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EA launches download service Origin  - 2011-06-03 19:47:25

EA launches download service Origin

Electronic Arts is on a role. A few days ago they joined with up retro-download site Good Old Games and now they’ve launched Origin, a

The Art of the Trailer

The Art of the Trailer

A trailer makes a promise. It says what you see here is a game in development. What you see here is a version of our

THIS IS A GAMER

THIS IS A GAMER

Watching a few episodes of Attack of the Show gave me a chance to reflect upon the gamer identity. The show comes off as being

The Mirror past the Reflection

The Mirror past the Reflection

A face stares at you on the television screen. He asks you what you name is and how you are feeling today. You answer wary

The Cliff from which we fall - 2010-12-10 20:40:02

The Cliff from which we fall

“I’m getting a friend.” This happens quite often. My character stands on the broken stairs of the Boletarian Palace. He’s waiting on a thief-build marksman

Minecrafters

Minecrafters

The torch-lit stone bounces geometric shadows in the cramped shaft. My items: two stone picks, a shovel; some gravel, stone and dirt; one last torch.

Boiling Point 1

Boiling Point

A conflict between the East and the West has been bubbling since the dawn of video game culture. And the debate has reached its boiling

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