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  1. How is this speedrun possible? Super Mario Bros. World Record Explained - YouTube

    A better watch than I expected. Quite amazing. (via Kottke, a while back)

  2. San Andreas State: Animal Cam

    I watched the recording of this for about half an hour today. (via Waxy)

  3. QBlog - FLGS

    Aww… Games and Puzzles in Colchester was where I used to buy RPG stuff in the 1980s. It apparently became Lingard’s Games, and closed down five years ago.

  4. Hipsterhammer

    I was more into RPGs than wargames, and it’s been decades since I painted a miniature, but I’m really enjoying Kieron Gillen writing about Warhammer.

  5. The Rise of the Professional Cyber Athlete

    Interesting, long article about StarCraft II, profiling a professional Canadian player. (via @kevin2kelly)

  6. Dan Golding — The End of Gamers

    This change in gaming seems long and slow and so I’m just picking out this one article to save as an almost arbitrary, but appropriately titled, marker for when gaming, and gamers, changed, (via @GreatDismal)

  7. Eve: The most thrilling boring game in the universe | Polygon

    (February 2014) A good long look at the world of Eve Online. Interviews with people involved. Fascinating. (via iamcal)

  8. Evo 2013: your very, very vague guide

    Tom Armitage on the major fighting video game tournament. I’m fascinated by these things. Not enough that I watch them, but still. Worth knowing something about what goes on.

  9. Where is the Roger Ebert’s commissioning editor of games? - newsmary

    I’m always bemused by the game coverage in newspapers etc being relegated to a tiny corner (at best) when, for example, “alternative” music and “art house” films get prominent coverage, when both are less mainstream than popular games.

  10. webgamingcentral - YouTube (SimCity)

    I keep meaning to watch some of these SimCity playthrough videos, as I find it fascinating… but if I was wondering how I’d justify the time required to play the game, I’m not sure I can justify watching other people play it.

  11. Gamasutra: Mike Rose’s Blog - Using SimCity to diagnose my home town’s traffic problem

    Replicating a real town’s traffic problems. I still can’t wait. (via Terra Nova)

  12. SimCity vs. The Suburban Sprawl - Tested

    Different road layouts in the new SimCity. I can’t wait.

  13. Hands On: SimCity | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

    The new SimCity can only be played if it can connect to EA’s servers. This review (towards the end), and many of the comments, worry about that. The original SimCity and SimCity 2000 can still be played, but when will the new one become unplayable, a never-to-be-seen-again experience? (via @D_Nye_Griffiths)

  14. If I May Speak Procedurally, Sir: Building The British Countryside Generator | BIG ROBOT

    Lovely to read something like this about the British countryside rather than, say, futuristic cityscapes.

  15. Night and the City • Articles • Xbox 360 •

    A lovely description of exploring the 1947 world of ‘LA Noire’ with the author’s father who grew up in LA around then. (via Infovore)

  16. Play This Thing! | Game Reviews | Free Games | Independent Games | Game Culture

    “By the end, you feel as if you have experienced a form of art; it feels like poetry, though it is not, and like the best poetry, it expresses something meaningful about the human condition.” Nice review of the site I helped make a while back. (via Infovore)

  17. Fear And Monocles — Broken Toys

    Mainly for the video of the “Jita Microtransaction Riot, 6/24/11”. Future. (via Tom Insam)

  18. The State of Split-Screen Gaming Article | Eurogamer

    A summary of decent games to play with a friend in the same room. (Thanks Tom A.)

  19. Charlie Brooker: why I love video games | Technology | The Guardian

    Not just interesting on why games are good, but on exactly how non-games-players get frustrated with them. Would be good to talk about that more.

  20. Alice and Kev

    A tale of two homeless Sims. Read the Introduction then every page. It’s wonderful. (via Wonderland)

  21. BLDGBLOG: This Gaming Life: An Interview with Jim Rossignol

    A very good read on architecture and gaming. Makes me feel all “yay”.

  22. The Escapist : Video Galleries : Zero Punctuation : Gears of War 2

    Quite enjoying these animated games reviews, although this is the only game I’ve played much, so far. Kind of sounds like old Victor Lewis Smith.

  23. The Dead - a free survival-horror role-playing game.

    Looks like fun. Interesting stuff about relationships. Nice illustrations too.

  24. Citadel Miniatures

    Proof that large chunks of my memories will sooner or later appear, scanned, online. Fantastic.

  25. Grand Theft Auto III FAQs - Grand Theft Auto III Walkthroughs - Grand Theft Auto III Guides

    Because every few months, when I have a GTA3 stint, I have to go and find this again.

  26. Flickr: The London Flickr Scavenger Hunt

    Nice treasure hunt idea — you’re given a set of photos and, I think, you have to go and take identical ones around London. There’s one tomorrow.

  27. Wage Slaves from 1UP.COM

    I’m always amazed by this kind of stuff: people paid peanuts in Asia to earn money in computer games (via Yoz).

  28. Wonderland: The thing about videogames

    Love this. Like Alice, the cheesiest US TV dramas can make me cry. So when will I feel for anyone in a computer game?

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