Tag Archives: Game studies

The Great and Powerful Oz

In The Wizard of Oz, the titular character is believed by the protagonist Dorothy and her companions to be a being of tremendous power, able to provide for each of them what they most desire if only they can gain an audience with him. Once they reach the “great and powerful” Oz – is a […]

Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

I don’t want to be the cranky old man at Chromed. I honestly don’t. But if I learned anything during my stint with the Taft administration, it’s that some men have roles thrust upon them. So permit me to crank up the cranky. Odds are if you’re reading this, you’re familiar with Jane McGonigal. My […]

Bissell’s Extra Lives

A key step in the development of any art form is the parallel development of a viable school of criticism of that form. A sophisticated audience produces a connoisseurship that in turn establishes the standards by which new work can be judged. Video games, not to give ammunition to the Roger Ebert school, have yet […]

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