When one early hominid invented the wheel, another trolled him for being nerdy. In other words, the recent rise of hate in the community is astonishing.
ICYMI: The Cogswell Dragons participated in a small Overwatch California Cup between schools went on behind the scenes. Other teams competing included the Academy of Art University, Stanford, UC Irvine, and UC Berkeley. Cogswell’s team, spearheaded by Ryan “Maverick” Loveless, went 1-1, losing to the University of Santa Cruz in 2-1 teeth-clencher.Read More
What does this mean for games and the creative process behind them? It means that the objective of game creation, at least at the AAA level, has changed. Developers have changed their mindset. They are not creating games for the story, to create a new world, or explore the facets of a complex mechanic. Those aspects have taken a backseat to revenue generation.Read More
Fall is the time when all the major publishers release their heavy hitters, and there’s no shortage of them this year. Here’s what we think you should use as a distraction from homework this season:Read More
When 3D printing, especially with the level of tools that we have at Cogswell, it’s important to keep in mind that what is printed is not a finished product. Frequently, the printed model will require some additional work to look polished, or may need to be tweaked and printed again. The actual printing of the model is just a small part of the process, which normally involves designing, slicing, printing, and finishing to make a final product. That said, you can make some amazing things with the help of the 3D printer and a little bit of craftsmanship.Read More
The sheer scale and impact of eSports indicate that we’re dealing with something wholly cultural and that the industry’s success is as reactive as it is proactive. Through a combined focus on accessibility, self-expression, fantasy, and dynamism, eSports have become a reflection of the current generational zeitgeist.Read More