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Video Game Review - ‘Red Dead Redemption’ Brings Old West to Life -
"Westerns are about place... They’re not called outlaw films... They’re called westerns. They’re about geography... the one thing [video games] do unquestionably better than other mediums is represent geography."
videogames  gaming  nytimes  reviews  geography  place  media  newmedia  rockstar  westerns 
may 2010 by travis
"Since the beginning of 2008, I have been leading as co-Principal Investigator the Stanford group in a new project funded by the U.S. Library of Congress called 'Preserving Virtual Worlds.'"
videogames  gaming  games  people  stanford  mith  pvw  research 
march 2010 by travis
Video games: the addiction | From the Observer | The Observer
"Tom Bissell was an acclaimed, prize-winning young writer. Then he started playing the video game Grand Theft Auto. For three years he has been cocaine addicted, sleep deprived and barely able to write a word. Any regrets? Absolutely none."
videogames  drugs  addiction  gaming  attention  violence  guardian  writing  storytelling  cocaine  humans 
march 2010 by travis
LRB · John Lanchester · Is it Art?
"So I’m guessing that if you played BioShock... your main reaction would be to be annoyed by all the things about it which seem stupid. Does that matter? Shouldn’t we just leave gamers to their annoying games, until they become less annoying?"
videogames  art  toread  lrb  media  future  culture  genre  gaming 
february 2010 by travis
The Nintendo gaming world awaits another Mario - Times Online
"Now, according to sources at Nintendo, the games designer has been banned by the company from speaking publicly about his hobbies."
miyamoto  creativity  ninendo  wii  people  games  gaming  videogames  hobbies  via:slashdot  ip  wtf 
august 2008 by travis
Grand Text Auto
"Grand Text Auto is about computer mediated and computer generated works of many forms: interactive fiction,, electronic poetry, interactive drama, hypertext fiction, computer games of all sorts, shared virtual environments, and more."
media  technology  art  culture  narrative  tech  hypertext  blogs  videogames  games  writing  gaming  design 
november 2007 by travis
Beautiful Katamari jilts PS3 at the altar, elopes with Wii :: DESTRUCTOID :: Hardcore video game blog
"...we reported on a rumor that Beautiful Katamari would dump the PlayStation 3 and move over to the Wii. Those rumors have now been confirmed and Namco's cult roll 'em up sequel is officially headed to both the Nintendo Wii and Microsoft's Xbox 360."
katamari  games  wii  nintendo  gaming  japan  ps3  sony  videogames  namco 
july 2007 by travis
Slashdot | How-Not-to-Hire-U.S.-Workers Law Firm Fires Back
"Congress is now calling for a Dept. of Labor investigation into a Pittsburgh law firm after a video showing its attorneys advising employers how to game the immigration system was posted on YouTube."
youtube  law  congress  immigration  lawyers  gaming  h-1b  slashdot 
june 2007 by travis
YouTube - PERM Fake Job Ads defraud Americans to secure green cards fo
"Our goal is clearly not to find a qualified and interested U.S. worker. And, you know, in a sense that sounds funny, but it's what we're trying to do here."
youtube  law  via:slashdot  gaming  lawyers  h-1b  immigration  business  money  labor  congress 
june 2007 by travis
Pirate Babys Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006 - Google Video
"Paul Robertson's Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006 is a masterpiece animation based on the graphic look and feel of platform handhelds."
shorts  animation  videos  games  videogames  violence  japan  sidescrollers  gaming  graphics  zombies 
april 2007 by travis
Clips: LittleBigPlanet - Kotaku
"This is the biggest thing to come out of GDC07. Hyperbole? Yes, probably. Is the game worth it? Yes, probably."
videogames  videos  demos  beautiful  physics  pbm  sony  ps3  games  trailers  kotaku  gaming  graphics  cgi  gdc07 
march 2007 by travis

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