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Posts tagged “Ian Bogost”

Medal Of Honor: Beta, Criticism

Ah, time for fresh manshoots. The Medal Of Honor beta is open and ready to accept you. You should probably sign up there if you want to shoot some men. What you should definitely do, however, is read Ian Bogost's scathing analysis of EA's decision to drop the "Taliban" name from their game: "Medal of Honor is just another well-produced first-person shooter, one that invokes…

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Smart Casual: Cow Clicker

The bizarre response of the games community to the success of Facebook games - a mix of hysteria, hatred, and irrational claims about it "destroying" the games industry - has been a hot topic for 2010. One of the calmer and more concise discussions of the phenomenon is over on Mr Ian Bogost's blog. He didn't just write about it, however, he did what game…

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IGF Factor 2010: A Slow Year

Ian Bogost's A Slow Year is "A chapbook of game poems for Atari VCS, PC, and Mac". As in, it's primarily developed for the VCS - being released in a limited edition cartridge - with the other two system being ports. It's picked up a nomination for the IGF Nuovo Award. It will inevitably drive some people mad by its mere existence. Good. Some people…

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