While you were sleeping, stuff happened. Video games stuff. We could have prodded you awake with a broomstick (the prodding tool of choice), but instead we decided to pick the highlights from last night and post them right here. So get out of bed, do some push-ups, and get up to date!
When I first started writing about video games, I wasn't interested in reviewing or previewing them. I showed little interest in talking about what weapons a certain game would have or which game was worth a player's money. For me, reviews were seldom the most interesting pieces of writing. What really drew me to games writing were pieces like this, where a writer shares a personal experience they have had with a game and talks about how the game has enriched their lives (or how their own experiences have enriched their time with the game).
In this piece, Patricia Hernandez draws on a particularly personal experience of infidelity and ties it in with the game Catherine. It's an interesting look at the way games link in with our lives and it's worth a read. (And while I'm here, please keep the comments as respectful as possible — this post isn't an invitation to abuse a writer!)
In short A video game made me come clean about infidelity The yarls, jesters and thieves of Skyrim This house was built for LAN parties Samsung flies a nomadic Namibian to Korean video games Olympics in exploitative stunt Pikachu and more Pokemon take you on a tour of PokePark 2