The Escapist

It's Not Just for Zero Punctuation!

by Mike Schiller

17 December 2008

 
All dolled up for the holidays, too.

All dolled up for the holidays, too.

All right, I suppose it’s possible that the title up there is insulting your intelligence, and you’re already fully aware of the great game writing and tightly-knit forum scene going on over at The Escapist.  Truly, it’s become one of the most essential gaming sites out there, and if you’re still just going there to look for the video with the yellow background and the guy with the sweet hat, get your weekly dose of profanity-laced insight, and leave, you’re missing out.

Combining a set of weekly features that all revolve around a common theme with daily editorials and reviews, The Escapist is one of a growing number of sites that are treating games as something more than simple diversions.  Founded by Alexander Macris (himself a Harvard Law grad), The Escapist has a way of finding angles at which to look at games that we didn’t even know existed.

As it so happens, L.B. Jeffries has the cover story over there this week, which obviously makes this the perfect time to check it out.

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