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Dave Hickey - The Heresy of Zone Defence [pdf]
"Kareem, after the game, remarked that he would pay to see Doctor J make that play against someone else. Kareem's remark clouds the issue, however, because the play was as much his as it was Erving's, since it was Kareem's perfect defense that made Erving's instantaneous, pluperfect response to it both necessary and possible—thus the joy, because everyone behaved perfectly, eloquently, with mutual respect, and something magic happened—thus the joy, at the triumph of civil society in an act that was clearly the product of talent and will accommodating itself to liberating rules." This is phenomenal writing.
writing  play  sport  games  basketball  davehickey  juliuserving 
february 2012 by infovore
Design Rampage: Design Lesson 101 - Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden
"More commercial games should try ideas and concepts this crazy. Games like this probably serve a niche market, which is why they don't get made, but they feel like what gaming is truly all about. Barkley Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden is the game that The Joker would make if he were a game developer."
games  gamemaker  rpg  surreal  crazy  basketball  analysis  design  playful 
august 2008 by infovore

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