Monthly Archives: March 2016

John Gray on The Man in the High Castle

John Gray is a writer who I have an immense amount of respect for, and he’s taken the occasion of the new Amazon Prime series centered on Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle to talk about Dick, reality, and … Continue reading

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Bogost on Prestige Career Switching

Circumstances like Schmidt’s and Poole’s can’t be explained by the popular myth that today’s workers will have seven different careers in their lifetimes thanks to rapid changes in technology and industry. (Schmidt certainly doesn’t have to work ever again if … Continue reading

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Liz England’s GDC Wrapup

Liz England wrote a blog post about what she did at GDC. You should go read it.

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Shadows Over Innistrad Preview at Paste

Earlier today an piece went up where I nerded out about the vampires of Magic: The Gathering as a way of talking about some of the cool new cards in the cool new set Shadows Over Innistrad. Check it out.

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Let’s Play: Heavy Rain

We recently finished our let’s play of the magical game Heavy Rain, and if you would like to watch all 19 episodes of that please go here. I think it’s an interesting game if only for the way that it fails, … Continue reading

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Appearance on A Momentary Pause

I was recently on Kevin King’s podcast A Momentary Pause to talk about my game “The Old Man and the Sea.” You can listen to my appearance here. Kevin is a great person, and he asks really wonderful, specific questions. The back catalog … Continue reading

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Appearance on Abnormal Mapping

I was recently on Abnormal Mapping to talk about Metal Gear Solid 3 and the weird world of Hideo Kojima. I had a great time, and it’s an excellent podcast. Check it out here.

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On The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

1. When Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released, there was a longform internet discussion on the nature of the Mary Sue. Debates raged over whether Rey, one of the protagonists of that film, was in that camp of figures. Critics of … Continue reading

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Ian Bogost on Campus Carry Laws

A while back, a student at Georgia Tech, where I teach, showed me a series of anonymized “threats” that students in a notoriously difficult class of mine had posted in an online discussion forum. I’d just returned grades, and nobody … Continue reading

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A Firewatch Reader

I think Firewatch is a neat game, and I like reading about games that I think are neat. Like I did with Bioshock: Infinite, I’m going to create a list of writing about Firewatch that I find interesting. This list is not exhaustive, nor does … Continue reading

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