The nights are drawing in. Sundays turn from a time to play in the fields to a time to huddle inside and play Left 4 Dead (If you’re everyone else in the world) or Outrun 2006 (If you’re me). But there’s more to Sunday than that. There’s compiling a list of interesting reading from across the week for you to devour, while trying to avoid linking to an Of Montreal record with a well poncy title. GO READ!
- The ever-lovin’ Keith Stuart of the Guardian Gamesblog is thinking about reviewers and games. Traditionally, we’re accused of valuing innovation too much. However after Mirror’s Edge’s reception, he thinks its entirely the opposite. “This is frustrating and I think it highlights one of the key issues of contemporary gaming – what exactly is a videogame and what are the fundamental elements every game must provide?” says Keith, “Because, if it were a movie, Mirror’s Edge would be critically lauded by the specialist film press – it would be considered a forward-thinking masterpiece.”
- Leigh Alexander does some proper grown-up journalism for Gamasutra where she investigates the possibility of collusion between Montreal game developers to cap salaries. Fascinating stuff.
- The Fallout review we’ve all been waiting for. Well, a bit, anyway. Vince D. Weller – of Age of Decadance and general RPG loud-opiniondom – reviews Fallout 3 for NMA, Fallout Love/Hatesite. He likes it more than you may expect, but there’s still some unsheathed knives.
- This is the sort of thing I like to encourage. The Pickford brothers have started a picture blog. One pic a day. Art, comics, fun stuff.
- Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse – Of Montreal. Go chemicals!