Day: December 12, 2005

Video Game Media Watch Archives

The Lighter Side Of Video Game News

With the widespread success of satirical shows like The Daily Show and Web sites like The Onion, fake news has begun to rival real news in terms of popularity. Into this environment comes The Game Rag, a hillarious new site setting out to be “the Onion of video game news,” according to creator Nathan Smart. […]

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Won’t Somebody PLEASE Think of the Children

Meant to link to this earlier, but got lost in the shuffle. The always excellent GamePolitics has taken it upon itself to aggregate a list of all the mainstream sources covering NIMF’s ridiculous scare-mongering over games featuring cannibalism. The list is holding steady at 36 outlets so far, most of which picked up an AP […]

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The 2005 Spike TV Video Game Awards…

… are sitting on my Tivo, as yet unwatched. I couldn’t bring myself to waste my Saturday night watching the broadcast when I could be out doing something more enriching, like watching paint dry (not what I actually did with my night). Luckily, Rick Healey over at NetJak does the watching so you don’t have […]

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More Artistic Thinking

A few final thoughts on the game-review-as-art-critique debate, then I’m considering the matter closed for now. First, a clarification: I didn’t mean to malign the whole of video game reviewing in my piece. There are plenty of outlets out there that treat games as holistic experiences instead of simple consumer products — many of them […]

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder. Right? Right?!?!

“What’s the big idea? You post one well–publicized post on the state of games criticism then disappear for almost two weeks? What kind of a two-bit operation is this anyway!” Sit tight, nonexistant yet eminently quotable reader. Business at my day job and a few outstanding freelance projects took up an inordinant amount of my […]

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