For The Unofficial GameSalad Textbook, I contacted industry professionals about expert interviews. The book isn’t just some collection of knowledge to be memorized and forgotten. There are life lessons embedded in the pages. That’s why I felt it was important to contact those that have experienced the journey, those that have found success. Patricia Heard-Greene shared her digital imaging story.
Yesterday, I found a new toy to play with. Thanks to a software update from Apple, my iPod Touch is now able to use iBooks. This app allows me to read books and magazines in PDF and ebook formats… but what does that have to do about Guild Wars? Well, naturally, I grabbed the latest issue of my Guild Wars fanzine to test it out. It was pretty awesome… slow… but awesome. I was reading about Guild Wars, and looking at the pretty pictures, on my iPod Touch.
There’s an old cliché – the best things in life are free. Here in the northern hemisphere, as I was enjoying the sunniest day of the year, two downloads proved the old adage true. While working on my next game, I went hunting for some more artwork. Aiko – the Anime Star Fighter is a free download from Daz3d.com. Even though it’s older artwork, it still looks awesome. Meanwhile, Apple gave new life to an old device. My iPod Touch (8 GIG) was upgraded to iOS 4.
Issue #36 of – The Guild Standard – is dated June 2010. The name has changed but the theme is the same. It’s a Guild Wars electronic magazine. It could also be called a fanzine. This issue reviews much of the recent news that has been released about Guild Wars 2. This includes: dynamic events, personal storylines, professions, skill slots and upcoming conventions. The issue also presents a graphic comparison between an old Grawl and a new Grawl. Issue #36 is available as a PDF download, or you can continue reading to view the standard web version.
Today is the last Monday in May. That means it’s Memorial Day in the United States. It’s quite a significant occasion. In addition to being the the unofficial start of Summer — and a national holiday — Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember Americans who died in war. When I stopped to reflect about the significant of the day, Guild Wars popped into my head. ArenaNet has made a game about War. Is there an in-game event to mark the significance of the day? I checked the announcement window, but there were no events listed for today. I began to ponder the situation – should there be a Guild Wars event for Memorial day?