Stephen Calender Programming Blog


Favorite Games: Resident Evil 4


Jul 24

Posted: under Opinion, Review.

RIP NetDevil

Wow, I have many ‘favorite games’, but perhaps the most interesting and popular one to talk about is Resident Evil 4. If you are not familiar with this game, it is a 3rd person over the shoulder style shooter in the survival horror genera. Resident Evil 4 was as pivotal to shooting games as Diablo 2 was to role playing games, and its reviews still place it as one of the top 20 games of all time. While I could talk endlessly about this title, I will narrow my focus to what specific game play elements made it fun.

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The Supreme Court Weighs In On Violent Video Games


Jul 17

Posted: under Opinion.

The verdict is in video games favor 7-2, personally I think the big win is that video games were not gerrymandered or segregated into its own entity needing unique rules. Video games and other digital interactive entertainment bear the same rights and responsibilities as music, plays, movies, and books.

“Like the protected books, plays, and movies that preceded them, video games communicate ideas — and even social messages — through many familiar literary devices (such as characters, dialogue, plot, and music) and through features distinctive to the medium (such as the player’s interaction with the virtual world). That suffices to confer First Amendment protection.” – Justice Scalia

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The Cycle Continues: Death of a Studio, Finding a New Job in the Games Industry


Jul 10

Posted: under Opinion.

RIP NetDevil

Needless to say, it has been a busy and interesting year for me already. It has also taken some time for all of the events to unfold, and gain some clarity on them. If you are interested in a story about living through a studio going sour (maybe you want to know the warning signs, or unfortunately compare it to your own experience); or if you are on your own personal quest for a games industry job I hope this is an informative article.

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