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A Look Back at the Year in Games 17

The excellent Stephen Totilo runs down memorable moments from this year in games, from the perspective of MTV Multiplayer. (Flash site, make sure and stop the ad quickly to avoid brainburn.) From the article: "On a rain-soaked Wednesday afternoon we drove south from Austin to Buda and got a look at the Rooster Teeth digs. One of the guys, the heavily tattooed Geoff Fink, sat Sway down at a bank of Xbox 360s and recording equipment to explain how the 'Halo' machinima gets made. Sway got the details, but we couldn't wrap the interview without asking Fink about a detail we highlighted in our old Rooster Teeth story -- the foot thing. Sway noticed that Fink had nine Xbox 360 controllers at the recording station and enough systems to allow them to be used at the same time -- but Rooster Teeth doesn't have nine gamer/actors to wield them. They solve this problem by wielding multiple controllers at once, some with their hands and some with their feet. We needed a demonstration and got one, captured on film."
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A Look Back at the Year in Games

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  • Story-flash. (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward
    Multiplayer: Speed-Runs, A Referee, NES Collectors -- The Year In Gaming

    Underground French McDonald's employees, 'Okami' also make list of Multiplayer's favorite stories of 2006.

    Over the past year, I interviewed captains of the gaming industry and the creator of a Columbine video game. I tracked the rise, fall and possible resurrection of a Bob Ross video game, worked with a team of producers around the world to provide MTV viewers interviews with Chinese "World of Warcraft" gold farmers and did the obligat
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 24, 2006 @04:39PM (#17355430)
    A link to an MTV site? That is geek cryptonite!

    My eyes, my eyes! I feel so hip and cool. I no longer care about the difference between ed, vi, and emacs! Good God what have you done?
  • guide to jargon (Score:5, Informative)

    by theMerovingian ( 722983 ) on Sunday December 24, 2006 @04:55PM (#17355492) Journal

    For the other two or three of us old-timers who have no idea what this post is about, I took the liberty to look up the terminology.

    Buda: a town in central Texas

    Rooster Teeth: a company who puts video-game-related cartoons on the net

    Machinima: "We just write scripts and then use videogames to act them out. It's a new style of animation that some people call machinima. It allows to make weekly pieces of animation with a small group of people." --Rooster Teeth website

    DISCLAIMER: Yes, I am bored and avoiding my inlaws on Christmas eve.

  • mtv (Score:3, Informative)

    by Turn-X Alphonse ( 789240 ) on Sunday December 24, 2006 @05:08PM (#17355544) Journal
    Link tells me to goto Is it broken or what?

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