At Smithsonian, Mary Pilon writes about the history of Monopoly. It was intended to teach people about income inequality. “In 1904, Magie received a patent for an invention she called the Landlord’s Game, a square board with nine rectangular spaces on each side, set between corners labeled ‘Go […]
At Motherboard, Emanuel Maiberg writes about the revelation that City Of Heroes lives. “‘When City of Heroes closed in November 2012, this was very fresh in my mind,’ Pardini wrote. ‘Instead of trying to develop a server out in the open to suffer the same fate as Infinite […]
At Fanbytes, Avelene Perry writes about the worst possible dates in all of the Dragon Age trilogy. “Dragon Age is a series of three fantasy RPGs about sarcastic queer people saving the world, being miserable in a bad city, and militarizing the world’s largest religion, respectively. The games […]
Voice actor Redd Pepper is interviewed at Shadow & Act: “Pepper said he’d forgotten half of the numerous trailers he’s done voice work for, but there’s one he’ll always remember. When he was recording for The Lost World: Jurassic Park UK trailer, a voice in his headphones commented on […]
At the Public Medievalist, Paul Sturtevant continues series on race, racism and the middle ages with a look at the use of “race” in fantasy, including Dungeons & Dragons: “Tolkien crafted his fantasy world intricately. He, for example, took great pains to calculate distances and accommodate for the […]
Rock Paper Shotgun reports in depth on a war in EVE Online’s space and its fallout.