video games http://kuow.org en Rhianna Pratchett: 'It's More Interesting To Create Diverse Characters' http://kuow.org/post/rhianna-pratchett-its-more-interesting-create-diverse-characters <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with video game scriptwriter, Rhianna&nbsp;Pratchett, about writing for "Tomb Raider" and the struggle of including more diversity in the gaming world. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:31:19 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 32085 at http://kuow.org Rhianna Pratchett: 'It's More Interesting To Create Diverse Characters' Sony Steps Into Virtual Reality With 'Project Morpheus' http://kuow.org/post/sony-steps-virtual-reality-project-morpheus All this week the video game industry has been gathered in San Francisco for the annual <a href="http://www.gdconf.com/">Game Developers Conference</a>. It's where the wizards behind the games — the artists, programmers, writers and the companies they work for — meet to talk, hold panels, pick each other's brains and show off their latest creations.<p>The conference is also where companies often make big announcements of projects they're developing that showcase new technology. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:07:54 +0000 editor 31014 at http://kuow.org Sony Steps Into Virtual Reality With 'Project Morpheus' New Video Game Centers Around Government Surveillance http://kuow.org/post/new-video-game-centers-around-government-surveillance <p>Ross Reynolds talks with video game creator Ryan Payton and business director Jeffrey Matthews about their new game, "Republique," out of the Bellevue-based studio, Camouflaj. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:54:49 +0000 Ross Reynolds & hannah burn 28738 at http://kuow.org New Video Game Centers Around Government Surveillance In Gaming, A Shift From Enemies To Emotions http://kuow.org/post/gaming-shift-enemies-emotions <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QP5X6fcukM</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:30:11 +0000 Travis Larchuk 26651 at http://kuow.org In Gaming, A Shift From Enemies To Emotions Creators Of 'Myst' Hope For Comeback With New Fan-Funded Game http://kuow.org/post/creators-myst-hope-comeback-new-fan-funded-game <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/11/111513JR_MystReduxSUPER_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Northwest programmers behind the computer game Myst are now trying to write their next chapter.<p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:07:29 +0000 Jessica Robinson 24027 at http://kuow.org Creators Of 'Myst' Hope For Comeback With New Fan-Funded Game Game Designer Kim Swift: 'There Needs To Be Games For All Types Of People' http://kuow.org/post/game-designer-kim-swift-there-needs-be-games-all-types-people <p>Ross Reynolds talks with <a href="http://www.valvesoftware.com/games/portal.html">Portal </a>designer Kim Swift about minorities in the game industry and how diversity will make games better. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:20:07 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 23850 at http://kuow.org Game Designer Kim Swift: 'There Needs To Be Games For All Types Of People' From Student Project To Video Game Hit: Portal Designer Kim Swift http://kuow.org/post/student-project-video-game-hit-portal-designer-kim-swift <p>Ross Reynolds talks with local <a href="http://www.valvesoftware.com/games/portal.html">Portal </a>designer Kim Swift about living her childhood dream. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:16:10 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 23758 at http://kuow.org From Student Project To Video Game Hit: Portal Designer Kim Swift Historical Reenactors Celebrate Oregon Trail, The Video Game http://kuow.org/post/historical-reenactors-celebrate-oregon-trail-video-game <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/09/092513DP_OregonTrail_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>On a recent weekend, a group of reenactors gathered to bring to life the Oregon Trail -- that 2,000 mile route from the Missouri River to the great Northwest. But instead of going back to the 19th century, this group took its inspiration from a more recent era.<p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:36:22 +0000 Deena Prichep 20969 at http://kuow.org Historical Reenactors Celebrate Oregon Trail, The Video Game Does The Gaming World Welcome Women? http://kuow.org/post/does-gaming-world-welcome-women <p>One of the most successful video games in history, Grand Theft Auto, released their latest version on Tuesday. It made $800 million in 24 hours. Grand Theft Auto is known for heavy violence, drugs and sex - beating up women prostitutes is regular part of the game. And this latest release, Grand Theft Auto V, is just as raunchy as expected. But this time, some female gamers aren't buying. Jezebel's night editor, Laura Beck, is one of them. Ross Reynolds talks with Beck about why she won't play Grand Theft Auto V. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:36:33 +0000 Ross Reynolds 20629 at http://kuow.org Does The Gaming World Welcome Women? Grand Theft Auto V: The Last Big Console Release? http://kuow.org/post/grand-theft-auto-v-last-big-console-release <p></p><p></p><p>Grand Theft Auto released its latest version on Tuesday. It made $800 million in one day. But even though this release is causing a frenzy, console games are facing tough times. The rise of tablet and mobile gaming has brought fierce competition. Ross Reynolds talks with Bloomberg Businessweek writer, Joshua Brustein about the future of console gaming. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:24:51 +0000 Ross Reynolds 20631 at http://kuow.org Grand Theft Auto V: The Last Big Console Release? Video Gamers Descend On Benaroya Hall For International Championship http://kuow.org/post/video-gamers-descend-benaroya-hall-international-championship <p></p><p>You might see an unexpected crowd at Seattle's Benaroya Hall over the next few days. From Wednesday through Sunday, professional video gamers from all over the world will be there for a high-stakes tournament known as <a href="http://www.dota2.com/international/home/overview/">The International</a><strong>. </strong>The winning team will take home a $1.4 million prize. Tickets to the tournament sold out in less than a minute. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:02:01 +0000 Jessica Partnow 18107 at http://kuow.org Video Gamers Descend On Benaroya Hall For International Championship Summer Movies, Console Wars And News From Canada http://kuow.org/post/summer-movies-console-wars-and-news-canada <p><strong>Canada</strong><br><a href="http://www.vancouversun.com/">Vancouver Sun</a> political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada.</p><p><strong>Culture&nbsp; </strong><br>There are certain expectations for movies that come out in the summer months. Film critic <a href="http://roberthorton.wordpress.com/">Robert Horton </a>unpacks the summer blockbuster and the&nbsp;new movies coming out that might break the mold.</p><p><strong>Commerce</strong><br>Apple has a launched its own radio platform, challenging Pandora and Rhapsody. <a href="http://www.geekwire.com/">Todd Bishop</a> of Geekwire explains the competitive tech market, including the release of PS4 and Xbox One.</p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 14742 at http://kuow.org Summer Movies, Console Wars And News From Canada Advergaming: The Unregulated World Of Marketing To Kids http://kuow.org/post/advergaming-unregulated-world-marketing-kids <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regulation exits for television marketing aimed at children that mixes entertainment with advertising. That regulation does not exist for </span>advergaming<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a form of online entertainment that integrates advertising into a video game format.</span></p><p>These advergames are often targeted to children who at their age, have difficulty differentiating between advertising and other content. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:38:49 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11871 at http://kuow.org Advergaming: The Unregulated World Of Marketing To Kids Dad's 'Donkey Kong' Hack Recasts Female As Hero For Daughter http://kuow.org/post/dads-donkey-kong-hack-recasts-female-hero-daughter <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeXDNg7scyU</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:38:00 +0000 editor 9634 at http://kuow.org Dad's 'Donkey Kong' Hack Recasts Female As Hero For Daughter Consoles Vs Phones: What Is The Future For Video Games? http://kuow.org/post/consoles-vs-phones-what-future-video-games <p></p><p>Sony rolled out their next generation video game console, the PS4, this week. But gaming has steadily been moving away from consoles to phones. What’s the future for video games? Ross Reynolds talks to Universtiy of Washington Professor Ken Rufo. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:05:17 +0000 Ross Reynolds 8663 at http://kuow.org