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Peggle Nights

jay is

For many casual gamers, the word Peggle has become almost magical in nature. Last year's pachinko-style title from PopCap caught us by complete surprise with its blend of deliciously simple gameplay and subtle strategy coated in the glossy paint of a stellar presentation. Now, Peggle Nights has …

More On Microsoft Ads

Cathode Tan

So having recently found the whole "surprise, we replaced your Folgers with Windows" concept a bit odd, Microsoft changes up their ad strategy again with a new "I'm A PC" ad. Quite obviously a direct response to Apple's fairly successful "Get A Mac" ads, this has a large number of people reminding …

The Long Console Wars

Zen of Design

A brief console wars history. Incidentally, we’re now nearing the 3 year milestone of this generation. How soon until the companies start talking about the next round? And do you consider Wii the winner if it has the best selling hardware, but isn’t selling games at the same pace? And …

“No one told me there would be Linkin’ Park.”

While at GDC, I heard a lot of people who were pitching free games that, well, aren’t. Most of them are free trials of games that hope to monetize quickly. You are only a free game if your evangelists say you are. Free play games depend on evangelism of the players (usually kids without …

This year I've decided to despence with tradition and instead of talking like a pirate, I'm going to smell like one.

Offline help files and manuals can be close to useless for many programs. I tried to figure out how the darn mail program grouping works, and I opened the Windows Mail help file. From there I tried to search for help… just to end up reading something useless that ended with a question “ …

Development Blogs

Your place for computer game reviews, discussion, commentary from the perspective of a Senior Engineer and lifelong pc gamer.

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GBA Dev, DirectX, and more.

http://gamedevblogs.com/javery/
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Wednesday May 04 2005 21:20
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covert.c's thought matrix on computer games, MMOs and design

http://covertcreative.blogspot.com
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The travails of a game designer living in Southeast Asia, his journey to fulfill his dream as a creator of that which he loves, and his take on the game industry from the other side of the world.

http://www.fuelfactor.net/3wgd/
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Friday March 10 2006 08:50
Wednesday September 17 2008 00:22
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Explorations in the world of independent game development.

http://sonicron.solaristudios.com
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Sunday September 23 2007 00:30
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Business, Technology and Video Games

http://m3mnoch.wordpress.com
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Wednesday September 10 2008 00:45
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Topics on the experiment of applying Agile Methodologies to game development.

http://www.agilegamedevelopment.com/blog.html
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Monday September 15 2008 15:45
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http://alpatrick.blogspot.com
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http://www.argn.com/
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Thursday December 01 2005 00:45
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Toby Hede's blog of games, java and general internet weirdness.

http://www.info-architects.net/vapourized/index.php
http://info-architects.net/vapourized/rss/games.php
Wednesday August 16 2006 04:30
Friday August 01 2008 17:14
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A blog from b0r3d at 1Up.com. Get your own blog by visiting http://www.1up.com.

http://www.1up.com/do/my1Up?publicUserId=5619584&Dispatch=Display
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Friday April 13 2007 06:01
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A Win32 - C++ - DirectX engine

http://bitx-engine.blogspot.com
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Friday July 15 2005 11:15
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If it breaks, you get to keep both parts

http://www.blackwood.dk/weblog
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Monday December 31 2007 17:45
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Games For Everyone Else

http://spaces.msn.com/members/ninjack/
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Tuesday May 30 2006 12:45
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http://cathodetan.blogspot.com
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Charlie's blog on game design, development and business

http://www.charliecleveland.com/
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Thursday September 29 2005 15:15
Thursday September 11 2008 11:44
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http://www.manifestogames.com/blogs/eleanor/
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Tuesday July 29 2008 03:30
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Your source for game and graphics development

http://www.devmaster.net/
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Sunday March 12 2006 16:10
Friday September 19 2008 21:21
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This blog will be all about my new game. The game is a 3d top down space scroller; a bit like Xenon2. It will be created with VB.Net using managed Directx 9. The blog will include the development issues I encounter, the game ideas I have, concept drawings and story ideas. This is an ongoing …

http://vbside.blogspot.com
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Friday January 04 2008 00:15
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dont play games, make them

http://www.gaffer.org
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Friday September 12 2008 14:01
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The weblog of Glenn Fiedler. Game Developer in Sydney, Australia.

