Monday, September 7, 2015

Gaming Round-Up: September 7, 2015

Super Mario Bros. World 8-4

News: 20th Century Fox Developing a Mega Man Movie. Groan.

News: Adult women are now the largest demographic in gaming 

News: PewDiePie becomes first-ever YouTube channel to exceed 10 billion views.  He's a nice enough guy that I can feel good about this, rather than exasperated.

News: Revamped Apple TV Will Focus On Video Games

6 Movies Based On Videogames That Are So Bad They’re Good

Chris Suellentrop of Kotaku confesses "I Can't Stop Collecting Stuff in Video Games"

Grand Theft Auto V mod adds a Star Destroyer to Los Santos

Mike Shields of the WSJ explains How Scopely and PewDiePie Got Four Million People To Download Walking Dead Game in One Week.

Over at Gamasutra, Warren Spector writes about the power of games to allow you to walk in other people’s shoes.

At Playboy, Ed Smith writes about how Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture hit close to home, by being physically modeled in part on the town in which he grew up.

Also at Playboy, Javy Gwaltney has been thinking about games that we continue to play even when we’re not playing them

Rich Stanton finishes his retrospectives of Metal Gear games with Metal Gear Solid 3.

Thad Moore of The Washington Post explains why Atari fans just spent $100,000 on video games from a dump.

The Tropes vs Women in Video Games project aims to examine the plot devices and patterns most often associated with female characters in gaming from a systemic, big picture perspective. Tropes vs Women: Women as Reward. Tropes versus Women creator Anita Sarkeesian on the backlash to the series

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