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MMO heavyweight Raph Koster left Sony back in March 2006 to start his own virtual-world company, and only now are we beginning to see just what he was so excited about. Koster and his cohorts have just announced Metaplace, a brand new virtual world venture promising an open-platform, open-ended app...

September 20th 2007 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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Every other week, Bonnie Ruberg contributes Playing Dirty, a column on sex and gender in video games: Sex is everywhere. That's true in real life, that's true on the internet, and that's definitely true in online games. But whether we like it or not, sex doesn't always involve the people we think...

April 12th 2007 at 1:29pm 0 Comments
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Gamers aren't well known for being pretentious. To further complicate things, art is subjective. One man's priceless Pollock is another man's vision of what a five-year-old having a seizure produces. On that note, we present High Delivery. Now, there's no blood or guns, but play it to the end and th...

February 17th 2007 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Raph Koster has some merch available featuring some of the cartoons from his book, A Theory of Fun for Game Design. Our favorite: the killer Pac-Man shirt, which comes from this cartoon captioned, "People get scared of the influence games have over them -- fears that they will cause murderous r...

January 24th 2006 at 8:45pm 0 Comments