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How To Guarantee Piracy

In order to play a mission called "Last Survivor" in the upcoming hopefully-this-one-won't-suck Alien game, Alien: Isolation -- one that features the original Nostromo crew with voice acting by Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, Tom Skerritt as Dallas, Veronica Cartwright as Lambert, and more, several of whom will be playable characters -- you'll have to preorder the game specifically from Gamestop. I'm going call it now: I estimate that this simple decision will double or triple the number of copies of this game that are pirated, which will result in significantly lower sales, which means that even if it's good, it will be labelled a flop. Good thinking, Sega!

Escape from Endor? One of the Ewok movies. I was an extra. I actually was hunting Ewoks.

Steve continues, "The other thing that was really innovative in Maniac Mansion was the fact that you were controlling three different characters and switching back and forth, which was something I'd never seen before."

"That was an insane thing to try to do," says Ron.

"And it was great," says Steve.

Pete Langston jokes, "It's something that Grand Theft Auto has only now discovered."

USGamer interviews a bunch of Lucasarts guys about the good 'ole days.

July 5, 2014

Celebrity Skulls

"Games about space fascists kicking the shit out of each other just aren't having as much on an impact on contemporary discourse as they could." David Hayward (organizer of the Feral Vector game design festival) walks and talks amusingly about how thinking of video games as industry stifles video games as a creative culture. His accompanying blog post is here.

July 4, 2014

DAGGR

DAGGR is a new community for LGBT gamers and their friends. Their mission is "to build a thriving community platform for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender gamers (or 'gaymers') and their friends, to share their gaming experiences and connect with each other through the medium of video games."

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