'The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer' Is an Insightful Look at the Work of a Key Voice in Gaming

'The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer' Is an Insightful Look at the Work of a Key Voice in Gaming

By Jose Cardoso

This book contextualizes the merit of Rohrer's work as artful explorations beyond the designer's own point of view. 26 May 2016 // 8:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

6 Jul 2006 // 3:25 PM

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

Simultaneously strange and familiar, not himself, Bob lives inside an ooky, unsolvable world that mirrors our own ongoing fears, of surveillance, loss, and forgetting.

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6 Jul 2006 // 3:23 PM

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

The suits make for images so fascinating they feel nearly "addictive," appropriate given that the film is about (among other things), viewing, reality, and addiction.

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6 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Edge of Outside

As much as the lines between 'independent' and 'mainstream' movies seem impossibly blurred, the impulse to mark their difference appears irresistible.

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The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, PhD

It is so tastefully informative, well-written, and kindly, that you feel like you're having a cup of tea with a brilliant friend who studies the varieties of sociopathy the way one might memorize every breed of rose.

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6 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Why We Fight (2005)

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson observes, 'I sometimes think many American leaders in civilian clothes would love to have Doberman pinschers whom they could release on eth world and then put back in their cages. They don't like the Dobermans to have PhDs and question their decisions.'

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Yan's protagonist, Eugene, is a wonderful cipher for the aloof, oft-misguided paranoia that characterizes so many twentysomethings carving out a life for themselves in the 21st century.

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6 Jul 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Coup + T-Kash and Iselyfe + Nuclear Family

The Coup enjoys a reputation as one of rap music's most militantly political bands. Of course, Boots Riley also wants a revolution you can dance to.

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6 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Evangelicals: So Gone

The Evangelicals are making up their own sport, with the rules slowly coming along.

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6 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Enslaved: Ruun

Norway's ultimate late bloomers shed the black metal tag for something altogether more enthralling.

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Grant-Lee Phillips: Nineteeneighties

It's a cover album, sure, but you really should spin this right round baby right round like a record something something something.

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Hitchcock's 'Suspicion', 'I Confess' and 'The Wrong Man' Return in Blu-ray

// Short Ends and Leader

"These three films on DVD from Warner Archives showcase different facets of Alfred Hitchcock's brilliance.

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