While the Nintendo PlayStation may have dominated recent video game history discourse, there is a diverse range of work going on that isn't just concerned with the legacy of big brands. "I'm really excited by the work a lot of researchers are doing," Kocurek elaborated. "Whitney Pow's research on work by transgender game developers is just beautiful. Adrienne Shaw's LGBTQ Game Archive has turned up so many fascinating things-someone should give that project half a million." Furthermore, TreAndrea Russworm and Samantha Blackmon have recently published a piece in a special issue that edited about video game history as black feminist mixtape. Hearing her and Cifaldi cite different collaborators and researchers makes it clear that video game history can't and shouldn't only be the purview of a narrow group of people who can afford to buy themselves into it. … [Read more...] about Who gets to write video game history?
The only way to truly settle this would be to ask a third-party. In other words, can somebody please get Shuhei Yoshida on the phone, and tell him it's urgent. We need to settle this debate so that we can move onto the real one: Kratos vs. Waluigi. Just kidding, Kratos is powerful and relentless, but even a godslayer has their limits. … [Read more...] about Spider-Man Would Beat Kratos In A Fight, Says Insomniac Dev