Day: July 5, 2006

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Zing of the Moment

“Is there any gaming oriented subject a games journalist, desperate to add some substance to his or her trade, can’t spend a few thousand words upon? I dunno — ask Wagner James Au.” -Kotaku’s Florian Eckhart plays it snarky in linking to a piece on The Armchair Empire on the origins of some game character […]

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Correction of the Moment

“Okay! We give up! You win! I didn’t notice the wrist strap on Wii at E3, when apparently it was there the entire time, especially after some people started using the controller incorrectly.” -1up’s Patrick Klepek retracts a story about a “new” wrist strap for the Wii controller, shown for not-the-first time at a Spanish […]

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GameSpot… Now with Automatic Transmission

Given Toyota’s recent push into the game media, this was really inevitable. (Before you all ask, yes, I know it’s satire. I write for the site, for goodness sakes)

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Games-obsessed or Terror-obsessed?

Anyone who sees this this Globe and Mail story about a boy who renounces video games for fundamentalist Islamic terrorism turn into this Chronicle Herald story headlined “Report says terror suspect was video-game obsessed teen” knows everything they need to know about anti-game bias among some segments of the mainstream media. GamePolitics has more analysis […]

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Finding Lester Bangs

So anyone who’s familiar with the subject matter of this site is probably wondering why I haven’t said anything about Chuck Klosterman’s recent Esquire article decrying the lack of serious game critics on the order of Lester Bangs. Well, I considered posting on it as soon as I finished reading it, but I decided I […]

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