- Andrew Vanden Bossche's Gamasutra column on skippable cutscenes opens a debate that should be (and I think very much is) on the mind of developers.
- Bill Harris' recent post deconstructing the latest effluvia coming out of Bobby Kotick's mouth is accompanied nicely by Eric Heimburg's excellent article "No Seriously, Bobby Kotick Really is a Jerk."
- At Gamers With Jobs, Sean "Elysium" Sands' excellent piece on the allure of starting a new game contains his trademark odd poeticism in the brilliant line "Unfortunately the physics of my psyche are not Newtonian."
- Via Troy Goodfellow, this story about sexual harassment on a StarCraft 2 message board is eclipsed in ugliness only by its follow-up story.
- As Keiron Gillen departs Rock Paper Shotgun, he leaves us with a sobering final take on the state of games journalism.
- On a brighter note, there may be some life left in print games journalism after all, says Nathan Meunier at GamePro.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Your choice cuts for this week as we slouch into October: