Welcome to your Sunday reservoir of interesting writing about video games. Grab your reading jacket, a cup of coffee and get ready to exercise the brain.
Ragdoll Metaphysics: A Love Letter To The Good Old Fashioned Jet Pack Jim Rossignol hovers above the contribution the humble jet pack has made to the history of games. He mentions Exile, too!
Experience Points: Missing in Action, part 1: Civilians in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Scott Juster explores the tension between Modern Warfare's production values and its commentary on war.
GamingDaily: The man with the plan Craig Lager takes a moment to argue the case for action games that allow you to take stock and plan ahead. He mentions Far Cry 2.
Always Black: Spelunking the Cricket The mysterious Always Black attempts to play Spelunky while watching Australia v England. Comedy ensues.
Eurogamer: The Making of World of Warcraft Rob Fahey begins an epic retrospective on Blizzard's all-conquering MMO.