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Well, what do you know, the execs of NCsoft do apparently know how to make connecting flights. “The Austin office has been the subject of some speculation which is erroneous,” [David] Reid told Edge in a Wednesday phone interview. “Austin continues to be a critically important space for NCsoft …

DPS Killed The RPG Star

Broken Toys

Interesting read on the hype machine behind “the Rockstars of WAR“. But more importantly to Mythic, when people were talking about the verbal fast jabbing Carrie Gouskos, or the laid-back Josh Drescher and comparing them to the dynamic zealotry of Paul Barnett or the strong leader vibe …

Flying Is Hard

Broken Toys

Why is NCsoft Austin moving to Seattle? Although some of the restructuring is philosophical, with the company now focusing more intently on “AAA list” titles like Guild Wars and Lineage II, some of the motivation for the decision to move the publishing headquarters from Austin to Seattle …

Theory Blogs

covert.c's thought matrix on computer games, MMOs and design

http://covertcreative.blogspot.com
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Friday August 18 2006 03:30
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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
Thursday September 11 2008 11:41
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A group blog hosting semi-serious discussion of video games and video game criticism.

http://www.academic-gamers.org/
http://www.academic-gamers.org/cgi/blosxom.cgi/index.rss
Saturday June 11 2005 22:15
Sunday September 07 2008 15:58
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AllOutGames weblog

http://homomojo.com/games.php
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Saturday January 28 2006 19:10
Monday September 08 2008 12:07
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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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Welcome to a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man...who does not exist. A young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless...in a world of criminals who operate above the law.

http://www.jillyboel.com/members/matt/blog
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Wednesday October 17 2007 10:45
Tuesday August 26 2008 19:28
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A Win32 - C++ - DirectX engine

http://bitx-engine.blogspot.com
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Friday July 15 2005 11:15
Thursday July 03 2008 03:30
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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
Friday September 19 2008 21:21
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A selection of thoughts, notes, reviews and such from my brain.

http://www.brettdouville.com/
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Wednesday September 17 2008 15:15
Sunday September 14 2008 01:04
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Rambling musings, very occasionally about massively multiplayer games.

http://www.brokentoys.org
http://www.brokentoys.org/wordpress/wp-rss2.php
Friday September 19 2008 15:46
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Welcome to popularculturegaming.com. I am a phd student at Indiana University and my research centers on an ethnographic approach to studying videogames and videogame players. I can be reached at jccalhoun at either hotmail or gmail (and just …

http://popularculturegaming.com/
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Saturday May 12 2007 16:15
Friday August 29 2008 11:34
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Games For Everyone Else

http://spaces.msn.com/members/ninjack/
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Tuesday May 30 2006 12:45
Friday September 12 2008 19:31
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http://cathodetan.blogspot.com
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Friday September 19 2008 16:30
Sunday September 14 2008 19:29
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Charlie's blog on game design, development and business

http://www.charliecleveland.com/
http://www.charliecleveland.com/index.rdf
Thursday September 29 2005 15:15
Thursday September 11 2008 11:44
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chewing pixels spitting sprites

http://www.chewingpixels.com
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Thursday September 18 2008 16:45
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Curmudgeoning All Games Equally

http://curmudgeongamer.com
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Sunday September 07 2008 22:15
Friday September 12 2008 14:24
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Weblog ber Computerspiele, Videospiele und Spielkultur.

http://d-frag.de/
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Monday August 25 2008 15:45
Friday September 19 2008 19:25
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GameSpace.nl

http://www.gamespace.nl
http://www.gamespace.nl/backend/geeklog.rdf
Thursday November 23 2006 12:01
Tuesday August 26 2008 19:23
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my thoughts on games. Reviews, Essays, etc.

http://www.dcyde.net/
http://www.dcyde.net/index.rss
Saturday June 11 2005 20:55
Friday June 06 2008 16:17
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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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A weblog dealing with games, tech, humor,
music, books, and life in general.

