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Quiet Stories’ Top 25 Games of Last Generation (PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360)

This month marks the five year anniversary since the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and so every week we’ll be releasing an article that celebrates the games of previous generations. This week we look back upon the greatest games of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (in our opinion).

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Quiet Stories’ Top 25 Classic PlayStation Games (PS1/ PS2/ PSP)

This month marks the five year anniversary since the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and so every week we’ll be releasing an article that celebrates the games of previous generations. This week we look back upon the greatest classic PlayStation titles (in our opinion).

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The Top 25 Most Influential Games of Last Generation

This month marks the five year anniversary since the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and so every week we’ll be releasing an article that celebrates the games of both last gen and this gen. This week we celebrate the games from last generation that made waves within the industry.

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Posted in Comics/ Books, Communicating with the World (Academic), Quiet Stories

My Experience with Kickstarter

Introduction

 

Earlier this year I decided to investigate the difficulties and realities of marketing and launching a video game related product. The aim of this experiment was to see if it is possible to find success without the backing of a large company in the video game industry.

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The Strongest of Us Suffer Quietly: Tales from Telltale

Telltale Games’ shutdown has been heartbreaking to watch unfold, and not just because so many incredibly talented people are now out of a job, but because the work those developers created meant so much to me. Telltale’s games have impacted my career, my life and how I view the medium of video games. Some of Goombastomp’s writers and I got together to discuss some of our fondest memories with their work. Here’s what I had to say.

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What Games Would the Writer’s of Goombastomp Like to Make?

‘The People of Goomba Stomp,’ is an ongoing series where Goombastomp’s team comes together to discuss a broad or controversial topic and provide multiple unique perspectives. Maybe we’ll make our case for our individual Game of the Show’s from E3, or debate which console has the best exclusives. It’s also a way for you to learn a little more about the individual members of the team. This month several members of Goomba Stomp joined me in pitching what type of game they’d develop if they got the chance, and provided a bit of a background around what their role is on the site.”

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Can you make a video game with no experience: Pt. 5 – It isn’t easy creating a masterpiece

This report outlines the research, developed work and learning that came from investigating whether someone with no experience in game development, could make their own game. This also serves as the fifth and final part of an ongoing series which you can find on the Quiet Stories Blog. Along this journey I had no mentors or assistance, I merely learned from the teachings of academic and industry professionals, who have shared their knowledge online. I didn’t meet the high expectations I set myself, but learned an enormous amount.

Chris Bowring

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