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May 13th

…in his Pretension +1 column for Unwinnable is a (rather charming and empathetic, in Mastrapa’s usual fashion) reflection on how games will be the death of him:

Part of my problem is that I let myself get derailed. I’ll make some good habits and frequent the gym for a month or two. And then something like E3 will come up and throw me off. I’ll come back exhausted and start the spiral again. For a while I tried to use videogames as a carrot, but my World of Warcraft workout was short-lived. When I made exercise a requirement

February 27th

…at Play

Two pieces next, an interview and a commentary, about making and playing games in wider communities.

  • AN OUTCRY (Developer Interview) – DEEP HELL Skeleton chats with writer and developer Quinn K about fangames, translation, the desire to be heard through one’s work, and their new horror game, An Outcry.
  • It’s a Man’s World of Warcraft – Uppercut Elle Biesemeyer describes how toxic masculinity and abusive behavior permeate the social experience of online worlds (content notifications for racism, slurs, sexual harrassment).

“Our identities don’t disappear when we enter a video game. Gaming

Kill Screen archive

…your 80 year old grandma

  • playlist 212 threes steals our time sun night rescues laika and action painting pro makes us all artists
  • gran turismo proof singularity and other things gleaned kaz
  • twenty sided store
  • world warcraft religion one anthropologist thinks so
  • thief returns and brings it host questions about stealth genre
  • dadification videogames round two
  • sports games now live uncanny valley and its deeply disturbing
  • threes lot more addictive
  • kill screen partners ibm curate mini game design conference also elvis costello
  • area 5 quest make american life videogames

  • May 31st

    …this week interviewing Brooklyn based ‘Anamanaguchi‘ in ‘The chiptunes band that just might break through‘.

    While we’re on the subject of music, Dan Bruno makes a triumphant return to blogging this week at Cruise Elroy with his latest entry in the ‘Irregular Meter’ series of posts. This time he looks at the use of irregular meter in music of the Warcraft series. Previous entries in the series covered irregular meter in Jet Force Gemini, Road Rash 3 and the Penny Arcade game and in Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VIII and IX. A great series for anyone interested in…