It’s been threatening for some time now: first a bit of misdirection involving a possible sniper update, now revealed through clever internet chicanery to be the Spy. I don’t really play much Team Fortress 2 any more, but I do love these character movies. And so shall you!
Don’t lie: who among us doesn’t occasionally sit bolt upright in bed, drenched in sweat, eyes big as saucers? Our partner, lover, girl (or boy) picked up at the cheap bar down the street, and/or pet paws at us worriedly. “What is it?” they ask. But how can we communicate the terror to them? They’d […]
Video games are about imagination. They’re about going to places you might not otherwise go and doing things you might not otherwise do; they’re about meeting people and entities you might not otherwise meet and having experiences you might not otherwise have. The medium allows us, essentially, to take a life for a test drive. And the more advanced the technology gets, the less hard imagination work is required to “be” there. I don’t know whether this is good or bad, it’s just the way things are. But one thing’s remained the same since day one: there is always you, on the other end of the mouse or controller, always you separated from the other world by a screen. Video games can be about anything, but they always have you in common.
While I have never been what one might call an “intense” gamer, I have for years been a student of visual and printed forms of media.I have particularly followed the on-going argument related to computer gaming as art.I do this largely because it amuses me to find politicians who can barely spell “computer,” and lawyers […]
The Local and GamePolitics report that Germany has banned paintball and laser tag in response to the recent school shooting in Winnenden that left 15 dead, including the shooter. Germany has a long and storied tradition of opposition to violent entertainment, the result of massive and not entirely misplaced sensitivity over the perception that any […]
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The developers for The Path, the new game that has everyone scratching their head, has just announced the release of the Mac version. TransGaming did the honors and you can read about it here. As is typical whenever PC and Mac rub up against each other, there are a few sparks. (Get a room already […]
1UP Network, The Escapist, and other outlets are reporting that 3D Realms, developer/publisher of games since time immemorial, has shut its doors. This means an uncertain fate for Duke Nukem Forever, now in its 12th year of development, though by this point I don’t think anyone really expected it to ship anyway. Once was, 3D […]
Check out this mini-interview. Valve’s vice president of marketing, Doug Lombardi, fills in Doug Kuchera of Ars Technica on the ins and outs of keeping it fresh with their customers. In a word…UPDATES: “The updates cause an incredible spike in sales. And when the update is offered in concert with new Achievements, new media, such […]
Last week, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Playing Games column listed their nine Most Bizarre Video Games of All Time. To limit the list, the authors decided to concentrate on titles that were “actually kind of fun to play” and exclude licensed titles. (I’ve included my impressions for the games that I’ve played.): Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee […]