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October 15, 2014
"What if, wrote Jenn Frank, there was a computer game that involved a sexy character shopping for a bra but ended with her crying softly because she could not find one that fitted.
"Everyone thought I was kidding," Ms Frank told the BBC. "I thought I was kidding, and then two hours later I was building a website for it.""
October 3, 2014
In the continuing saga that is #GamerGate, Intel today pulled its ads from Gamasutra under pressure from activists involved in Operation Disrespectful Nod.
BoingBoing: Intel pulls ads at site critical of #GamerGate
Verge: Intel buckles to anti-feminist campaign by pulling ads from gaming site
Slate: GamerGate Fights Corruption in Journalism By Encouraging Corruption in Journalism
October 1, 2014
Lars Doucet, one of the developers of Defender's Quest, on how recent changes to Steam are a good thing for game makers.
September 19, 2014
What can Quake 3 teach us about the future of games? A lot, says Nicholas O’Brien at KillScreen. What can Quake Live teach us about making wrong decisions at every possible juncture? Even more, says me.
September 18, 2014
September 17, 2014
Superdimensional is the highest rated entry from the latest Ludum Dare competition, and it is gorgeous. You can play it in-browser with Unity, peruse the source, or download executables for Windows or Linux. [via]
Zoe Quinn talks (at Cracked.com, of all places) about 5 Things I Learned as the Internet's Most Hated Person, in the wake of the idiot-hatefest that has come to be known as hashtag-gamergate. Did I do that right?
Game Developers respond to Microsoft buying Minecraft Just a long listing of tweets, but that's the way of things these days.
August 28, 2014
The Dissolve on movies stealing from video games, video games stealing from movies, and everybody winning (except Grand Theft Auto, which gets poo-pooed in passing). See also: Why it took a Korean movie to craft a successful BioShock story. [more inside]
Video Games, Misogyny, And Terrorism: A Guide To Assholes. "There’s something rotten deep within gaming culture."
Rat Dota "Two digital wizards punching each other in the face has a directness which gets translated as honesty. One digital wizard commandeering a bunch of tree people to smack a building then scarpering before the other digital wizards show up to deliver the aforementioned face-punching is an indirect encounter. It tends to get translated as sneaky or less honest. It gets the ‘rat’ label." [more inside]
August 5, 2014
The idea of turning Joyce's Ulysses into a VR game gives me all sorts of conflicting feels, many of them ungood and none of them plump or stately.
♫HARMONY SUMMER HARDPACK TAPE 11-IN-1♫ 11 free music themed games(?) created for the makega.me "1 hit wonder" forum pageant (a game jam type thing as far as I can tell) by thecatamites of Space Funeral and Murder Dog fame (and also his 50 short games pack, all of which I think, if you're a cheapskate, are available on Glorious Trainwrecks .