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A post about retrograming from ... The Atlantic

Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:59 pm
by RadarScope1
"Gaming Like It's 1999"

http://www.theatlantic.com/science/arch ... 999/62044/

This is a short piece post at the Atlantic's website. I'm not posting it because it will give anyone who frequents this forum info they don't already know. Instead, I just think it's interesting to see more and more gaming articles in mainstream and/or respected news outlets -- real articles, not just "OMG violent gamez!" reactionary news stories. I'm a frequent NPR listener, and I hear a story on gaming probably once a month there.

Also funny that the headline is this websites's former tagline...

Re: A post about retrograming from ... The Atlantic

Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:37 pm
by Medical Dust
The New Yorker recently also had a large article on gaming (modern gaming). It's nice because no game magazine gets even remotely close to the writing quality of The New Yorker.

Re: A post about retrograming from ... The Atlantic

Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:40 pm
by Flake
The typo in the title (retrograming) made me think of a jockish frat boy type who defiantly plays Madden 94 or Marathon.

Re: A post about retrograming from ... The Atlantic

Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:18 pm
by MrPopo
Flake wrote:The typo in the title (retrograming) made me think of a jockish frat boy type who defiantly plays Madden 94 or Marathon.

How do you know he isn't just a fan of Infogrames?

Re: A post about retrograming from ... The Atlantic

Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:15 pm
by Mod_Man_Extreme
My first instinct was "Hey he ripped off RacketBoy's tagine!" but overall a decent article for the mainstream. Not perfect, but respectful of the genre and hobby.

Re: A post about retrograming from ... The Atlantic

Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:42 am
by Hatta
The Atlantic is a good mag. I picked up a year subscription for like $5 on Slick Deals. Been enjoying it a lot.

Re: A post about retrograming from ... The Atlantic

Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:56 am
by RadarScope1
Medical Dust wrote:The New Yorker recently also had a large article on gaming (modern gaming). It's nice because no game magazine gets even remotely close to the writing quality of The New Yorker.


Is it online? Have a link?

For anyone interested in stellar game writing, check out Kill Screen magazine. It is expensive (4 issues per year, $20 per issue, or $75 for four issues + t-shirt), but worth it IMO. The latest issue is nearly 100 pages, no ads, slick layouts, thoughtfully written and edited.

http://www.killscreenmagazine.com/