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Devin Wilson offers 18 weird tricks to bring about the end of "gamers". Conservative hatemongers hate him!


Posted by Devin Wilson on Mon, 03 Feb 2014 06:55:00 EST in Design, Console/PC, Indie
Devin Wilson writes about The Castle Doctrine, experimental game design tactics, violence, and the freedom to not play games.


Posted by Devin Wilson on Thu, 11 Apr 2013 03:58:00 EDT in Design, Indie
Devin Wilson talks about the future of "games": finite games, infinite games, games, Games, non-Games, game designers, Game Designers, the game of Game Design, and the game of defining Games.


Posted by Devin Wilson on Fri, 07 Dec 2012 09:25:00 EST in Indie
Devin Wilson sees the (apparent) failure of Sportsfriends as a larger trend in antisocial gaming, including Zynga's latest effort on Facebook, The Friend Game.


Posted by Devin Wilson on Fri, 26 Oct 2012 01:48:00 EDT in Design, Indie
Devin Wilson is very confused by the overwhelmingly positive response to the ultraviolent Hotline Miami.


Posted by Devin Wilson on Thu, 03 May 2012 01:35:00 EDT in Design
Devin Wilson takes a stand in the 'Dumb Games' debate that grew out of a couple of pieces written by Taylor Clark.



Devin Wilson's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 08/28/2014 - 07:57]

Sports absolutely can be a ...

Sports absolutely can be a venue for social change. Ireland 's GAA is an example I 'm familiar with. r n r nBut I don 't think e-sports is analogous, most of the time. I think that e-sports tend to be an alienating force, not a uniting one. r n ...

Comment In: [News - 03/31/2014 - 03:37]

Maybe games aren 't supposed ...

Maybe games aren 't supposed to be intellectual property and holding onto that idea is fighting an uphill battle, especially when as Bogost mentions there is basically no such thing as digital scarcity.

Comment In: [Blog - 02/25/2013 - 11:38]

Now, I know I 've ...

Now, I know I 've been discredited, but... r n r n How is it that they can condemn the AAA industry one moment and buy a print of Guile s silhouette the next How can they hate on AAA so unabashedly and homage Legend of Zelda in their games ...

Comment In: [Feature - 02/15/2013 - 04:35]

You know that old, predictable ...

You know that old, predictable tendency of stubborn, closed-minded game enthusiasts to assert what makes games or styles of game criticism valid or invalid That 's what your entire comment reads like. r n r nThe last thing Bogost needs to do for credibility is review an indie game or ...

Comment In: [News - 01/30/2013 - 05:28]

Just because you play games ...

Just because you play games to pass time, doesn 't make you a gamer. You could just as easily be doing any activity in that instance. A gamer sets aside time purely to play games as an activity for it 's own enjoyment. r n r nThese non-gamers you 're ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/19/2012 - 09:05]

It s not that violent ...

It s not that violent games make us more violent though they have been shown in various studies to make us more aggressive , it s that they often foster a message of solving problems through unilateral power. r n r nThank you. r n r nIt 's not that ...