October, 2014

Fending Off ‘The Long Dark’: A Preview

The Long Dark is a cruel inventory. A geomagnetic disaster. A near-empty and frighteningly cold Canadian landscape. A single player and so much quiet.

Video Games Were There for Me: An Interview with Adam Tarantino

When I went to live with my mother and my older sister, video games were there to distract me while my mother worked all day. I found the worlds of video games fascinating, an escape from my situation, much akin to what you described in your book.

Boss Fight Books: Baldur’s Gate, Spelunky, WoW, MGS!

The writers that Gabe has corralled for this season are impressive and diverse—Matt Bell is best-known for his surreal novel-as-fable In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods, while Ashly and Anthony Burch are famous for the video series “Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin.”

FF6 + Wu-Tang Clan

2 Mello is a composer and MC from Lexington, Kentucky, and has just dropped this album of remixes between Final Fantasy 6 music and Wu-Tang. He is our new hero.

Writer/Gamer Q&A: Berit Ellingsen

I started writing fiction because while playing MMOs I was trying to create a narrative with the character within the very narrow confines of those games. After a while it got so frustrating being locked inside a game narrative with minimal variation and leeway, I stopped playing and started writing instead.