Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Fence


As gaming tries to define itself as a culture and a medium a generational divide between those who support it and those who are cautious of it emerges along with differences of opinion between those who value the filtering of journalistic peer review and those who value the freedom of discussion fostered by the blogosphere. I for one value the potential of game blogs to bring together academics and enthusiasts. By design they encourage discussion in a public forum.

Why We Can't All Just Get Along (Moving Pixels)

The parallels between those taking sides in the battle over the merit of Grand Theft Auto and the battle over the merit of blogs as journalistic devices are striking.

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