Games journalism, new and old.

Setting up an opposition between the everyday game reviews that UK Resistance defends and the more reflective pieces that the Guardian promotes is an apples/oranges affair; the only thing the two types of writing have in common are that they both concern video games.

Encouraging casual play in World of Warcraft and Tale in the Desert.

Slate has an article on the ways in which World of Warcraft and City of Heros encourage less-than-obsessive gameplay.

Kingdom of Loathing.

When I walked into the Haiku Dungeon, I assumed the name was a pun or something. I didn’t expect to discover that all the descriptions in there were, in fact, written in haiku.

Vertigo.

I don’t know why it took me so long, but I finally figured out why I find Alfred Hitchcock’s movies so off-putting: they kinda suck.

Diner Dash. (PopMatters)

Speaking of casual games, my review of Diner Dash is now up at PopMatters. I’m a sucker for an “adult-oriented” game that’s actually for, y’know, adults. I’m also a sucker for pretty much anything by gameLab, so it’s safe to say I like this game.

Casual games: playing one thing at a time.

While the latest big-budget, big-scale Metal Gear Solid and Resident Evil games garner lots of attention and sales, I find myself drawn more and more these days towards casual games.