GDC Day 1: “Big Picture” Interesting, Not Revolutionary

Leave it to Valve to start making announcements on the first day of the GDC tutorials about their new ideas and innovations.   “Big Picture” has left me with quite a large amount of speculation and expectations. What We Know… …is sadly very little, as Valve hasn’t said a whole lot.  …


GameAgent Deal of the Week: GDC 2011 Means Tiered Discounts

The huge Game Developers Conference for 2011 kicks off this week, and to celebrate, GameAgent.com is offering a selection of tiered discounts all week! Starting now and running through Sunday, March 6, all GameAgent shoppers will be able to save various amounts depending on how much they plan on spending. …


Week in Review: Feb 19 — Feb 25

X-rated apps, the new iPad, “Final Cut Pro” gets revisited, and Apple hits Hollywood. Apple Computing and Gaming The new MacBook Pros are out! Final Fantasy III is making its way to the App Store. What does Apple do with X-rated apps? Capcom mobile’s first two original social games achieves 10 …


DirectX vs OpenGL: Why Are We Here?

Looking around this blog and its comments, I’ve noticed that the argument of DirectX vs OpenGL seems to be discussed quite regularly.  Therefore, I thought it relevant to bring up the topic a bit more formally. For those who aren’t completely familiar, DirectX/Direct3D/D3D and OpenGL are the two most popular …



Video Games: Just for Kids?

I have a variety of nerdy interests. I have seasons of Full Metal Panic and Babylon 5 tucked under my bookshelf, folders full of unfinished fantasy stories, and a beautiful, proudly decked-out iMac squarely taking up the majority of my desk. Needless to say, I’m a pretty big geek. Most …


Mac Gaming: Going Places

Please extend a warm welcome to Michael Simpson, our newest social media marketing intern.  Michael is a graduate of Westwood College with a degree in game software development.  He “aspyr”s to one day be a game designer, specifically in the areas of game mechanics and/or balancing.  Michael has always been …


Week in Review: Feb 12 — Feb 18

Smurf game complications, a video game grammy win, and a Smithsonian video game exhibit. Apple Computing and Gaming The Mac App Store’s Smurfs game has led to a “significant number of parents who have complained that their children have been racking up large amounts of in-app purchases without their knowledge.” …


Tweet Your Love Contest Winners

First, big thanks to everyone that participated!  We got some really good entries, and we put them all through our super scientific selection process (read: a committee of interns and a few others picked their favorites) to come up with six winners.  Here are the winners and the tweets that …


We’re Splitting Up

Valentine’s was great, but it’s time for a change.  And it’s not you–it’s us. We feel like we’re constantly giving you a GameAgent deal here, or product news there, but what if you’re not interested in one or the other?  We haven’t been giving you enough choice, and that’s why …