bm.jpg A lot going on on the GameSetLinks RSSes recently - well, when I say 'a lot', I mean a lot if you're into ephemera, developer-related goodness, and intelligent features, rather than 'OMG breaking news'. Which we are!

Some highlights - Steve Purcell's new picture blog, Eurogamer on open world games, and a whole host of other fun, only a few King Of Kong related - here goes:

ASCII by Jason Scott: The Adventure Library
Some books about text adventures, yay.

WFMU's Beware of the Blog: Massive Subculture Reveal: Bemani
Hadn't seen the YouTube embedded video with how ridiculous Beatmania (pictured) is at its hardest nowadays.

The King Of Kong, continued: Donkey Kong champ Billy Mitchell calls The A.V. Club out of the blue | The A.V. Club
Some more fascinating updates in the documentary 'controversy' - via Shih Tzu.

Teen Scores Big with Online Game - News - Springfield Connection
Flash fun, with some mini-quotes from me.

WorthPlaying - 'Dr. Reiner Knizia's Brainbenders' (NDS) Announced
Haha, the board game designer 'becomes' a brain game expert magically.

Twin Galaxies Forums :: View topic - re: Steve Wiebe on G4
Twin Galaxies' Robert Mruczek discusses possible _final_ high scores for Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe on Donkey Kong - awesome if you've watched King Of Kong.

GameOfTheBlog.com: Twisted Metal: Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition: Secrets
ARG-like hints on Twisted Metal PS3!

Grumpy Gamer: Purcell Pirate Paintings
Oo, Monkey Island pics, and Steve Purcell has a pic blog, awesome.

Born Free: the History of the Openworld Game - Eurogamer
Good to see EG bustin' out the wide-ranging articles.

The Escapist : What If Everyone Could Make Videogames?
Mark Deloura has some neat, inclusive thoughts.