http://69.55.229.29/
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Wednesday October 12 2005 19:45
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A blog about game programming

http://gamedevelopmentdiary.blogspot.com
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Monday July 04 2005 06:41
Friday September 12 2008 19:31
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Johnny Wilson preaches the virtues of independent games.

http://www.manifestogames.com/blogs/johnny/
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Tuesday July 18 2006 03:15
Sunday September 07 2008 16:01
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Jamie Fristrom on game development: design, management, code...everything but art.

http://www.gamedevblog.com/
http://www.gamedevblog.com/index.rdf
Thursday September 18 2008 23:01
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http://www.gamemechanic.com
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Saturday June 11 2005 22:00
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Gamenews.com.au Video game industry news

http://www.gamenews.com.au/
http://www.gamenews.com.au/20rss.xml
Thursday October 06 2005 02:15
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Blog about game production and development

http://www.gameproducer.net
http://www.gameproducer.net/wp-rss2.php
Friday September 19 2008 05:15
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Serious gamoid drivel, ranging from the scholarly to the snide. Sercon, if you know the term, but not devoid of humor.

http://www.costik.com/weblog/
http://www.costik.com/weblog/public_html/weblog/blogger_rss.xml
Sunday February 24 2008 06:30
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An engineering look at the game development process

http://www.gamesfromwithin.com/
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Monday November 13 2006 08:01
Friday September 12 2008 19:31
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Perspectives from in and around the business of rolegaming on its present condition and possible futures. Here be some ranting, but no doomsaying.

http://gamethink.blogspot.com
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Friday April 20 2007 22:45
Thursday September 11 2008 07:07
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IBM leaders discuss the future of gaming

http://gametomorrow.com/blog
http://www.gametomorrow.com/blog/wp-rss2.php
Monday June 23 2008 21:30
Friday September 12 2008 19:31
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News and opinion. Games and game culture.

http://gamewag.com/
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Thursday August 04 2005 22:40
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An Indie Game Developer's somewhat interesting thoughts

http://gbgames.com/blog
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Friday September 19 2008 17:15
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Think Global, Act Mammal

http://blogs.gameblogs.org/GlobalMammal
http://blogs.gameblogs.org/GlobalMammal/index.php?feed=rss2&cat=3
Friday August 26 2005 20:50
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Ron Gilbert's often incoherent and bitter ramblings about the Game Industry

http://grumpygamer.com
http://www.grumpygamer.com/rss2.0
Friday September 19 2008 15:30
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personal reflections on computer games and other art forms

http://www.stechmann.com/blog
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Sunday March 05 2006 14:40
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Cyberspace. Virtual communities. Online games. Distributed systems.
Opinion, history, advice, and silliness from two guys who've been building this stuff for a long, long time.

http://www.fudco.com/habitat/
http://www.fudco.com/habitat/index.rdf
Monday June 09 2008 20:30
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http://indiegamedev.tucows.com/blog
http://indiegamedev.tucows.com/blog/index.xml
Friday October 28 2005 15:05
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From Pong to next Tuesday's release.

http://insert25.com/
http://insert25.com/index.xml
Wednesday December 07 2005 01:00
Friday June 06 2008 16:08
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jay bibby's rants and raves of flash games and gameplay.

http://www.jayisgames.com/
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Saturday September 20 2008 03:01
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Super fly' gamin, yo

http://gamedevblogs.com/jdavis/
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Wednesday May 04 2005 21:20
Friday June 06 2008 16:13
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If I had something to say I would put up a web-page. This is a blog.

http://www.mythicalblog.com/
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Sunday October 28 2007 01:30
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http://www.kqed.org/weblog/joystick/index.jsp
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Monday November 12 2007 21:01
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Scott Brodie's thoughts on creativity and the design process.

http://www.msu.edu/~brodies1/log/index.html
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Wednesday January 10 2007 12:15
Friday September 12 2008 20:34
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The thoughts of a video game Level Designer - http://www.levelarchitect.com.

http://anichols.blogspot.com
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Sunday June 24 2007 18:15
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http://www.livejournal.com/users/eyebeams/
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Thursday September 18 2008 04:15
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Well, maybe just survive, but that doesn't sound like nearly as much fun.

http://makeitbigingames.com/blog
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Monday September 15 2008 16:30
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The Adventure

http://makemacgames.com
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Friday July 11 2008 06:15
Tuesday August 26 2008 17:51
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The Personal Rants of Corvus Elrod

http://blog.pjsattic.com/corvus
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Thursday September 18 2008 15:45
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Monkey Island news for the whole family.

