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The Sunday Papers

By Graham Smith on February 22nd, 2015.

Sundays are for rolling around on the floors of your new home in search of a stronger mobile data connection, while waiting for Monday to bring a BT engineer and a proper internet connection. Good thing Friday’s are for trips to coffee shops and advanced assemblages of fine internet writings about videogames.

  • I’m aware I link the Guardian here a lot, but they’ve been doing good stuff of late. This week’s piece on the current state of industry crunch – examining whether anything has really changed since 2004’s EA Spouse – is essential reading. So read it.
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The Sunday Papers

By Graham Smith on February 15th, 2015.

Sundays are for packing all your worldly belongings into cardboard boxes, because it’s almost moving time. Look at all those DVDs you haven’t watched since the last time you moved.

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The Sunday Papers

By Graham Smith on February 8th, 2015.

Sundays are for scrubbing the oven because you’re moving out and that thing is filthy. At the next place, you promise yourself, you’ll clean it more regularly while living there so you don’t end up in this position for a fifth time. Ack! Let’s put it off by reading some fine writing about videogames.

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The Pipwick Papers

By Philippa Warr on February 1st, 2015.

Sometimes the regular Sunday Papers boy is unable to make his rounds for whatever reason and the THUNK of a rolled up digital news roundup hitting your screen never happens.

Here, instead, is the Pipwick Papers. It isn’t games-focused but it is still a selection box of reading material. Think of me as that creepy Milk Tray dude, wandering in and leaving a bunch of hyperlinks on your pillow.

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The Sunday Papers

By Graham Smith on January 25th, 2015.

Sundays are for putting off everything you’re meant to be doing, everything you want to be doing, and instead playing Football Manager till sleep. Best finish up that first season and post links to some of the week’s finest games writing.

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The Sunday Papers

By Graham Smith on January 18th, 2015.

Sundays are for waiting impatiently for the Tesco’s delivery person to arrive so you can finally eat some food. Quick, best round up the week’s best videogame writing before he arrives and we bury ourselves in bagels and hummus.

  • Chris Donlan profiles Michael Cook and the Procedural Generation Jam, highlighting both some of the entries and Cook’s ambitions. I owe Cook an email.
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    The Sunday Papers

    By Graham Smith on January 11th, 2015.

    Sundays are for telling people what to Sundays are for, of course. And a Sunday without it – as they were over the holidays – is no kind of Sunday at all. Let’s celebrate our return with some of the finest recent words about videogames.

  • This article is in French, but Google Translate does a good enough job with the translation – and John would be sad if I didn’t link it. It’s about Hexcells Infinite, and the difference between handmade and machine-generated puzzles.
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    The Sunday Papers

    By Graham Smith on December 21st, 2014.

    Sundays are for prepping for a Christmas break, by scheduling and editing, writing and shopping, fretting and food ordering. Best keep ourselves off the naughty list by first reading a round up of the week’s best (mostly) games writing.

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    The Sunday Papers

    By Graham Smith on December 14th, 2014.

    Sundays are for catching up on emails, commissioning words about videogames, and plotting for a Christmas break. Let’s go.

  • Andy Baio – he of Waxy.org – wrote this week about an experiment of sorts he carried out with his son, by introducing him to videogames in chronological order. I’ve seen a lot of different opinions of this, but it seems to me like a lovely story of a parent being active in playing games with their kid.
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    The Sunday Papers

    By Graham Smith on December 7th, 2014.

    Sundays are for recovering from a train journey to nowhere. Best make a tea, put on some new music, and settle down with words about games.

  • Holly Gramazio makes games for places, among other things. She writes in the Guardian about her work.
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    The Sunday Papers

    By Graham Smith on November 30th, 2014.

    Sundays are for re-watching the Star Wars trailer. It does not regress me to a nine-year-old, but I do like it when the spaceships go woosh past the other spaceships. If you are full up on woosh, perhaps you’d like the fine collection of words below instead.

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    The Sunday Papers

    By Graham Smith on November 23rd, 2014.

    Sundays are for a thousand different things, so it’s a short Papers this week. Back to regular service time, and there’s still plenty of fine words below.

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    The Sunday Papers

    By Graham Smith on November 16th, 2014.

    Sundays are for cursing international football for ruining your normal, relaxing weekend entertainment. They are also for roly-polying across computers screen in fits of indecision. Play a game? Which game? Perhaps you should read.

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