Oh boy. This one hurt.
The medium of video games won its first ever Grammy tonight. Yeah, it's for a song that was featured in a game that's nearly six years old, but we'll take it where we can get it!
Somehow the theme song for 2005's Civilization IV is being nominated for a 2011 Grammy. The makers of the game have said that Christopher Tin's Baba Yetu would become the first gaming song to win one. But it's got competition.
The opening theme for Civilization IV is the first original composition associated with a video game to be a finalist nominee for a Grammy. The track, "Baba Yetu," is in the "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists" category.
When a retail game from a noted PC developer launches and is then quickly found to be broken, who do you bring in to help fix things? In Stardock's case, they hired a guy who made mods for Civilization.
Exactly how many bullets can kill a person? How many apples can one man carry? In real life, the answers vary. In a video game, real life must be explained in numbers. That includes religion: how it spreads, who believes.
As I covered in the feature on box art and game logos I did last week, putting together a game's cover isn't as easy as you'd think it is. Especially when you take a look at a work in progress.
You see them every day, whether browsing in a store, clicking through the internet or looking at a shelf in your living room, but have you ever wondered what kind of thinking goes into creating a game's cover?