http://www.scummbar.com/
http://www.scummbar.com/rss/rss.xml
Tuesday March 11 2008 03:45
Monday September 01 2008 03:59
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What's going on at Moonpod HQ.

http://www.moonpod.com/board/?f=14
http://www.moonpod.com/English/news_rss.php?feed=podblog
Saturday March 31 2007 23:45
Tuesday August 26 2008 11:17
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Unofficial Nintendo update Weblog.

http://zeldafan.typepad.com/nintendo_revolution/
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Saturday June 11 2005 19:25
Thursday June 05 2008 04:43
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Outside Looking In A wannabe game developer looks into the industry.

http://jeffool.blogspot.com
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Wednesday April 12 2006 09:30
Wednesday September 10 2008 15:59
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Phil Steinmeyer's rumblings on the game biz, programming, and life

http://www.philsteinmeyer.com
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Friday December 15 2006 23:15
Tuesday July 29 2008 13:48
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Commentary on the development of a baseball simulation game

See Sourceforge site for history and details.

http://pitchersduel.iuplog.com/
http://pitchersduel.iuplog.com/rss.asp?c=26681
Thursday April 05 2007 03:45
Saturday July 19 2008 11:05
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VideoGame Development in the UK

http://pixellove.blogspot.com
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Thursday March 08 2007 10:15
Wednesday September 10 2008 15:58
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Discussion and criticism on gaming arts, practice, and research

http://playcube.org/index.php
http://playcube.org/xmlsrv/rss2.php?blog=5
Tuesday November 08 2005 00:35
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Multiplayer matchmaking, middleware technologies and other online gaming news

http://www.plagamon.com/
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Saturday June 11 2005 20:45
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http://pokepeek.blogspot.com
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Sunday October 23 2005 20:32
Thursday July 03 2008 03:30
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A Producer's Point of View

http://productionblog.typepad.com/pov/
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Friday July 18 2008 05:30
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Musings about (online) game development and life.

http://blog.psychochild.org
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Friday February 24 2006 03:10
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writer/director ragnar tornquists personal (but not private) website & weblog

http://www.ragnartornquist.com/
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Saturday August 30 2008 18:30
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notes on games, artificial intelligence, and programming

http://www.cs.northwestern.edu/~rob/blog
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Saturday June 11 2005 21:30
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From the Top Secret Shrapnel Games Compound...

http://www.shrapnelcommunity.com/blog
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Slam

http://www.slam-games.com/
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Monday February 05 2007 10:15
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http://www.sunsword.com/
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Wednesday September 10 2008 11:01
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Beatniks with better clothing, casual games development

http://suttree.com
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Friday May 09 2008 11:45
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creativity x technology

http://www.tgr.com/weblog/
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Monday October 01 2007 11:45
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The Console Conspiracy

http://www.consoleconspiracy.com/News/
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Saturday June 11 2005 18:55
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Your one-stop, highly-opinionated guide to everything indie. ALL the news. EVERY day.

http://www.tigsource.com
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Monday October 03 2005 20:25
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http://thewarwicknews.blogspot.com
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Tuesday April 17 2007 05:45
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God Of War programmer's game topics

http://www.tmivnthedude.com
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Tuesday September 16 2008 14:15
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Random ramblings from the TV Heads

http://tvheads.org/blog
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Monday December 19 2005 00:50
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My pithy slogan

http://utopianhell.com/
http://utopianhell.com/?rss=1&category=Gaming§ion=blog
Tuesday April 04 2006 19:30
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A video game thinktank

http://vicejoy.blogspot.com
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Thursday December 13 2007 13:01
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Current Issues in Video Game Law

http://www.davis.ca/community/blogs/video_games/default.aspx
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Tuesday August 12 2008 21:15
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Water Cooler Games is a forum for the uses of video games in advertising, politics, activism, and other everyday activities, outside the sphere of entertainment.

http://www.watercoolergames.org/
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Thursday September 18 2008 13:30
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http://www.steve-ince.co.uk/blog/blog.html
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Theory and criticism by Brandon Rickman

http://www.antimodal.com/
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Wednesday September 03 2008 19:30
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General mumblings on game design, politics, sports, and whatever the hell else comes to mind

http://www.zenofdesign.com/
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