Sundays are for writing fight scenes, making more tea than a human can possibly imbibe and compiling a list of the fine (mostly) games related writing from across the week while trying to not link to some piece of bloody pop music.
- Rossignol writes why he considers himself a cyborg due to his videogames in his Prosthetic Imagination piece. You should all read this.
- Derek Yu gives fifteen tips on finishing your game. This is lots of fun, on lots of levels and should be essential reading for anyone even thinking about making an Indie game. I’ve spent most of life surrounded by people doing all the errors on their list, and they never accomplish anything. ANNOYING!
- Perhaps unsurprisingly, Dejobaan’s Aaa(Snip! – Ed)’s postmortem is a lot of fun. Lessons include: “Our designers were powerful cyborgs.” Like, obv. Hearts! Lots of hearts!
- Alex Spencer has a think about whether games can find a place in a busy life.
- Denby writes an article about the best 10 intros EVER for PC Gamer. A fun one, though I suspect everyone will have something to argue about with it. As you should. That’s what lists are for.
- Eurogamer’s interview with the creators of indie-adventure the Dream Machine made me wonder why we haven’t done more about it. Because we suck, that’s why.
- Still missing PC Zone? C&VG publish a whole load of industry luminaries talking about the magazine. Sniff.
- Ben Abrahams points at this fun blog which is doing a fairly oblique take on Minecraft. Towards Dawn basically charts Brendan Keogh’s attempts to head ever eastwards. How far can he get?
- I’m still not sure if this is old or new due to the retro site, and I think I may have written about some of it before, but the archiving of Origin’s material from Mythic’s vaults is just wonderful.
- Paste Magazine goes to PAX and does a hefty report. Good look at the whole con, really.
- Michael Cook noted Reddit’s new “thing”. A sub-channel where charitable gamers give away a copy of a game. If the person who received it like it, they should buy a copy of the game for someone else. If they don’t, they should buy a copy of another game and give it away. Cute. Hope it works.
- Ready Up’s take on RUSE is a little monomanical, but does actually put some useful focus on some aspects of the game.
- China Mieville writes about The Weird Vs Hauntology.
- New York’s Wail Of The 1% article was genuinely compelling.
- I’ve been mainlining the new Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan album all week. The fact they ended up forging an ongoing collaboration together still makes me smile. Who’d have predicted it, y’know? Try You Won’t Let Me Down Again.