Monthly Archives: July 2012

Policing the Xbox Community

I don’t have much commentary about this, and I must have missed it from earlier in the month. Kyle Orland writes about Stephen Toulouse, the head of Xbox Live’s community moderators. He is the guy who is over the guys … Continue reading

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On the Crunch

This is a short thing because I am not feeling well. This article has been making the rounds the past couple days. In it, Sean Murray talks about the beauty of the crunch and how it is a wildly creative … Continue reading

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Boris Groys, Ernst Jünger, Agent 47: Identity and the Hitman Franchise

I recently finished Boris Groys’ Introduction to Antiphilosophy, which I enjoyed quite a bit. It is a collection of essays that Groys wrote at various times; as he says in the introduction, they were not written to be read together, but … Continue reading

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On The Dark Knight Rises

I finally saw The Dark Knight Rises. Obviously, this post is going to spoiler-heavy. I enjoyed The Dark Knight Rises. I had a wonderful time watching it. I’m going to do something incredibly lazy, but also really worthwhile: I’m going to tell you a … Continue reading

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Half Life 2′s Cut Content

I’ve been phoning the content in for a couple days, and I apologize for that–yesterday I was hiking and today I spent most of my time watching The Dark Knight Rises (expect opinions on this tomorrow). Anyway, this is a short … Continue reading

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Pat Holleman Writes on Authorial Intent

I don’t have a whole lot to write today–I had some big hang-outs with a friend that started at 9am, which hasn’t left me a whole lot of time to do internetting and the kind of hard-hitting journalism/complaining that you … Continue reading

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Dana Stevens and the Enjoyment of Games

Dana Stevens doesn’t enjoy games. In fact, she doesn’t even see a point in them–”Why obey these rules rather than any others, or none at all?” she writes in her Slate article. Stevens brings up her historical problems with games, … Continue reading

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