I've been staying up late playing Knights of Honour, the new game from Paradox. It's pretty interesting, with a big focus on micro-management (opposite to the usual trend in strategy games). It has a 'retro' aesthetic, kind looks like a more pretty, less garish version of the first Age of Empires. It really difficult, I'm still getting my ass kicked on easy, need to learn to pay more attention to the politics going on at the kingdom-to-kingdom level outside my own sphere.
Global gaming networks are heterogenous collectives of localized practices, not unified commercial products. Shifting the analysis of digital games to local specificities that build and perform the global and general, Gaming Rhythms employs ethnographic work conducted in Venezuela and Australia to account for the material experiences of actual game players.
Thursday, December 01, 2005
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