Monthly Archives: January 2012

On Rise of the Planet of the Apes (part 2)

So I just finished Rise of the Planet of the Apes again, this time on glorious home video, and I have another couple thoughts to add to my original post on the film. 1. I got into a discussion about sovereignty … Continue reading

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Some preliminary Dear Esther remarks

I am excited about Dear Esther coming out next month. It will be a day one purchase for me, and there aren’t a lot of games that hold that kind of weight for me. So this is the trailer for … Continue reading

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On Bifo’s The Soul at Work

So I have started reading Franco Berardi’s (“Bifo’s”) book The Soul at Work: From Alienation to Autonomy, and it is amazing. While I’m not necessarily into the historical bits about Italian workerism, I am incredibly interested in the things that … Continue reading

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Bogost’s Unit Operations and the Strangeness of Simulation

Over the Christmas break, and on Christmas day itself, I was reading Ian Bogost’s Unit Operations: An Approach to Video Game Criticism.  Immediately after that I read a Thomas M. Disch novel, but after that I read Tom Bissell’s Extra Lives: … Continue reading

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SOPA and PIPA are bad

SOPA and PIPA are still on the table. They are both acts that attempt to prevent piracy of digital property and attempt to maintain the ability for creators on the internet to assert their intellectual property rights. Those things are … Continue reading

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Kids Like Angry Birds

This might seem really obvious, and while I have some sad things to say at the bottom of the post, I want to try to be positive up here. This is an article written by a teacher in Canada. The … Continue reading

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Pigs Playing Games

There is a game that human beings can play with pigs.  (Thanks to Scu for sending me the link.) So let’s get a few basic things out of the way: 1. I think that humans and animals playing games together is amazing. 2. … Continue reading

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