There’s a really good article at Polygon, and I think you should read it.
A short little link here that I find pretty cool. The Twitter account @NEWS_XX14 tweets headlines from newspapers published on the same day in 1914.
LINK: “Will Gaming Save Education, or Just a Waste of Time?” by Dian Schaffhauser (August, 2013) In keeping with the tradition of piggy-backing off of themes set by Seth, this week’s linkbait offers up an article written by Dian Schaffhauser for T.H.E. Journal, a magazine covering educational technology for the last 40 years. Setting aside the
Apropos of Friday’s roundtable post, here’s an interesting short documentary on the interactions of friends playing Settlers of Catan.
We here at Acagameia did a podcast with k8monstr of the Feminism/Geekery blog! In it, we discuss Transistor, talking about female protagonists, world-building (or lack thereof), and personal theories which might paper over plot holes. There’s a lot of confusion. We had a lot of fun, and will likely be doing more in the future.
LINK: “For Ovaries and Glory” by Metaphlame (June 22nd, 2014) It’s no secret that Metaphlame, a frequent leaver of great comments on AcaGameia, is a prolific blogger in her own right. Recently, while sitting over beers and the World Cup, I had the pleasure of selling the great story-telling mechanism/historical dynasty simulation Crusader Kings II
Someone on Twitter posted a link to this Game Developers Conference presentation from 2010, in which Jamie Griesemer spends an hour describing the game balancing process using the specific instance of changing the sniper rifle firing time by two-tenths of a second for Halo 3. This is interesting not just as a rare instance of
Krystian Majewski recently published a post called Netrunner: The Way to Win is Not to Play in which he discusses the way in which certain powerful strategies in Netrunner function by subverting the normal flow of play and ideally cutting out your opponent’s ability to do anything. Go read that now, because it’s an interesting look
LINK: “Videogames and Scientific Revolutions” by Peter Christiansen (Oct. 9th, 2013) Videogames and Scientific Revolutions In keeping with our theme this past week, Thursday’s link about tech trees and scientific progress comes from the astoundingly great collaborative blog “Play the Past.” Reading Seth’s posts about Timeline and Master of Orion 2 reminded me of Peter
LINK: “The Unearthing” by Leigh Alexander (May 30th, 2014) http://leighalexander.net/the-unearthing Truthfully, most of the readers here ought to have already read this piece by this point. Published on Friday, Leigh Alexander’s authentically Gonzo piece about the ET unearthing is a great followup to the Weekend Linkbait. Over the course of the weekend I saw