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Australian Senate: No National Games Support

…and politicians wonder why the vast majority of Aussies are thoroughly disillusioned with the state of governance today.
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From the “Shuddup & Take My Money” Dept: Half-Life 2 VR Greenlight

Half Life 2: VR is a mod for the 2004 PC gaming classic by Valve Software. It is a community project that aims to allow players to experience the world of Half Life in a modern VR headset like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, and has been in development since 2013. See this Road […]
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“That Idiotic Bogost Article” vs EMPAWER SC

So after finding myself immersed in the bowels of a “grrrRRRish”-reactive reply to *that* snort-inducing “Video Games are Better Without Stories” text [ie “That idiotic Bogost article” as one of my mates recently labelled it], then ultimately deciding [in the absence of any mention in said article regarding nuanced interplay in games involving prescriptive (aka […]
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A Year and a Bit: The Good, The Bad, and the Mugglesy

Seems it’s turning out to beĀ  hellova year here, and we’re only 4 months in. So far in 2017, here at MBD we’ve had Digital-Fiction-Award-shortlisted projects, and honorable mentions, and theorising all over the MDB shop: most of which have been centered on the release of “All the Delicate Duplicates”, on which we hit the […]
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The Field of Dreams Approach: On Writing About Video Games

GO: I go to these academic conferences where a similar conversation is happening among professors who write in the field of gaming studies. Some bring in literary and film theory, and try to lay that on top of video games, while others reject that. The tools and the language are already there from other fields, […]