Category Archives: Videogames

Only videogame related posts.

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Gone Home: Jump Scares and Ludonarative Harmony

So there’s a new game out called Gone Home and I don’t have the superlatives to describe it adequately so just take my word for it and go play. It’s some trifling amount of money on steam. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Extremely Dangerous African Water

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Go play ‘The River’ a game by Courtney Stanton

here.

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Michael Clarkson evaluates some of FC3′s design

Michael Clarkson has a great post up analysing in some detail the design features of Far Cry 3 and their relative success or failure. Most interesting to me is his discussion of why FC3 designs away the landscape, by encouraging … Continue reading

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Far Cry 3 and designer inducements

Thinking some more about the ideas in Andrew Vanden Bosche’s great post that I responded to the other day, I realised that I hadn’t really thought about it from the perspective of the game designer, i.e. from the position that … Continue reading

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Passive agression, Spec Ops: The Line, and the individual onus

Andrew Vanden Bossche has a great little post up on his tumblr about the way Shinji Ikari in Evangelion reacts to being told what to do, wanting to resist doing it, while also being unable to say ‘no’ to his … Continue reading

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Far Cry 3 – On tessellation, FOV and enjoyment

So I changed two minor video settings at some point this week and it’s like I’m playing an entirely different game. I changed the geometry to ‘Ultra’, and the Field of Vision (FOV) to 90 degrees, up from the default … Continue reading

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Comparative feelpinions about Far Cry 3

Most of my readers will remember that I’m known as one of the biggest fans of Far Cry 2 in the world, having done my ‘Permanent Death’ saga in which I played through the game in one life and documented … Continue reading

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Gaming the Imagination

GAMING THE IMAGINATION: COUNTERPUBLICS AND THE CONTESTATION OF SYMBOLIC PRODUCTION by Daniel Joseph.

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