Archive for August, 2005

TV Phones? Come on, really?

A story in my local paper announced the arrival of mobile phones that play video. I know gadget freaks have been waiting for this for years. Portable video players are already available from a variety of iPod-like devices. Even the PSP has this functionality. But I don’t get it. Portable MP3 players make sense, because […]

Posted on August 29, 2005 at 8:56 am by site admin · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Kids and Video Games

Hey, I was quoted in a Denver Post column this week. I said: “It’s funny that this game has so much violence in it and yet this little extra piece of sexual content is what put a lot of legislators over the edge,” says Gary Rosenzweig of the Colorado Game Developers Association. “Why is sexual […]

Posted on August 26, 2005 at 4:45 pm by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Web Game Creation for the Masses

So I’m about to launch a new site. Sharcade.com. The idea is that you can create you own variations of games, like Three-In-A-Row, Collapsing Blocks or Space Invaders. Just make and upload a simple graphic. Or, if you are not graphically inclined, you can create a crossword puzzle, with a list of words and clues. […]

Posted on August 26, 2005 at 3:23 pm by site admin · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Flash 8 Video Details Revealed

Creative Mac has a good article that reveals some of the details, and screenshots, of Flash 8’s video capability. In addition to thge new codec, the alpha channel ability is the big story. This will allow us to use video over static backgrounds. Also, it looks like it will be easier make custom video controls.

Posted on August 26, 2005 at 7:38 am by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink · Comments Closed
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China To Limit Online Game Play Time

The Chinese government plans to prevent online game players from playing more than 3 consecutive hours. Interfax China reports that this will affect games like World of Warcraft and Lineage II. “This timing mechanism can prevent young people from becoming addicted to online games,” said a Chinese official. The Financial Times is also reporting on […]

Posted on August 25, 2005 at 12:22 pm by site admin · Permalink · Comments Closed
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