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On inhabiting false realities

“Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world, a world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans. And that led me to wonder, ‘If reality differs from person to person, can we speak… Continue Reading →

Schwarzenegger v. irony

The US Supreme Court recently heard a case that bears on video games and the first amendment. I tend to come down very far on the side of protecting speech in general, and of considering video games to be a… Continue Reading →

Dante’s Inferno, the Epic Poem of the Game

Visceral Games, developers of Dante’s Inferno: The Video Game and Travesty, have released as a marketing tie-in a version of the actual poem. The book is translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and accompanied by sixteen pages of “stunning art,” which… Continue Reading →

Play as Terrorists in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

This topic is a kettle of worms, but it raises too many interesting questions to leave it alone. Here are the facts, some background and my initial take. Call of Duty is a very popular first-person shooter franchise which recently… Continue Reading →

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