Sundays are for praying it doesn’t rain while you’re standing in the open air watching Shakespeare and rapidly compiling a list of the fine (mostly) games related reading from across the week, while trying to avoid linking to some piece about pop music about superheroes.
- Brendan Caldwell writes about The Irish Question in games for Resolution magazine. Equally very funny while still having things to say on the troubled issue of the Troubles representation in games.
- The fifth part of Quinns’ Journey of Saga.
- PC Gamer have been quoting up a storm on Valve this week. Here’s what they are saying about wanting to make the Half-Life movie themselves.
- Atom-powered PC in a C64 case. Call us back when it’s a Spectrum.
- Internisus linked to this great piece on Steve Jackson’s Creature Of Havoc in the Lone Wolf thread, urging us to read it. I would too.
- Leigh flips the “Are Games Art?” debate on its head and wonders whether games are just soap. As in, a formula product which provides a certain audience with a set need.
- In the week of Elemental’s troubles, James Greene atEon Gaming writes on the question of releasing while in need of patches, plus the gaming world’s increasing acceptance of it.
- The Reticule interview Darius Poyer of Rein fame. Which I don’t think we’ve ever covered. WALKER!
- I think I’ve linked to Tale of Tales’ Over Games presentation before, but it caused some serious hair-tearing in the Indie Game community this week, so let’s drag it up again.
- Gamecrashers on why Games will never be Mainstream.
- New York Times’ This is Your Brain On Computers. Of course, lumping videogames in with this is the tricky one. Videogames are the most jealous of masters.
- A couple of comics links which caught my eye here. Firstly, here’s Dez Skinn publishing a load of pages from major British Creators from their pre-fame 1970s fanzine work. Early Bolland, Gibbons, et al. Great stuff. Secondly, Kirby would have turned 93 this week, and the Comics Reporter drops a mass of classic Kirby imagery. He knew exactly what to do.
- I still love Spoiler Alert!’s songs about DC Superheroes. Try ‘em all, but definitely try Batman. Argos & Co really do keep themselves busy.