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New Book by Cory Doctorow: For The Win

There is a new book by Cory Doctorow, and it’s about games.

In the virtual future, you must organize to survive


Playing Dead

Clive Thompson about the interesting effects death has on players of video games:

When I’m in a really intense firefight in a game, I’m a total wreck, emotionally. Sure, it feels good to vanquish my foes, but sometimes it’s just nice to get a break, and dying is — among, uh, other things — certainly a break.


Realtime Art Manifesto

Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn are new media artists who have embraced realtime 3D game technology as their artistic medium of choice. Realtime 3D is the most remarkable new creative technology since oil on canvas. It is much too important to be wasted on computer games alone. This manifesto is a call-to-arms for creative people (including, but not limited to, video game designers and fine artists) to embrace this new medium and start realizing its enormous potential. As well as a set of guidelines that express our own ideas and ideals about using the technology.


How IGF Is Judged

Thank the gods for Google Reader Recommendations. Otherwise I would have missed this informative post by Anna Anthropy on how the IGF is judged: