December 19, 2005

Nerve and NYTimes Book Review on Games

by Andrew Stern · , 6:57 pm

It’s getting weird when quotes from Will Wright are showing up in the NYTimes Book Review. Terra Nova’s Ed Castranova’s new mmorpg book Synthetic Worlds and Heather Chaplin and Aaron Ruby’s Smartbomb are reviewed. On NPR.org, this excerpt (chapter 1) from Smartbomb paints quite the enthralling picture of videogame designers.

Also, everybody’s favorite sexy zine Nerve has a new, extensive series of articles on sex, relationships and games, being doled out over time, including an amusing review of Fa├žade and a series of questions posed to familiar game designer/researcher types. I like the visual juxtaposition of Grace’s and Aeon Flux’s faces in the column listing.

One Response to “Nerve and NYTimes Book Review on Games”


  1. Patrick Says:

    I really liked what Wright was quoted as saying about games becoming adaptive, more like dreams. I think this is where we’re going, though what the Time’s book review doesn’t hint at are the technical difficulties of content creation for such titles. Still, quotes like that need to be published in mainstream venues.

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