Here's the news for last week. Lookout tomorrow for a rundown of major discussion topics in January!
Duncan Fyfe is back writing games-related fiction at Life Starts Here
The Game Design Aspect Of The Month for February is "emotive games
Rock, Paper Shotgun is opening a new forum for people to write for free in the Writer Hive
, as a sort of pen of aspiring rockers, paperers and shotgunners. Good thing RPS is so cool, or that might never take off.
The Expressive Intelligence Studio's Noah Wardrip-Fruin is asking for help in commenting up their proposal
to extend Kodu to better facilitate deeper characters.
CFP from the Digital Cultures Research Centre on Paying Attention: Digital Media Cultures and Generational Responsibility
(due 30 March, 2010), via Gamine Expedition.
Liz Losh points out an intriguing call for proposals
from the Critical Code Studies working group.
Erik Champion continues to provide a wonderful calendar
of upcoming CFP deadlines.
UC Santa Cruz's digital arts and new media MFA applications are due
February 15, 2010.
The 2010 IGF Mobile finalists
have been announced.
The Game Developers Choice Ambassador Award went to Penny Arcade
The Offworld elements that were subsumed into Boing Boing have launched a "Games To Get" page
to feature all those quirky indie games they like.
Following The Border House's lead
, Kotaku Australia's David Wildgoose is asking his readers to talk about their Commander Shepards
The folks at The Border House pointed out
a poll on player-character sex in Mass Effect
at the BioWare forums.
The Vancouver East Cultural Centre is hosting "Best Before
," a performance that attempts to bring multiplayer video games into the analog realm. The show runs through February 6, and will move south to Seattle May 6-9.
Did you know that Burlington, Vermont's Firehouse Center is running an exhibition on video games in contemporary art
? It's called Game (Life), and it's running through February 13.
The UK's Women In Games Conference
is next month at Bradford College, March 25-26.
Early registrants for GDC can get free Google Nexus One
phones. Also, Side Meir will be giving the keynote at GDC
this year, on"The Psychology Of Game Design."
Spencer Halpin's documentary on videogame violence, Moral Kombat
, is available free online via video site Babelgum.
The Game-Based Learning Conference
is coming up on March 29-30 in London.