economy.
The new generation of gaming consoles helps bring all forms of digital entertainment together. Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have all made efforts to turn their game systems into media hubs, capable of serving the full range of your entertainment needs. This has put gamers on the bleeding edge of the future of television, and there's one tool all of them need to discover: TVersity. TVersity is a media server that runs on your PC and makes your music, videos and photos accessible to a huge number of devices, including your PSP or mobile phone. We got a chance to ask Ronen Mizrahi, creator of TVersity, a few questions about the convergence of gaming and digital media, and he dropped a few exciting tidbits on us (like the fact that the next release of TVersity will support Xbox 360). Get the full interview here.
04/08/06 | PC
| Shawn Rider
SkillJam offers cash-prize tournaments for casual gamers competing in titles like Bejeweled, Solitaire and Zuma. In fact, SkillJam offers many more games, but playing these three could earn you a ticket to LA and a chance to win a million dollar prize on national television. We got a chance to talk with SkillJam President, Paul Jensen, about what makes a casual game, a casual gamer, and a million dollar competition. Check out the interview here.
01/31/06 | Mobile
| Shawn Rider
Namco and Bandai have merged their companies, and the resulting reorganization has given birth to Namco Networks, a new company dedicated to mobile gaming. GF! got the chance to speak with Scott Rubin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Namco Networks in North America. Rubin knows the ins and outs of mobile gaming and discussed a lot of topics, ranging from the challenges involved in developing games for mobile phones to the possibility of Katamari Damacy making an appearance on a handset near you. Get the full interview here.
11/16/05 | XB360
| Aaron Stanton
Jeff Thomas of 2K Sports and Visual Concepts took a moment to talk with us about NBA 2K6 for the Xbox 360. On the eve of the 360's launch, this is the last chance developers have to throw in a good word before the games hit the market and suddenly have to stand on their own. We take a closer look at NBA 2K6, what things have changed, what things have not, and what you're going to want to look for when this title hits your hot new console.
11/16/05 | XB360
| Aaron Stanton
The Xbox 360 is only days away from making its way into your home (if you're lucky), and the development community is collectively holding their breaths. In the last minutes before the first reviews begin showing up for games on Microsoft's new system, there's just a little bit of time for developers to say a word or two about their games before everyone gets a go at them. We take a moment to talk with Indie Built's Aaron Connors, Amped 3's Story Director, about one of the 360's first sports titles.
11/06/05 | | Aaron Stanton
In all the hype of the videogame industry, celebrity gamers and stereotypes often become the representative face of an enthusiast group comprised of some of the most interesting human beings on the planet. Regular gamers are a vast array of individuals: fans who have never been content to merely assimilate to industry wishes, makers who have hack and mod, and young scholars and fashionistas who have legitimized and accessorized games. Sometimes it's nice to pull back from the glitz and focus on the grassroots gamers who make up the real gaming community. In an effort to examine the role games play in the life of a single gamer, Aaron spent some time with Janny Stratichuk, one woman who loves her videogames.
08/03/03 | | Shawn Rider
GF! has the scoop on some of the most intriguing new technology we've seen in awhile. TerraForge is a young company, but they have big plans to revolutionize gaming. With their trifecta of technologies--the Asgard Gaming Community, ODIN Game Network, and Valhalla Game Engine--they plan on bringing multiplatfom interoperability into the mainstream. Start a game on your PS2, save it, head to work and load it up on your PDA, save it again, then resume your game over lunch break on your PC. Our interview with TerraForge CEO Adam Mateljan should get you good and interested. Click here for the interview.
05/20/03 | | Shawn Rider
He's the top-ranked professional gamer in the world, and he's also an incredibly nice guy. Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel sits down with us to talk gaming, equipment, the professional competition circuit, and all about his biggest love: games. Click here for the interview.
05/05/03 | | Shawn Rider
Ricardo Miranda Zu?iga is a digital artist whose latest work, Vagamundo: A Migrant's Tale, has been stirring up interest and praise across the board. Vagamundo is a side-scrolling game mounted in an ice cream cart that Zu?iga wheels around for people to play for free. And you can also play it on the Web. We are glad to present this interview with Zu?iga in which he discusses his inspirations, goals, and work. Click here for the whole interview.
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