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Posts tagged “NGJ”

An Evening With The Old Men Of New Games Journalism

Older readers (and writers) may recall that, in the dim and distant days before Rock, Paper, Shotgun, our hallowed co-founder and now acclaimed comics writer Kieron Gillen proposed a profound change to games journalism: leave the pretence of objectivity behind, step away from the dry scores, the thinly-disguised marketing and the focus on facts and technicality, and embrace subjectivity, anecdote and emotion. His angry, passionate,…

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Action Half-Life: The 5 a.m.

[I wrote this article for PC Gamer UK last year. It's the story of my brush with one of gaming's most fearsome map secrets, and a true story, and a love story. Kind of.]Strangest game I ever played?Well, okay.It started when we met in the underpass at dawn. The memory's hazy now but I remember it was the underpass, and I remember it was dawn,…

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Pitchfork Media: A Portrait of Wurm Online

[This is the extended Director's Cut of my feature on indie MMO Wurm Online for PC Gamer UK last year. Not to be confused with my relatively straightforward coverage of Wurm on RPS, this is a sordid tale of intrigue, humanity, murder and New Games Journalism. It's a good 'un, I think.]I'm bleeding to death. I've got maybe six or seven minutes before I'll be…

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