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GAS: Browne Talks 'Advertising Ecosystem' For Games [06.09.06] In the keynote at the Game Advertising Conference in San Francisco today, Microsoft's Kevin Browne commented in detail on the post Massive-acquisition plans for in-game advertising, urging for one standardized industry game ad-serving format. [UPDATE - exclusive write-ups on further GAS panels are also available.]
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Screen/Play: Documenting Voice Assets by Rafael Chandler [06.08.06] Screen/Play is a regular feature that discusses best practices for storytelling in games. This article, the first in the series, discusses how to properly document voice assets in a flexible, intuitive spreadsheet, with an example extract from the fictional game King Arthur Up In This Piece.
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