New Statesman deputy editor Helen Lewis: What I Play

An interview with a British political journalist that isn’t about Brexit: Helen Lewis, the deputy editor of the New Statesman, talks about why “BioShock” is her favorite game, why she plays as Queen Elizabeth in “Civilization,” and what “Fallout 4” might tell us about the future of America.

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“Magic and Loss” author Virginia Heffernan: What I Play

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Summer School with NYU’s Frank Lantz

Frank Lantz, the designer of “Drop7” and the director of the New York University department of game design, talks about why “Crackdown” is his favorite game, why video games are worth studying, and which games (“World of Warcraft”! “Galcon”! Poker!) he has spent the most time playing.

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“Magic and Loss” author Virginia Heffernan: What I Play

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Zeke Virant’s “Soft Body”

McKenzie Wark’s “Gamer Theory”

 

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‘Warcraft’ & ‘World of Warcraft’

‘Warcraft’ & ‘World of Warcraft’

A review of “Warcraft,” the movie, plus an interview with Daniel Lisi, the author of “World of Warcraft,” the book, from Boss Fight Books.

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Daniel Lisi’s “World of Warcraft”

“The Life of the Chinese Gold Farmer” by Julian Dibbell

Seth Schiesel’s “World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade” travelogue

Jeffery Lin of Riot Games on “The Science of Shaping Player Behavior in Online Games” at GDC

 

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