Player Hater

“Vince Carter’s a dick,” Marty says when I choose him. “He’s from the Toronto team,” I say lamely. I’m not really a hometown booster or anything, I’d just been happy I’d been able to recognize any of the players I had to choose from. “Yeah, but he wants […]

In the Shadow of Maus

Art Spiegelman has a lot to live up to. He founded Raw magazine in the early 1980s, an anthology of independent comics assembled well before the masses cottoned on to the concept. Through it, he brought sunlight to some of the medium’s best practitioners, Dan Clowes and Charles […]

The screenwriter of the upcoming Doom movie dreams big in this interview: “I never thought of it as a video game movie. I wanted to write first a great movie, then a great science fiction movie and then a video game movie.”

What makes a good sex scene? Sara Donati of Storytelling investigates, with the basic rule: “If you can substitute ‘and then they had sex,’ the scene is useless.” With 10 examples.

Antagonistic Amusement

Now that the Matrix franchise has collapsed under its own hype and mystical mumbo-jumbo, it’s refreshing to see a well-executed cyberpunk tale in what is perhaps its ideal medium: the videogame. Because it’s not just about the style — the leather overcoats and the sunglasses — that shit […]

The cultural gutter indeed! How about an overview of comics based on video games: “This is not what worried parents had in mind. Comic books were bad enough, but reading comic books about games could be likened to brushing one’s teeth with icing sugar.” [Site has annoying ads]