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Blogs Chair Entertainment’s Donald Mustard Discusses the Future of Multiscreen Gaming

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 11:35am

Donald Mustard, creative director and co-founder of Chair Entertainment, talks about the multiscreen future of gaming and how mobile, PC and console experiences will interconnect in this exclusive interview.

Blogs Let It Be

By Lisa Kaye | Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:59am

Whether it’s the job market, the economy, your personal life or the fact you can’t stand the commute any longer, whatever is getting under your skin the fact is this to shall pass. When you are ready to call it quits, think about all that is good in your life (even if you have to think creatively), and pull yourself together.

Blogs Figuring Out The Puzzles

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 4, 2012 at 12:14pm

Crytek recently branched out into puzzle-based mobile games with Fibble, available on the iPhone, iPod and iPad. It marks Crytek’s first mobile offering as well as its first puzzler. We recently talked to Kristoffer Waardahl, studio manager of Crytek Budapest, about the company’s new development direction.

Blogs NASA Hires ILM to Cut Costs by Animating Future Space Missions

Faced with a mandate to find less expensive ways to explore space following a series of massive budget cuts, NASA has hired pioneering visual effects studio ILM to animate upcoming Mars exploration efforts rather than actually build rockets and send astronauts to the Red Planet.

Blogs Big Studios Promise to Start Making Films with Cage-Free Animators

In a hastily assembled Friday press conference, five of the world’s top animation studios announced that by 2018, all their animated feature film and TV work will be produced by cage-free animators.

Blogs Are You Shameless?

By Lisa Kaye | Friday, April 27, 2012 at 12:19pm

With the way the world is rolling these days, despite the decrease in unemployment, how you get and keep the job you want is becoming like an unrealistic game show challenge. But you do have to ask yourself, if it really, really, really was up to you to stand up and deliver in the face of the extreme-do you have what it takes to be shameless?

Blogs Increasing Obesity at Studios Driving Up Commissary Costs, Afternoon Nap Rates

Studios must do more to curb obesity, as commissary operation costs and productivity losses from afternoon naps are rising at an alarming rate, a group of international health officials are warning.

Blogs THE STORY OF ANIMAGIC, A cross-border North/South of Ireland Film Project

As I came off the stage, an assistant from the Film Council noted that I might not want to use the word “Republic” when speaking of Ireland. “Republic” was a flashpoint because many folks up North saw “Republic” as a claim to the entire island North and South. Some people viewed this as a political tinderbox and a possible killing offense.

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