Game News Guidebook
- IGN released info and official artwork for Destiny, Bungie Studios’ first post-Halo project, which is to be set in Earth’s future and deal with aliens and ominous, gargantuan space stations. Wonder what that’ll be like!
- The Museum of Modern Art plans to add 14 new pieces to its collection—and they’re all videogames. Yes: Portal, Dwarf Fortress, Passage, and 11 more games will, in March 2013, be in one of the most prestigious art museums in the world.
- Entertainment Weekly also has a poll on the 10 best videogames of the past 10 years. When did we get so mainstream, guys?
- The Humble THQ Bundle is live: six rather military-themed Steam games, including Darksiders, Red Faction: Armageddon, and three Company of Heroes games, with Saint’s Row the Third for those who pay above the average.
- The Israeli Defense Force has gamified their website to allow visitors to “be a virtual part of the IDF.” Unsurprisingly, the design choice is controversial, particularly in light of the recent renewed conflict in the Gaza strip (GamePolitics)
- Zynga and Facebook have changed their relationship status from “in a relationship” to “it’s complicated” (AllFacebook).
- Research psychologists at the University of Toronto created a videogame that helps test patients for cognitive disorders (Killscreenmag)
- Also, Pong turned 40 this week (BuzzFeed).
- And in general geekdom: some dude was sexist and homophobic on the internet. Surprise surprise. But wait—it wasn’t just some dude, it was James Gunn, the writer and director of upcoming Marvel superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy, and he was saying awful things about superhero women and some men. The Mary Sue has the full story.
- This poem by Cara Ellison and Jenn Frank: “Romero’s Wives,” on Nightmare Mode.
- Another Nightmare Mode article forefronts the treatment of religion in videogames.
- Is there a correlation between gaming and depression? One games journalist on Kotaku talks about his experiences with both.
- Here’s a cool interview with White Paper Studios, a new game studio whose upcoming game Ether promises “mind-opening mind-exploration with a more personal, intimate focus,” that the Rockpapershotgun interviewer compares to Psychonauts and To The Moon. Yes please! (Rockpapershotgun)
- Also on Kotaku, a writer talks about how a videogame made her realize her marriage was over.