Weekly Link Round Up
- Do you remember a post last week about about how video game text is too small to read to the point of making the product unplayable? Some people are trying to fix that and make games for the visually impaired. And it may surprise you to find out that EA is one of the leaders. Madden NFL has been a choice go-to for those with vision issues, providing options for the color blind and nearly blind to experience the game. Check out this snippet on NPR discussing how some developers are improving games.
- Another callback to a previous post: if you want to learn more about blockchain, Animation Magazine has a great overview on what it's all about and how it can affect video games in the future. It will be quite a technical marvel for developers, providing a means to protect their assets while giving more customization for gamers.
- Because I love pointless lists, here's one from Digital Trends about 5 games in need of a reboot, thanks to the success of God of War 4. The one thing the writer forgot to do prior to publishing is researching the content. On this list we have Duke Nukem, which has already been rebooted, and Turok, which is being remastered and the studio has already killed off the idea of a reboot for now. Good job Digital Trends. You're about 1 step shy of being WhatCulture-worthy.
- Speaking of WhatCulture, here's a list of 10 games with glitches and fake-outs that made gamers panic. If you guessed Metal Gear would be on the list, you are correct. Three times no less! Though I do think Ghosts n' Goblins needed a mention given that you have to play the entire game and (spoiler) once you reach the end you realize you're not done. The first round of playing didn't happen and you have to re-play the entire thing again! That was the worst.
- Polygon has an op-ed about how games make quitters out of all of us, and that's okay. The article is worth a read; if anything to help you figure out the type of gamer you are and if you agree with