Roundup of Unusual Size: Run Rapture Run

I wish this existed.

Feeling so very unqualified for anything. Except linklists. Oh, but I vaguely suspect I’m unqualified for those too.

Being sick sucks. :(

Videogames

Gamasutra has a great interview up with Bioware founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk.

Your Critic is in Another Castle has a rant on about our “longing for a never-extant perfectly pastoral world” in RPGs.

Tadhg Kelly asks, why must all games be about death?

No other gaming site is allowed to do Top 10 Lists. Only Joystick Division does them effectively. Here is James Hawkins’s top 10 disturbing events in games. Also from the same blog, one of my far and away favorite bloggers, Gus Mastrapa, has a damn near poetic essay entitled “Nothing is True, Everything Permitted”.

Wired Game|Life’s Jason Schreier reports on the strong possibility that High Voltage devs have retaliated against the author of a negative Conduit 2 review by… trolling the Amazon page of his book. Bum bum bum.

I for one would delight in seeing a Final Fantasy VII remake by Hideo Kojima. Though it might indeed be terrifying.

…S-so cute…

Finally for today, I see that Kill Screen is getting into the business of mind-expanding reviews now.

Animation

Discover’s Science Not Fiction blog has a textual analysis of the post-human themes of several Pixar films.

The Things That Wind Up on Government Websites

CDC’s Perparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse is really a manual for disaster/outbreak preparedness of many stripes, but I’m guessing this is why the kids at work were SURE the zombie apocalypse was happening tomorrow.

Rapture Ready

Jezebel’s Anna North shows us why we’re so in love with the end of the world.

Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer, naturally has his own timely entry up about it.

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