http://www.docsblog.com/
http://www.docsblog.com/index.rdf
Sunday March 20 2005 19:20
Sunday September 14 2008 20:55
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MMORPGs, gaming, education, society, life, and one group's attempt to make sense of it all

http://everkvetch.blogs.com/everkvetch/
http://everkvetch.blogs.com/everkvetch/index.rdf
Saturday July 05 2008 02:45
Friday September 12 2008 19:31
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http://www.unet.fi/fransblog
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Tuesday August 08 2006 03:01
Tuesday August 26 2008 19:23
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Gamasutra Feature Articles

http://www.gamasutra.com/features
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Friday September 19 2008 20:15
Thursday September 18 2008 00:22
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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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Design // Business // Marketing -- An insider's view of the game industry.

http://dukenukem.typepad.com/game_matters/
http://dukenukem.typepad.com/game_matters/index.rdf
Sunday May 18 2008 22:30
Monday September 08 2008 03:40
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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
Tuesday September 09 2008 15:55
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http://www.gamemechanic.com
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Saturday June 11 2005 22:00
Wednesday July 30 2008 18:22
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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
Sunday September 14 2008 05:36
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Games research blog run by Andrew Mactavish (Assistant Professor of Multimedia, School of the Arts, McMaster University).

http://strange.mcmaster.ca/~mactavis/weblog/research/
http://strange.mcmaster.ca/~mactavis/weblog/research/index.rdf
Wednesday May 04 2005 21:20
Sunday September 07 2008 15:59
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Independent videogame news, reviews, previews and more since 1995.

http://www.gamesfirst.com
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Friday July 18 2008 21:15
Thursday September 11 2008 07:07
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IBM leaders discuss the future of gaming

http://gametomorrow.com/blog
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Monday June 23 2008 21:30
Friday September 12 2008 19:31
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Deep Video Game Ideas

http://gametruthdotorg.blogspot.com
http://feeds.feedburner.com/Gametruth
Friday September 19 2008 16:30
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Think Global, Act Mammal

http://blogs.gameblogs.org/GlobalMammal
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Friday August 26 2005 20:50
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A group blog about computer narrative, games, poetry, and art.

http://grandtextauto.gatech.edu
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Friday September 19 2008 12:01
Thursday September 18 2008 08:58
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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
Saturday July 19 2008 11:04
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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
Tuesday August 12 2008 11:21
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Mr. B's log

http://www.henrikbennetsen.com/
http://www.henrikbennetsen.com/wp-rss2.php
Friday April 13 2007 04:30
Thursday July 03 2008 03:29
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Research on computer games, comic books, and mass media franchises.

http://www.earthx.org/
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Saturday April 29 2006 17:45
Friday September 05 2008 11:36
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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
Monday September 08 2008 12:26
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As if you don't waste enough of your time in a gamer's haze, here's Kotaku: a gamer's guide that goes beyond the press release. Gossip, cheats, criticism, design, nostalgia, prediction. Don't get a life just yet.

http://www.kotaku.com/
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Friday September 19 2008 15:45
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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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This site contains two topics: - Essays on the economics and process of game design. - Galleries of illustrations.

http://lostgarden.com/index.html
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Saturday August 23 2008 15:45
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exploring ludic media

http://www.ludonauts.com/
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Saturday September 20 2008 03:01
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The Personal Rants of Corvus Elrod

http://blog.pjsattic.com/corvus
http://blog.pjsattic.com/corvus/index.php?feed=rss2
Thursday September 18 2008 15:45
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The original is unfaithful to the translation

http://mattpeckham.com
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Tuesday November 08 2005 00:35
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Game news, views, and ramblings...

