Ashley Caines

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Children's picture books get an internet-era makeover

Remember those customized children's books that the rich kids in school used to get, featuring a story with their name and face pasted onto the pages? It turns out that these things are still going, but now the companies that make them are harnessing the power of the internet to make them even more …

How much is too much?

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Game Design

Video Games Should Have Fewer Achievements

<i>SOMA</i> is a standout game, and one of the many ways it distinguishes itself is through its restrained use of achievements. There are 10 on Steam (or 10 …

Hasbro's remote-controlled BB-8 is bursting with charm, even when it fails

I feel terrible for R2-D2. The most beloved droid in all of the world has been ousted by BB-8, an even cuter and more adorable droid, in <i>Star Wars</i> …

Remote Controls

Destinys rough edges are quite deliberate... and very smart game design

Hardcore fandom can be an odd thing at the best of times, but even by the jargon-sopped standards of DOTA or Pokemon, the enthusiasm for Bungie's …

It’s a trap! Sphero's BB-8 is more than just a toy

Small startups can have some of the biggest dreams, just ask Sphero. Shortly after becoming the darling of 2012’s CES, the annual consumer …

This Week in Video Game Criticism: From 'Slave Tetris' to Street Fighter 's 'Hot Ryu'

<b>This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from Kris Ligman</b> <b>on topics ranging from the critical backlash to</b> …

Game Design