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Devcom 2018

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Another year, another game developer conference. This was the first time I attended Devcom, and I have to say it’s a pretty good replacement for the now defunct GDC EU. There’s a decent selection of speakers, and the attendees come from all sectors of the games industry which gives the event a slightly less corporate feeling. The on-site catering service is still pretty lackluster though, and I sorely miss Respawn.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe [Switch]

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Nintendo went above and beyond porting Mario Kart 8 to the Switch, and despite the impressive amount of polish I can still clearly recognize the game I fell in love with all those years ago. This is without a doubt the definitive Mario Kart experience: Pure, simple and fun.

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War Wings [Mobile]

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War Wings title screen

War Wings claims to be a fully fledged arcade flying game for mobile. I was certainly intrigued, having been a massive War Thunder fan myself. Unfortunately, this game also reminded me of why I don’t get invested in mobile games.

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A Day as a Quality Assurance Tester

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Clickbait game tester ad

Quality Assurance in the context of game development is sometimes seen as a dream job from the outside where gamers get paid to play fun games. Having spent time in the QA chair, I thought I’d shed some light on the profession.

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Stop Wasting My Time

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There is one thing I cannot stand in video games. Bad UX, or more specifically, wasting time. Some might say video games themselves are a waste of time, but I’ll have you know there’s a large difference between a 2 hour raid and spending 2 hours opening 100 loot boxes, which I’d like to showcase in some of my biggest pet peeves in this category.

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