November 16, 2008 8:00 AM | Simon Carless
Does the GameSetLinkDump action never end? Not when there's websites to be trawled, and RSS feeds to be read, and smart writing to be disseminated to you lovely GameSetWatch readers, it won't.
Among the neatness here - The New Gamer on spookiness in Fallout, discussion of user-generated content in games like (the pictured) LittleBigPlanet, Rhianna Pratchett on the Mirror's Edge multiverse, World Of Warcraft beer steins, and other things besides.
Morons on parade:
SteveStreeting.com » Blog Archive » User generated content and centralised control don’t mix
'Guitar Hero : World Tour and Little Big Planet are the two most recognised sources of console UGC right now, and both are subject to many media reports of users’ carefully crafted content being deleted by moderators, due to copyright concerns. Via NimbleBit.'
The Situation At Tenpenny Tower | The New Gamer
'Somewhere out there, far to the west of the Washington Monument, sits Tenpenny Tower. Tenpenny's citizens, effete shop clerks and socialites, likely consider it the sole surviving bastion of civilization.'
Music 4 Games interviews Mirror's Edge composer Solar Fields
Interesting electronica choice for the soundtrack, and I really think it works.
Comic Book Resources > CBR News: Running The Mirror’s Edge With Rhianna Pratchett
'CBR News caught up with Pratchett to talk about the “Mirror’s Edge” video game series and the recently released Wildstorm comic book prequel to the game'. Via Gillen.
The Brainy Gamer: A bit thick
I do agree that I feel a bit betrayed too. It's odd. But interesting. But odd.
Game Design Advance » Turn Me On, Dead Man: Why Urban Legends Make the Best ARGs
'So, the next time anybody’s going to work on a Big Game of some kind, keep this in mind– it’s easier to make people buy into an alternate reality when the reality you’re asking everyone to purchase more closely resembles the one they live in already, rather than anything found in fantasy.'
Win thine own World of Warcraft stein | Fidgit
Whoa, this is super geektastic!
auntie pixelante › the princess is in another castle
'it occured to me how pertinent and recurrent the theme of unrequited love is in videogames - of pursuing, but not being allowed to touch - while playing orbient, a downloadable wii game by skip for nintendo.'
Naomi Alderman debates the artistic merits of videogames | Technology | guardian.co.uk
Hey, more decent UK Guardian website games writing, hurray. If on an oft-discussed subject.