#GamerGate, or How Do You Fix Video Games Journalism? Part 3


 False Dichotomies But, of course, all of this actual discussion is completely ignored by the games media. The central issue gets obscured, and the image issues persist instead. Hey, just like real journalists! I think we can make the claim, quite easily, that journalism in general has suffered from social media and…

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Sushi (Jiro) and Scrooge McDuck

Ducktales Remastered

2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1 I recently watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi. The documentary examines the practices of sushi shokunin Jiro Ono, an expert in the craft of preparation and…

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Video Games, Art, and Objective Standards – Avoiding Abstractions


Video Games, Art, and Objective Standards is an exhaustive look at video games, the ambiguities of art, and how they come to rest on objective standards – though maybe not in the way you were thinking. This series intends to show video games are a unique medium that deserves a…

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World of WarCraft, Efficiency, and the Common Man


Wow, have I been playing a LOT of World of WarCraft! I’ve been playing it near religiously for the past couple weeks, mostly eschewing all other games. Summer does this at times; so does joining a raiding guild. But it certainly doesn’t explain why I am trying to gear up…

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