Alex Ramsayer

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Cookie-Baking Chemistry: How To Engineer Your Perfect Sweet Treat

In a time-lapse video, a baking cookie almost looks like a creature coming alive as it spreads out and then rises up. Credit: B.W.F/Vimeo.com<p>Baking cookies is almost magical. You put little balls of wet, white dough into the oven and out pop brown, crispy, tasty biscuits.<p>"In a time-lapse video, it …

How to Turn Sound Into Light: Sonoluminescence

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How Microsoft screwed itself for the next generation of video game consoles

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Microsoft’s Xbox One announcement last week was supposed to be big, shocking, and amazing. It was supposed to blow the PlayStation 4 reveal out of the water …

Jake and Amir: Movie Date (w/Ben Schwartz and Thomas Middleditch)

How To Build A Powerful Gaming PC For $750 -- SSD And Operating System Included

Building a respectable PC gaming system with $750 is no simple endeavor. Sure, the actual assembly is comparable to snapping Legos together, but it’s researching which components play nicest together and finding the sweet spot between price and performance that can be daunting.<p><i>Update 4/22/2013:</i> …

How mobile will change the game industry in 2013

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>As a lifelong player of console games, I’ve cringed watching the industry change this year. Old guard mainstays like THQ are getting hacked apart and sold to …

Take a Lap Around GDC and Behold the Future of Gaming

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Battlefield 4 review

The Battlefield series has built its reputation on memorable moments. Some epic, some intimate, some barely believable--YouTube is filled with clips …

Death is dead: how modern video game designers killed danger

When you live by the gun, how do you make one life meaningful?<p>"The word 'Newtown' is something we need to be thinking about and having conversations about."<p>It's a jarring moment at GDC 2013's Narrative Summit, where writers gather to swap tips on everything from creating relatable characters to …

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The creator of Just Cause 2 on running a next-gen sandbox developer

In 2008, Avalanche Studios laid off over two-thirds of its roughly 160 person staff. Since then, the Swedish developer has released the blockbuster open-world action game <i>Just Cause 2</i>, opened and expanded a studio in New York and signed a number of deals with publishers to create next-generation …

Bungie melds fantasy, Tarkovsky, and space wizards in 'Destiny' concept art

After moving on from the <i>Halo</i> franchise, studio Bungie announced a new project in February of this year. Called <i>Destiny</i>, it combines first-person shooter mechanics with more MMO-like qualities, asking players to help protect the last remaining city on Earth in the far future. While we've already seen …