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.
EDGE: Brütal Legend: A Love Story Chris Dahlen examines Double Fine's deft characterisation of Ophelia as the emotional fulcrum of Brütal Legend.
Fidgit: Tim Schafer on the finer points of nudity, heavy metal, and Brütal Legend Tom Chick chats in-depth with Tim Schafer. 'Nuff said.
Flash of Steel: Decade Feature: 2000 - Sacrifice Troy Goodfellow revisits the strange and uncomfortable strategy of Shiny's excellent Sacrifice.
GameCritics: Sans ethics and damn fun? Sega's Madworld and House of the Dead Overkill Matthew Kaplan debates whether the "stupefying satisfaction" of a dumb action game can be as valuable as one that is worthy and enlightens.
Vorpal Bunny Ranch: Raydians: Persons of Color Denis Farr reveals a parable of race relations at the heart of bright and breezy de Blob.