Author: Ronald Mina

Nintendo Switch: By The Numbers

Just in time for my birthday, Nintendo announced the launch date, launch titles, and pricing for its latest console, the Switch. As has become typical of critics and gamers themselves, the perceived reaction has been decidedly mixed. Negativity sells. However, the real story is what the silent majority is feeling…

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Slaying Machine Gods for Fun and Profit: A Look at Final Fantasy XIII

If you’re any sort of gamer at all, you’ve probably heard of Final Fantasy, the science fiction and fantasy media franchise created by Hironobu Sakaguchi, and developed and owned by the venerable Square Enix (formerly Square). The story behind the name is an interesting one, filled with twists and turns that show that sometimes, your best expectations may lead you astray…

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Top 25 Game Design Graduate Schools

As a follow-up to our article yesterday, please find below the list of the top 25 game design graduate schools as named by the Princeton Review. Southern Methodist University (Plano, TX) University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT) Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY) University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) New York University (Brooklyn, NY) DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond, WA) Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA) Abertay University (Dundee, Scotland) DePaul University (Chicago, IL) Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA) University of California at Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA) The University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX) Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA) American University (Washington, DC) Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT) The Ohio State University—Columbus (Columbus, OH) University of Wisconsin-Stout (Menomonie, WI) Full Sail University (Winter Park, FL) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) University of Malta (Msida, Malta) University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) University of Miami (Coral Gables,...

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Top 50 Game Design Undergrad Schools

As a follow-up to our article yesterday, please find below the list of the top 50 game design schools as named by the Princeton Review. University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY) University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT) DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond, WA) Becker College (Worcester, MA) Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) New York University (Brooklyn, NY) The Art Institute of Vancouver (Vancouver, British Columbia) Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA) Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) Vancouver Film School (Vancouver, British Columbia) Bradley University (Peoria, IL) Northeastern University (Boston, MA) Champlain College (Burlington, VT) University of Wisconsin-Stout (Menomonie, WI) Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA) The University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX) DePaul University (Chicago, IL) Abertay University (Dundee, Scotland) Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI) University of California-Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA) Shawnee State University (Portsmouth, OH) Cogswell College (San Jose, CA) Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA) Miami University (Oxford, OH) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) Abilene Christian University (Abilene, TX) Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT) Lawrence Technological University (Southfield, MI) Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA) Oklahoma Christian University (Oklahoma City, OK) Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA) Full Sail University (Winter Park, FL) Marist College (Poughkeepsie, NY) Texas A&M University–College Station (College Station, TX) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) Ringling School of Art & Design (Sarasota, FL)...

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