Snobbery in Gaming

Someone mentioned the word “games” at a party I was at, and my radar picked up on it. Unfortunately, I was really annoyed by the conversation that followed.

Me: “Did someone say games?” The Other Person: “You wouldn’t have heard of it.” Me: “Uh, ok. I’d LIKE to hear about it.” The Other Person, dismissively: . . . → Read More: Snobbery in Gaming

Chicks Dig Gaming: A Celebration of Gaming by the Women Who Love It

Chicks Dig Gaming: A Celebration of Gaming by the Women Who Love It is a book I have been waiting for ever since I first learned that my friend Lars Pearson was interested in publishing a book about women and games.

Mad Norwegian Press is known for their Doctor Who-related books, including the . . . → Read More: Chicks Dig Gaming: A Celebration of Gaming by the Women Who Love It

I Want Tiny, Adorable Consoles to Play Slow Games for Christmas!

Wired reported on Ishac Bertran’s experimental game consoles that let you make only one move a day.

Slow Games from Ishac Bertran on Vimeo.

From his Slow Games page:

I’m using Slow Games as a platform to experiment with low pace, long lasting gameplays, and explore game mechanics that keep players engaged throughout weeks . . . → Read More: I Want Tiny, Adorable Consoles to Play Slow Games for Christmas!

Back This Project: That Dragon, Cancer

I haven’t backed many projects on Kickstarter, but That Dragon, Cancer by Ryan and Amy Green is one of those projects I can’t see passing up.

We created That Dragon, Cancer to tell the story of our son Joel and his 4-year fight against cancer. Our desire is to craft an adventure game that is . . . → Read More: Back This Project: That Dragon, Cancer

Why Does Your Game App Need My Browser History and Photos?

Years ago, I started paying attention to the usage of so-called digital rights management (DRM) in games and made my purchasing decisions accordingly. I might have missed out on some major cultural impacts, but I wasn’t going to passively accept what I thought was a draconian form of copy protection. A form of protection that, . . . → Read More: Why Does Your Game App Need My Browser History and Photos?

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