Category Archives: Video Games

Getting Under My Second Skin

This morning I finally got around to watching the much vaunted Second Skin trailer about MMORPGs. I feel that the framing of the whole thing is wrong. Though virtual worlds have objective dimensions (the code, the UI, the subscribers, the … Continue reading

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Conceptual Gaps in Interaction “Design”

I’m not finished working on my multipart series, “Interaction Criticism: How to Do It,” and I’m really looking forward to the next installment, which will present and discuss some examples from “serious” design criticism (i.e., design criticism published in academic … Continue reading

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9 Crimes: A World of Warcraft Machinima

A song  by Damien Rice called “9 Crimes” set to one of the coolest machinima creations I’ve ever seen.  Enjoy!

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Some WoW Celebrity Fun…

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Ethics in visual presentations

So I was reading through my google reader feeds, and came across this gem over at Functioning Form. The post came out of the recent conference VizThink which has this example.   I think that this example is very compelling … Continue reading

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Sustainable Guitar Hero

While everyone loves Guitar Hero, it is reasonable to consider the environmental implications of all those cheesy plastic guitars. A company showed off an elegant solution at CES 2008: Guitar Hero Air Guitar Rocker. Let’s face it: it’s not the … Continue reading

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On being a N00b

As I have immersed myself back into the experience that is World of Warcraft, I feel as though I am really not a part of the environment sometimes. Let me explain: I don’t really play any other games like WoW … Continue reading

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