Are you game? See How Homer, Faulkner, and Ibsen can help. CINDY FRENKEL CULTURE 02.25.2021 07:00 AM “THE LANGUAGE I’VE invented is pronounced with the same phonetics as Latin,” explained Justin Harlan, my 21-year-old student. He was doing a presentation on his video game Ordenai, which was so outstanding that it left my boisterous class speechless. This … Continue reading Teaching Classic Lit Helps Game Designers Make Better Stories – From Wired Magazine
In an interview with New Zealand’s 1 News, Valve co-founder and president Gabe Newell talks about engineering a future where brain-computer interfaces create better-than-reality visuals and can actively edit who we think we are. You know, terrifying science-fiction stuff, only real.Why use your eyes and ears—which Newell sinisterly refers to as “meat peripherals”—to experience a game when … Continue reading Valve Founder Says Brain-Computer Interfaces Could One Day Replace Our ‘Meat Peripherals’ – From Kotaku.com
I submitted the idea for a game where a character must use stealth tactics to avoid encountering past and future versions of themself traveling through time. This was years ago but I looked it up again today. Unfortunately it only has my old net-handle attached 'The Neon Heart'. Oh well. I am glad to have … Continue reading ROSE & TIME: A Neat Video Game From Indie Buskers Game Jame Based On An Idea I Submitted – Travel Through Time While Avoiding Paradoxes
A Founding Father of Cyberpunk Isn't Surprised By Its Comeback Mike Pondsmith, who wrote the tabletop RPG that inspired Cyberpunk 2077, explains why the genre feels vital in 2020. CYBERPUNK—THE GENRE, NOT just the video game—is back. Altered Carbon and Westworld were hits, there’s a new Matrix movie in the works, and Cyberpunk 2077 is poised to be the year’s most successful, and most hyped, video … Continue reading Wired Magazine: A Founding Father of Cyberpunk Isn’t Surprised By Its Comeback
GEORGE YANG CULTURE12.08.2020 06:16 PM Orientalism, Cyberpunk 2077, and Yellow Peril in Science Fiction Cyberpunk as a genre, and Cyberpunk 2077 the game, are both rooted in a type of other-ization that can’t be ignored—but it can be examined. 2020 HAS BEEN one of the most tumultuous years in recent memory, but at least, in a few days, … Continue reading Wired Magazine: Orientalism, Cyberpunk 2077, and Yellow Peril in Science Fiction
Putting aside the game's bugs and issues, the underlying themes speak to the fears and worries of a time gone by—not that we've moved past them all. STEP OUT ONTO the streets of Night City, Cyberpunk 2077’s futuristic vision of a dystopian Californian metropolis, and very little looks immediately familiar. The city’s buildings have been replaced with … Continue reading Wired Magazine: Cyberpunk 2077 Revives the Dystopian Fears of the 1980s
The U.S. Military's back streaming their ESports team on Twitch, after a kerfuffle involving banning players for asking questions about war crimes. A judge ruled they had to allow the players back onto chat, unbanning the accounts they banned. Now there are a LOT of users asking questions about war crimes and criticizing the military. … Continue reading The Greatest Generation Tells the Military to Go Fuck Itself
READ THE FULL STORY A decision handed down by a judge in an issue with an official army E-sports team attempting to recruit on twitch, which had banned users for asking anti-military questions, has set a precedent that may have implications for other cases, such as Unblock Me v. U Coward.