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I Am A MechWarrior

“…if Brian is watching the movie Babe, we don’t say, ‘Brian is a pig.’” –Jesper Juul, “Introduction to Game Time” ~~~ I am a MechWarrior. I am a soldier on Halo. But I am not Lara Croft, although Tomb Raider is my favourite game. Since my hand-me-down PS2 […]

BSG Surprise

Spoiler alert! Abigail Nussbaum talks about the finale of season 3 of Battlestar Galactica: “In fact, I find myself dangerously close to the ‘but it’s not supposed to make any sense’ mindset that keeps people watching 24 and Lost.”

In the Sewer with the Alligators

I’m tired of the two-camera, hour-long drama. I’m tired of the Oscar-oriented mainstream film. I’m tired of “literary fiction,” you know, respectable middlebrow art. I don’t enjoy everyday reality heightened with swelling strings. I’m tired of realism’s conventions; so I’ve been turning to comics, pulp fiction, cartoons and […]

Knitted Zombie Doom

Behold the power of a knitted Dawn of the Dead, Tom Savini from Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead (see the flickr slideshow if you’d prefer) and the knitted Shaun of the Dead all created by cakeyvoice. cakeyvoice sells them, too. (All props to jiang tou […]

Incredibly Cool Control Scheme

Instead of an accelerate key you have to make motor noises into a microphone to make your racing car go? Awesome! Clive Thompson takes a look at some very innovative indie games. “It’s a delightful way of breaking outside well-worn control techniques — buttons, thumbpad, keyboard. This isn’t […]