In the new issue of Arc (out May 28th) I explore why gaming is a new way to tell stories and lets us explore old ideas in new ways.
“I, the reader, am not culpable for the destiny of Romeo and Juliet simply because I turn the page. Games demand that we choose to take […]
Mass Effect is epic. It’s the product of the best parts of Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica and more with a protagonist who could be the love-child of Picard, Skywalker, and Starbuck. It’s one of the most important pieces of science fiction narrative of our generation. Mass Effect goes so far beyond other fictional […]
You know what’s great in a video game? Side quests. Lots of content. Games that let me choose my own path and do extra, fun, cool things in addition to the main storyline. I’ve only been playing Batman: Arkham City for a day now, and there is already so much to choose from. The downside […]
I have never met a person who can do what most video game heroes can do. Can you endlessly jog, climb, dive and jump whilst carrying multiple high-powered firearms, grenades, ammo for everything, take several direct shots from often experimental alien plasma weaponry and yet, somehow, maintain laser-like precision for half-mile […]
My latest for Discover Magazine’s Science Not Fiction – “The Human Future Remains Unchosen: An Exegesis of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.”
From these five we develop a rounded picture of enhancement. For Darrow, it is a breakthrough that will leave many deserving people behind. For Sarif, it is a liberating […]
My latest for Science Not Fiction. My favorite part? DeMarle doesn’t have a precise answer because she recognizes the complexity of the issue at hand.
Q: Can you please give a brief summary of how augmentations are invented and popularized in the world of the game? What are the motivating factors for those who […]
Kotaku’s got a slick little gallery of new Deus Ex 3 screens. I have high hopes this prequel recaptures the glorious and fun gameplay of the original, not to mention the absurdly complex conspiracy theory based plot. Oh, and the transhumanist elements are would be great too. I guess.
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