Monthly Archives: May 2012

On Truth: Red, White & Black

I don’t know how to start this. Truth: Red, White & Black is about superheroes. That isn’t right. Truth: Red, White & Black is about comic books. Ugh. 1. Superheroes Truth: Red, White & Black is the story of the … Continue reading

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On Cow Boy

Cow Boy is an odd thing. There is a seriousness in it that can’t be forgotten–a boy is rounding up his entire outlaw family and turning them in. He is a bounty hunter, and whether that job description came as … Continue reading

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Playing War

VGChartz (why does that website have such a dumb name) has a great article up where an interviewer asks several people in the armed forces to talk through the drama surrounding Medal of Honor featuring The Taliban as a  playable team. The … Continue reading

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It is Memorial Day

Get memorializing. Here’s a track from Washed Out’s new joint. I like it. Real content tomorrow. For now, music.  

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Cabinet Interview with Sianne Ngai

This isn’t something substantive, but rather it is a moment where I tell you video game and comic book people that you have to read this interview that Sianne Ngai did with Cabinet last year. Ngai writes on aesthetics in a really … Continue reading

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On Zero-Player Games

Jesper Juul has posted a fascinating article titled “Zero Player Games: Or What We Talk About When We Talk About Players” over at his blogzone. It is a cowritten piece between Juul and Staffan Björk, and I found it interesting for … Continue reading

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Current Times 26

This is one more entry in the Current Times series, which basically means a link dump. Sometimes it happens because I have several things I want to talk about, but I don’t have too much to say about them. Sometimes … Continue reading

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A Brilliant Bit By Erin Manning

I am writing a conference paper and crunch time is upon us. I don’t have a lot of time for blog posts, but I think you will want to read this bit by Erin Manning from her book The Politics of … Continue reading

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I Am Not Going To Play Diablo 3

Or at least I’m not going to play it for a few months. A little bit about my history with the Diablo franchise: I played the original game for a couple years after launch. Sometimes I would play multiplayer, but more often … Continue reading

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On Writing About New Things

This blog has been less effort post and more content fill over the past couple days, and I am sorry. The process of moving ten thousand books (not that many, but a lot) has left me with precious little mind … Continue reading

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