Category: Essay

Box art for Myst, courtesy of MobyGames

Happy 18th, Myst! Blog categoryEssay category

Myst rewrote the future of games and multimedia. Consider how much has changed in about two decades. (September 24, 2011)

Screenshot from Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong-Nou

Love the milieu Essay category

In defense of the average, less-successful games that make up the bulk of the medium and, despite often being dismissed critically, hold the potential for personally resonant experiences.

The promises of friendlier emulation Blog categoryEssay category

Some thoughts about the new frontiers opened by the risky but extremely promising emulation work recently implemented by the Internet Archive.

QuickTime turns 20 years old Blog categoryEssay category

QuickTime enabled low-cost videos on computers, paving the way for new uses of multimedia. That said, we should all probably stop using it now.

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