July 2017: ‘Denouement’

Once the immediacy of time draws to a gentle rest, there are still the odds and ends to sweep up. These moments of quiet, or reflection, or picking up the pieces are worth considering indulgent and important. The denouement, or perhaps more…

June 4th

This week we take a look at how we shape our personal worlds, and how games are shaped by us. Not just from a design standpoint, but by the way we explore our worlds and how that world informs the games we…

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March 5th

This past week has been full of thoughts, on beginnings and endings, and worth reflecting on before next week starts in earnest. Hopefully your weekend has treated you as gently it could, warming and preparing you for the coming week. Particularly for those…

December 4

The holiday season is upon us. Not long ago, family, food, and festivities have descended on unsuspecting folks’ schedules, and in just a few more days, family, food, and festivities will descend once again. The break in between, at least in America,…

Everyone’s A Critic

In the eddies that have formed in the wake of the GamerGate movement, and older conversation has gained new life. In particular, there’s a great deal of new discussion surrounding the value of criticism. That discussion, particularly where it pertains to the…

September 18th

I don’t look at the weekend the same way as I used to. It’s always had something of a rejuvenatory aspect, a magical means to reset the struggles and stresses of the previous week, enough to make the coming Monday more tolerable—though…

March 20th

There is something almost supernatural about a Sunday. It comes with a feeling of warmth, of relaxation, and happiness. Perhaps a few years ago, it would’ve been an ideal time to sit back with a newspaper, but in these modern days, perhaps…