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20Feb/150

Links: Passive Generational Indemnity

  • What if interactivity is the new passivity?
  • What does it mean to be offended by the Hatred trailer?
  • What makes a game last a generation?
  • Paid or F2P?
  • Where indeed is Cathy O'Neil's vagina?
  • If FGM is barbaric, should we consider male circumcision the same way?
  • What can the French indemnity of 1871-73 teach us about today's Eurozone crisis?

Find your seven click escapes below.

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30Jan/1510

Links: Kardashian Assassin Trigger Puzzle

  • What can we make of the historical accuracy of Assassin's Creed?
  • Does everyone have to love Elite?
  • Did you hear about the efforts made to save Peter Kassig's life that ultimately failed?
  • Are trigger warnings causing more harm than good?
  • How do you make a good puzzle game?
  • What, have you really put in a link about that Kim Kardashian game?

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23Dec/142

Top 10 Electron Dance Articles of 2014

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Electron Dance is going to sleep for a couple of weeks! Read on to discover the top ten articles this year on Electron Dance. That's right, I've finally written a fucking top ten list. EPIC.

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20Dec/140

Links: Christmas Toast Anecdotes in HD

  • Are emotive anecdotes doing as much harm as good?
  • Are you one of those Christmas people?
  • Have you read that deeply-researched piece on the Deus Ex sequels that never happened?
  • What are the ethics of free-to-play design?
  • What does David Simon really think about The Wire being released in HD format?
  • How do you make toast?
  • Why do recent GTAs seem more unpleasant than earlier editions?

Find your seven click escapes below.

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2Dec/146

Siteseeing: Clones, Simulations and Male Escorts

It’s been awhile since the last link roundup. This week, Link Drag is called Siteseeing.

  • When is a clone not a clone?
  • What does Slingo reveal about casual game design?
  • Why are professional computer simulations becoming more like games?
  • How do you run a store like itch.io?
  • What’s wrong with game journalism?
  • What does the male escort market tell us about sexuality?
  • Why am I watching this anime music video oh my god jesus god?

Find the links below.

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10Sep/145

Links: The Dying Creative World


This week, Link Drag is called Links. Who knows what it will be called next week.

  • Is Simon Pegg crying out for the sweet release of death?
  • What can we learn from an interview with Dirac prize winner David Deutsch in 1992 about the educational aspects of videogames?
  • What happened to couch co-op?
  • An honest postmortem of Kickstarter?
  • How difficult is it making a horror game?
  • Are TED talks lying to you?
  • How will the reimagined Pathologic relate to the original?

Find the links below.

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5Sep/144

The Gamer Uprising

Mine is the last voice you will ever hear. Don't be alarmed.

Mine is the last voice you will ever hear. Do not be alarmed.

Instead of the planned link roundup, here is a special edition dedicated solely to #gamergate.    

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21Aug/1411

Read Out: Your Pants Look Like A Horse


This week, Link Drag is called Read Out. Who knows what it will be called next week.

  • Is Raph Koster responsible for getting a horse to eat your insides?
  • How much are indie dev customers really worth?
  • Oh, really, what could possibly go wrong with a story involving "F2P game" and "two-year-old"?
  • How has Ingress taken over Laura Michet's life? Can we get her back?
  • Why not choose your own adventure?
  • What's Actual Sunlight all about then?
  • Why does The Act of Killing stand out against other documentaries about mass murder?

Find the links below.

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14Aug/1412

This Link Drag is a Content Parasite


I know, there was no post this week. Don't look so shocked. Here are some links instead. This week:

  • What's a good plan for indie marketing?
  • What are the seven questions you should ask every Kickstarter?
  • Why is it time to stop calling games 'indie'?
  • Should we tune down the hype for No Man's Sky?
  • What happened with Julian Assange's autobiography?
  • Who creates content?
  • If you had to file form W-8BEN-E for UK limited companies, would you just file it with the trash?

Please find your seven click escapes below.

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7Aug/1410

This Link Drag is in the Sycamore Trees


This week:

  • How does Miasmata-a-like The Forest play?
  • How is it possible to play a game against your late father?
  • Why are governments interested in algorithmic regulation?
  • Why did Laura Michet stop writing on the internet (for a while)?
  • Can the NHS stop making mistakes by making mistakes?
  • How much fraud is there in crowdfunding?
  • If the big indie shakeout really is coming, how can you better your odds of survival?

Please find your seven click escapes below.

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