Gaming & Culture

The 10 Most Important Video Games

Last week a Stanford librarian and a rather distinguished four-member committee released a list of the 10 most important video games of all time, recommending them for enshrinement in the Library of Congress. (Yes, this was last week. What, I was on vacation.) The New York Times has the story here. The list went as follows:

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Update: More on Sony’s Playstation Home

Here’s the demo:

OK, so this is cooler than I expected (though the Second Life-meets-XBox Live thing was essentially correct): a fairly clean, sane 3D environment for socializing, multi-player matchmaking, and sharing media. All to a chill-out ambient soundtrack, narrated by some chick with an anglo-australian accent.

For …

Manhunt 2: Electric Snuffaloo

I remember being assigned a review of Manhunt with the warning that it would be the next great hyper-controversial lawsuit-engendering game, a la Grand Theft Auto. And it is pretty brutal, what with, you know, the slitting of throats with stray shards of glass and such. But as with Bully, it never actually generated much legal paperwork …

Games People (Will Eventually) Play

GameSpot and GameSpy are both posting their Most Wanted Games of 2007 lists. Why don’t they just go ahead and merge already? Ooh, I am totally registering!

GameSpy is stingily doling its list out day by day over the course of this week, but GameSpot’s full list is up. To wit:

BioShock (2K Games/Irrational Games – Xbox …

Tears for Gears

Today I woke up and thought to myself, holy dammit, I’m going to stand the blogging world on its head with a post that reinvents, nay, transcends the very blogging medium itself. Or I could just complain about Gears of War. I flipped a coin, and waddayaknow?

But seriously, I don’t quite have the sloppy make-outs for this game the way a …

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