Saturday, October 7, 2017

An Indie Game Designer Survivial Guide

Uncommon Journalism speaks with two software developers about the trials and tribulations of making - and monetizing - independently-produced video games in the iPhone era.

THE NEW GATEKEEPER Steam, the world's largest PC gaming digital distribution platform, is praised for allowing indie developers an opportunity to market their software - and condemned for its laissez-faire approach to quality control and lack of support for up-and-coming developers and publishers.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Video Game Valhalla (With No Quarters Necessary)

Uncommon Journalism speaks with the co-founder of Atlanta's Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo about the appeal of retro gaming to old school hobbyists and iPhone-weaned youngsters alike.


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Is Superhero Media Making Kids More Aggressive?

Brigham Young University researchers recently studied children weaned on a steady diet of Batman, Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk - and all that exposure to superhero media may be influencing kids to act anything but heroic around their peers.
BAD ROLE MODELS? The results of a recent Brigham Young University study suggests prekindergarten children exposed to a heavy dose of superhero media may be more likely to engage in aggressive - and decisively unheroic - behavior with their peers. (Photo Credit James Swift)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Welcome To The Next Level

Texan gamer Dylan Cornelius has embarked upon quite possibly the most ambitious fan project ever - a decade long quest to play and review every game ever released on a Sega console.

VIRTUAL INSANITY: Dylan Cornelius, 31, is the mastermind behind Sega Does - an ambitious web project that seeks to review every piece of software ever released on Sega hardware. (Photograph courtesy Dylan Cornelius.)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Men Behind The Mask

Three actors who portrayed the iconic villain Jason Voorhees discuss the fraternity of Friday the 13th and reminisce on the glory days of slasher cinema.
KILLING TIME From left to right, Steve Dash, C.J. Graham and Kane Hodder reflect on their roles as the notorious celluloid slasher Jason Voorhees at a Days of the Dead panel discussion held Feb. 3 in Atlanta. (Photo Credit James Swift)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

What Drives - And Deters - The Domestic Terrorist? (Part Two)

Part two of an exclusive interview with leading forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner on what makes a mass murderer - and what can be done to prevent those at risk of becoming killers from realizing their homicidal fantasies.
FACES OF DEATH The profile of the modern American domestic terrorist doesn't firmly contour to one race, gender or ideology. Despite their disparate political beliefs, Dr. Michael Welner said that many mass murderers are nonetheless driven by the same underlying motives - and may likewise be discouraged from deadly attacks by the same intervention tactics.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

What Drives - And Deters - The Domestic Terrorist? (Part One)

Part one of an exclusive interview with leading forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner on what makes a mass murderer - and what can be done to prevent those at risk of becoming killers from realizing their homicidal fantasies.
FACES OF DEATH The profile of the modern American domestic terrorist doesn't firmly contour to one race, gender or ideology. Despite their disparate political beliefs, Dr. Michael Welner said that many mass murderers are nonetheless driven by the same underlying motives - and may likewise be discouraged from deadly attacks by the same intervention tactics.