Congratulations to New York are in order! Have some Kirk vs Kirk to mark the occasion.
Brandon Sheffield is a busy little bee. Besides reigniting the spark beneath Insert Credit, he’s also got a new feature with Yu Suzuki up on Gamasutra.
And you thought you’d heard the last of the #ApocalyPS3. Not only is PSN still down in Japan, but a new lawsuit contends that Sony laid off a significant contingent of their net security staff just before the hack.
Lastly from Gamasutra tonight, a new opinion piece from Mike Diskett on game A.I..
The best part of videogame blogging is when a real discussion gets going. After Extra Credits vlogged about the role of the player in modern games, they were engaged by Thomas Grip, lead designer for Amnesia: The Dark Descent, culminating in this fantastic conversation. Go have a read!
Emerging from outside our normal sphere of gaming blogs, feminist geek culture blog The Mary Sue has a fantastic long-form essay on Chell and representations of gender in videogames.
Speaking of Portal, you’ve heard that Portal 2 is getting dev tools for schools? It won’t be long before a whole generation of school children will love and loathe Portal 2 with the same deep-seated nostalgia as our generation look back on Oregon Trail. Funny thought, isn’t it?
Your DNA has cheat codes. Finally, a way for Gameshark to stay in business.
Cory Doctorow over on Boing Boing delivers with the link roundup to a three-part history on ELIZA, the first chatbot.
io9 Always answers the hard-hitting questions. Like what AU fanfic of your favorite sci-fi scientists doing tech support would sound like.
More Singularity debate? Seriously? Dear Sagan in cosmos! It’s a hypothetical technological projection! Why is there this much kerfuffle?