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Sunday, March 8 2009

TWiG 2009-03-09: All Around Me Are Familiar Faces…

New releases for the week of 2009-03-09

Wednesday, December 21 2005


All life's games must come to an end. Harvey writes on the importance of a closing narrative... and bids adieu.

Monday, October 24 2005

Power Through Responsibility

While working on a storyline for a video game that wants you to care, really care, about the characters, Harvey puzzles over how best to craft letters aimed for the heart.

Tuesday, August 23 2005

Fear and Loathing in London

In keeping with the times, the video game, Killer 7 brings on suicide bombers. Also in keeping with the times, there is no clear solution for stopping them.

Monday, June 20 2005

Ants in Your Pants

This adult on holiday is inclined to play with dolls — and bugs.

Wednesday, April 20 2005

We’re All Geeks Now

PopMatters Columnist Colin Harvey actually gets paid to play video games. He has attained geekdom and its highest level.

Wednesday, February 23 2005

All Work and No Play Makes Zak a Dull Boy

Our sophisticated game culture critic goes infantile, and has a blast doing it.

Wednesday, November 17 2004

X, Y, Z

Games move through time because everything else moves through time. Including us. Constantly, inexorably.

Wednesday, October 20 2004

Always Take the Weather With You

For those types of games that allude in same way to the real world, weather's configuration, representation, and possibly meaning, ought to be a major consideration.

Tuesday, September 21 2004

Good Parent/Bad Parent

Whether you are a philanthropist or a desultory sadist, you get to name and nurture or abuse and ignore your new pet according to your generous spirit or whim... much like real parenthood, dare I suggest.

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History 101 (Columns) [28.Jan.04]
A Literal-Lateral Conundrum (Columns) [7.Jan.04]
The Soul of the Game (Columns) [5.Nov.03]
Talkin’ ‘Bout an Evolution (Columns) [1.Oct.03]
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