http://memorycard.blogs.com/memorycard/
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Tuesday July 03 2007 19:30
Tuesday August 26 2008 19:18
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wherever you go, there you are

http://milezero.org/index.cgi
http://milezero.org/index.cgi/gaming?flav=rss
Tuesday September 16 2008 15:45
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Brought to you by myRSS - build your own RSS channel

http://particlestream.motime.com/
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Thursday November 09 2006 03:45
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blogging through the gaming multiverse

http://www.nag.co.za/blog
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Sunday March 20 2005 19:20
Friday September 12 2008 04:48
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Dismantling Patriarchy One Video Game at a Time

http://www.lake-desire.com/newgameplus
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Friday September 19 2008 05:30
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http://nongames.com
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Tuesday May 30 2006 00:45
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Thoughts, ramblings and braindumps about game design, level design, ludology, the games industry and random personal stuff.

http://nullsumme.blogspot.com
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Wednesday September 10 2008 13:01
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This blog is the chronicle of my experiences with Grandma, the video-game playing queen of her age-bracket and weight class. She will beat any PS2, XBox, GameCube, etc., console game put in front of her, just like she always has. Her favorite game of all time was Final Fantasy VII, her current …

http://oghc.blogspot.com
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Friday September 05 2008 10:01
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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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Chris Bateman of International Hobo randomly transcribes thoughts he has about games, game design, game narrative, philosophy, and anything else that tumbles through his mind.

http://onlyagame.typepad.com/only_a_game/
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Friday September 19 2008 04:30
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By Gamer. For Gamers.

http://www.over-clocked.net
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Thursday May 05 2005 01:20
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a blog about fiction and games

http://particlestream.motime.com
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http://particleblog.blogspot.com
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Friday September 05 2008 20:30
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My blog about video games, gaming news and trends within the indusry. I also dedicate a page strictly to breaking into the video game industry.

http://www.pixeltheories.com
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Sunday June 18 2006 15:30
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Discussion and criticism on gaming arts, practice, and research

http://playcube.org/index.php
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http://theplayethic.typepad.com/play_journal/
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Wednesday May 14 2008 21:45
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http://uticensis.blogspot.com
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Sunday August 27 2006 00:30
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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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RedAssedBabbon.com blog entries

http://www.redassedbaboon.com
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Monday February 27 2006 22:10
Friday September 12 2008 01:33
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A conservative videogamer's view of the industry.

http://rightongames.blogspot.com
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Wednesday December 13 2006 05:30
Tuesday August 12 2008 23:46
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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
Tuesday August 26 2008 19:30
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http://www.itu.dk/people/folmann/
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Saturday June 11 2005 19:00
Wednesday September 10 2008 15:57
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http://shoelaceshaderguy.blogspot.com
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Tuesday March 21 2006 02:01
Saturday July 19 2008 11:05
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Social Study Games site syndication

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Wednesday October 03 2007 14:45
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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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A weblog about virtual worlds.

http://terranova.blogs.com/terra_nova/
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Thursday September 18 2008 19:45
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The research blog of Jonas Heide Smith

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Saturday July 12 2008 17:15
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It's a game blog.

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Saturday November 12 2005 18:05
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Game research and other important things

http://jesperjuul.dk/ludologist/index.php
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Monday September 08 2008 21:30
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Comment and discussion on Valve Software's digital distribution platform.

http://www.steamreview.org
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Friday August 22 2008 15:30
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http://www.damnedmachines.com
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Wednesday October 04 2006 15:01
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Unfettered Blather

http://www.unfetteredblather.com/nucleus/
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Friday September 19 2008 16:45
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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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http://www.virtuallearningworlds.com/
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Saturday June 11 2005 20:05
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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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Online games - worlds of geeks?

http://www.worldofgeeks.com/index.html
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Thursday March 08 2007 15:01
Tuesday September 16 2008 19:11
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Theory and criticism by Brandon Rickman

http://www.antimodal.com/
http://www.antimodal.com/index.rdf
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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Friday September 19 2008 15:45
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nullsumme's ModBlog

http://nullsumme.modblog.com/
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