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Electronic Gaming Monthly "Review Crew" 2005-2006; 1up.com / Ziff Davis Media community manager 2006-2008; other games writing at Unwinnable, Paste, 1UP, Vice Motherboard, Kill Screen Magazine, NYTimes ArtsBeat, and elsewhere. Voice of Hexagon, Super Hexagon, and Videoball (upcoming).

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Comment In: [Feature - 05/30/2014 - 02:00]

As I said on Twitter: ...

As I said on Twitter: Professor Bogost, you are a madman. r n r nYou have transcended the form. I 'm not going to sit here and explain why this is brilliant, because that would murder it, but this is a scream. And then again, it isn 't. r n ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/24/2014 - 08:10]

@Amanda: I like this comment ...

@Amanda: I like this comment a lot, actually r n r nI know my own trajectory: When I was in elementary school, I wanted to design computer games. When I was in my teens, I still wanted to design computer games. I majored in writing at university, planning to write ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/20/2013 - 03:43]

Nefarious is too unsubtle a ...

Nefarious is too unsubtle a word rather, I would call it insidious. Of course the fellow in that vignette probably meant no real malice I can 't say for sure, but yeah, you 're right, it 's a good bet . I can tell you that someone, in casual conversation, ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/22/2013 - 09:05]

As a quick aside, what ...

As a quick aside, what I think Derek Yu is talking about here is actually the concept of 'techne ' http://bit.ly/13QOsRU . r n r nYou can skim the Wikipedia link for a quick overview, but it 's basically just this: 'techne ' translates from the Greek to mean both ...

Comment In: [News - 10/22/2012 - 11:29]

Thanks for this, Toby. During ...

Thanks for this, Toby. During our GDC Online panel I maintained and enforced an oversimple attitude that certain characters need to be strong, but my definition of strength was incredibly narrow even though, in the course of the panel, I 'd said something like there are different kinds of strength ...