Monthly Archives: May 2011

Presented without comment #15

‘Fear and Loading in Game Journalism‘ by Christian McCrea at The Escapist (circa 2007). Chuck Klosterman’s notorious piece for Esquire wants to know where gaming’s Lester Bangs is hiding, and many people have cited the piece for its assertion that most game … Continue reading

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Stereotypical Update Post

Every so often I look over my blog – just skimming the posts – and as I was doing so lately I realised that it’s turned into a whole lot of ‘presentation without comment’. So let’s do some good old … Continue reading

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Presented without comment #14

‘Where The Hell Am I? Some Remarks on the History of SR and OOO‘ by Levi Bryant at LarvalSubjects. I think, even where it doesn’t know it, OOO and SR are responding to these ontological transformations where we’re no longer … Continue reading

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Why do I write?

Why do I write? I haven’t stopped to think about it lately, and I probably should. So I sat down for an afternoon and tried to come up with all the reasons why I write. Here, in no particular order, … Continue reading

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Presented without comment #13

‘Faulty Towers: The Crisis in Higher Education‘ by William Deresiewicz at The Nation.com. What we have in academia, in other words, is a microcosm of the American economy as a whole: a self-enriching aristocracy, a swelling and increasingly immiserated proletariat, … Continue reading

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I have a robot’s voice

Because Skype + my only computer microphone are an exceptionally awkward combination. Listen to my verbal wanderings over at the Pop Matters Moving Pixels Podcast. It’s easy to forget not everyone else knows all the “history” I do. Do I … Continue reading

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Presented without comment #12

‘How the Internet Gets Inside Us‘ by Adam Gopnik at The New Yorker. …if you stretch out the time scale enough, and are sufficiently casual about causes, you can give the printing press credit for anything you like. But all … Continue reading

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A response to Dan Cook’s “blunt critique of game criticism”

NB: Since posting this piece the original post in question has been edited to remove many of the phrases I initially took aim at. As such I now feel like the fool flailing away at thin air, so thanks for … Continue reading

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Presented without comment #11

‘Is the squeeze worth the juice?‘ by Glen Fuller at New Matilda. The hyperbolic vitriol of some of the commentators about the case currently underway is a bit disconcerting. Chief among them is Mike Masnick, TechDirt.com CEO and editor, who has consistently … Continue reading

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