What makes you care about a videogame character? Clue: it's not ladles of expository dialogue.
Brendan Keogh cuts through the dross to uncover the best writing about games anywhere on the internet.
Videogame writer Ed Stern argues that "video games as a medium are not going to gain cultural legitimacy or worth through the attention of critics or theorists - it's going to be because the games are good".
"How the world reacts to your character tells you who you are," says Jeffrey Yolahem.
A common misconception about Pratchett’s work is the fantasy setting divorces it from the real world. Nothing could be further from the truth.
In the past 30 years, video games have become more beautiful, more intricate and more intense - but we still lack a critical language to evaluate them. Will we ever move beyond previews and reviews?
“I mean, what is the point of me? I don’t really know.”
The new Rockstar game comes out in the second quarter of next year.
"There’s a pressure to have an opinion on every incremental development on everything," he says.
The evolution of the New Statesman's Blackadder cover.
Listening to extinct languages and dialects is an eerie, but incredible, experience.
How Ben Jennings's cartoon of Ed Miliband and Ed Balls made the front page of the New Statesman.
Featuring Martin Rowson's sketch of Nick Clegg and Vince Cable.
Laurence Pieau thinks that the topless shots of the Duchess of Cambridge are "full of joy" and "not degrading". I won't believe it until I see her nipples.
"It is inconceivable (to the entire world) that Mr. Cruise would have difficulty getting a girlfriend," writes a lawyer for the Church.
His "Slag Alert Pictures" stunt backfired.
The Vagina author's odd comments on Newsnight.
Videogames need to get past these kneejerk assumptions about their target market.
The gif that keeps on giving.
How many British backbenchers are reliably interesting?
Sega only likes women if they're in bikinis.
A site which opposed racist, sexist language in online multiplayer is repeatedly taken down by hackers.
A textbook moral panic is unsupported by facts.
It has become meaningless.
My response to Chris Dillow.
Obscene images, hate sites and a game where people are invited to beat you up have been inflicted on Anita Sarkeesian.
"Imagine for a moment what it's like to have game time, the thing you do to relax and escape from your troubles, interrupted by painful memories."
“You’re a Bolshevik feminist Jewess.” That was one of the more printable insults aimed at a blogger named Anita Sarkeesian, who wanted to make a series of videos about the portrayal of women in computer games. And it wasn’t just offensive comments.
Zarganar, the Burmese comedian, and Rambo IV.
"She is literally turned into a cornered animal."