"This is essentially Night Trap, this game."

Is L.A. Noire—despite its running, gunning and vehicular cruising—essentially an elaboration on the point-and-click adventure game? Some critics and commenators have suggested that the title has more in common with Monkey Island than Grand Theft Auto IV, with the crucial difference being that L.A. Noire (unlike the… » 6/03/11 8:00pm 6/03/11 8:00pm

Mapping the Future: Academia and Community

I've really been enjoying GameSetWatch's series called 'The Game Anthropologist,' which (among other things) looks at various gaming communities — this week is a look at one of my favorite blogs, Michael Abbott's The Brainy Gamer » 8/10/08 1:30pm 8/10/08 1:30pm. We've looked at Abbott's efforts to create (pretty collectively!) for his , which has…