Archive for month: June, 2008

GDC Paris 08: Scenes from the Battlefield

24 June, 2008 (05:20) | Games, Life | By: Olivier

Ben Cousins: Executive Producer – Battlefield Franchise
Ben starts off with a short history of his professional life and how he spent most of it playing Battlefield until he went on at Dice to actually work on the series.
Shows a quite funny movie he used to internally promote the vision for Battlefield heroes. At the time [...]

GDC Paris 08: Media Molecule

23 June, 2008 (03:01) | Games, Life | By: Olivier

Media Molecule Keynote – Alex Evans and Mark Healey:

Alex:”I am going to do a lot of rambling about User Generated Content”.
They made their presentation inside Little Big Planet with custom artwork for GDC Paris. They explain they wanted to make a game based on creativity. Show a short history of game plateforms. “The technology improves [...]

The good side of jet lag.

22 June, 2008 (22:55) | Life | By: Olivier

…I get to see the sun rising on the Eiffel tower. :)

Now all I need for a perfect day is to get a croissant on my way to GDC Paris!

Many lanterns, more deers.

17 June, 2008 (07:03) | Life | By: Olivier

Today I was in the city of Nara – about half an hour by train from Kyoto – where I visited the Todai-ji, a temple which is said to be the largest wooden building in the world and is home to a huge 15 meter bronze Buddha.

I also spent a little time at the local [...]

Earthquake in Tokyo!

13 June, 2008 (17:57) | Life | By: Olivier

I think I’ve just had the ultimate Tokyo experience…
About half an hour ago, northern Japan was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. There were a few casualties. I was woken up by a loud squeaking noise coming from the windows. At first, I thought it was the window cleaning guys. But then the squeaking got [...]

Only in Japan

8 June, 2008 (08:59) | Life | By: Olivier

…can you have lunch at a “dog cafe”, were the owners have a small sandwich while their dogs feast on designer cookies while waiting for their beauty session at the dog grooming shop. I even saw an impeccably dressed guy spoon feed his (pictured below) chihuahua. Then he let the dog lick him on his [...]

Soul Bubbles Reviews

6 June, 2008 (01:00) | Games, Life | By: Olivier

The reviews for Soul Bubbles are rolling in:
“As beautiful as it is joyous to play, as charming as it is fun and as impressive as it is surprising, Soul Bubbles really deserves your attention. (…) It’s one of the purest gaming experiences we’ve had for a long while. (…) It’s beautiful, it’s elegant, it’s clever [...]