Cave Story’s Masterful Game Design – A Longform Analysis

Cave Story's Masterful Game Design - A Longform Analysis

In this analysis we'll look at why Cave Story does everything right with its game and level design. It teaches the player step-by-step to face its biggest challenges and constantly nudges the player in the right direction through its story and characters instead of with annoying tutorials.

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What a creepy photo of Mark Zuckerberg says about our dystopian tech future

What a creepy photo of Mark Zuckerberg says about our dystopian tech future

In the photo, Mark Zuckerberg is half-smiling, dazed, as if he can’t quite fathom the spectacle he has achieved. He’s striding past his peons, heel-toe down the carpeted center aisle, as they swivel and grimace, oblivious to his presence, in their own virtual realities. Later, when the assembled journalists take the headsets off — they’re Samsung Gear VR headsets, for the record, and this is the Mobile World Congress in Spain…

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The DeanBeat: The joy of covering video games for 25 years

The DeanBeat: The joy of covering video games for 25 years

I've returned from another pilgrimage to the DICE Summit, the elite game industry event in Las Vegas. I've never missed one of these gatherings in 16 years, even during times when I paid for the trip out of my own pocket. I go because I love writing about the video game industry — and because I've enjoyed this dream job of writing about games for decades.

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Mark Zuckerberg: Virtual reality can become the most social platform

Mark Zuckerberg: Virtual reality can become the most social platform

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a surprise appearance at Samsung’s Mobile World Congress press conference Sunday to talk up progress in virtual reality and to promote VR in the future as “the most social platform.” Facebook, of course, paid some $2 billion in 2014 to buy Oculus which has been working with Samsung on its Gear VR consumer headsets. In fact, Zuckerberg appeared on stage during the MWC event just after audience…

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