This week on Extra Credits, James and company seem to have been reading my mind when they aired the latest episode, Game Compulsion. I remember last year he published a very personal and moving episode sharing his experience with game compulsion and depression. He’s very careful not to use the term addiction and […]
Don’t let the title fool you: this is not intended strictly for men. It is, however, a question or two guys ask on the subject of sexism in gaming. Maybe I can make a trend of this by periodically publishing those questions and getting readers and bloggers to help answer them.
Today, here’s my inspirational […]
I always knew I’d be inspired to respond to Anita Sarkeesian’s new video series exploring tropes versus women in video games and so the latest video has prompted me into action. Honestly, I expect that many bloggers will write about it as each new episode is published and I think it’s […]
Well I’ve started off the new year silently at Red Skies. It’s nothing against my readers, but the new year has brought a ton of change into my life (good change) and I’ve just been occupied giving my attention to all of that. I haven’t forgotten about this place and I’ve definitely had a lot […]
By Chris Swain, Chair of the Game Design School at the New York Film Academy
Americans are beyond fed up with gridlock in Congress. Did you ever wonder how we got this way? Can we make the system better? A team of top political scientists and game designers came together to create a playable […]
Well, I guess that article I recently published on ethics has some relevance to the terrible news of late. Right now in the U.S. we are asking ourselves what went wrong, and what continues to go wrong, to make massacres like the one in Connecticut occur. We must be doing something […]
Well …this isn’t just happening around the sphere, but I couldn’t help notice the incredible amount of bullshit that women have been challenging over the past week. Some of it’s happening in the gaming community but a lot of it is happening out there in our world. This week has been a good week for […]
Around the sphere maturity seems to have been the theme making its rounds. It must be in the air. I haven’t taken the time to write about it much the past few weeks, but I’ve seen reminders of it everyday and in my RSS feed.
I also don’t do enough round-ups here, so get a […]
Kickstart your way out of homelessness! …Or at least that’s the message for the game iBeg, a recent addition to Kickstarter. The game is about being homeless in Vancouver and the aim of the designer Chris Worboys and his team at Last Pick Productions is supposedly to spread awareness about homelessness. It took […]
No, I haven’t turned my blog into strict social commentary. It’s just that, as they say, I “can’t unsee”. Once you become aware of something you start to recognize how much of it is around you. In my case, blogging about it is simply a recent thing; for years I’ve kept out of these discussions, […]
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