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The Sunday Papers

Sundays are for buying things on the internet. Take out your wallet, please, and proceed to the links to the week’s best videogame writing below.

  • Zam recently published an article about the Star Wars roleplaying community in Second Life. I have at least two friends who I could see themselves losing themselves to this, against their better judgement.
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    The Sunday Papers

    Sundays are for doing all the things you’ve been trying to get done the last three Sundays. Or we could put it off again and spend the day reading about videogames. Choose wisely.

    The Sunday Papers

    Sundays are for waiting eagerly for the Tesco man to come because your cupboards are empty and your appetite is growing. Can we satiate ourselves with nourishing words, images and sounds about videogames? Let’s try.

    The Sunday Papers

    Sundays are for freezing to death in a house that has a broken boiler, meaning no hot water and no heating. Let’s warm ourselves by the glow of our computer screens by reading some of the week’s best writing about videogames.

    • Joel Goodwin recently made a video version of Into The Black, which discusses the joy of exploration in games and the ways in which it can be ruined by extrinsic reward. I like Joel’s videos, which adopt a serious, almost academic tone, then continually pricks the pomposity with gags. Disarming. Joel is also this week’s winner for having both made a thing and also for emailing it to me so I can send people his way.
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    The Sunday Papers

    Sundays are for clearing the decks of all the links we found over Christmas, so that finally 2016 can start fresh. Welcome back to the Sunday Papers.

    • I played few games over the Christmas break, but I did read a lot of ‘best games of the year’ lists. I prefer lists which highlight games that I haven’t played, which means console-focused sites. The best of the bunch were Giant Bomb, who asked a number of game developers to write their top tens. Among them, 80 Days writer Meg Jayanth, Her Story creator Sam Barlow, Cibele creator Nina Freeman, and the best of the bunch, Valve writer and Old Man Murray co-creator Erik Wolpaw. The latter mostly contains Japanese dungeon crawlers, such as…
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    The Sunday Papers

    Sundays are for hearing echoes of some new internet controversy and being glad that we are all of us here, away from such distractions. Let’s read the week’s best games writing and rejoice.