2. Interesting. I bet the Illuminati had a hand in that. 4. Did you know "may you live in interesting times" is a curse? 3
If you were raised on the West Coast in the 1950s and 1960s, you were probably taught that games -- Scrabble, Chinese Checkers, Pick Up Sticks, Monopoly etc. -- were for rainy days. In my family it was a sin to be indoors on a sunny Saturday or Sunday, or after school, or on summer vacation.
This lucidly written updated book by independent literary scholar Marie-Laure Ryan addresses virtual reality (VR) not as a medium associated with specific hardware, but more loosely as a form of storytelling primarily concerned with immersion and interactivity.
Start telling the story of female gamers and developers, insisted Finnish broadcaster and contributor Johanna Koljonen, given
To be a Gabriel Knight fan, growing up, felt like being in possession of a secret language. People might sometimes share the same favorite books, but games?
What these efforts have in common is the belief and understanding that girls and women MUST be part of this emerging medium
So it is with Malachi, whose biting wit (his lines are very funny) masks an emotionally stunted way of life. This first game
If I don't want my 11-year old to spend three-quarters of his life playing Minecraft, then I need to stop looking at the monitor long enough to take a good, hard look in the mirror.
When I was first approached to write a piece about interactive fiction (IF), my first thought was of a bunch of geeky teenage boys playing text versions of Dungeons and Dragons on their computers in a moldy rec-room.
If you've been through cancer treatment and you are struggling with memory or concentration issues, you may be hoping for that doorway back to your pre-cancer self. One area researchers are investigating to whisk you there is cognitive (re)training with specially-designed software.
Christine Wilks's literary games harness the bodies of players to create poetic meditations on virtual and embodied forms of existence and memory. Coming from a background in film, she transitioned to digital writing, and is one of several e-lit creators who writes her own code.
Believe it or not, Marchak and Wunder aren't the first to get engaged with a video game proposal -- one gamer proposed to
Rather than place poetry in opposition to technology, Jason Nelson uses language as an adjunct technology, a means to create an additional play space in which the rules no longer apply.