Archive for December, 2005
December 12th, 2005

This week’s Escapist is all about gaming that falls outside the mainstream market — including girl games, as discussed in a short piece of mine called “Games of Fairer Sex.” What are girl games? Who the heck is buying these things? Where have they gone right, and where have they gone wrong? Attempted insights; quotes […]

December 8th, 2005

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about game interactivity – whether it negates the selfhood of the actual player, or somehow recreates it. In other words, is the real-life person behind the controller abandoned in the face of the game world, or is he/she re-established in his/her power to manipulate the game? Do we dissolve […]

December 6th, 2005

I’m not usually one to jump into the video games and violence debate, nor do I normally give two hoots about war games, but there’s an interesting piece up today at The Escapist by Shawn Williams called “Apocalypse Not” which discusses, from first-hand accounts, the vast differences between real-life warfare and game fighting. It relates […]

December 3rd, 2005

Game writer Tim Stevens has an interesting short piece up this week in The Escapist‘s “Casual Friday” section called “Supplemanting Reality,” which gives a quick glance at the question of virtual reality vs. real life experience (as expressed through a game like Nintendogs). Tim’s overall point seems to be that gaming offers players opportunities they […]

December 2nd, 2005

I’ve done something I probably shouldn’t have. I joined Second Life. I’d resisted it for months, so why did I cave now? I’m putting together a small news piece for Wired on an in-world pornographic magazine called Slustler, and I was convinced (forcibly) that before I could write about it I had to shut up […]

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