When Games Matter: The Wonderful Lore of Skyrim

When Games Matter is a weekly exploration by Drew Dixon of meaningful moments in games. Operating under the assumption that games do in fact matter, Drew seeks to highlight those moments that have much to say to say about who we are and the world we live in.Tom Bissel recently wrote an interesting review of sorts of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in which he spent the latter half of the article criticizing the game's poorly conceived dialogue and overly abundant lore: Dense expositional lore has no p … [Read more...]

When Games Matter: Trauma, Art, and Learning Empathy

When Games Matter is a weekly exploration by Drew Dixon of meaningful moments in games. Operating under the assumption that games do in fact matter, Drew seeks to highlight those moments that have much to say about who we are and the world we live in.While Roger Ebert was responsible for stirring the videogaming blogosphere into an uproar on the issue, "Cave Paintings," an article by the editors of N+1 Magazine is well regarded as the most persuasive argument against recognizing videogames … [Read more...]

When Games Matter: The Slums of New Vegas

When Games Matter is a weekly exploration by Drew Dixon of meaningful moments in games. Operating under the assumption that games do in fact matter, Drew seeks to highlight those moments that have much to say to say about who we are and the world we live in.To be perfectly honest, I hit a wall with Fallout New Vegas. There was a point when the world just didn't matter that much to me.  It's probably my fault and its probably my interest in other games that played the largest part in my d … [Read more...]

Eight promising games for '08

Eight promising games for '08 … [Read more...]


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