Chris Freiberger

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What designers can learn from kids’ games

You wouldn’t think that children’s games have a whole lot in common with games like World of Warcraft or Clash of Clans. Yet we at Dr. Panda believe that every type of game—even the most complex, intense, and hardcore titles on the market—can learn something from the way that children’s games are …

Shigeru Miyamoto comments on Nintendo president Iwata’s death

Shiggy feels the same way we all do.<p>Shigeru Miyamoto (often affectionately called Shiggy by fans) has issued a statement through Nintendo to the Wall Street Journal on Saturday’s passing of the company’s president, Satoru Iwata. “I am surprised at this sudden news and overcome with sadness,” …

Obituary: Satoru Iwata, the Pioneer Who Saved Nintendo

Satoru Iwata's story is one laced with unbelievable risks, bright thinking in dark times, and a bold ambition to make a difference. For all that can be said about his charming mannerisms, his warm smile, his unquestionable love of video games, it should not be overlooked that Iwata was a visionary …

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Satoru Iwata changed the whole games industry and now leaves it in mourning

The Nintendo president, who has died from cancer at the age of 55, brought in a ‘blue ocean’ strategy that would lead to the industry’s most successful consoles<p>On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.<p>– Satoru Iwata, speaking …

Retrogaming

Wait, why can't Link from the Legend of Zelda series be a woman?

PBS Game/Show continues to provide some of the best discussion points in gaming, and I'd like for you to watch the video before we move forward. This is an interesting one.<p>Finished? OK.<p>It's fascinating to me that Nintendo calls Link a stand-in for the player while then claiming that gender is …

Ultimate Skyrim is everything great and terrible about Skyrim mods

There's a pretty good chance you've seen Ultimate Skyrim, highlighting the best and worst that mods bring to Bethesda's <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim</i> — the video screamed past 1 million views on YouTube in the last day — but if you haven't ... well, you really should. It's the best argument for …