Monthly Archives: April 2013

Supplement to #RespectCon13 Talk

Today I am speaking at RespectCon about sexual violence in video games. This post is a collection of links that I talked about, and through, in the talk. 1. Jason Schreier “You’ll ‘Want to Protect’ the New, Less Curvy Lara … Continue reading

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On Monster Loves You!

My taste in games has altered over the past few months. I am less and less willing to put thirty hours, much less forty, sixty, or eighty, into a game. Although I spent last year playing some long games (most … Continue reading

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Philip K. Dick’s Coffee Robot

“One postcred please,” the speaker said. It began to tick ominously. “Or in ten seconds I will notify the police.” He passed the postcred over. The ticking stopped. “We can do this without your kind,” the speaker said. “One of … Continue reading

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A Quick Note About Criticism and Bioshock Infinite

SPOILERZ FOR BIOSHOCK INFINITY AND BEYOND: THE RECKONINGThere is some video game adage that I have heard a few times that goes something like this: a video game gets more testing in the first week of release than it does … Continue reading

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Richard Cobbett on Bioshock 2

The list goes on, but its most important element is that where BioShock was ultimately the story of a city, BioShock 2 is the story of its people – and in particular, a father and daughter relationship. On the surface … Continue reading

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Rhizome Profiles Alex Myers

So Alex Myers has a lot of radditude and you can look at his blog and his twitter for constant updates on his life. I constantly want to write at length about Alex, but I’ve yet to spend the time … Continue reading

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Interesting Bioshock Infinite Posts, Podcasts, and General Things

So this is going to be the place where I collect posts about Bioshock Infinite that I find interesting and worth keeping up with for FUTURE THINGZ I WRITE. I’m a big fan of making these personal data collections public, so here’s … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden on V For Vendetta and Guy Fawkes Masks

It is a curious combination of images, histories, politics and symbols—a Catholic revolutionary, executed for treason, a peculiar heritage in British popular commemoration, a right-wing blog site, a graphic novel, a Hollywood film disowned by the graphic novel’s writer, a … Continue reading

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On Bioshock Infinite

SPOILERS FOR BIOSHOCK INFINITE “There’s no point in asking.” “Why not?” “Because he doesn’t row.” “He doesn’t row?” “No, he DOESN’T row.” “Ah, I see what you mean.” My appraisal of Bioshock Infinite sits roughly in the same place that … Continue reading

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Review of Alien Phenomenology at Itineration

So I reviewed Ian Bogost’s Alien Phenomenology for the online journal Itineration. You can view it here. It should be viewed this way: 1. read the review proper 2. listen and watch the computer performance of the review 3.  read my review … Continue reading

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