Posts made in July, 2013

The Active Design Podcast 008: Ken Levine

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

The Active Design Podcast 008: Ken Levine

http://media.blubrry.com/the_inevitable/p/pcast.andrewpmayer.com/Podcasts/ActiveDesign008-KenLevine.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS http://pcast.andrewpmayer.com/Podcasts/ActiveDesign008-KenLevine.mp3 Here it is, the first half of my interview with Ken Levine on the Active Design Podcast! We talk about old games, new games, and games that don’t even exist yet! If you care at all about where interactive design is, and how we got here, and where we’re going, I think you’ll find this one worth is listening to. Subscribe on iTunes:...

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Pacific Rim: More than Just a Pretty Faceplate

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in LinkPower | 0 comments

Pacific Rim: More than Just a Pretty Faceplate

I love this article about the intricate visual storytelling of Pacific Rim. I think it gets something deeply important about the film. The thing about Mako Mori, though, is that while her lines may be few, they pack a punch. In fact, they have strength in part due to how quiet she typically is–when she does speak, she is direct and forceful, and you know she’s not speaking trivially. But that’s not exactly what I’m here to talk about. I want to talk about the visual cues surrounding this character. Mako’s character development is actually almost entirely visual...

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Arcade Machines: Arise From Your Grave!

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in LinkPower | 0 comments

Arcade Machines: Arise From Your Grave!

Now that everyone has an arcade in their pocket, is there still a profit to be made with the stand-alone arcade cabinet? Maybe not if you’re stuck distributing arcade machinesthe old way, but someone tried a little disruptive thinking and All You Can Arcade was born Peterson got first-hand experience with this new market reality when he bought a mildly busted Turbo Outrun cabinet for only $75 a few years ago. “The market was so bad, this operator was in such poor shape, that I made this guy drive from Stockton to Antioch, which is about a 45 minute drive, to drop off the game....

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The Future of Apple on CNN

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Future of Apple on CNN

CNN posted a piece I wrote on innovation, Apple, and bigger screens. You can find it here. Photo Credit: tsevis via Compfight cc...

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Clean & Simple: What Polishing Means

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in Featured, Newsletter | 0 comments

Clean & Simple: What Polishing Means

Lots of companies abuse words. “Producer” is one of them. I’ve seen that term used to describe everything from a micro-entrepreneur managing millions of dollars of assets to a glorified secretary. Another word that gets abused a lot inside of offices is “polish”. I have a simple description for that term that I’ve shared with many companies and clients over the years: Polish is the work that gets done after the product is complete. Why is that important? Because as far I can tell, the ability to create something that feels genuinely thought out and crafted...

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