Category Archives: Gaming News

News and commentary pertaining to digital games, general game culture in the popular media.

The Art of Video Games?

by Alenda Chang, University of California, Berkeley Contributing Scholar Hello CGPers!  As we all emerge from the cocoon of summer, I thought I’d share this short write-up of one of my June research visits.  If you haven’t already had a chance … Continue reading

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Speculation Transmedia/Alternate Reality Game Launches

An interdisciplinary team at the University of Chicago, Duke University, and the University of Waterloo has just launched a new “transmedia game” or “alternate reality game” about the culture of finance and the recent economic crisis. The game, called Speculation, … Continue reading

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Mass Effect 3 and the Inertia of Lore

A few days ago there was some reporting on gamer discontent over the ending matter of Bioware’s bestselling Mass Effect 3. Gamers channeled their frustrations on forums and through social media, and one fan actually filed an FTC complaint, claiming … Continue reading

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Smithsonian American Art Museum Exhibit “The Art of Video Games”

The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC launches March 16, 2012 an exhibit on video games and video games as art (a lovely east coast resonance with our own local “Asian American Arcade” exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum … Continue reading

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Unethical Game Design & Compulsion Manipulation

Junglist over at 5 inch Floppy has put together an interesting overview of the changing debate over gaming and addiction entitled “Unethical Game Design” (see below). There are some short interviews with Aarseth and Bogost, as well as a psychologist … Continue reading

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