Back in December I got a PS3 for the first time and more recently I’ve been working on a side project that involves looking at a bunch of gaming stuff from the 90s. Recently these two interests have combined in a way that made me think about the lack of progress in the way pc [...]
A short followup on something I wrote way back in November of 2007 when I noticed that Edge magazine doesn’t give author credit on its articles.
Well, as a couple months ago that has changed because Edge now lists the authors of their articles:
The weird thing is that although the editorial for the [...]
Now that the PS4 is out, I finally bought a PS3. I know… I’m poor. Give me a job and I will be happy to spend my money on expensive consoles. I thought about buying either a PS3 or a 360 for a while but decided on the PS3 because I don’t want to pay [...]
I was never a huge fan of G4tv but it did have good access to videogame events like E3 and occasionally good interviews and Ninja Warrior. Now it seems like a ghost town.
First, it was supposed to become the Esquire Network in April of 2013 and they fired all their on-air staff and recorded [...]
I’m still updating the blogroll. It is taking so long because for each link I’m adding, I’m also trying to look at the blogs they link to. Of course that means I have to look at their links and so on and so on.
Of course I’m not putting every link in the blogroll. I’m [...]
A few weeks ago there was a lot of talk about Valve Software’s New Employee Handbook and some other things like a blog post by Michael Abrash, a podcast with Gabe Newell, and a story on Bloomberg Business Week. All of them paint a picture of Valve as being a Worker’s Paradise where there are [...]
In my last post, I wrote about hoping for more work on videogame history that went beyond the now standardized canon of videogame history.
Now, a Gamasutra article explores how even that standardized canon may not be all that accurate. The article shows that when it comes to the early days of videogaming, a [...]
I thought it would be good to try to provide a brief history of LAN parties and LAN games in the intro to my dissertation. This has turned out to be a surprisingly tough thing to do.
Although there seem to be no shortage of great books about videogame history, there still seems to [...]
Although it may have been a really warm winter, it is still winter. School starts again. Teaching again. Grading again. Not blog posting again!
In between trying to finish this dissertation, trying to find a job, teaching, and all that stuff I’ve neglected the blog.
A few years ago I ran across a Korean FPS called Nitro Family which at the time declared “the weirdest FPS ever” in part because part of the premise is that you play a man who is carrying around his wife on his back and when you fill up your meter you can shoot your [...]