David Jarrard

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Too many cooks in the kitchen: Video game writers discuss frustrations, techniques and authority

At a roundtable event at GDC 2013, a roomful of video game writers shared the tips and techniques that have helped them navigate some of the more precarious positions in their careers.<p>Richard Dansky, the roundtable's moderator, who writes for the Tom Clancy series at Ubisoft, began the roundtable …

Halo 4's customizable Forge Island map launches today

Forge Island, a free map for <i>Halo 4</i> which is custom-built for the game's multiplayer map editor, is available today, well ahead of its previously announced release date.<p>The map, which was first announced for an April 11 launch during 343 Industries' recent PAX East 2013 panel, provides cartographers …

Which Star Wars character do you most NOT want to see in Episode VII? (Besides Jar Jar)

Everybody's obsessing over which fan favorite <i>Star Wars</i> characters will be in the upcoming sequel to the classic space opera trilogy. Will Harrison …

Why can't Hollywood make a decent fairy tale movie?

Fairytales contain some of the most delightful make-believe in literature, even with all their creepiness and weirdness. These stories of bargains …

In a Pinch, This Coca-Cola Ad Doubles As An iPod Dock

If MacGyver were trapped on a desert island, he would probably be able to figure out a way to turn his rolled up magazine into an amplifier for the iPod that he would definitely have on him. Most of us probably would not be able to do the same; that is, not unless we had the right magazine.<p>Inside …

Netflix Goes Sci-Fi With “Sense8,” A New Original Series From The Wachowskis And J. Michael Straczynski

Netflix has announced plans for another new forthcoming original show, <i>Sense8</i>, a sci-fi thriller in partnership with the Wachowskis (of <i>The Matrix</i> fame) and <i>Babylon 5</i> creator J. Michael Straczynski. <i>Sense8</i> is the second original show Netflix has announced in two months–the first, a children’s show in …

Why I've Given Up on My Kindle

<b>I've finally given up on e-readers.</b> When my last Kindle broke, with its cracked screen of frozen e-ink smearing poor Agatha Christie's face, I decided not to repurchase. I was only picking it up for books I'd already bought anyway. For at least a year, I had been reading actual print books — like …