Month: February 2010

The Revolving Door of Game Development

For those of you interested in getting into the game industry, I have some good and bad news: The good news is that positions are opening up left and right. The bad news is that they’re going to be filled by someone more qualified than you, sorry. According to Develop’s Salary Survey, nearly 30% of industry workers will be changing jobs in 2010. If you look 2-3 years into the future, over 70% of employees will have changed jobs at least once. Why the shakeup? The biggest reasons are that employees are looking for a new challenge (26%), or they’re looking for a bigger paycheque (20%). The focus on recruiting for big studios is obvious: Ubisoft hired someone to hype their new Toronto studio opportunities, even though everyone in Toronto already emailed their resumes the day it was announced. Check out Develop’s survey...

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Civilization V Announced

Firaxis Games recently announced the upcoming release of Sid Meier’s Civilization V. Talk about exciting I grew up playing Civilization and have played every single version since, along with (almost) all of the Expansions packs available. Based on this trailer it’s time to begin a PC upgrade again… Stay tuned we will bring you more info as we get it. In the meantime check out the official Civ V site. Coming Fall...

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XSEED Games: Lunar: Silver Star Harmony Goes Gold

The classic RPG Lunar: Silver Star Harmony has been reborn on the PSP and is coming to a retail outlet near you on March 2, 2010. Game Trailer: Following the epic journey of a young boy whose adventures to become the Dragonmaster eventually set him on a path to save the world of Lunar. With all new graphics, added gameplay features, and a re-mastered soundtrack, this re-imagined entry welcomes a new audience to the unforgettable series, with added story elements sure to intrigue returning fans. Choose between the standard edition of Lunar: Silver Star Harmony, the Limited Edition version, which includes a CD soundtrack and a set of 13 exclusive “bromide” collector cards highlighting the girls of Lunar or the digital download version available on the PlayStation Store (available March 4th). As an added incentive players that completed the demo of Lunar: Silver Star Harmony will have bonus starting equipment when playing the full version of the game when it is released (You still have time!). Visit Lunar: Silver Star Harmony for more...

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CONTEST: Lunch with Link

After spending some time cleaning out the FeedYourConsole Closet I stumbled across this Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess Lunch box, with Wii Mote covers… Still in the original package. In the interest of making room for some new toys we are giving this away. What you get: A – 1 Zelda branded Game Wallet – Game not included B – 2 Wii Mote/Nanchuck Gloves – Wii motes/Nanchucks not included C – 1 Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess Tin Lunch Box – Lunch not included Here’s how you can enter: Simply leave us a comment below with your favourite Link/Zelda moment and you’ll be entered in to a draw. We’ll randomly pick a winner in two weeks (March 12th). Canadian residents...

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SemiSolidMedia RockBand Jam Session

SemiSolidMedia is at is again and RockBand Jam Session Live is coming back… Since March 2008 Rockie Raccoons has been hosting this melding of karaoke and the world’s most popular music video game. Track listings are passed around. Request slips are filled-out. Beer is consumed. And when your name is called you and your friends take the stage to rock out on guitar, bass, drums and vocals in front of way more people that you could ever cram into your living room. All equipment is provided. The event is Xbox 360 compatible for those who want to bring their own plastic axe to grind. Start Time: Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 9:00pm End Time: Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 2:00am Location: Rockie Raccoons Street: 2579 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor City/Town: Toronto, ON Images, video, and news clips available at http://www.SemiSolidMedia.com/ RSVP on the events Facebook...

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