…Maxis created a soundtrack that engenders instant nostalgia and “blissful naivety”.
In the aftermath of the White House meeting with game developers, three critics look at the relationship between games and violence.
How Video Games Are Funding Gun Manufacturers // HeavyEyed – YouTube (video: subtitles) Heavy Eyed refers to a 2013 Simon Parkin piece on the business relationships between games and weapons brands, bringing his work up to date in dialogue with recent games and political responses to mass shootings.
Opinion: There’s a Huge Problem With Fighting the Anti-Video Game Debate With…
…wonder why there is such a glaring blind spot ignoring fantasy sports. Why have we not turned our critical gaze onto these immensely popular, and truly fascinating game systems? Chuck Klosterman recently wrote for Grantland about the effect of fantasy sports on sports fandom, but that is for a largely sports-focused publication. Are fantasy sports not effectively videogames?
Rock, Paper, Shotgun is running an excellent little letter series on the stealth genre, with contributions from Andy Schatz, Raf Colantonio, Patrick Redding and Nels Anderson.