Author: peterguerber

Building the World of Mass Effect

A few days ago, I was having a conversation with a friend about current events when he joked that we only had to wait a little more than one hundred years until humans could find alien ruins on Mars that would reveal the secret of intergalactic space travel.  Like any gamer, I immediately recognized this as the plot of the Mass Effect series, and I responded by saying that I knew the alternate history presented in the games better than my own.  Of course this was obviously an exaggeration, but it did make me think about what a huge and unique world that the designers of the game had painstakingly created. … Read the rest

It’s the Same Game . . . But in HD!

Last week, Nintendo held “Nintendo Direct,” an online presentation where they announced a bunch of big games coming soon to the Wii U and 3DS.  As is always the case, one of the biggest announcements was that a brand new HD Zelda game for the Wii U was coming.  While that’s great and everything, the announcement that got me excited came after: an HD remake of my favorite Zelda game, and game in general, “The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.”  Even though I don’t own a Wii U, and probably never will, this got me incredibly excited that Nintendo was revisiting one of my fondest childhood memories and reworking it for a new generation of gamers. … Read the rest