January 30th

January 30th, 2011 | Posted by Ben Abraham in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on January 30th)

It’s that time of the week again, which means that I’d better get in quick and rustle up another list of the week’s best writing, blogging and criticism of videogames. One of the more interesting pieces I read this week was Paul Mason at the BBC’s Idle Scrawl blog (courtesy RPS’ Sunday Papers) who finds …
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January 23rd

January 23rd, 2011 | Posted by Ben Abraham in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on January 23rd)

Another busy week for videogame blogging (when is it ever not?) so we’ve got a nice haul here for your reading pleasure. First up, Jaime Griesemer of Bungie has started writing about design, and largely multiplayer design: initially its drafts for larger arguments, but they’re still well worth reading. Here’s a definition of “affordance” that …
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January 16th

January 16th, 2011 | Posted by Ben Abraham in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on January 16th)

Ashelia writing for her new tumblr muses on why she works in the game industry, and about why games leave such an important mark on the player: It’s about the experience, not the game. Your favorite game may not be mine, but it probably affected you in the same way. You played it. You loved …
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January 9th

January 9th, 2011 | Posted by Ben Abraham in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on January 9th)

Time to play catch-up. Since Christmas there’s been no shortage of worthwhile reading so let’s take a walk around the blogosphere and see some of what’s worth your time. Jorge Albor at the Experience Points blog returns his critical eyes to Civilization V, taking his early comments on the how barbarism and civilization are depicted …
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2010 has been one hell of a productive year for game criticism and writing. In our first full year of the TWIVGB feature, Ian and Eric decided to look through them all and cull from the 995 links the greatest written, most memorable and best representative writings over the last year. So here we present …
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