Chris Roberts: “Star Citizen”

When we wrote the first edition of Dungeons & Dreamers, Chris Roberts was a minor character in our narrative. That doesn’t mean we found him unimportant. His story just mirrored our main narrative. As such, he appears mostly in two chapters (as Origin Systems becomes part of Electronic Arts.) When I first met Richard in […]

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TWiR: Neverwinter Goes Live

Neverwinter is Now Live, via Connected Digital World Neverwinter Review: Welcome to D&D Infinite, via The Escapist Neverwinter Review, via Forbes Neverwinter game site, via Perfect World Chris Roberts + Star Citizen How Star Citizen sells a starship, via vr-zone Star Citizen game website, via Roberts Space Industries Star Citizen Kickstarter page, via Kickstarter Chris […]

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Indie Game: The Movie

I spent the weekend sick on the couch. As such, I only had enough strength to click the play button on Netflix. After months of putting off watching Indie Game: The Movie, I finally ran out of excuses. The documentary initially caught my attention for two reasons: It’s Kickstarter funding, and It’s attention to small […]

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TWiR: Amazon Goes Indie

Amazon Launches Indie Game Store for PC, via Co-Optimus Amazon Indie Games offers bundles, free games and special sales, via Joystiq Amazon Loves Indie: Introducing the ‘Indie Games Store’ for PC, Mac, and browser-based games, via When I first started writing abou the convergence of the Web, entertainment, and culture for Wired back in […]

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Thoughts on the Electronic Entertainment Expo

When I worked at in 2000, the two events I looked forward to most where Comic-Con and the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Certainly conventions and trade shows rarely offer anything beyond crass commercialism, but these two events (along with my beloved South by Southwest Interactive) have fan threads running through them that energize you. […]

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Pat Robertson Goes Biblical on Dungeons & Dragons

Robertson: Kids face bulimia, anorexia and suicide caused by ‘demonic games’, via The Raw Story In the late 1970s and early 1980s, parents were told their children faced mortal danger because of Dungeons & Dragons. Many of these concerned folks were Christians, and they believed that the game encouraged children to worship the devil, practice […]

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Star Trek Continues: A Fan TV Series

The Star Trek television and film series has nothing to do with our book, however, it’s impossible to deny that science-fiction stories aren’t a big part of the world of computer games. Two weeks ago, Star Trek Continues unveiled its first episode, “Pilgrim of Eternity.” What makes this so special: it’s a fan-based production that […]

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