A bit more analysis about Kickstarter delivery rates for video games – adding a year to any indicated Kickstarter delivery date is a smart move. Continue reading
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Kickstander: The Data and Analysis Sheets
The data and analysis sheets used in my recent examination of Kickstarted video game delivery rates. Continue reading
Truth or Lies: I Dare You…
The other day I was fishing through the second hand bin at my local EB and came across Truth or Lies for the princely sum of $4. At that price, it was worth a shot.
I think I want my $4 back now though. Continue reading
The Hitman: Absolution Trailer Experiment
I’ve got an experiment for you – one that you can do in your very own home! Go find someone who isn’t that familiar with video games, or at least the Hitman series. Make sure they are aged 18 and over so that you don’t violate any state or Federal laws. Sit them down and … Continue reading
Bones: Jumping The Shark Into A Flaming Pile of Razor Blades
I’m someone who has watched “Bones” on TV, on and off, since it started. I don’t have any great love for the series, but it was a suitable filler. For a while. I recognise that “Bones” runs into the dual problems of 1) trying to remain original given the ground it has already covered and … Continue reading
What Proportion of Games Actually Get Completed By Players?
One area I’ve been curious on for a while is what proportion of players actually complete the games they play. A lot of attention gets put on games about how their narrative sophistication is evolving and how players love playing for the story they uncover, but all of that is so much puffery if the … Continue reading
Still No R18+ Consensus; Plus Stats! Stats! Stats!
There was a brief flurry of excitement among Australian gamers before Xmas when the Attorneys-General of each state met on December 10 – some of them hadn’t declared outright opposition to implementing an R18+ classification for video games! Surely it would go ahead this time! Of course it didn’t. There wasn’t outright rejection, but simply … Continue reading
THQ Truth Or Lies An Even Chance
THQ has announced something a bit different – a video game that will be able to tell if you are telling the truth or lying simply by analysing your voice. Helpfully enough, they’re calling it Truth or Lies. Apparently it has a “proprietary voice calibration system” that will analyse stress levels in a player’s voice … Continue reading
Homo Sapiens and Neanderthals, Sitting In A Tree…
It’s a shade old news now, but I really enjoyed seeing the news that the Neanderthal genome had been (draft) sequenced and that it looks like there really was the divergence of Neanderthal and Homo Sapien genes about 400 000 years ago and potential mixing up to as recently as 30 000 to 80 000 … Continue reading