Game talkWoW is now a newspaper blow-in

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Mar 312007
 

Richard Bartle reports that

Today’s issue of The Times [London] contains an 8-page pull-out about World of Warcraft, plus a cover disc giving a free account capped at level 20.

The Times! Such august territory was once reserved for the likes of department store catalogs and flyers for electronics sales!

Game talkLooks like pjio is back

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Mar 292007
 

This was “one of the other YouTube for games” sites. Unlike Kongregate, pjio is for arbitrary executables, not Flash games. So the indie game developer community that develops in well, whatever, can upload stuff there. The downside is there’s a plugin required to play stuff. That said, you gotta check out the insane Bullet Candy if you like shooters. 🙂

pjio™ – Free video games – upload, tag, share and play games.

ReadingHugo nominees are out

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Mar 292007
 

Click here.

I have only read two of the five novel nominees, guess I have some catching up to do! Glasshouse is sitting on my shelf waiting though.

  • Blindsight, Peter Watts (Tor)
  • Eifelheim, Michael Flynn (Tor)
  • Glasshouse, Charles Stross (Ace)
  • His Majesty’s Dragon, Naomi Novik (Ballantine Del Rey; Voyager as Temeraire)
  • Rainbows End, Vernor Vinge (Tor)
  • BTW, congrats especially to Naomi Novik — game developers know her as one of our own, formerly of Bioware. 🙂

    Game talkETech07: coverage of my talk

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    Mar 282007
     

    I’ll try to post the slides tomorrow, but in the meantime, here’s the write-ups. You should be able to get a pretty good sense of what I said in aggregate 🙂

    http://www.boingboing.net/2007/03/28/raph_koster_describe.html

    http://www.wonderlandblog.com/wonderland/2007/03/etech_07_raph_k.html

    http://graemethickins.typepad.com/graeme_blogs_here/2007/03/etech_day_2_the_1.html

    http://celso.arrifana.org/2007/03/28/etech-2007-session-the-core-of-fun/

    http://www.windley.com/archives/2007/03/the_core_of_fun_ralph_koster.shtml

    http://www.downtheavenue.com/2007/03/fun_is_a_chemic.html

    http://depts.washington.edu/etech/?p=31

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=4752

    http://artific.com/202/2007/03/etech_2007_day_2_am_sessions/