Proposed mass burning of ‘violent’ media in Connecticut indicated an overall attitude of dogma and buck-passing, albeit under the sheen of carefully-worded attempts at political correctness.
Games are increasingly regarded as worthwhile relative to how well they can match the proficiencies of older media. But the argument that games match older media as art overlooks an integral aspect.
Often has the question been asked “are video games art?” The answer each person gives to that question depends, as it often does, on their personal definition of the terms. […]
The independent morality of games, and why different logical rules should mean different moral ones.
Immersion – the diminishing of one’s awareness of their physical self in favour of a virtual one – is big money in games and always has been. In the arcades […]
Although the modern video game is a digital entertainment medium that is in some ways comparable to other entertainment media, it was long before that (and remains today) a modern […]
10:00am There was once a time, I assume, where one’s level and kind of productivity was limited by geography. Today, for example, I’m taking a trip from Melbourne to Bendigo. […]
I recall some time ago a movement among so-called ‘hardcore’ gamers to eschew the word ‘play’ as it pertained to games. Instead of, for example, saying “what have you been playing”, they […]
This is an anti-violence song. Believe it or not.
Most anybody who has undertaken any form of study will recognise the quandary I faced last night: the over-specific assignment brief. I was asked to pitch an “interactive space (game/story […]
Weekly Rift readers. I apologise. I have been not the best in keeping up with my posts, well, weekly. But I am back now, and ready to rock you and […]
With a new iPad on the way, representatives from both the ‘Apple sucks’ and ‘yay Apple’ camps have dusted off their banners and begun their march through basically every form […]
How many things do you have around your house or room that show people what you’re in to? If you’re a motorsport fanatic, do you have signed helmets or cans […]
On Sunday 12 February 2012, Whitney Houston died. Turning on the computer as I got home from work, saw the headline, turned to metalgf, and somewhat callously said, “I thought […]