Greetings! I write to you from the depths of the marvellous realm of videogames! No, not my dank, fetid room but the imaginative, interactive hemisphere of ‘new media’ in which gratuitous violence can happily live alongside cutesy animals, inspired art, disproportioned women and brain-straining puzzles.
This blog will try to be as wide-ranging a collection of articles on computer games, gaming culture, reviews, thoughts, etc., as it can be –there is so much to talk about with games that attempts to confine yourself to psychotic fanboyism is just silly. I will also try not to be pompous, because, while videogames are currently getting much deserved attention from academia, I just don’t feel this is necessary for me at the moment. For a start, I don’t have much to say about the psychology behind three-headed monkeys and using rubber chickens to zip-wire between islands.
Also, while I've named this blog in reference to the funny, funny joke in Monkey Island, this isn't to say that everything is going to be about Monkey Island (though it probably should be). The game kind of defines gaming for me so I thought I'd use this quote in homage to it- if you aren't a fan don't worry (or at least, don't worry too much).
Thus! I begin my report of games. I hope some of what I write is insightful or helpful, or just fun to read. Please feel free to comment!