Costello has scripted dozens of best selling games, including the groundbreaking The 7th Guest, Doom 3, Just Cause, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Shellshock Nam ’67, and is currently working on Rage with id Software and Just Cause 2 for Eidos.He has also penned many successful novels, film and television scripts, and pen and paper role playing games. Fortunately, he also found time to chat to Screen Play yesterday for the interview below.There seemed to be a big focus on storytelling at this year’s Game Developers Conference. Do you think developers are putting more emphasis on delivering compelling stories?Well, I think they have to.

“American War” with Omar El Akkad 11:46 Journalist Omar El Akkad has spent his career covering the Arab Spring in Egypt, military trials at Guantanamo Bay, refugee camps in Afghanistan and the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, MO. Now he’s poured all of his experiences into his new novel “American War,” a story about a second American civil war over fought over fossil fuels and set in a Louisiana that is underwater from rising sea levels. “Field Theories” with Samiya Bashir 19:36 In her newest book, Samiya Bashir has named her poems after scientific principles like “Plancks Constant” and “Synchronous Rotation.” Their verse plumbs the space where theory collides with real life: from the back seat of a taxi cab to jazz clubs, early morning cigarettes, gun violence, and tall tales.

A hypothetical scenario where some fanboy could say that, “Apple won’t let users change defaults because it would screw up traffic info.” It was merely me trying to come up with some sort of reasoning for why Apple shouldn’t let us pick our own defaults. Since you say that the info can be generated from prunlic data, I no longer have to worry about that hypothetical situation. Meaning I can not think of a single reason why Apple should not let us pick our own default map and navigation apps.

A no fly zone, at least in the north, could make a humanitarian, political and military difference in Syria and would signal to Iran that the cost of backing dictator Bashar al Assad will go up. Similarly, the Iraqi government must be pressured into limiting Iran’s influence. It is unlikely that Baghdad will move in that direction as long as our campaign against the Islamic State remains hesitant and we hint at possible collaboration with Iran there.

House Bill 563 would cut the top individual income tax rate from 7.8 percent to 7.4 percent and the top corporate rate from 7.6 percent to 7.4 percent. It would cost the state an estimated $35.7 million in2013.Democrats and eight Republicans opposed the plan.Democrats like Rep. Brian Cronin (D Boise) were critical of who would qualify for the tax cut, saying the proposal isn targeted for the middle class.