November 2019 General Update
That time again; time to update people on changes to the site, as well as a projected content schedule for the coming month. What fun! Published on Fri, Nov 01, 2019. Written by Michael Bassili.
I realize I have been kind off-schedule lately, but that’s because the topics I mentioned last month turned out to be duds. I’m not sure what percentage of my ideas are duds, but I’m also not sure how to update readers of the site with any sort of guarantee. It’s quite the conundrum. Maybe I’ll get better at identifying garbage as the site matures.
For content on the site, there are two features I’m confident will be published (and there are a few more that I’m not so confident about, but time will tell):
- The Death Of The Author / The Rise Of The Auteur, a deep dive into current trends in video game production both in the West and in the East
- Temporary Games, a talk about whether we should even bother playing games we know will be taken offline eventually (i.e. single-player games with always-online DRM schemes)
I’m fairly confident these two are not-garbage ideas, and the first feature will probably be published in a few days. I have two more ideas, but I’m tempted to withhold their titles until I decide whether they’re any good.
For site updates that were made, there were a lot of them. Mainly UI changes. I’m planning on completely overhauling the UI, so that’s something to look forward to:
- An improved UI for the landing page, however I’m completely redoing the UI for the entire site in the coming weeks, trying to make it look more polished and mature
- Improved article templates (e.g. used in Cities: Skylines review and Video Game Photography article), which showcases a header image as well as widening the content paragraphs to fit more text and image onto the page
As always, you can visit the site’s GitHub issues page to see what I’m currently trying to get done, on the programming side. As for the writing side of the pipeline, I’m trying to keep that secret until features are fully written so that I don’t become discouraged.