Sunday hits, accompanied by the Papers, as compiled by the good-ship RPS. The idea is that we publish a list of things we consider worth sitting back and reading, while avoiding linking to classic early noughties summer-pop-glories. No, really.
- Lara Crigger over at 1UP writes about videogame story – and specifically related to the – er – somewhat novel choices for the WGA best writing of 2008 awards. Why (and, indeed, what?) Dead Head Fred and no Portal or Bioshock? Apparently you have to be part of the WGA new media caucus. Relevant quote from Ken Levine. “I’d never even heard of it…I don’t even know where to start to get involved.”
- Leigh Alexander takes the “It’s only a game!” argument to task over at Kotaku. Leigh does show it’s a particularly hypocritic stance from anyone who has ever expressed any indignation about how games are perceived in pop culture. And talking about outright hypocrisy…
- Parasitic internet comedian disses parasitic internet comedians? Yahtzee’s Webcomic rant blew up amusingly. Clearly, he’s smart enough to aware of the irony of what he’s doing and turns it into gags but – y’know – the shield of irony isn’t actually impenetrable. Also: Fish and fucking barrels, man.
- That said, CTRL-ALT-DEL is nob. I mean, obv.
- Oh yeah – while we’re being mean. IGN Exclusive: Squids are not animals.
- Away from oddly un-RPS-like petty bitching – does the shield of irony work for everyone? – POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Robert Passarella is impressed by VGChartz. Simon Carless examines VGChartz’s methodology and finds it somewhat lacking. RPS is: Unimpressed by the “z” in “Chartz”.
- Richard Cobbett finally gets around to hitting level seventy in World of Warcraft. He wins! He also shares his thoughts about the strange and odd ride with strange and odd people.
- Michael Walbridge talks to assorted games writer trying to find a scene name. I just tell him the one he shouldn’t call it. For God’s sake, not that.
- Phoenix – If I feel better. Made of lovely and bubbles.